Severance

Severance
Author: Ling Ma
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0374717117
ISBN 13: 9780374717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize, A PEN/Hemingway and NYPL Young Lions Finalist, A New York Times Notable Book of 2018, An Indie Next Selection A Best Book of 2018 at Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Bustle, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Bookish, Mental Floss, Chicago Review of Books, HuffPost, Electric Literature, Amazon Editors', A.V. Club, Jezebel, Vulture "A fierce debut from a writer with seemingly boundless imagination. . . A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.

Severance Pay

Severance Pay
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 6
Release: 1973
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112106662056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Severance

Severance
Author: Robert Olen Butler
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780811860987
ISBN 13: 0811860981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Now available in an elegant paperback, Robert Olen Butler's acclaimed collection, Severance, depicts the final thoughts of people as they are losing their heads. Celebrated as 'glorious' (Los Angeles Times), these fascinating stories reveal 'the limitless will of the author's imagination' (New York Times). Here are the imagined ultimate words of famous and invented figures—Medusa, Sir Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, Jayne Mansfield, and a chicken, beheaded for Sunday dinner.

The Federal Government's Severance Pay Programs Need Reform

The Federal Government's Severance Pay Programs Need Reform
Author: United States. General Accounting Office
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105126820658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal Severance Taxes

Coal Severance Taxes
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021067247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reforming Severance Pay

Reforming Severance Pay
Author: Robert Holzmann,Milan Vodopivec
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 0821388517
ISBN 13: 9780821388518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming Severance Pay Book Review:

Termination pay includes severance, mass redundancy, or end-of-service pay and is widely used as income protection for the unemployed. This book reviews such arrangements wordwide, analyzing their performance and recent reform trends to improve efficiency and redistributive impact.

Taxation, Mining, and the Severance Tax

Taxation, Mining, and the Severance Tax
Author: Karl E. Starch
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 65
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078460832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Operation of Severance Pay Plans and Their Implications for Labor Mobility

The Operation of Severance Pay Plans and Their Implications for Labor Mobility
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3074467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Severance

Severance
Author: A. Everette James, Jr.
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-08-01
ISBN 10: 1401097634
ISBN 13: 9781401097639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Relations in small town Severance, N.C., become turbulent when a white patriarch commits suicide, but two black men are accused of killing him.

Caroline Severance

Caroline Severance
Author: Virginia Elwood-Akers
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1450236286
ISBN 13: 9781450236287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caroline Severance Book Review:

CAROLINE SEVERANCE present s the biography of one of the forgot ten heroines of the American womans suffrage movement of the nineteenth century. Based upon twenty years of exhaustive research, this is the biography of a woman who was in the forefront of every human rights movement of her time. Caroline was an abolitionist, a suffragist, an advocate for womens health and women physicians, a peace activist, and a socialist. She was a leader of the suffrage movement before the Civil War and afterward lived to vote in an American presidential election. Born in western New York when it was the frontier of the United States, she ended her life on another western frontier, in Los Angeles, California. She has been recognized as one of the builders of the city of Los Angeles. She witnessed the opening of the Erie Canal, and more than eighty years later, the first air show ever held in Los Angeles. Always advocating the rights of women and realizing their potential as full citizens, she was a founder of the Womens Club Movement, which, far from being a purely social movement, was designed to allow women to discover that they had brains and leadership abilities. This movement was instrumental in the final passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Severance

Severance
Author: Chris Bucholz
Publsiher: Apex Publications
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Severance, the debut novel from famed Cracked.com writer Chris Bucholz, the inhabitants of a generation ark find two unlikely heroes who fight to keep everything together. After 240 years traveling toward Tau Prius and a new planet to colonize, the inhabitants of the generation ship Argos are bored and aimless. They join groups such as the Markers and the Breeders, have costumed orgies, and test the limits of drugs, alcohol, and pain just to pass the time. To Laura Stein, they’re morons and, other than a small handful of friends, she’d rather spend time with her meat plant than with any of her fellow passengers. But when one of her subordinates is murdered while out on a job, Laura takes it as her responsibility to find out what happened. She expects to find a personal grudge or a drug deal gone wrong, but instead stumbles upon a conspiracy that could tear the ship in two. Labelled a terrorist and used as a pawn in the ultimate struggle for control, Laura, with help from her friend Bruce and clues left by a geneticist from the past, digs deep into the inner working of the ship, shimmying her way through ductwork, rallying the begrudged passengers to rise up and fight, and peeking into an unsavory past to learn the truth and save their future.

Severance

Severance
Author: Jess Anastasi
Publsiher: Noble Romance Publishing LL
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-03-13
ISBN 10: 1605922447
ISBN 13: 9781605922447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Nakita Branson made a deal with a demon to rescue her best friend. But when things don't go the demon's way, he dumps her off on a derelict spacestation with no money and no way of getting home.A year later, Nakita is still searching for her friend, but finds trouble instead. And the only thing worse than the possibility of getting killed by a fanatical jerk? A familiar green-eyed demon turning up just in time to save her.Alastor is back with news that the contract they agreed to is still intact, and until he can find a way to break it, he is compelled to protect her.The last thing Nakita wants to do is go anywhere with the demon who has a history of screwing her over. Not only that, but when he looks at her with that emerald gaze, intense enough to burn, she feels something she shouldn't for the gorgeous demon.With the demon monarchy in chaos and enemies all over the universe, they are forced to rely on each other while unraveling the mystery of two sacred relics, and the contract that still binds them.But, by the time Alastor and Nakita find a way to sever their deal, the idea of being apart may no longer be what either of them wants.

House of Commons - Committee of Public Accounts: BBC Severance Packages - HC 476

House of Commons - Committee of Public Accounts: BBC Severance Packages - HC 476
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780215064912
ISBN 13: 0215064917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Commons - Committee of Public Accounts: BBC Severance Packages - HC 476 Book Review:

In the three years to December 2012, the BBC gave 150 senior managers severance payments totalling £25 million. The BBC paid more salary in lieu of notice than it was obliged to in 22 of the 150 severance payments for senior managers in the three years to December 2012, at a cost of £1.4 million. It is unacceptable for the BBC, or any other public body, to give departing senior managers huge severance payments that far exceed their contractual entitlements. Some of the justifications put forward by the BBC were extraordinary. The Committee welcomes the changes that the BBC's Director General, Lord Hall, has made to cap severance pay. Recommendations include: the BBC should remind its staff that they are all individually responsible for protecting public money and challenging wasteful practices; to protect licence fee payers' interests and its own reputation, the BBC should establish internal procedures that provide clear central oversight and effective scrutiny of severance payments; the BBC Executive and the BBC Trust need to overhaul the way they conduct their business, and record and communicate decisions properly; the BBC Trust should be more willing to challenge practices and decisions where there is a risk that the interests of licence fee payers could be compromised; the BBC Trust and the BBC Executive need to ensure that decision-making is transparent and accountability taken seriously, based on a shared understanding of value for money, with tangible evidence of individuals taking public responsibility for their decisions.

Current Status and Trends in Timber Severance Tax Legislation in the South

Current Status and Trends in Timber Severance Tax Legislation in the South
Author: Terry K. Haines
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 4
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112004662588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mandatory Severance Pay

Mandatory Severance Pay
Author: Donna MacIsaac,Martín Rama
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Severance Package

Severance Package
Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 9781429928564
ISBN 13: 1429928565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Package Book Review:

Jamie DeBroux's boss has called a special meeting for all "key personnel" at 9:00 a.m. on a hot Saturday in August. When Jamie arrives, the conference room is stocked with cookies and champagne. His boss smiles and tells his employees, "We're a cover for a branch of the intelligence community. And we're being shut down." Jamie's boss then tells everyone to drink some champagne, and in a few seconds they'll fall asleep---for good. If they refuse, they'll be shot in the head. Escape is not an option. Jamie's boss has shut down the elevators and rigged the fire towers with chemical bombs. Panic sets in, chaos erupts, and no one is sure whom to trust. Jamie quickly realizes that there's only one way he's ever going to see his family again: the hard way. Severance Package shows author Duane Swierczynski at his thrilling best.

Confidentiality clauses and special severance payments

Confidentiality clauses and special severance payments
Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office
Publsiher: Stationery Office
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780102983753
ISBN 13: 0102983755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confidentiality clauses and special severance payments Book Review:

There is a lack of transparency, consistency and accountability in the use of compromise agreements in the public sector and little is being done to change this situation. Public sector workers are sometimes offered a financial payment in return for terminating their employment contract and agreeing to keep the facts surrounding the payment confidential. Contracts are often terminated through the use of a compromise agreement and the associated payments are referred to as special severance payments. This report highlights the lack of central or coordinated controls over the use of compromise agreements. The NAO was not able to gauge accurately the prevalence of such agreements or the associated severance payments, due to decentralised decision-making, limited recording and the inclusion of confidentiality clauses which mean that they are not openly discussed. No individual body has shown leadership to address these issues. Compromise agreements can be used for legitimate reasons and it is normal that some information be kept confidential which can benefit both parties. But the practice of including a clause to ensure the employer gives the employee a good reference could help poorly performing staff members gain employment elsewhere in the public sector. Neither the Cabinet Office nor the Treasury provide formal guidance to departments or keep records of the use of compromise agreements across government or the content of confidentiality clauses. Treasury has issued guidance on the associated severance payments. Despite the NAO's statutory access rights, it received only 60 per cent of the compromise agreements requested from departments.

Ultimate Severance

Ultimate Severance
Author: James Baar
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781463497125
ISBN 13: 1463497121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultimate Severance Book Review:

Flim-flam artists, captains of industry, Wall Street piranhas, impatient mobsters, spinmeisters and assorted mountebanks abound in Ultimate Severance, a highly satirical and imaginative novel that provides a public relations guidebook to the reality of spin and humbuggery in the 21st Century. With the end of the War on Terror through the accidental launch of new liten kleen nukes, a culture of euphoria, ethical and social impairment and calls for numerous peace dividends is again in fashion. This is clearly an environment of business opportunity for financially-bleeding Trotter Pugg Mitchell, a world PR giant, and its clients such as Old Masters Originals, a maker of limited edition reproduction art. And when the agency teams up with Mob Boss Joey Lasagna to abet dicey corporate megamergers, they provide Wall Street raiders with a new quick-fix ultimate severance package: an innovative Corporate Governance Program powered by Trotters new language of happiness. Cash flow gushes. Money is well laundered. Trotter President Marvin Runnymede sets up a European multi-use facility in a 500-year old chateau in Provence; plans to sell Instant PR Agency franchises to Third World countries, and hires has-been Greats to promote dubious products and ventures. But fortunes smile becomes a sardonic grin. So many stubborn CEOs undergo fatal retirements in colorful circumstances around the world that a powerful US Senator decides to advance his presidential ambitions with the usual TV-circus hearings. Well-cooked dishes of suspicion, buncombe and open doubt are served to the media. In the ensuing rush for strategic exits, winners and losers fake out, promote and wound each other in surprising ways; the faux rond wheels of justice grind and clank, and the language of happiness covers all.

Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End
Author: Joshua Ferris
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780759572287
ISBN 13: 0759572283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Then We Came to the End Book Review:

The National Book Award finalist and debut novel by the bestselling author of The Dinner Party: "A readymade classic of the office-novel genre. . . . A truly affecting novel about work, trust, love, and loneliness." --Seattle Times No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

Supplemental Staff Study of Severance Pay-life Insurance Plans Adopted by Union Locals

Supplemental Staff Study of Severance Pay-life Insurance Plans Adopted by Union Locals
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105024419926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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