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Plainfield PD raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Plainfield PD raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Plainfield PD raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — The Plainfield Police Department is raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Officers are planning to host a “drive thru” breakfast for the first time on Friday morning.

The idea is pretty simple. Cars show up at the police department between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and get coffee and donuts. Plus, they’ll also get a swag bag for a small donation.

During the entire month of October, officers are allowed to alter their uniforms. They can wear pink undershirts and pink socks. Female officers can even dye their hair pink.

The department is also selling car magnets which are $5.

Officers will also have pink bands on their badges.

All of the funds raised go to the American Cancer Society, which is close to many officers’ hearts.

“A lot of our officers on our department have had family members or close friends who have cancer impact their lives,” Plainfield Chief of Police Joe Aldridge said. “Last year we did a video talking about how it impacted some of our officers’ families so it’s impacted a grand majority of the department.”

The department is taking part in No-Shave November and raising money for other cancer fundraising activities, specifically for a Plainfield Middle School student who has stage four Lymphoma.


Hoosier cities ranked among ‘Hardest Working’

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Two Indiana cities are among the top 116 metropolitan areas across the country identified as “2020’s Hardest Working Cities in America,” according to a new study from WalletHub.

The personal finance website places Indianapolis at No. 47 and Fort Wayne at No. 72.

The ranking is based on 11 key metrics. The data set ranges from employment rate to average weekly work hours to share of workers with multiple jobs. WalletHub says the average U.S. worker puts in 1,786 hours per year, which is much higher than many other industrialized countries.

For instance, U.S. workers put in 403 more hours each year than German workers. For an average 40-hour workweek, that’s ten weeks of additional time “on the clock.”

But WalletHub says working more hours does not necessarily translate into higher productivity.

“In fact, empirical research shows that as the number of working hours increases, employee productivity starts to decline,” said Stephanie Andel, an assistant professor in the IUPUI Department of Psychology.

Andel is one of five experts asked by WalletHub to weigh-in on the workload.

“We simply are not wired to be working constantly, and we lose valuable mental resources as the workday goes on,” explains Andel. “This reduces our ability to maintain our work engagement over long periods, and in turn, creates diminishing returns when it comes to employee output and productivity.”

The list also included data on average commute time and the number of workers leaving vacation time unused.

“Overworked employees also struggle to balance their work and non-work roles (such as family demands), which further impacts their stress and health levels,” Andel said. “These problematic outcomes can also be felt by the organization’s bottom line in the form of increasing health insurance costs, employee absenteeism and turnover.”

WalletHub says the hardest working U.S. city is Anchorage, Alaska.

Click here to view the entire list.