‘Parks and Rec,’ musical chairs and the rest of the best business stuff this week

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Here at Grid we spend a lot of time reading what the Internet has to say about business. Or, as journalists like to call it, “working.” Every Friday, we let you benefit from our diligence by collecting the most interesting and entertaining stuff we’ve encountered this week.

Do you ever get the feeling bosses think workers are children?

When the Wall Street Journal must liken the newest office trend to a game of musical chairs, it’s hard not to get the feeling that we’re all being coddled a little bit. That being said, I picked this chair because of its proximity to the candy, and I’m not moving. The candy stays with me! THE CANDY AND I ARE A PACKAGE. Sarah Collins

Who really creates jobs in America?

Rich guys say they do. Politicians say it’s small business. The latter is closer to the truth but still not entirely accurate. In fact, only a small subset of small outfits really create jobs: startups. And only startups that are growing fast. The implications of that truth are explored in this solid NPR business story (first time I’ve ever used that phrase). Brandon Copple

All is fair in love and Twitter

On the messy beginnings of Twitter (which, as you’ll find out, was disturbingly close to being called “Vibrate.” As in, let me post this “Vibration” real quick). Spoiler alert: More backstabbing than Mean Girls. Meg Graham

Millennials have good reason to be dour and self-absorbed

According to a new study out of Georgetown, only half of adults in their late twenties work full time, and the average worker doesn’t make the median national income until she hits 30 — four years later than in generations previous. Oh, and one of the authors thinks these losses are permanent. Matt Present

Donna lives for the Grid

This episode of “Parks and Recreation” may have aired last week, but we will not turn down the opportunity to hear Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford chant our name. Don’t really appreciate the reversal at the end though. Sarah Collins

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