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Construction Physics 6681 implied HN points 08 May 23
  1. Healthy Buildings book focuses on how indoor environments impact health and productivity.
  2. Improving ventilation and air quality indoors can lead to better cognitive performance and reduce the spread of airborne pathogens.
  3. Creating standards for healthier buildings may require government incentives rather than relying solely on voluntary certifications.
Richard Lewis 1906 implied HN points 17 May 23
  1. Multiple reports of harassment and misconduct by key figures in the esports industry were brought to light, leading to their termination.
  2. New management at Evil Geniuses used past incidents involving employees as excuses to remove them, while also driving out senior employees who challenged their decisions.
  3. The company culture at Evil Geniuses shifted dramatically after the departure of senior staff, leading to a challenging and unbearable work environment.
The Radar 119 implied HN points 18 Feb 24
  1. Companies tend to become challenging places to work as they grow bigger, often losing sight of the importance of trust and human connection.
  2. Balancing leadership, management, and administrative duties is crucial for organizational success. Executives must prioritize transparency and authenticity to maintain a positive culture.
  3. Having genuine values and treating employees with respect is more impactful than merely pretending to have values. Transparency and fair treatment are key to retaining a motivated workforce.
The Radar 119 implied HN points 29 Jan 24
  1. In civilian life, don't expect people to understand or care about your military experiences. You are a new kid on the block.
  2. Be cautious of trust and mutual support in civilian teams. Not everyone has the same values and can work against you.
  3. Job security is different in the civilian world. Always be prepared for uncertainties and be mindful of stricter performance expectations tied to pay.
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London in Bits 196 implied HN points 22 May 23
  1. The working environment at Stringfellow's strip club was filled with intense competition and unethical practices among staff.
  2. The job entailed exploiting clients for money through various means like charging high prices for private dances and manipulating drink orders.
  3. Despite the allure of easy money, the work at the strip club led to a loss of self-identity and trust, highlighting the damaging effects of such environments.
The Radar 59 implied HN points 10 Jul 23
  1. Innovators are crucial for sparking creativity and progress in a team, even if they may be challenging to manage.
  2. Contrarians play a role in challenging authority for the sake of driving the best decisions and should be given access to leadership for optimal organizational progress.
  3. Understanding and addressing the motivations behind disruptive team behavior is essential for extracting the best performance and reducing unnecessary conflict.
A Perfectly Cromulent Software Engineer 1 HN point 21 Apr 24
  1. Transitioning to a traditional job from freelance work can be a significant change in routine and responsibilities.
  2. Challenges and growth opportunities can arise when tasked with larger, more ambiguous projects that test technical abilities.
  3. Recognizing toxic behavior in oneself or others, such as being uncooperative and rude, is essential in maintaining a positive work environment.
let them eat cake 119 implied HN points 22 Jun 19
  1. It's important for employers in the restaurant industry to prioritize the emotional and mental health of their staff, even in ways that may seem unconventional.
  2. Simply paying employees better and providing health insurance can have a significant impact on reducing turnover and improving overall well-being in the workplace.
  3. Addressing the fundamental issues of low wages and stressful working conditions is crucial in creating a healthier and more sustainable environment for hospitality professionals.
Reflective Software Engineering 0 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. Remote work has both pros and cons, with some enjoying the flexibility and fewer distractions while others miss the social interactions and spontaneous office conversations.
  2. There are various challenges to address with remote work, like maintaining work-life balance, finding ways to commute without an office, preserving work memories and bonding, and brainstorming effectively through communication barriers.
  3. Remote-first companies offer the value of freedom, allowing individuals to work in the environment where they are most productive and comfortable, highlighting the importance of choice when it comes to how and where work is done.
Kartick’s Blog 0 implied HN points 18 Feb 23
  1. When choosing a job, don't just focus on immediate rewards like salary and perks.
  2. Consider how the job will impact your future, including skill development, career growth, and mental health.
  3. Make sure to weigh both short-term and long-term factors to avoid ending up in a worse situation after leaving a job.