Ahead of May Day, AFP reporters, video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare, particularly as technology transforms societies.
– The last street clerks of Bogota –
Inserting a blank sheet into her Remington Sperry, Candelaria Pinilla de Gomez starts typing. One of Bogota’s street clerks, she has spent the last 40 years typing up countless thousands of documents.
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Facing various pressures at the office could lead to stress, which in turn may affect work and reduce performance.
Kompas.com has listed six strategies to handle work-related stress.
Divert your thoughts when stress levels begin to rise
Sometimes getting over stressful thoughts means thinking about something different altogether. With a little distraction, thoughts on a difficult situation could be halted. After a little distance, hopefully your mind is clearer upon returning to those pressing tasks and thoughts.
It is not recommended to force yourself to constantly think too hard at work if it makes you even more stressed out. Fill some spare time with things that you like and unwind, whether by reading funny articles, drawing or writing to relieve some tension.
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Myriad physical and emotional disorders have been linked to the incidence of stress.
Read below to learn how stress impacts your brain, and what you can do to reduce stress as compiled by Reader’s Digest.
Effects of stress
Your brain doesn’t learn as well
Neurons develop from neural stem sells in the hippocampus, a structure vital for learning and memory. Under chronic stress, these stem cells undergo an alternate differentiation pathway, forming oligodendrocytes, which coat existing neutrons with an insulting material known as myelin.
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Before moving to Indonesia last September I was warned about plenty of things: the traffic, the rain, the heat and the humidity. I was told I would most likely experience culture shock and that it would take time to adapt to the Indonesian ways of living, commuting and interacting. None of this turned out to be a big problem for me – the back of a bike is a great way to beat the traffic, the weather is (usually) predictable, and I can’t get enough of Indonesian food, culture and people.
The one thing that did trip me up, however, was something that no one warned me about – Indonesian’s obsession with using WhatsApp for …
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You’re probably getting paid better than you think you are. If only you knew it.
Whether our jobs pay us fairly matters a lot less to us than how well we feel we’re getting paid, a new survey has found—and because we’re in the dark about why, exactly, we’re paid what we are, most of us think we’re getting underpaid.
In reality, nearly 90 percent of people who think they’re underpaid are actually getting at or near the market rate, a new survey by the online salary database PayScale has found. But people who think their employers are fair and transparent in how they determine pay are more likely to be happy at work than those actually paid the going rate for their jobs.
In its survey, PayScale collected salaries and corresponding market rates for the jobs of more than 500,000 people, then asked respondents to rate a series of statements—including ones about job satisfaction and employers’ pay transparency and fairness—on a scale from ….
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