Jon Bauer, Herald staff
Early birds, worms and all that: A University of Washington study of flexible work schedules found that bosses looked more favorably on workers who came in early in the morning, as opposed to those who worked later in the day.
In other words: If all that’s left in the breakroom when you get to work is half of a glazed doughnut, don’t expect a raise.
Grounded hog: A sheriff’s deputy investigating theft and damage to 31 U.S. flags at a New York cemetery quickly caught the vandal: a groundhog. The deputy said he watched as the varmint took a flag, broke the pole with its paws and dragged it into his den.
Ordered to come out, the groundhog poked his head out, saw the deputy’s shadow and will serve six more weeks of probation.
Seat hog: Southwest Airlines has been fined for falsely advertising $59 flights from Atlanta to New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but then not offering any seats for that price. The airline claimed the offer was a mistake in advertising copy.
The U.S. Department of Transportation poked its head out of its office, saw the airline’s lie and fined it $200,000.