Quiet quitting: why doing the bare minimum at work has gone global | Work & careers

Bartleby is back, although no doubt he would prefer not to be. This time, Herman Melville’s reluctant Wall Street scrivener has returned in the form of TikTokers who have embraced “quiet quitting”. Rather than working late on a Friday evening, organizing the annual team-building trip to Slough or volunteering to supervise the boss’s teenager on … Read more

Sen. Padilla files bill granting civil service eligibility to casual, contractual workers

CONGRESS was asked to frontload the passage of a long-awaited permitting law granting civil service eligibility to casual and contractual government workers who have rendered a minimum of five years in public service. As filed by Sen. Robinhood Ferdinand C. Padilla, Senate Bill (SB) 234 paves the way for both casual and contractual employees with … Read more

Here’s what’s hot — and what’s not — in fintech right now

There has been something of a rotation out of certain pockets of fintech that were hyped by venture capitalists last year, such as crypto and “buy now, pay later,” and into less sexy areas focused on generating stable streams of income. Jantakon Kokthong / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty Images Financial technology is the hottest … Read more

Mortgage rates are rising. Here’s how to adjust your housing budget

Lifestylevisuals | E+ | Getty Images Homebuyers are feeling the squeeze of rising mortgage rates. On top of that, housing prices remain high. That may lead many to rethink their budget. “As mortgage rates go up, it raises the cost of buying a home with a mortgage,” explained Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. “For … Read more

Lessons from family prepare Yurok teen for future

As an only child raised in a multigenerational household, Sophia Piatti grew up with her parents and grandparents. It left her with a strong sense of independence and self expression. Sophia cultivated the determination to continue her education and graduated from CAM Academy in Battle Ground with an associate degree from Clark College in June. … Read more

How Anuj Poddar staunched cash haemorrhage, repaid debt and more than doubled the market cap of Bajaj Electricals

“We have a lot more to do,” Poddar says. “We have transformed, we have done a great job from where we were. But we are not the No. 1 player yet.” Synopsis In late 2018, Poddar became the first professional to be handed over the reins of Bajajs in the role of an executive director. … Read more