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Your pants are calling, they want you to know it’s too hot to work today

Your pants are calling, they want you to know it’s too hot to work today Sweden-based Snickers Workwear, a major on-the-job clothing supplier in Europe has started testing workplace wearables that monitor health and safety factors, according to Torque-Expo.The chip fits in a pocket on the Snickers’ Work Trousers and reports workplace noise levels, heat conditions, and knee impact while the tradesperson is working.

India is so tired and so overworked

India is so tired and so overworked We told you that our lack of sleep is costing the world billions of dollars.We also told you that Gen-Z might be the most hardworking people ever.

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler breaks silence for first time since going public

Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler breaks silence for first time since going public But the "smear campaign" against Fowler has begun, she said in a tweet Friday afternoon: This tweet is the first time Fowler has tweeted since she thanked people for their support shortly after posting her original story.Over the last week, her name's become synonymous not just with alleged company-wide gender discrimination at Uber, but within startup culture at-large.

Engineer alleges culture of sexism and discrimination at Tesla

Engineer alleges culture of sexism and discrimination at Tesla AJ Vandermeyden, a female engineer at Tesla, sued her employer last fall, alleging the car company commited several cases of sexism and workplace discrimination against her, The Guardian reported Tuesday.She also said Tesla denied her overtime pay, rest breaks and meal breaks at her gig in sales.

Must-have Chrome extension Breather turns away your most annoying co-workers

Must-have Chrome extension Breather turns away your most annoying co-workers We’ve all been there: Your annoying co-worker from across the hall sends you a treatise of an email and wants to talk about it.It’s called Breather, and it’s a decoy for workplace distractions.

Blind: The hot app where all the best Silicon Valley gossip is read right now

Blind: The hot app where all the best Silicon Valley gossip is read right now All sign-ups are tied to each company's official email, and must be verified via that email address.But despite the connection, you're anonymous within the community—and to the app's creators, too—through patented technology.

Cisco's 'Spark' board is basically a giant iPad, but it makes sense

Cisco's 'Spark' board is basically a giant iPad, but it makes sense When was the last time you used a dedicated video conferencing room over a video call on Skype, Slack, or FaceTime?By Cisco's estimates, only 1 percent of small firms have dedicated video call equipment, like high-definition screens with microphones.

Uber to potential recruit: 'Sexism is systemic in tech and other industries'

Uber to potential recruit: 'Sexism is systemic in tech and other industries' So per Uber HR, they do "understand" the concern of "Uber's questionable business practices and sexism," as Taylor brilliantly phrased it.We have a five-question interview with Taylor below but first, let's unpack Uber's response.

This is the language that an Uber recruiter used to discuss its sexism problem

This is the language that an Uber recruiter used to discuss its sexism problem So it appears that some Uber recruiters are aware of the sexism problems at the ride-hailing giant.Genady Okrain is the founder of an app called Momento GIFs and is based in San Francisco, where Uber is headquartered.

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market The Chinese internet giant has started working out of a shared office space in India's Silicon Valley, Economic Times reports.This comes a few months after Alibaba announced its first India office in Mumbai a stone's throw away from rival Amazon's headquarters.

#BlackWomenAtWork hashtag uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work

#BlackWomenAtWork hashtag uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work The disrespectful and condescending treatment of two prominent black women in the U.Activist Brittany Packnett kicked off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork "so people don't think this is rare.

Mentors in the words of mentees

Mentors in the words of mentees We have some amazing initiatives like Technical Women at Intuit, and I also get to work with great organizations outside of Intuit like Code.org, Girls Who Code and the National Center for Women and Information Tech to better support women in technology.

Sheryl Sandberg's #20PercentCounts is your new Equal Pay mantra

Sheryl Sandberg's #20PercentCounts is your new Equal Pay mantra Maybe it comes as a shocker, or not, but on average, in America?That's the message Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg—whose other claims to fame include writing Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead—has for you to know, to understand, and to act on.

Twitter reveals its employees have equitable pay on #EqualPayDay

Twitter reveals its employees have equitable pay on #EqualPayDay The results showed that women and employees of all races and ethnicities are paid equitably across the board at Twitter.Rather, people in similar positions are paid equitably, regardless of race and gender, according to Twitter.

India's first workplace with 'pawternity' leave

India's first workplace with 'pawternity' leave Very few workplaces though understand this need to allow "pawternity" time.But, now there's one from India, and possibly the country's first.

This secret tool for sneaky vacation planning on the low at work is sneaky and awesome

This secret tool for sneaky vacation planning on the low at work is sneaky and awesome Who among us hasn't had a moment of relief at the office wasting a few minutes of company time planning how best to spend that precious vacation?The setup will let you search for flights and hotels directly on the spreadsheet layout, populating the grids with trip options just like it would a regular KAYAK search page.

Facebook to unleash a free version its Slack killer, Workplace

Facebook to unleash a free version its Slack killer, Workplace The behemoth social network has made a coming soon-style announcement to tout a free version of its Workplace service, a tool for businesses to keep their employees connected and chatting about work stuff right on Facebook, Fortune reported Friday.What's Workplace do?

Top banker has some valuable relationship advice for grad school students

Top banker has some valuable relationship advice for grad school students It's not everyday that you get 'relationship' advice from a leading banker on a podium.Hence, when Shikha Sharma, who leads one of India's biggest private banks, addressed students at IIM-A — the country's premier grad school — and drew analogies between life partners and workplaces, everyone listened intently.

Facebook Workplace gets equipped with doc sharing, legal compliance and video

Facebook Workplace gets equipped with doc sharing, legal compliance and video Prior to this week, Workplace included multi-company Groups, live video, reactions, auto-translate, video and group audio calling, trending posts, and search filters.At Facebook, we have over 100 of these bots helping people be more productive," said Simon Cross, product manager for Workplace.

Facebook Workplace adds file-sharing, bots, and more to stick it to Slack

Facebook Workplace adds file-sharing, bots, and more to stick it to Slack The social networking pioneer announced a variety of new features for Workplace, including support for various file-sharing services, task automation “bots,” and more, at its annual F8 developer conference.Box, Microsoft, and Salesforce, which owns productivity software creator Quip, are all supported by Workplace from this point forward — a boon to businesses that already rely on those services, and could benefit from Facebook’s up-and-coming Slack competitor.