Earlier this month, JOHNNY DEPP accused his former business managers of screwing him royally . . . and he sued them for more than $25 million. Well, they just filed court papers saying Johnny screwed himself with his ridiculous spending.
And they gave examples. Like the $75 million he’s spent on 14 different residences . . . his $18 million luxury yacht . . . and the $30,000 he spends on wine EVERY MONTH.
He also paid $3 million to blast the ashes of author HUNTER THOMPSON out of a cannon.
The papers say, quote, “Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford.
“Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today.”
(You can read the whole thing here.)
We’re entering company holiday party season, and all the landmines and bad decisions that come with it. Or GREAT DECISIONS, depending on your perspective.
According to a new survey, 39% of people say they’ve made out with a coworker at the company holiday party. And a lot of those people were married or in a serious relationship with someone else when they did it.
And it looks like lots of people will have the opportunity to make that mistake again this year. 89% of companies say they’re having some kind of holiday party, which is up from 85% last year.
65% of them will serve alcohol . . . and only 30% are open to people bringing their spouse or a guest.
(Daily Mail / Battalia Winston)
Have you ever promised your kids pizza if they behave or do well on a test? Well it doesn’t stop working just because you grow up.
A researcher at Duke University wanted to find out what would motivate people to work harder . . . a small bonus, props from their boss, or free pizza. And PIZZA did surprisingly well.
He did the study at a factory in Israel that makes computer chips, and sent three emails to three different groups of workers every day for a week.
One said they’d get free pizza if they met a certain goal by the end of the day . . . another said they’d get a compliment from their boss . . . and the third one said they’d get a $30 bonus.
And on day one, the employees who got pizza did more work than ANYONE. It increased productivity by 6.7%, just edging out a compliment from the boss at 6.6%.
For some reason, a $30 bonus actually made people do LESS work. They were about 5% more productive on the first day . . . but did 13% less work than normal on day two . . . and 6.5% less over the course of the week.
A compliment from the boss ended up having the biggest impact over the course of the entire week, and pizza was a close second. But that might be because we just don’t want pizza five days in a row.
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Someone polled over 2,000 executives at different companies, and asked for the top five things that make you more likely to get a promotion. And working long hours is NOT number one. Here’s what they said . . .
- Being motivated to learn new skills. 30% said it’s the most important thing you need to have to get promoted.
- Strong interpersonal skills, 27%. So almost as many think THAT is the most important thing.
- Being able to adapt to change easily, 24%.
- Being okay with taking on more responsibility, 13%.
- Being willing to work long hours. Only 7% said it’s the most important thing if you want to get promoted.
Photo Credit: Flickr Mads Bødker
Here’s a good anecdote for JUST how little time kids today spend playing outside: A new survey found a lot of kids spend less time outside on an average day than PRISON INMATES.
One in three kids between five and 12 years old play outside for around 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the U.N. guidelines require that prisoners get at least one hour a day outdoors.
(ABC 7 – Buffalo)