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Students with special needs turned away from Bath and Body Works at Chesterfield Mall (St. Louis, MO)

A field trip to the Chesterfield Mall for students with special needs was disrupted Thursday when teachers say an employee at the Bath and Body Works refused to allow their group to enter the store.

Seventeen students from Fort Zumwalt North High School went on the trip to practice life skills, and were in small groups with staff to find stores and products in a scavenger hunt activity.

They were welcomed at other stores in the mall, but a worker stopped the groups before they walked into Bath and Body Works, saying they could not come in, Principal Joe Sutton said. The denial prompted some of the students to ask why they weren’t allowed to get things at the store.

(Now, this particular paragraph below, I find interesting as it offers a reason, granted a very bad one, but a reason and suggests just how very afraid the store level staff is of not making the "numbers" set by their corporate office).

The employee apparently assumed the group wouldn’t be buying anything and was concerned that if they walked past the sensor that tracks the number of people in the store each day, it would hurt their sales percentage.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/students-with-special-needs-turned-away-from-bath-and-body/article_97d8278f-159c-5bf6-a5ab-5528b4e07020.html

November 10

National Vanilla Cupcake Day



Area Code Day


Sesame Street Day


Windows Day (Microsoft)



World Orphans Day & World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 9

National Scrapple Day


World Freedom Day

November 8

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

Abet and Aid Punsters Day


Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day


Dunce Day


National Parents As Teachers Day


X-ray Day.

November 7


Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day



National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day.

St. Louis County Decides To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses. Will Other Counties Follow Now?

After Wednesday's ruling that Missouri's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, offices in St. Louis and St. Louis County have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

But so far, other counties in Missouri have expressed reluctance at issuing their own.

The Recorders' Association of Missouri, an organization that all recorders of deeds are part of, has advised recorders outside of the city of St. Louis not to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

"On the advice of the association's attorney, that guidance has been sent out to all recorders throughout the state," said Jan Jones, the president of the Recorders' Association of Missouri.

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-decides-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses-will-other-counties-follow-now

American Eagle Stops Photoshopping Underwear Ads, Sees Sales Boost

Digital photo manipulation has been a controversial issue for quite some time and some brands have made a point of trying to keep things looking more natural. However, it can be hard to tell exactly how effective those methods are. When American Eagle decided they would stop manipulating the models in their Aerie underwear ads, they actually saw a noticeable uptick in sales.

The women in the ads are still decidedly, well, model-like, but they haven't been rendered completely smooth or tattoo-free like you might expect to see in a Victoria's Secret ad. Aerie also tends to have a slightly more natural-light oriented look in its advertisements, which lends itself to less retouching.

The program has been in place since January and it will presumably continue on since companies don't often discontinue initiatives that spur a 9% growth in sales.

It's tough to say exactly how much of an effect this has had on the brand and their image, but it seems like a new positive for all involved.

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2014/11/american-eagle-stops-photoshopping-underwear-ads-sees-sales-boost?src=SOC&dom=fb

November 6

National Nachos Day


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict


National Men Make Dinner Day

& Saxophone Day.

My Sincerest Thank You to "In The Wind" who not only kept up with these daily posts during my time away, but made them look a whole lot better than what I do. (I must learn your secret).


Daily Holidays

I will be away for a bit, however "In The Wind" has graciously offered to fill in with the daily updates. You are as always invited to add in and enjoy!

We could all use a bit more humor theses days.

Find the Boss’s Weak Spot, Or Make One

During the late 1800s, when steel was produced using the Bessemer process, there was a 20-minute “blow” process that was critical to successful production. It was not unheard-of for union members to go to the supervisor at the start of the blow and demand some important grievance be resolved.

According to old-timers, it was amazing what the company could accomplish in those 20 minutes. These workers had found their employer’s vulnerability—and they used it to make the workplace safer and more humane.

We need to find the vulnerabilities of our employers. For some companies it might be their logo or their image, which they have spent millions of dollars cultivating. For others it might be a bottleneck in the process, or a weakness in their just-in-time inventory.

Whatever it is, we need to find it and exploit it to our members’ advantage.

- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/2014/10/find-boss-weak-spot-or-make-one#sthash.vMHZaSDt.dpuf
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