THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I overheard a pregnant coworker telling someone they're not coming back after going on maternity leave. They're planning to quit, but want to wait until after they get their paid leave. While they are gone, I need to cover most of their duties. When she quits, I'm going to get stuck doing most of that job indefinitely. I want to get ahead of it and have my boss start the hiring process, but that may mean ratting out my coworker. What should I do? She's only been here a little over a year. It's not like she's given the company a decade of her life like I have. What do I do?
Sad In My Cubicle
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TikTok is taking steps to curb screen time for younger users as it stares down growing scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers over its security and the safety of children on the platform. The video sharing site will implement an automatic 60-minute screen-time limit for all users under the age of 18. Once the 1-hour mark is reached, teens will be prompted to enter a passcode to continue using the app, “requiring them to make an active decision” to keep scrolling, the company said. A study last year found 67% of American teenagers used TikTok, with 16% saying they used it “constantly.”
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From the file marked: “Things you didn’t know you needed” comes this: Owners of 2024 Mercedes-Benz E-class vehicles might be able to whip off a TikTok video from inside their car, without even getting out their phones. That means dance moves could be possible using both hands, as long as the car is parked, according to Mercedes. Owners will also be able to participate in more on-brand activities, like business-related video meetings without having to open a laptop. Software in the car features a camera and enables the installation of apps like Zoom, Webex and TikTok without going through an intermediary like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
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Do you like scary movies? It seems as though a lot of people do. “Scream VI” scared “Creed III” off the top perch at the box office over the weekend. The slasher “re-quel” grossed $19.3 million on opening day domestically, more than enough to fend off the weekend’s other new releases, “65” and “Champions.” Industry estimates give Scream VI a franchise record opening weekend of $44.5 million, with the latest Creed movie coming second, with $26.7 million.
Will Smith is still intent on repairing his relationship with Chris Rock, according People. A year after the infamous incident at the 94th Academy Awards, the magazine quotes a source as saying that Smith has “felt terrible for so long” about smacking Rock at the Oscars. Quote: “He’s tried unsuccessfully to make amends in the best way he could…But beyond that, family is important to him and [Smith] leaned on them” in the aftermath of the incident, which “helped him look inside and mature. He is better but still remorseful.” People’s insider says that Smith “listened to those who tried to help him and feels that he has become a better person.”
Amid all the Oscars buzz, let us not forget the Razzies were announced on Saturday. Despite his Academy Awards credentials, Tom Hanks won the Razzie for worst supporting actor for his role as ‘Colonel Tom Parker’ in “Elvis”, particularly his accent. Hanks and his “latex face” in the film were named worst screen combo. The biographical drama “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as ‘Marilyn Monroe’ “won” Razzies for both worst picture and screenplay. Other winners: Jared Leto and Adria Arjona for their roles in “Morbius”, and The Redeemer Award, for a previous Razzie contender who’s redeemed themselves, went to Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
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In some areas, gas prices have now risen over 30 days in a row.
Windsor, Ontario police presented a grandmother with a small gift after her quick thinking turned the tables on 2 would-be fraudsters. Bonnie Bednarik received a phone call last Wednesday from a man claiming to be her grandson. It was the third time in a year that someone had attempted the “grandparent scam” with her, so this time she was ready. The caller said he was in jail, following an accident where drugs were found in his friend’s car, and he needed $9,300 bail. Grandma bought time by telling him that she needed to call her bank to see if could take out that much money at once. The man agreed to call back in 15 minutes. She used that time to call police. Next, she bought another hour telling the perpetrator that her husband wasn’t home, and he had the car. Meanwhile, police, set up surveillance at her home, and intercepted 2 men as they approached the house to pick up the cash.
FACT FOR YOU:
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✓ According to “The Joy of Cooking”, one ostrich egg will serve 24 people.
✓ Knitting was initially a male-only occupation. In fact, when the very first knitting union was established in Paris in 1527, no women were allowed.
✓ An average person will forget 80% of what they learned today.
✓ Not getting enough sleep and being hungry are the two biggest reasons for being angry.
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Question: In what year were the most nickels produced in the history of the USA?
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New York City’s Department of Transportation swung and missed with a road sign for the Jackie Robinson Parkway that spelled the baseball Hall of Famer’s first name as “Jakie.” The sign, installed in Queens, featured a picture of Robinson, MLB’s first African American player in the modern era, over the words “Jakie Robinson Parkway.” The botched sign has since been replaced. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He is celebrated as a civil rights trailblazer and as a superstar athlete who was a 6-time all-star.
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THINGS 30 IS “TOO OLD” FOR:
According to an AskRedditt thread…
☞ “Not knowing basic survival skills and relying on someone to do it for you. Like cooking, laundry.”
☞ “High school-style drama. Being “on again, off again” with an ex.”
☞ “Nonsensical family members. Blood can definitely be a dud.”
☞ “Having someone else pick up after you. Be it parents if you live at home, your girlfriend or boyfriend, or roommates who just do it ‘cause they can’t live in a messy home and you refuse to clean.”
☞ “Judging people for what they enjoy at an older age. I rarely ‘cringe’ anymore, I just like seeing someone happy and being themselves and unabashedly feeling joy.
☞ “30 is too old to be worrying about what you’re too old for. If it makes you happy, do it.”
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