May 6, 2021

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DC encourages a return to the office to help small businesses

D.C.’s government is signaling it wants employees who have been working from home throughout the pandemic to return to their offices downtown, with the hope that it will help small businesses and storefronts in the area.

D.C.’s government is signaling it wants employees who have been working from home throughout the pandemic to return to their offices downtown, with the hope that it will help small businesses and storefronts in the area.

“We know that people have been working throughout the pandemic, but now is the right time to bring people back to the office,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning

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9 Ways to Fail Miserably at Office Politics

“Office politics,” says Boston-based Karen Dillon, “is impossible to avoid. But it is manageable if you know what not to do. As the former editor of the Harvard Business Review magazine and author of the HBR Guide to Office Politics, Dillon provides a wealth of accessible, highly useful approaches to prevent being steamrolled by nasty behavior in the workplace.

I asked her, “What are some of the worst things I could do when faced with craziness on the job from my boss or co-workers?”

1. Take everything personally when someone talks over you or criticizes your ideas. Fume!

Consequences

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HSBC to Cut Office Space 20%, Reduce Business Travel by Half

HSBC Holdings Plc expects to cut its office footprint by 20% this year and is budgeting for half its previous business travel costs as the adoption of flexible working spurs changes to longstanding practices.

The bank, which has already committed to a 40% reduction in office space in the long term, expects to get halfway to its goal over the course of this year, Chief Financial Officer Ewen Stevenson said in an interview with Bloomberg Television Tuesday.

“We do very much want to move to a hybrid working environment,” he said.

HSBC’s pace highlights how quickly the pandemic has redrawn

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OSHA fines Lynn tax business $136K for prohibiting face masks in office

A Lynn tax preparation business is facing $136,532 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor after an inspection found its owner prohibited employees and customers from wearing face masks while in the office.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ariana Murrell-Rosario, owner of Liberty Tax Services, for “willfully failing to develop and implement measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” the agency said in a press release on Tuesday.

According to OSHA, Murrell-Rosario banned masks despite the state’s mask order that required they be worn in places of business; made employees and customers work within six feet

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Business unusual: wearable tech, touchless surfaces and office ‘mud rooms’

Still in the teeth of a deadly pandemic, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs started the season on Dec. 23 with no protective bubble and vaccine availability still weeks away. Some 250 people assigned to work 36 home games needed assurance it was safe to work in the team’s one-million-square-foot AT&T Center.

“The staff was eager to return but wanted to know what they were returning to,” Casey Heverling, vice president and general manager of parent organization Spurs Sports & Entertainment, said of those in facility maintenance, security, event operations, cleaning, lighting, and food and beverage service.

Success in reopening a

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TTU’s Office of Continuing & Professional Education offering free personal financial course | KLBK | KAMC

The self-paced course, free for the month of April, helps individuals gain core financial competencies, including budgeting, borrowing, investing and retirement planning.

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from Texas Tech University:

In support of National Financial Literacy Month, Texas Tech University’s Office of Continuing & Professional Education and its online skills partner, ed2go, have announced they will offer their online Personal Finance course for free in

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