Jake Thiewes

  • Makeshift Home Offices During Hurricane Sandy [Slideshow]

    Makeshift Home Offices During Hurricane Sandy [Slideshow]

    From New York to D.C. to Boston, transit systems were shut down, tunnels and bridges closed and offices shuttered, all due to Hurricane Sandy. So many employees were working from makeshift home offices -- at least as long as they have power. Here's where some of us on the AOL editorial team will be working... Continue Reading

  • Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

    Got The iPhone 5? Now You Need These Tech Tools

    As Apple fans anxiously await the release of new iPhone 5 (mine is due to be delivered in about an hour), that got me thinking: What are the new tech tools that can make job hunting easier? Most job hunters are well aware that the job search has moved online. Savvy job seekers know to network on LinkedIn and... Continue Reading

  • Before They Were Stars: First Jobs [Photo Gallery]

    Before They Were Stars: First Jobs [Photo Gallery]

    It can be easy to see the stars of movies and television and think, "Well, they've got it easy." And while many of them indeed do live quite the lifestyle thanks to their successes, everyone started somewhere. AOL Jobs got in touch with several stars to find out what they did before they were household names. Continue Reading

  • McDonald's Manager Takes A Stand Against 'Coning' [Video]

    McDonald's Manager Takes A Stand Against 'Coning' [Video]

    You may remember our features earlier this year -- employees planking on the job and being fired, plus fast food workers being pranked by an Australian man who defined "coning" to the world. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

    Top 10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill In 2011

    With nationwide unemployment still hovering around 9 percent, it may come as a surprise that employers have job openings, but can't fill them. According to Manpower's annual Talent Shortage Survey, about 52 percent of the employers surveyed reported difficulty filling jobs. This is up from 14 percent in... Continue Reading

  • Employees Clown Around With Clever 'Corporate' Communication

    Employees Clown Around With Clever 'Corporate' Communication

    Most companies have "official" signage displayed around the office. You know, signs and posters that follow the corporate style guide for fonts, colors and graphics, according to the marketing department. Every so often, though, employees take messaging matters into their own hands, leading to predictable (and... Continue Reading

  • NYC Subway Worker Sings Sinatra [Video]

    NYC Subway Worker Sings Sinatra [Video]

    Gary Rousseau, a subway construction worker in New York City, decided to spice up his lunch break. In the spirit of "hard hats and microphones," he set up a microphone and amplifier, and performs Frank Sinatra songs at his construction site on 2nd Avenue. Says Rousseau, "we're trying to give back a little... Continue Reading

  • Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

    Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

    Would you like fries with that? Employees at fast-food restaurants tend to have fairly simple, repetitive days at work. The process of taking customers' orders, preparing food and serving it as quickly as possible is an oft-thankless job. Some jokesters from around the world have made an effort to spice up... Continue Reading

  • Creative Conference Rooms From Around the World

    Creative Conference Rooms From Around the World

    Group meetings aren't typically something employees look forward to. For one thing, conference rooms can be drab and utterly lack inspiration. But some companies have started to take a new approach to conferencing. Some is the result of advanced video-conferencing systems and the like -- but we're also seeing... Continue Reading

  • Flash Mobs: The New Form of Picketing? [Video]

    Flash Mobs: The New Form of Picketing? [Video]

    With the tagline of "Living Wages, Healthy Communities," Respect DC is a community of workers, students, parents and organizations all concerned with one common goal -- the quality of life in Washington, D.C., and its surrounding communities. Since they advocate that all D.C. employers provide a decent living... Continue Reading

  • Nine Super Cool Corporate Offices From Around the World

    Nine Super Cool Corporate Offices From Around the World

    "Oh, I work for "Insert Big Corporation Name Here" usually conjures up mental pictures of gray cubicle walls, florescent lighting and bosses wearing full suits and power-ties. Fortunately, that's not always the case. We found some big-name companies whose offices embody a much smaller, start-up attitude where... Continue Reading

  • Working From Home? Eight Amazing Workspaces to Inspire You

    Working From Home? Eight Amazing Workspaces to Inspire You

    With the internet as an integral part of nearly every company's workday, more and more employees are being allowed some work-from-home privileges. Still others run businesses out of their homes. But who says working from home has to be boring? We found a collection of home offices that exemplify creativity and... Continue Reading

  • Office Humor: Prison Director Gets Inmates on Their Feet [Video]

    Office Humor: Prison Director Gets Inmates on Their Feet [Video]

    Mention the words "maximum security prison" to most people and they visualize harsh lighting, orange jumpsuits and strict guards. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in the Philippines is indeed a maximum security facility, but with a twist. CPDRC Director Byron Garcia wanted to... Continue Reading

  • Adorable Photos of Dogs at Work in Honor of 'Take Your Dog to Work Day'

    Adorable Photos of Dogs at Work in Honor of 'Take Your Dog to Work Day'

    Today is the twelfth-annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. The event, first created by Pet Sitters International in 1999, "asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption" by bringing their four-legged friends to work. We scoured the web and found countless photos of people at work... Continue Reading

  • Police Officer Gets Silly: Bending the Rules and Ruling the Bends

    Police Officer Gets Silly: Bending the Rules and Ruling the Bends

    The Isle of Man is a peculiar part of the United Kingdom. While the U.K. is responsible for the generalities of governance, the island has its' own government and parliament for the day-to-day. What does this mean for the local Isle of Man police force? Much of the island has no speed limits, with great... Continue Reading

  • A Day In The Life - Chan at AOL

    A Day In The Life - Chan at AOL

    Chan C. Intern - AOL Lifestream Howdy. My intern life in the Lifestream team back-end is fun and inspiring. Lifestream, a social network aggregator and publisher, is still a young and very dynamic product of AOL. This gives me, ave been working on many interestingly distinct projects including... Continue Reading

  • A Day In The Life - Kristina at AOL

    A Day In The Life - Kristina at AOL

    Kristina T. Intern - AOL Corporate Communications Welcome! I'm currently interning with AOL for my third summer in a row with the Corporate Communications team. My main responsibility is writing features, editing articles and taking photos for our internal employee news site, AOL Today. I also dabble... Continue Reading

  • A Day in the Life - Stephanie at AOL

    A Day in the Life - Stephanie at AOL

    Stephanie R. Intern - AOL News Hi there! I have been interning with AOL for a little over a year. I work on the production support team for AOL News. A lot of what I do is front-end website modifications. Some of the websites I contribute to are AOL News, Politics Daily, Walletpop, Daily Finance,... Continue Reading

  • A Day In The Life - Maryam at AOL

    A Day In The Life - Maryam at AOL

    Maryam A. Intern - AOL Mail Hello world. I am a software development intern with the Anti-spam team in AOL Mail. Nowadays for the most part, I've been doing Java programming but my first few weeks involved C, some shell scripts, and performance testing. I am a junior in the School of Computer Science... Continue Reading

  • A Day In The Life - Jake at AOL

    A Day In The Life - Jake at AOL

    Jake T. Intern - AOL Jobs Hey there! I'm interning with AOL this summer as part of the Jobs team. My day-to-day entails a lot of social media interaction and promotion, as well as copy editing, web editing, and search engine optimization. I will be a senior in the fall, earning my degree in Media Arts... Continue Reading