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A company that profits as it pampers workers
Patagonia was one of the first American companies to offer on-site child care. They remain among the only ones. In 2008, 9 percent of companies surveyed offered on-site child care, according to the Families and Work Institute. In 2014, just 7 percent did. “We support the whole community, as opposed to a few people who do very, very well and enjoy all the perks,” she said. “We’ve figured it out. Seems to me that the rest of corporate America should be able to figure it out, too.”
money  politics  equality  gender  equality  good-rich-people 
october 2014 by iamfantastikate
Seattle man’s frugal life leaves rich legacy for 3 institutions
Only a tight circle of family and friends knew that MacDonald was nurturing a secret fortune. When he died in September at the age of 98, he left in his will a $187.6 million charitable trust to Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army.
seattle  amazing  money  good-rich-people  washington-state  u.s.a.  health  education 
february 2014 by iamfantastikate

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