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The 3 best companies in Oklahoma to work for are…

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I’ve written about jobs here on TLO before, but I think I should begin this post by letting everyone know that I have no idea what it’s like to work for a great companies. I’ve had great jobs, sure, but not a single one of them was a full-time gig. And when I did choose to drink the corporate Kool-Aid and give all my time and attention to a job, it always seemed to end with the worst result possible. granted, I’ve only worked for a sociopath with a Napoleon complex, a company that actively prevented employees from starting 401Ks, and at a company where the CEO thought network cables that were shorter than 3 feet would really speed up the internet in the building.

Anyway, because of all this, I’m really interested in places that are considered great places to work. Don’t get me wrong, I love working for TLO. You can ask any of our contributors. They’ll tell you the benefits are some of the best. (You really can’t beat having strangers find out you write for TLO and then listing their grievances with the site.)

So, I bring all this up because Fortune recently released their list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and 3 Oklahoma companies made the list. According to Fortune:

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America.

Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees’ attitudes about management’s credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

Yep. Totally nominating TLO for this next year.

So, what were the 3 Oklahoma companies that made the list? Check them out after the jump!

Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday, fellow Oklahomans. I hope you’re all enjoying your Monday after Daylight Saving Time. If you’re like me, then you’re using DST as an excuse every single time your late or fall asleep in a situation where it’s not socially acceptable to do so for the next month. I mean, I still use this excuse in like December when it’s not valid, but people don’t seem to question it. Seriously, best excuse ever.

Anyway, as always, I’ve gathered all tweets you need to read, and put them here just for you. They’re after the jump!

Some truck thieves wound up in a chicken coop

Chicken coop bandits

For the most part, I try to break Oklahoma stereotypes. We’ve come a long way in my lifetime, and I feel that the progressives and the movers and shakers in our city need to be rewarded for the hard work they’ve done to bring Oklahoma out of the dark ages. I do my part by never taking out-of-town guests to Cattlemen’s or the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Though, regrettably, I do bring the proverbial average down by drinking A LOT of Coor’s Light. What can I say? It’s probably safer to drink than the arsenic and hexavalent chromium-containing water in Norman.

I bring all this up because something happened yesterday that ruined all the good work I’ve been doing. Sure, it may seem innocuous enough, but I assure you, some real damage has been done.

According to KFOR.com:

There are a lot of explosives in the OKC Metro right now

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During my senior year of high school, I got in trouble during my report presentation on Chernobyl. Apparently, the slide with a comic bookish “Kaboom!” followed by the phrase “like a pipe bomb in a mailbox” was inappropriate and irreverent. I’m sure none of you have issues with attributing this sort of disrespectful behavior to me.

I only bring this up because there have been two pretty terrifying stories regarding explosives (not nuclear reactors melting down–don’t fret about that!) in the local news lately. The first one is kind of like a bingo card of things you don’t want to see in the same story.

According to News9.com:

Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! It’s the first Monday of March 2015, which means that both spring break and St. Patrick’s Day are fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite so nice as that time of year where drunk college kids are doing body shots on the beach, and a person you know for a fact has never set foot in Ireland tells you quite vehemently that it’s St. Paddy’s Day, and will only take a drink when you say “slainte” and not cheers. Ah, spring. You crazy time of year.

Anyway, a lot happened on Twitter last week, like snow, some llamas, and a dress. It was kind of insane. As always, I have all the tweets your little heart could ever desire right here, after the jump!