Mike: So this Jill Abramson news has got me thinking about where I’ve worked previously and how much I knew about what my colleagues made. I often knew! But that’s probably rare.
Mike: Omg, I want to give a car to Oprah.
We rounded up a bunch of our pals from around the Internet and asked them how they’re spending their Thanksgivings.
Who is the highest paid active public employee in your state? Answer: Probably an athletic coach of some kind.
Time to go for a walk.
Is the “praise sandwich” the best way to give criticism?
Mr. Harford knows the problem well. He calls it the “praise sandwich,” where we stuff the bad stuff between two slices of compliments. But people often hear only the praise.
“We say, ‘That was a great piece of work, there was just a small problem,’ ” Mr. Harford said. “What we tend to hear is, ‘That was a great piece of work.’ ”
The better way, Ms. Ching said, is to be straightforward.