For the 16th year in a row, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, this year ranking #5. The full list and related stories appear in the February 4 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 21. Find more information about the issue here. See the cover here: http://on.fb.me/WIY7Tn. Wegmans has appeared on the FORTUNE list every year since the list was first published in 1998, and has been ranked among the top 10 for 11 consecutive years. Wegmans is one of only 13 companies that have been on this list since it began in 1998. To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
Married Mark was home with a feverish baby this morning, so we replayed a "Best Of" from a few years ago when Married Mark was still the Single Guy and trying to give up smoking...hear it here!
GROUP THERAPY THURSDAY
Have a problem or issue in your life that you'd like to have everyone's input on? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share it with us. We opened the phones in the 8 o'clock hour for Group Therapy Thursday! Remember, if you can't get through on the air, you can always post a comment below, here on the blog. Here is this morning's letter...
Dear Ted and Amy,
My husband recently joined a band. I’m not very happy about this, but I try to support him since I know how much he enjoys playing music. He practices sometimes twice a week and they play out a lot. I can’t always go because we have two small children. But my problem is this. There are women hanging around, not just when the band plays out, but during practice! These are not member’s wives or girlfriends, just supporters of the band, in other words, groupies. I’ve tried to explain that it’s not a good idea to be in that situation and he blows it off, saying I’m insecure. I trust my husband but I’ve seen how women throw themselves at musicians. What should I do?
Paranoid in Pompey
MALARKEY FOR TODAY:
The white powder on chewing gum is what?
1) powdered sugar
2) *** sweetened marble dust