Taking a Pay Cut

Yesterday, Mark "Copyranter" Duffy put up a post on Gawker describing how he was fired from his job from Buzzfeed, which appeared to be mostly due to the fact that his job was to create posts being critical about advertisements, and, unsurprisingly, advertisers for the site were not happy about that.

Addressing Homelessness in a Way that Works

Gawker's Hamilton Nolan has a very good profile of George McDonald and the DOE Fund, a New York nonprofit that has proven itself to be particularly effective when it comes to putting an end to homelessness.

Keep It Short and Sweet When Quitting

Basically, as good as it might make you feel, it's not time to vent about all the reasons you hate your job and the people you worked with as we learned from this "I Quit" email posted on Gawker last night.

State : Europe :: Companies : U.S.

Forbes has a thing about how great it is to work at Gawker now (subsidized gym memberships! ordered-in meals! great healthcare!). Basically the company is offering startup tech-company level benefits now. This quote from head Nick Denton really struck me: “I have to come to terms with the paternalism of American business. Companies are expected to take on so many social responsibilities which are the province of the state in Europe.” !! RIGHT. It’s so true. Would that we all could work for companies that took on the responsibility (or, that we lived in a country that took it upon itself to make sure they did).

Explaining the Sequester

Multiple attempts to explain the sequester.

Published Papers Reveal Some Things About Some Dude, Possibly

Gawker has published 950 pages of confidential documents from funds Mitt Romney has money in (many of them holdings of Bain Capital).

Is this important? Opinions vary.