Lauren Fairbanks

Modlet Helps Consumers and Businesses 'Go Green'

Modlet Helps Consumers and Businesses 'Go Green'

Tons of businesses are riding the "green" wave, but few are really succeeding at making a discernible difference in their energy usage. Although, it's rarely for lack of trying, and more often due to the fact that most companies have absolutely no idea where to start with implementing greener... Read More »

Skype Introduces Group Chats for Individuals and Businesses

Skype Introduces Group Chats for Individuals and Businesses

Skype isn't new to the tech scene, but this year they are releasing new and upgraded technology that will allow more people to connect more easily via their television and smartphones. While Skype calls and video chats have been around for a while (Skype-to-Skype calls are free, while Skype to cell phones... Read More »

Gazelle Allows Small Business to Recycle Gadgets and Get Paid

Gazelle Allows Small Business to Recycle Gadgets and Get Paid

Small businesses often get the short end of the stick when it comes time for them to upgrade their electronics -- be it laptops, desktops, phones or PDAs. While larger corporations can take advantage of asset disposal, the same can be extremely costly for small and medium-sized businesses. Which is precisely... Read More »

Scooping Ice Cream Now Considered a Potential Job Hazard

Scooping Ice Cream Now Considered a Potential Job Hazard

An Alberta woman has successfully completed a workers compensation claim for re-injuring a past shoulder injury from repeatedly scooping ice cream at her job at a convenience store. Her claim, which was initially denied, was finally approved after she appealed it after finding out that her injured shoulder... Read More »

Social Media Plays a Huge Role in YOUR Job Search -- Whether You Realize It or Not

Social Media Plays a Huge Role in YOUR Job Search -- Whether You Realize It or Not

Social media has had an iffy relationship with job seekers over the past few years, with many people claiming that using sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and even Twitter were helping people in their job searches. But many social media users are still baffled at how these sites bring together companies and job... Read More »

Domino's Pizza Hiring Delivery Person for $31,000 per Hour

Domino's Pizza Hiring Delivery Person for $31,000 per Hour

No, that's not a misprint. The behemoth pizza chain, Domino's, is embarking on quite the marketing gimmick. For its 25th anniversary in Japan, the company is offering up 25 different offers, ranging from free food and discount coupons to a delivery job at the rate of $31K (2,500,000 yen) an hour. Read More »

Want to Retire by 65? Think Again!

Want to Retire by 65? Think Again!

Americans may have shot themselves in the foot when it comes to retiring in a timely fashion. A recent study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College recently reported that American workers (ages 32-64) are a stunning $6.6 trillion short of budget. Read More »

Weak Economy is Killing Off Office Romances

Weak Economy is Killing Off Office Romances

In a time of massive uncertainty in the job market, there are many economic side effects. But one surprising product of a slimming job market has been the steep decline of office romances. But unlike the most likely of reasons - stress levels of workers - it's actually because of an increase in legal complaints... Read More »

Americans Forgo Vacation Time Fearing Job Security

Americans Forgo Vacation Time Fearing Job Security

Americans have a love/ hate relationship with their vacation time. We're always complaining of how little of it we actually get, while sweeping it to the side when we get the opportunity to take advantage of it. Top that off with the consistent, nagging worry of losing our jobs, and it's a miracle that the... Read More »

Before You Take an Assistant Job, Read This: An Interview with Lilit Marcus

Before You Take an Assistant Job, Read This: An Interview with Lilit Marcus

Lilit Marcus, Editor of The Gloss, and newly published author, is a beacon of shining light for the beleaguered and battered assistants of the working world. Her new book, Save the Assistants: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Workplace, helps young adults transitioning to the workplace in the be-all... Read More »

Burden of Health Insurance Costs Falling More Heavily on Employees

Burden of Health Insurance Costs Falling More Heavily on Employees

It seems as if American workers just keep getting shafted in the workplace. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Health Research and Educational Trust found that while employer contributions to health plans have been decreasing -- down 0.9% this year -- employee contributions have continued to... Read More »

Two Cents on Tipping: Who, When and How Much

Two Cents on Tipping: Who, When and How Much

Tipping can be an awkward and uncomfortable situation for many people. How much is too little versus how much is too much? Is it customary to tip your garbage worker and you mailman? What about the guitar playing songstress at your local coffee shop? Luckily there are rules of thumb for the myriad of service... Read More »

Real Company Provides Fake Receipts to Pad Your Expense Report

Real Company Provides Fake Receipts to Pad Your Expense Report

There are services that help you fake your way through college essays and school papers, and now it seems that there are services that allow you to lie and scheme your way through your professional adult life as well. The Sales Receipt Store, an online receipt printing service, flaunts the tag line "Create phony... Read More »

Safety More Important Than Money to Most Workers

Safety More Important Than Money to Most Workers

A study from the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center shows that safety in the workplace is the top priority for workers, ranking higher than minimum wage, paid sick days, maternity leave and overtime. According to the study, which drew on polls and surveys from 2001 - 2010, most people tend... Read More »

Helpful Co-Workers Are Least Liked in the Workplace

Helpful Co-Workers Are Least Liked in the Workplace

The old adage "misery loves company" was found to ring true after a recent study done on personalities in the workplace. Craig Parks, co-author of the study and a professor at Washington State University, found out that helpful and unselfish co-workers were the least liked in office. While conventional wisdom... Read More »

Man Gets Drunk and Shoots Company Server -- 'Office Space' Style

Man Gets Drunk and Shoots Company Server -- 'Office Space' Style

It's as if the movie 'Office Space' has come to life with the story of a drunk mortgage company employee in Salt Lake City, Utah, opening fire on a company server. Joshua Lee Campbell, a 23-year-old Salt Lake City resident, apparently showed up at his office inebriated after attending a concert and shot his... Read More »

Chicago Cop Blasts

Chicago Cop Blasts "Political Hacks" via Blog for Destroying the Department

It seems that one of the silver linings of a global recession is that once people take enough abuse at the hands of an incompetent employer, it lends an unwavering courage to stand up and voice complaints - regardless of reprisal. That was the case for Lt. John R. Andrews, a Chicago cop who posted a thoughtfully... Read More »

Fired Cop Hijacks Bus to Get His Job Back

Fired Cop Hijacks Bus to Get His Job Back

A cop who was fired in the Philipines over drug, robbery and extortion allegations has taken the drastic step of hijacking a tour bus filled with tourists from Hong Kong. Rolando Mendoza, who held the position of Senior Police Inspector, hijacked the bus in an attempt to be reinstated in the police force. The... Read More »

Busted Department of Education Workers Need a Refresher Course in Being Discreet

Busted Department of Education Workers Need a Refresher Course in Being Discreet

The NY Daily News reported yesterday that over a dozen teachers and other DOE professionals have been busted for playing hooky from their jobs. According to the NYDN, over 13 employees have been terminated or fined over the past two years for calling in sick and taking paid vacations - all on taxpayer dimes.... Read More »

Work Theft: Sams Club Employee Busted for Stealing Credit Cards from Customers

Work Theft: Sams Club Employee Busted for Stealing Credit Cards from Customers

A Sam's Club employee in Hanover, MA has been charged with stealing cash from customers, using their credit cards to scam cash back from their accounts. By quickly swiping a customer's credit card after an initial transaction, 22-year-old Guy Diatta would enter a false transaction and choose to receive cash... Read More »

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