Friday, October 12, 2007

OCTOBER 12, 2007

According to a new study by Florida State University, when people have a boss that's ABUSIVE, they don't get their revenge by complaining to HIS boss. . . or by yelling back at him. . . or even by quitting.

No... they get back at him by doing a bad job at their jobs. Of people who say they've had an abusive boss in the past...

... 30% say they slowed down or purposely made errors.
... 27% purposely HID from him.
... 33% said they stopped putting their best effort into their work.
... 29% took fake sick days.
... And 25% took more breaks or longer breaks.

Of course... the researchers say, there IS a possibility that all those people were lazy workers, which MADE their bosses abusive. But, they say, that's a "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" type of question that they don't know the answer to.

Either these numbers are REALLY inflated... or things have changed WAY more than I thought they had since I was a kid.

According to a survey by MTV, the average 13- to 18-year-old now spends just over $1,900 EVERY YEAR on going out and looking good.

Kids get that money from a combination of allowances, Christmas and birthday money, and work.

$712 of it goes toward their appearance, mostly DESIGNER CLOTHES. 63% of the kids surveyed say they have designer clothes worth more than $500. The rest of the money goes toward hanging out with their friends... and, sometimes, partying.

66% of the teenagers say they get at least some of their spending money from paid work. The rest get it all from allowance and presents.

The 10% of kids from the most well-off families get about $3,000 every year in allowance, or about $58 per week.

It's all about Billy Joel... we've got tickets to his concert at the Save Mart Center on November 19, PLUS, tickets to Movin' Out (the musical based on his music) on Monday night at the Rabobank Theater. Listen to win!