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Jimmy Fallon accused of creating toxic workplace. Fourteen former and two current Tonight Show staffers complained to Rolling Stone about the publicly affable late-night host’s “erratic” behavior, which has allegedly included humiliating and belittling employees. Some staffers speculated that the alleged mistreatment stemmed from Fallon’s alcohol use
Why are workers so bummed?
BambooHR’s report points to lingering health and economic impacts of Covid, layoffs, and return-to-office mandates. Employees in the tech industry, where RTO mandates have been on the rise, recorded the sharpest decline in happiness over the past three years (-145%). And many are deciding they’d rather quit than commute.
- When Grindr, the dating app, told all 178 employees to return to the office at least two days a week last month…roughly 45% resigned.
- A Deloitte report from August found that 66% of remote workers would quit their jobs if they had to go back into the office five days a week.
- Danny Masterson of That ’70s Show was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women more than 20 years ago.
- Democrat Anna Gomez was confirmed as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, ending a yearslong Senate standoff and giving Dems a 3–2 majority in leading the agency.
- The United Auto Workers union rejected a contract proposal from General Motors that would offer a 16% pay raise for top earners. Next week, the current contract will expire, and the UAW has threatened to strike when it does.
- Legal abortions rose in most US states in the first six months of this year compared to 2020, per the NYT.
- Roku is laying off 10% of its workforce to reduce costs.
- Bruce Springsteen is postponing his September concerts while he undergoes treatment for peptic ulcer disease.