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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Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

While President Obama's win Tuesday has garnered lots of attention, ballot initiatives approved by voters in six states that boost wages and may result in more jobs in some niche industries -- and threaten jobs in another -- are also noteworthy. Some are praised as breakthrough measures. Others (such as a... Read More »

Pizza Delivery Man, Not Tipped, Pees On Customer's Door [Video]

Pizza Delivery Man, Not Tipped, Pees On Customer's Door [Video]

It's not unusual for workers who rely on tips for the bulk of their income to get upset should a customer fail to leave a gratuity. But a Pizza Hut delivery driver really went out of his way to express his displeasure at getting stiffed -- by peeing on a customer's door. The incident happened last week... Read More »

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour. Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

4 Manufacturing Jobs Making A Comeback

Machinists, engine assemblers and other production jobs also on the upswing, nearing their pre-recession employment levels. Read More »

Hurricane Sandy And Jobs: A Few Pockets of Opportunity

Hurricane Sandy And Jobs: A Few Pockets of Opportunity

No one would wish for a natural disaster on the magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, but if you're looking for a glimmer of hope and opportunity, rebuilding likely will mean more hours and pay for workers who help repair the damage. After the initial shocks to the economy related to $60 billion worth of lost... Read More »

9 Scary Halloween Movie Villains: How Much They Earn From Their 'Day Jobs'

9 Scary Halloween Movie Villains: How Much They Earn From Their 'Day Jobs'

Among scary Halloween movie villains, Freddy Krueger of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series perhaps had the cushiest job: maintaining a boiler at a generating plant on the outskirts of charming Springwood, Ohio. A simple gig, it's an occupation that typically pays well. What's more, it left him plenty of time... Read More »

10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

10 Fastest-Growing Industries For Jobs

With the economy making a comeback, some industries are now showing robust growth. Read More »

Former Marine Jonathan Brown Fired For Going To Doctor And Being A 'Disabled Veteran,' Suit Claims

Former Marine Jonathan Brown Fired For Going To Doctor And Being A 'Disabled Veteran,' Suit Claims

Former Marine Jonathan Brown was discharged from the military about two years ago after injuries to his eyes left him unable to serve. And it's that disability, Brown is claiming in a recently filed lawsuit, that prompted his employer to fire him from the gym that he was managing last summer. Brown had been... Read More »

Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

A new report pinpoints the 10 cities with the best job growth in the country. Read More »

Student Nurse, Rejane Moreira Telles, 'Accidentally' Injects Patient With Coffee, Causing Death

Student Nurse, Rejane Moreira Telles, 'Accidentally' Injects Patient With Coffee, Causing Death

It's a joke that's bantered around many U.S. workplaces: The need to have coffee delivered via IV -- or directly into one's veins -- to get the day started. But should anyone be stupid enough to try injecting coffee, they'd likely learn as did Rejane Moreira Telles that the results can be tragic and... Read More »

Sheila Eubank Fakes Kidnapping To Skip Work, Gets Arrested, Police Say

Sheila Eubank Fakes Kidnapping To Skip Work, Gets Arrested, Police Say

There is no shortage of inventive excuses that workers will turn to in search of a day off from work. Few employees, however, go as far as to tell a tall tale to police about being kidnapped and assaulted by a knife-wielding robber -- just for an extra day of rest and relaxation. But that's exactly what... Read More »

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

Feds Cut Way Back On Probes Of Worker Harassment, Discrimination Cases

When it comes to enforcing the nation's labor laws, the agency responsible for investigating charges of discrimination and harassment has no shortage of work. Workers routinely file complaints with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which then investigates them and decides whether to bring suit against... Read More »

Arby's Manager, Mary Archer, Fired After She Flees Armed Robber

Arby's Manager, Mary Archer, Fired After She Flees Armed Robber

Store manager Mary Archer was likely more concerned with her own life than corporate policies early last Friday, when she slipped through the drive-through window of an Arby's to evade a robber who was brandishing a knife and demanding money. But Arby's corporate honchos were unmoved and axed the veteran... Read More »

Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

Seasonal Hiring Booming: Retailers Hiring Holiday Help Now

As the holiday grows nearer, more retailers continue to announce hiring plans to fill seasonal jobs. And this year the U.S. could see the most robust hiring its seen in five years, according to a poll of 1,000 hiring managers by Snagajob (via CBS MoneyWatch). Meanwhile, an annual report from the National... Read More »

Gallaudet Official Angela McCaskill Suspended In Gay Marriage Controversy

Gallaudet Official Angela McCaskill Suspended In Gay Marriage Controversy

The suspension of an official whose role is to promote diversity at the nation's premier college for the deaf has sparked boisterous debate involving gay marriage, free speech and what diversity really means. The controversy began after Angela McCaskill (pictured above), diversity officer at Gallaudet... Read More »

College Majors That Earn The Most

College Majors That Earn The Most

If the stagnant job market has an upside, it may be this: college students (and likely their parents) are taking a hard look at which degrees will result in lasting, good paying jobs. Unfortunately for art and history majors, the best money-making careers these days are in more pragmatic fields, focused on... Read More »

Arizona National Guard Recruiters 'Bum Hunt' Homeless With Paintball Guns, Report Says

Arizona National Guard Recruiters 'Bum Hunt' Homeless With Paintball Guns, Report Says

Staff Sgt. Chad Wille thought he was doing the right thing three years ago when he went to his supervisor to report a claim that fellow National Guard troops traveling in an Humvee had been seen shooting paintballs at pedestrians in a nearby Phoenix neighborhood. Rather than being rewarded for his integrity,... Read More »

Trial Of Doctor James Mauti For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Worker Tears Apart Family

Trial Of Doctor James Mauti For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Worker Tears Apart Family

It's been nearly six years since sexual assault charges were first lodged against James Mauti, a sports-medicine physician in Springfield, N.J. His accuser is his former bookkeeper, who alleges that when she sought treatment for her back pain Mauti instead drugged and then molested her and took photos during... Read More »

Best Cities For Young Workers

Best Cities For Young Workers

CareerBliss polled more than 38,000 young workers to get an idea of what's important to them on the job. Read More »

Jennifer Rogers Denied Job As 'Kilt Girl,' Couldn't Fit Into Skirt

Jennifer Rogers Denied Job As 'Kilt Girl,' Couldn't Fit Into Skirt

Being a food server isn't glamorous work, but there's no shortage of restaurateurs these days who insist on hiring attractive, shapely waitresses dolled up in skimpy outfits as a way to woo more customers. The so-called "breastaurant" boom has spurred scrutiny into how managers decide who is right for the job... Read More »

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