David Schepp

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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.

Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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Coffee Shop Worker Quits Via Song -- But Was It Fake? [Video]

Coffee Shop Worker Quits Via Song -- But Was It Fake? [Video]

A job for many workers is just a paycheck -- an often dreary way to pay the bills. That may be why so many Americans are keen on (or at least dream of) quitting their jobs in an over-the-top fashion. There are a number of recent examples of "extreme quitting," including one by Joey DeFrancesco, who video... Read More »

U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

With just two weeks to go in the year, the number of job cuts announced by U.S. employers is behind last year's pace, though it's still staggeringly high -- with 490,806 job cuts this year (as of November). Last month alone, the nation's employers announced plans to cut more than 57,000 positions, only the... Read More »

Best Employer In America Is ...

Best Employer In America Is ...

For all the high-profile woes Facebook has encountered in recent months because of its botched $16 billion stock offering last spring and complaints by users about privacy, the social-media powerhouse remains an attractive company to work for. In fact, Facebook Inc. topped the latest list of best employers,... Read More »

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Each year brings with it plenty of examples of employees caught doing dumb things while on the job, and 2012 was no exception. From the auto-dealership worker who was accused of faking her own kidnapping to the small-town clerk who stole $53 million from taxpayers to the teacher who allegedly ordered her... Read More »

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

Confessions Of A Mall Santa Claus

They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

Companies lay off vast numbers of workers with such regularity that you may not have noticed the announcement. Last week Citigroup Inc. said it would lay off 11,000 workers worldwide, citing a need to reduce expenses. Yet, at the same time, Citi revealed it gave top execs hefty "incentive awards," including... Read More »

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Read More »

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Most workers are guilty of it from time to time, but gossiping in the workplace is viewed by many employers and employees alike as a time waster -- and potentially destructive, too. But a new study by Dutch researchers finds that gossip helps keep offices running more smoothly and can actually improve... Read More »

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

The Disturbing Reality About Being A Low-Wage Retail Worker

It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages. They include New... Read More »

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

Seasonal Jobs Go Begging: Are The Unemployed Getting Picky?

With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... Read More »

Minnesota Grocer Joe Lueken Turning His Stores Over To Employees

Minnesota Grocer Joe Lueken Turning His Stores Over To Employees

Joe Lueken may go down as one of the nation's best bosses -- or at least one of the most generous. That's because the Minnesota grocer isn't merely giving employees a Christmas bonus this year, he's giving them the business, sort of. After 46 years, the 70-year-old owner of Lueken's Village Foods in... Read More »

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Best And Worst Seasonal Jobs

Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season. Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »

Lori LaManna, Sexy Model, Nabs Suspect Who Allegedly Posted Her Photos On Porn Site

Lori LaManna, Sexy Model, Nabs Suspect Who Allegedly Posted Her Photos On Porn Site

Like many aspiring performing artists, Lori LaManna has worked as an actress, dancer and model. Now she can add one more title to her resume: sleuth. LaManna's brief stint as a novice investigator began after someone allegedly hacked into her online portfolio, downloaded her professionally shot photos and... Read More »

Uruguay President, Jose Mujica, Donates Most Of His Pay To Charity

Uruguay President, Jose Mujica, Donates Most Of His Pay To Charity

If the world has an impoverished president, it may be Jose Mujica, the current head of state in Uruguay, the South American nation of some 3.3 million people that's about the size of Washington state. As BBC News reports, President Mujica (pictured above) shunned the luxurious house that Uruguay provides... Read More »

Best Big Companies To Work For

Best Big Companies To Work For

Finding a great place to work for many workers can be a challenge, especially in this economy when so many are content just to have a steady paycheck. The soft labor market, though, doesn't necessarily make it easier -- even for large global companies -- to find top talent, which is why so many of them still... Read More »

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District. But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »

JCPenney Worker Hid Cellphone Camera In Women's Bathroom, Police Say

JCPenney Worker Hid Cellphone Camera In Women's Bathroom, Police Say

The introduction of cameras on cell phones has made it easy to take photos and videos nearly anywhere at any time, resulting in a slew of cases of workers accused of secretly recording others. The latest instance involves Marco Bartolon-Velasquez, a Florida man (pictured above) who has been charged with... Read More »

The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

The jobs picture for many veterans has improved significantly during the last year, though those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular, still face challenges in finding employment. Programs, such as those spearheaded by President Obama, have helped to spur interest among employers in hiring... Read More »

7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

7 Industries That Are Losing Jobs

October's employment report released earlier this month showed continued steady improvement in the job market. But hiring remains sluggish; a number of employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. As the Labor Department reported Tuesday, job openings... Read More »

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