2017 has not been a good year so far. Starting with Trump’s anti-climate change decisions and all the way through latest slew of terrorist attacks, things do not seem to be looking up. But not universally! Science is experiencing a minor boom, we’re a little more optimistic about the future, and Elon Musk has proved that we can recycle rockets. Amid all of the news hubbub related to space and science issues, it’s sometimes hard to notice if any progress is being made on the social or business front, especially on issues related to the fairer sex. Let’s dive in real quick…
Have you ever picked up the phone and heard the beautiful words: „You got the job! You start on Monday!”? Chances are, you have, and you were overjoyed! But what if people on the other end of the call belong to the Super Evil corporation, someone you just despise with all your heart? Or that job they offer is just… Meh? Is it time to break out the yellow legal pad of pros and cons, or is it better to go with the flow and see where it gets you?
Corporate drone? Keyboard jockey? Workaholic? These spiteful names are no longer relevant to the modern professional, as the workplace itself is going virtual, losing not just keyboards or old workplace ethos, but also… actual employees. That’s right: the new breed of corporate worker may never have to set foot at their employer’s headquarters or sign a full-time contract. Are you ready to follow suit?
So here you are: new job, new office, new colleagues. Everything is great! You are so happy, in fact, you wish to share the news with the whole wide world, preferably in a snappy, interactive form online. Ooops! A mere day later and you find yourself back on the job market. Why? The HR keeps insisting that you divulged major company secrets in telling your auntie and select few followers about your new gig. You think it’s stupid and an obvious overreaction. So who’s right?
Earlier in August, the mobile AR (augmented reality) game Pokémon Go passed the 100 million downloads threshold. The game that induced a veritable global craze was developed by a relatively unknown company Niantic in conjunction with Nintendo. And in just a few short weeks it has all but obliterated the previous mobile game records held by Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale respectively. So what’s all this fuss about?