Survey lists jobs with most coffee need
CANTON, Mass., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder.com said workers in food preparation and the service industry have the greatest need for coffee.
The online survey of 4,152 U.S. workers, conducted Aug. 13-Sept. 3 by Harris Interactive, found food preparation and service workers were the most likely to say their productivity would drop without coffee, followed by scientists, sales representatives, marketing/public relations workers, nurses, media workers, business executives, teachers, engineers and IT workers.
The survey, which was commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts and CareerBuilder.com in honor of National Coffee Day Sept. 29, found 55 percent of respondents said they drink at least one cup of coffee per day and 63 percent of coffee drinkers tend to have two or more cups of java during the workday.
The survey had a margin of error of 1.52 percentage points with a 95 percent probability.
Police: Cold potatoes sparked assault
BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked a restaurant manager during an argument about cold mashed potatoes.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said the woman dined Sept. 14 at Cody's Roadhouse in Manatee County, Fla., with a man and two young girls, The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald reported Thursday.
The woman complained to the manager about her mashed potatoes being cold and requested a 50 percent discount on her meal. The manager instead gave the woman credit to return to the restaurant at a later time and the diners left.
However, the woman returned to the restaurant around 4 p.m. Monday and argued with the same manager. Investigators said the argument turned physical when the woman grabbed the female manager's hand and used her other hand to grab the woman by the throat.
The attacker, who hasn't been identified, left in a blue Saab, deputies said.
Canada uses real spies in recruiting video
OTTAWA, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Real spies are appearing in recruiting videos posted online by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Five CSIS videos featuring real employees were posted on YouTube last week, describing various positions the agency would like to fill, the Globe and Mail reported.
The agents use only their first names, although it isn't clear if those are their real names.
Their faces are clearly visible in the videos, in which they recreate situations in various cities of what agents can face. It also isn't known if the agents work in the specialty fields they describe.
In one of the videos, taped in Montreal, a female host identifies herself as Andrea and says, "I'm a follower and a wallflower and I'm good at it."
CSIS said its agents would tour job fairs this fall to recruit new employees, the report said.
The secretive spy agency has never put faces to its employees in the past, the Globe said.
It is one of few federal agencies with job vacancies, as most other departments are under order to cut staffing and costs.
Man had friend serve his prison sentence
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Swedish authorities said an international arrest warrant has been issued for a man who had a friend pose as him to avoid a prison term.
Police said the 37-year-old Gothenburg man was sentenced to one year in prison in January 2008 after being convicted of charges including copyright infringement, breaking Swedish medical laws and handling smuggled goods, the Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.
However, the man was not held in remand in between being sentenced and the start of his prison term, and police said during that time he convinced a friend to serve the sentence for him. Investigators said the convict took out a driver's license bearing his own name and the picture of his friend to carry out the identity swap.
Police said the other man had served the majority of the sentence by the time the ruse was discovered. The man was set free.
"We were the victims of advanced con," said Ulf Jonson of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Police said an international arrest warrant has been issued for the convict, who is believed to have fled to the Philippines.
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