Monday Miscellany

* To economize, 37 percent of workers pack a lunch more often than they did a year ago, rather than eat out. (BIGresearch)

* Among cost-saving promotions for vacationers, rebates on gasoline expenses (cited by 48 percent) and discounts for lodging/extended stays (31 percent) are the most popular with consumers. (Prospectiv)

* Twenty-five percent of employed adults describe their workplace as a “dictatorship.” Fifty-two percent say their boss “treats subordinates well.” (Zogby International)