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'We are totally happy,' says paid Amazon workers on Twitter

'We are totally happy,' says paid Amazon workers on Twitter

Technology
Amazon is taking an out-of-the box approach to answering its critics — paying workers to be "ambassadors" and tweet full-time about how satisfied they were at their jobs. One worker who Amazon says used to pack boxes at its warehouse in Jacksonville, Florida, tweeted about air circulation at the online retailer's warehouse being "very good." Plus, the worker whose account gives her name as Shauntrelle, says workers there get two 30-minute breaks during their 10-hour shifts, something she calls "a benefit." Others on social media were skeptical of her cheery messages, calling her a bot. Shauntrelle responded to them, too, even with a misspelling: "We are totally noraml and not bots and we are totally happy working for an amazing company." The tweets are part of Amazon's plan to figh...
Hush money paid 'at direction of Trump to influence election'

Hush money paid 'at direction of Trump to influence election'

World
Donald Trump's former lawyer says he and the president arranged hush money payments to influence the election. Michael Cohen, who was fired in May this year, agreed to plead guilty to one count of wilfully causing an unlawful corporate campaign contribution and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.These stem from payments made to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, who both claim to have had affairs with Mr Trump.Cohen said that he made the payments "at the direction" of a candidate for federal office. Mr Trump was not named in court but the dates and amounts detailed align with payments made to Daniels and McDougal in the months leading up to the presidential election. Michael Cohen took this step ...
Perform and get paid: Public sector banks plan to link pay with performance

Perform and get paid: Public sector banks plan to link pay with performance

Finance
Senior management of public-sector banks (PSBs) may now have to perform to earn more. In a first-of-its-kind move for PSBs, State Bank of India (SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Bank of Baroda (BoB) are planning to introduce performance-linked salary structure for the senior management, according to a Business Standard report. "The bank is seriously thinking of introducing a system of performance-based incentives for officers above the general manager grade. There will be a component of fixed and variable pay. But it will evolve slowly,” PNB Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Sunil Mehta told the paper. SBI and BoB may also follow a similar model and are working on a compensation framework, says the report. Performance-linked pay is widely used in the private sector t...
YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

Technology
YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries.The "premium" facilities strip ads from the platform's content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed.The music service is priced at the same rate as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal's basic service.However, the wider video content - which supersedes YouTube Red - is available only at an additional cost.It includes about 65 series - including several exclusives featuring popular YouTube video-creators - with the promise of a new addition on roughly a weekly basis.However, it costs £11.99 a month for individuals or £17.99 for a family plan, which is significantly more than either Netflix or Amazon Pr...
Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger offered the chance to become the highest paid manager in the world by Chinese club – reports

Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger offered the chance to become the highest paid manager in the world by Chinese club – reports

Sports
No wonder Wenger is smiling with that offer...Friday, April 27, 2018Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been offered the chance to become the highest-paid manager in the world by a club in China, according to reports.The offer from the Far East, which is said to be the biggest he has received so far, is said to be worth more than the £24-million-a-year Marcello Lippi earns as manager of the Chinese national team.Mirror Sport understand Wenger would prefer a move to either France or Spain but the chance to earn significantly more than the £8-million-a-year he is on at the moment could convince him otherwise.The report goes on to say Wenger would like a club with a project where he can nurture players and help them grow.Paris Saint-Germain are rumoured to be very interested in Wenger,