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Who gets the most sleep? Shop assistants in Germany

New research shows that workers there get an average of almost seven hours a night. But how do they compare with people in other countries and professions?More striking than the slim variation across professions in a sleep survey...

How does your work affect your sleep? | Rachel Obordo

Do you check work emails late into the night? Or do shift patterns mess with your body clock? Tell us if your job makes it difficult to doze offPostal workers and security guards are among those who get the least sleep, with...

Record 60% of Britons in poverty despite being in working families – study

In-work poverty disproportionately concentrated in households in private rented housing as rising living costs biteA record 60% of British people in poverty live in a household where someone is in work, according to researchers...

Revealed: Google tried to block media coverage of gender discrimination case

Company tried to dismiss a lawsuit filed by US labor department, claiming that a government attorney may have violated ethics rules in speaking to the GuardianGoogle has tried to restrict reporting on a high-stakes gender...

Paris Jackson’s Father, Michael Jackson, Made An Interview Career Move That She Shuns

Now that Paris Jackson has come out into the spotlight as a celebrity, it is worth noting that she is having success by doing something that her father, Michael Jackson, did not favor: interviews. On the other hand, Paris Jackson...

'Commit to your challenging job or quit' – our work expert responds

Our careers expert – and you the readers – help a young employee stressed out by the 24/7 work culture, and a professional disappointed with a new bonus policy I am a graduate who has had two years of temping and hospitality...

GE’s Jeff Immelt: “Everybody Hated Me, Everybody”

When Jeff Immelt talks about what makes a great leader, there's one word he uses again and again. Resilience. He learned that leadership lesson the hard way. In his first year as CEO of General Electric he had to deal with...

My husband and I can’t agree on where we should live

He works away from home during the week and wants us to move near to his job. It would be better for him and our children, but I’m really torn. Annalisa Barbieri advises a readerI have been with my husband for 10 years. I am from...

Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group

Firm embroiled in fallout from Guardian investigation into treatment of workers fell into administration after losing clients Transline, the controversial employment agency, has been bought out by rival Russell Taylor Group after...

Five Steps To Better Work–Life Balance, Backed By Science

Most of us find it easy to focus just on money and say “Make the number go up.” Convenient, simple...and dead wrong.

How to stop the global inequality machine | Jason Hickel

If capitalism is going to be globalised, it makes sense to globalise the rules and standards that protect people as well Related: Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright | Jason Hickel When the UN unveiled the...

Voices of the UK 1%: 'I should be taxed more. Maybe other well-paid people feel the same'

We asked people in Britain’s top 1% about their pay levels. With Labour pledging to raise the tax rates of top earners, how do they really feel about paying more?This respondent’s most recent full-time job was working for a hedge...

Theresa May’s promises on workers' rights are just talk | Nils Pratley

The prime minister has been slippery about getting workers on boards – and looks likely to do little about the gig economyThe suspicion that Theresa May’s commitment to strengthen the rights of workers is less than it seems is...

Save 90% and Build Apps for iOS and Android with This Xamarin Training - Deal Alert

When you create an app for only iOS or Android, you alienate a significant portion of your potential market. That's why Xamarin has emerged as a popular app-building tool thanks to its cross-platform capabilities. Now 90...

Theresa’s Tories don’t care about working people. Don’t swallow the rebrand | Suzanne Moore

From employment tribunal costs to the ludicrous offer of unpaid leave for carers, the government’s attitude to workers is crystal clearTheresa May has not donned a Mao Zedong cap and proclaimed: “Workers of the world unite, you...