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This week we covered complaints, wellness, and nonstop emails! This is you Strange But True week in review!

There’s No Accounting for Termination Based on Cable Complaint—Cable companies sometimes get a bad rap. They make you sit at home, all day, waiting for them to come fix your connections. They charge you outrageous prices for things you can watch on Hulu the next day for just $8. And, they can call your boss and tell him you complained about their service, which ultimately leads to your termination.

Guess Who’s Thinking Outside the ‘Bun’ on Employee Comp and Benefits?—All this hoopla around workers’ rights leads some to believe that the fast-food industry is corrupt and unethical, but then the magazine Bon Appétit surprises us all with its top 10 list of fast-food restaurants that treat their employees well.

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Say ‘Nein’ to Nonstop E-mails to Save Workers’ Sanity—Americans are so obsessed with checking their e-mails on their smartphones almost 24/7—even those sent by their bosses—that they check them on weekends and vacation and sometimes walk into telephone poles or out into streets while reading them. But does the constant contact with work cause employees unreasonable and unhealthy stress? “Jawohl,” says German Employment Minister Andrea Nahles.

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