• Amazon targeted military spouses in a pandemic recruitment drive. 2 of them say they ended up being paid 33% less than non-military coworkers

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Two military spouses told Insider that Amazon cut their pay by nearly 10% when it took them on permanently. Helen H. Richardson/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider
    Two military spouses who joined Amazon as contractors said their pay was cut when they won permanent roles.
    They told Insider they were paid one-third less than non-military permanent coworkers in their team.
    Amazon said wages differed because roles had "different levels of complexity."
    In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-2020 when millions of Americans were losing their jobs , Louise, a military spouse, was looking...
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  • A Roman bust sold by a Goodwill store for $34.99 turned out to be a 2,000-year-old relic

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ancient Roman busts are displayed at the museum of the Santa Domitilla catacombs in Rome. AP
    Laura Young bought a 2,000 year-old bust for $34.99 in a Texas Goodwill store in 2018.
    Art lawyers estimate the piece, nicknamed "Dennis Reynolds," to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    The bust will be returned to Bavaria, Germany, after spending a year in the San Antonio Museum of Art.
    A Texas woman has handed in a 2,000-year-old Roman bust she bought four years ago in a Goodwill store for $34.99. In a post to her Instagram followers , Laura Young said she found the historic 52-pound...
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  • An investment firm is paying staff $2,000 in cash or $10,000 equity if they take 2 weeks' paid leave

    16 days ago - By Business Insider

    Under the benefit, Toggle AI's 32 staff are offered $1,000 in cash or $5,000 in equity for each week of vacation they take. Toggle AI
    Toggle AI is giving staff $2,000 in cash or $10,000 in equity if they take two weeks' vacation.
    The startup introduced unlimited paid leave in 2022 and wants to ensure staff take their vacation.
    Offering a paid incentive is a way of showing the firm means it, Toggle's co-founder told Insider.
    Amid continued record high quit rates firms are scrambling to help their staff wind down. Whereas some are rolling out innovative benefits like giving new starters paid...
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