Posts Tagged ‘international’
Official Government Agency of Scotland Resorts to Face-Painting to Poach Tech Biz from California – “Scottish Development International”Monday, October 3rd, 2016
First Texas, and now this:
At this point, most people living in Frisco would welcome a business exodus to Scotland…
Bye Bye for noo
See ye efter
Day Two of SFO’s Great Airport Restaurant Strike of 2014 – Passengers Should “Bring Their Own Food?”Friday, December 12th, 2014
And, for equal time, here’s what SFO has, which is nothing so far.
“For Immediate Release: December 12, 2014 – Contact: Laurel Fish, UNITE HERE Local 2
The Storm Continues: SFO Restaurant Strike Enters its Second Day
Dozens of Airport Eateries Partially or Completely Closed
Passengers Alerted to Bring their Own Food
Union Files Charges with Federal Government Against Illegal Behavior
(Burlingame, CA)—The strike by nearly 1,000 restaurant workers at San Francisco International Airport entered its second and final day today, with most concession outlets experiencing partial or total shutdown.
After working without a contract for more than a year—in a region suffering from some of the worst economic inequality in the country—restaurant workers launched a two-day strike yesterday to win an agreement protecting job security and health coverage.
“These restaurant companies have forgotten that my coworkers and I are the ones who make them so successful” said Molly Gomez, a server who works at Gordon Biersch, which is operated by HMS Host. “We walked off the job to remind them of that, and to draw our customers’ attention to the fact that we deserve better.”
UNITE HERE Local 2, the hotel and restaurant workers union, issued a traveler’s advisory, urging anyone flying from SFO to bring their own food to the airport. With scores of outlets shuttered, food and beverage options for travelers are very limited.
Meanwhile, Local 2 announced that it is filing charges with the federal government against the SFO restaurant group – known as the Airport Restaurant Employers Council – for illegal coercive behavior against employees.
Media availability is located at Terminal 3 on the Departures Level of SFO.
UNITE HERE Local 2 is the hotel and restaurant workers union of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It represents over 12,000 workers in the region’s hospitality industries. Visit www.unitehere2.org for more information.
And here’s the list of eateries:
Buena Vista Café
Cat Cora Cocktail Lounge
Guava & Java
Lark Creek Grill
Legends of San Francisco
Mission Bar and Grill
Napa Farms Market
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
San Francisco Soup Co.
Soup & Salad Works
Plant Café / Pinkberry
Willow Creek Grille
Willow Street Pizza
Progress Report at SFO: Goofy New ATC Tower, Unsafe Old ATC Tower, Tower Crane, AA Jet – Pukao Mounted!Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
You see, first the new air traffic control tower was all like this.
But now it’s all like this:
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“Pukao are the hats or topknots formerly placed on top of some moai statues on Easter Island. They were all carved from a very light red volcanic stone scoria, which was quarried from a single source at Puna Pau.”
SFO Update: Old Air Traffic Control Tower, New Air Traffic Control Tower, Under Construction, TelephotoThursday, March 6th, 2014
In my day, ATC towers were symmetrical, AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE LIKED IT!
These days, IJDK, IJDK:
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How Much Does It Cost to Attend an “Intensive 3-Month Web Development Program” to Learn to Code? The Answer Will Amaze YouTuesday, February 18th, 2014
Here’s the question, how much does it cost to, as they say, Learn To Code?
General Assembly @GA Feb 13 Struggling to teach yourself to code? Apply now to our intensive 3-month web development program in SF: https://cards.twitter.com/cards/2tg4az/5ah …
And here’s the answer, 11,500 didgeridoos:
OUCH! Isn’t that a lot? That’s like $200 a day.
I don’t know, if I were a cranky middle-aged bloggger barely off food stamps and without a colledge diploma, you know, still hoping to make some big score, you know, chasing venture paper like what Twitter get, sick of arguing with white dudes on the Internet, well maybe coding class could turn things around for me. I mean, cooking school was big in the aughts and a lot of people paid $50k to earn what turned out to be worthless diplomas. Are coding schools the same thing? I don’t know. What I DO know is that four years ago, you could sign up for similar courses (like GIRLS CAN CODE! or something) for free. And then, most of the people who attended were placed into jobs soon after “graduation.” That would have been a good thing for lots of people to do.
But these days? I don’t know.
They’ve made some progress the past five months:
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