Intrepid Chihuahua mix Chuckie Tacobutt is cagily eyeing his next
snack. If Chuckie goes for the food, it will not end well, one imagines.
“This hopeful ‘Cat Food Bandit’ is waiting patiently for his hoomin to turn around and look the other way so he can steal his 19 year-old cat/brother’s breakfast.” -Erin C.
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The most popular non-monetary rewards: Comp time off Free food or meals Event tickets (to shows, sporting events and concerts) While these do cost money, they cost less than offering raises since they’re given on an occasional, not ongoing, basis. That said, tangible rewards like raises, bonuses and promotions still matter to Gen Y. In fact, possibly more than they do to other age groups. While 31 percent of respondents overall say they’d start job-hunting if an expected raise, bonus or promotion didn’t materialize, among Gen Y that figure jumps to 48 percent. It Depends on the Life Stage of the Employee Other key motivators for employees vary depending on their ages and life-stages, too. For example: Gen Y and Boomer respondents are more motivated by interesting work. Gen X was more motivated by good benefits and good pay/salary. This may reflect on life stage: Gen X: Typically married and raising a family with lots of financial obligations.
This article has been curated from Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: What Works Best to Motivate Employees?
Apple is focusing on this customer experience idea too. In a statement from an official release announcing the new tablet, senior vice president of worldwide marketing Peter Schiller said : iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is. The iPad Air features a 9.7-inch retina display, will come in silver or “space gray” and will be available starting November 1. Here’s a quick hands on review of the device from Engadget: Does Your Business Need an iPad? Though die hard Apple fans will likely love the new device, businesses may not take to it so quickly. After all, Apple has kept its price on the new iPad about the same as on previous models. Meanwhile, other tablet makers are offering a Windows operating system likely to be more popular with some small businesses — and at the same price or lower.
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The largest weekly price drops occurred in the Midwest and central U.S., led by discounts of more than a dime in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio; that’s compared with South Carolina and Washington, D.C., where prices fell less than a penny. Those same Midwestern and central states also enjoyed the greatest month-over-month relief, with 10 states seeing 30-cent dips. The smallest monthly declines — less than a dime — have occurred west of the Rockies in Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and California. Still, year-over-year, California’s gas prices have dropped by a whopping 80 cents since last year, a 30-cent better discount compared with the Midwest’s year-over-year figure.
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Ford’s adding a new engine to its Fusion lineup in the hopes of increasing fuel economy. Turns out, the turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is slightly less efficient than the current 1.6-liter EcoBoost.
The 178-horsepower 1.5-liter, which is optional on SE models, is rated at 23/36/28 mpg city/highway/combined with the six-speed automatic transmission, according to the EPA. For 2014, the 178-hp 1.6-liter can only be equipped with a manual transmission and is rated slightly higher at 25/37/29 mpg.
Like the 1.6-liter, the new 1.5-liter will be available with stop-start engine technology. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder (22/34/26 mpg) remains standard on the S and SE models, and the Titanium retains a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 22/33/26 mpg (front-wheel-drive versions.)
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