The Daily Populous

Monday April 15th, 2019 evening edition

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Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six days a week.

The discussion gained momentum, as users added to a blacklist of more than 150 companies that push their staff to work excessive hours, posting evidence of unpaid, often compulsory or heavily encouraged overtime.

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Users have uploaded screenshots of conversations where employers ask them to work late in the evening.

Each company listed is given a number for the type of hours they tend to push, in some cases beyond the 996 work schedule.

Chinese tech companies are known for encouraging an obsession with work: Huawei reportedly promotes an aggressive, cut-throat “wolf culture” among its ranks.

The debate has spread across Chinese social media, where many users have criticised the tech industry’s work culture as “inhumane”. »

Beginning next school year, Wake County substitute teachers must have high school diploma ::

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— Beginning next school year, anyone hired as a substitute teacher in the Wake County Public School System must have a high school diploma.

Some people, including a Wake County substitute teacher, were surprised to learn that Wake does not require a diploma.

Not requiring subs to have a high school diploma is highly unusual, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. »

There are officially too many damn video streaming services

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And the company's also considering bundling its other streaming services, Hulu and ESPN+, with Disney+ in the future at a discounted price.

The list of available streaming video services goes on and on, and there's no easy way for anyone to keep track of what every single one offers.

At the end of this month, my bill for streaming video services will total up to $63:. »

Trump Justice Department Changes Emoluments Clause Stance to Allow Foreign Payments to His Hotels

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The so-called foreign emoluments clause was intended to curb presidents and other government officials from accepting gifts and benefits from foreign governments unless Congress consents.

But in a forthcoming article in the Indiana Law Journal, the Washington University Law professor Kathleen Clark reveals justice department filings have recently changed tack.

The new interpretation, Clark says, is contained in justice filings responding to recent lawsuits lodged by attorneys generals and members of Congress. »