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Cool Beats and Soothing Sounds to Give Birth By?

Wanted: Beats and Soothing Sounds for Labor. Beats to help us keep the breathing even and soothing sounds to relax. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Any Moose In a Storm on May 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Menstrual Cramps/Labor Pains Connection?

Is there a correlation between how painful/strong your menstrual cramps usually are and how painful/strong your labor contractions will be/were? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Feb 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Recommendations for books on labor/delivery/birth?

I am looking for recommendations for books about labor/birthing. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Labor law help needed for socal govt contract employee

I believe my company, a government contractor, is using alot of grey areas in their employee time cards to get away with paying as little as possible. For example, I am listed with them as "salary", which by my understanding would mean I get x amount of payment per pay period. However, they still have everyone fill out a time card, and pay us per the hours we have worked. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2008 - 14 answers

What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy?

What are the best natural methods for inducing a post-term pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Nov 19, 2008 - 31 answers

How can we keep anxiety down with uninvited vistors to the hospital?

New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 - 64 answers

Can it really be harder to employ a yokel from Kentucky than a yokel from Bangalore?

How does one go about finding an Inshoring firm to off-load a large project? [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Oh Baby!

My neighbor/good friend just went into labor! I have the keys to her house. Give me some ideas of what I can do to rock out her house while she is gone! [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Oct 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Is there an agency I should call?

Labor Law: I work for a company in Texas. A friend of mine in another department called in sick this Wednesday and took the day off. She called in sick on Thursday too, but her manager told her that even though she had a fever she needed to come in anyway since they're working on an important project. Additionally, he told her that she would be working on Labor Day in order to make up for her day off on Wednesday. I guess I could understand this kind of behavior in exceptional circumstances where deadlines and times are really tight, but some parts of the company seem to be perpetually operating in "crunch mode" where taking vacation / sick days is a lot harder than it "should" be. She's not happy and is beginning to look for another job, but this had me wondering, is this behavior by the company legal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2008 - 17 answers

Should we use a doula?

Should we use a doula for our hospital birth? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 25, 2008 - 41 answers

How do I get a deadbeat client to pay their invoice?

Company still hasn't paid my invoice, what recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Should we have our baby induced?

What are the reasons for and against inducing childbirth in cases of gestational diabetes? [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Jul 24, 2008 - 14 answers

Firing based on a background check

A friend works for a company who has recently performed a background check on all of its employees. It has instructed him to fire all employees who come back with a previous felony, even though in several cases, they knew about the charges when they hired the employees. This is happening in Indiana. Is this even legal? What rights does my friend have to oppose these firings, and what can these employees do about it?
posted by billybunny on Jun 20, 2008 - 19 answers

Music for wife in labor...

Music for wife in labor... [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on May 14, 2008 - 25 answers

How does a laborer from the Third World get legitimate work abroad?

How does a laborer from the Third World get legitimate work abroad? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Apr 23, 2008 - 7 answers

When should I be born?

When should my new birthday be? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Feb 22, 2008 - 58 answers

Am I entitled to back pay for Sunday work undertaken in Rhode Island?

Am I entitled to back pay for a year of working Sundays in Rhode Island and not receiving time and a half wages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Day labor hiring centers in central LA?

Can anyone recommend a day labor hiring hall in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Why are TV studios and sports teams allowed to colluded in labor negotiations?

Question about the Writer's Guild strike and comparable situations in other industries: why are the studios allowed to negotiate as a single entity, the AMPTP? How does this situation compare to the various US sports leagues and the auto and airline industries? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Dec 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Avoid injury, get beef. Fair incentive?

Management has promised an all-you-can-eat barbecue if we reach 30 days with no workplace injuries (four more days to go). Is this a harmless incentive to work safely, or a subtle way to discourage reporting an injury? Is this a common practice? I work in a physically demanding, industrial environment for a Fortune 500 corporation. The most common injuries result from lifting/lowering, repetitive motions, and encounters with equipment.
posted by colgate on Dec 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Who's in charge?

Can someone spell out for me the hierarchy of doctor(s), certified nurse midwives, nurses and others in the setting of the labor and delivery room? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Is there a lawyer on the plane?

[JobFilter] Hivemind, decide how much I should be paid. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Oct 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Work Books

Books About Work. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Sep 26, 2007 - 44 answers

In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job?

In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Sep 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Whence the 35-hour work week?

New York City and Boston both have standard work weeks of 35 hours. It's 9-5pm but your lunch is included in there. Texas, California, North Carolina have a standard work week of 40 hours, so it's 9-6 to accomodate your lunch hour. I realize that it has to do with your job somewhat, but it is overwhelmingly consistent (even blue/white collar, salaried/hourly). Why? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Sep 13, 2007 - 50 answers

Is the manager lying?

Does the U.S. Dept. of Labor prohibit makeup hours for salaried employees? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me make a thing of beauty not a grand mess!

My boy is going out of town for four days and I want to make a project to surprise him when he gets home. I am making a pathway in our backyard, does anyone have any experience in this? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Am I a Union man?

I've been offered a job as the political director of a regional labor federation. Should I take it? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Mar 29, 2007 - 6 answers

I'd like my 7.00 a week back, thanks.

How can I get out of a union? [more inside]
posted by pieoverdone on Mar 15, 2007 - 26 answers

Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business?

Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business and will not return phone calls or e-mails? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Employment forms and requirements?

I work for a small company with less than a dozen employees. We currently have no formal hiring process, forms or other documentation. Scary? I think so, and I need some help to remedy the situation. [more inside]
posted by suchatreat on Dec 19, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I convince selfish bosses I should make more money?

Is there an ideal or recommended proportion of management vs. staff salaries? I work at a non-profit, and management salaries are about 40% of total salaries. This seems high to me. [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Dec 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Workin' hard or hardly workin'?

Manual Labor - Are you drawn to it, OR do you make a living doing it? [more inside]
posted by zhivota on Nov 29, 2006 - 24 answers

What book predicted socialist sectarianism?

What book argued that social democratic parties (like the British Labour Party) are inherently inclined to split into factions? I think the book was British, and I think it was written roughly mid-20th-century, and I think it argued that sectarian infighting was an inevitable outcome of the first principles of social democratic politics.
posted by stammer on Nov 3, 2006 - 1 answer

Am I doomed to another another failed epidural the next time I have a baby?

PregnancyFilter: Was the size of my baby the reason that the epidurals didn't work? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Oct 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Is this extraordinarily insane or just ordinarily so?

What kind of hours are typical requirements for a political campaign job? What kind of hours are actually legal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Prewitt Organizing Fund?

Labor movement people... this is a long shot I know... Does anyone have any experience with the Prewitt Organizing Fund? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Sep 5, 2006 - 1 answer

CA labor hearing

Has anyone had experience going to a California labor board hearing. My friend has a dispute with a former employer over breaks. He didn't get any, even though he should have.
posted by zackdog on Jul 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Blogs by night shift workers?

I am looking for blogs written by low-wage, night-shift employees (such as convenience store clerks) who use their blogs to chronicle interesting experiences from their working lives. Any suggestions?
posted by jayder on Mar 16, 2006 - 20 answers

Marx for dummies.

MarxFilter: Trouble understanding the concept of "alienation of labor" in the Manuscripts of 1844. Can anyone explain to me exactly what he means? [more inside]
posted by lovejones on Feb 13, 2006 - 9 answers

How to unionize?

How to form or join a union? [more inside]
posted by papakwanz on Feb 7, 2006 - 16 answers

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in?

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Number of coal miners?

How many coal miners are there in the US? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Africa: the next outsourcing destination?

Why doesn't Africa get more outsourcing work? [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Jul 5, 2005 - 13 answers

Sheltered Workshops

Is anyone out there familiar with "sheltered workshops"? If so I would be curious if you could point me in the direction of any research citations or PDFs you know about. [more inside]
posted by gagglezoomer on Jun 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Working at Target

What's it like working at a Super Target? There's one opening here in town. I understand they offer some decent benefits. How's the work environment? Would you recommend it?
posted by wsg on May 23, 2005 - 14 answers

labor law in California

A good friend of mine works for a large international bank in the SF bay area. This person was informed today that beginning immediately, the two 15 minute breaks that have been allowed up until now are being reduced to 5 minute breaks. This person works a full 8-hour shift, and I was under the impression that a 1-hour lunch/meal break and 2x 15 minute breaks were required by law. What are the legal requirements in California, and how do they differ from federal requirements?
posted by luriete on Mar 31, 2005 - 8 answers

Is outsourcing a problem in your country?

Is outsourcing a problem in your country? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Dec 30, 2004 - 12 answers

whence the weekend

From when and where does the idea of having a 'weekend' come? Who first decided that two days out of seven should be kept work-free (for most working people)?
posted by humuhumu on Nov 13, 2004 - 16 answers

Get the baby out, now!

Anyone have any thoughts (experiences) on natural ways to persuade an overdue baby to make it's appearance? (and yes I know that one...!)
posted by brettski on Apr 15, 2004 - 18 answers

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