Lisa Johnson Mandell

Babysitter Busted for Trying to Sell Child on eBay (Video)

Babysitter Busted for Trying to Sell Child on eBay (Video)

Authorities in Michigan don't believe that the 20-year-old babysitter who listed her cousin's 2-year-old daughter for sale on eBay really intended to sell the child. They thought she might have been trying to swindle someone out of the $1,000 asking price, but she claims it was all a joke. Read More »

Verizon Customer Service Rep Saves Caller's Life

Verizon Customer Service Rep Saves Caller's Life

Anyone who has ever made a call to a customer service rep knows that at times they can be beyond frustrating, and at other times they can seem like real lifesavers. This is a story about the latter, and should make you feel better about customer service in general. Recently, a Verizon sales and service... Read More »

Men at Work: The Truth About Your Male Co-Workers

Men at Work: The Truth About Your Male Co-Workers

If you think female workers in America have come a long way, you'll be surprised to find out that the American male has made quite a bit of progress as well -- at least in the workplace. A recent survey reveals that guys openly favor their families over their jobs, growth potential over salary and wouldn't... Read More »

Golden State Has Green Jobs Galore

Golden State Has Green Jobs Galore

Northern California's Bay Area is turning green with envy, now that Los Angeles has surpassed it as the nation's leading eco-friendly employer. A recent report shows that there are more green jobs in the Los Angeles area than in any other region in the nation, and the number of green jobs is expected to double... Read More »

Most Students Prefer Passion Over Paycheck

Most Students Prefer Passion Over Paycheck

Perhaps it's because America's students have watched their parents suffer through jobs that don't inspire them -- just to make a living. But today's students do not seem to be all about the money when it comes to their careers. A recent study shows that 72 percent of students want a career that aligns with... Read More »

Uncle Sam Wants Psychologists and Social Workers

Uncle Sam Wants Psychologists and Social Workers

Attention psychologists and social workers: Uncle Sam wants you! The U.S. Army is making a concerted effort to take care of the psychological and emotional needs of its personnel, and it's staging a major recruiting campaign to attract specialists in the field. Read More »

Paid for Doing Nothing: Suspended Office Assistant Kept Getting Checks for 12 Years

Paid for Doing Nothing: Suspended Office Assistant Kept Getting Checks for 12 Years

Talk about a cushy job! For the last 12 years, a Virginia woman hasn't set foot in her office and has done zero work, yet she's been collecting an annual salary that has totaled more than $300,000. Recently, the bookkeeping mistake was discovered and her payments were discontinued, but now she's filing for... Read More »

Can Google+ Help Your Job Search?

Can Google+ Help Your Job Search?

You may or may not have heard about Google+. It's the search giant's answer to Facebook, and it's hoping to take over the social networking world. It's very "insidery" right now -- since it's only in Beta. To join, you have to get an invite from someone who's already on. The site's creators are obviously... Read More »

Breakfast of the Busy: Most Americans Start Their Work Day With...

Breakfast of the Busy: Most Americans Start Their Work Day With...

Dry, buttered or with a side of eggs, 70 percent of Americans fuel their work day with toast, according to a recent survey. And while toast is pretty much a carb rush, at least Americans prefer whole grain bread over white, nut, cinnamon and seeded varieties. Read More »

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

You've seen hoarders on TV, buried in piles of newspaper, stuffed animals, food, garbage, you name it. But you might not have noticed that they're all around you at work as well. Desks and offices covered with piles of papers, folders, files, books, etc. can reveal mild cases of office hoarding. And how about... Read More »

Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

Why Engaged Workers Make Better Employees

If you're like most people, what you really need out of a job is a salary high enough to cover your expenses. But what you really want out of a job goes far beyond that, and involves things like social support, feedback and opportunities for autonomy, variety and growth. It's all about "engagement" which is... Read More »

Cop Gets Demoted for Sexting Informant

Cop Gets Demoted for Sexting Informant

The latest public employee to get in trouble for sexting is Payson, Ariz., Police Officer Josh LaManna, who was caught with his pants down, or at least sending photos of himself in that state, to a confidential police informant. Read More »

Top Three Things That Really Tick Off the Boss

Top Three Things That Really Tick Off the Boss

"Oh no! Not another meeting! How are we ever supposed to get any work done if we're constantly called into random meetings that last too long and go nowhere? If I had a nickel for every time ..." Read More »

High School Janitor Sells Car to Buy Football Team Helmets

High School Janitor Sells Car to Buy Football Team Helmets

You might not have ever heard of the Jordan High Beetdiggers, but they mean the world to assistant custodian Brad Keene. Ever since he began working at the Utah school in 2003, the former college football player has attended every game, both home and away, and has been one of the team's most ardent supporters.... Read More »

Executive Position Where Women Are Most Appealing

Executive Position Where Women Are Most Appealing

Every once in a while a little light shines through that glass ceiling and makes you feel we're actually progressing toward equal pay for equal work. There's now at least one executive position that women have a better chance of obtaining than men, and it has nothing to do with gender-specific products. A... Read More »

Lockheed Martin Offers Voluntary Layoff Packages to 6,500 Employees

Lockheed Martin Offers Voluntary Layoff Packages to 6,500 Employees

You can add aerospace to the list of industries that seem to be sputtering. The latest sign of this is Lockheed Martin's announcement that they are offering voluntary lay-off packages to about 6,500 employees. All U.S.-based, salaried employees who report to Lockheed's corporate headquarters or internal... Read More »

Now Hiring: JPMorgan Chase Expanding in Florida

Now Hiring: JPMorgan Chase Expanding in Florida

You hear so much these days about hiring and firing in the financial sector: Wall Street is wasting away, banks are booming -- it's hard to know exactly which financial jobs are hot, and which are not. Well, we've got true, reliable, insider information on that subject, at least for those who live in Florida,... Read More »

Drunk Air Traffic Controller Busted for Being Too High On the Job

Drunk Air Traffic Controller Busted for Being Too High On the Job

What's up with air traffic controllers? At this rate, they'll soon rank up there with cops and teachers for crazy antics on the job. This time it's an air traffic controller in Denver whose blood alcohol level tested at almost double the legal limit, six hours into his shift. It appears that he kicked back a... Read More »

Gross! Guess How Many of Your Co-Workers Aren't Washing Their Hands

Gross! Guess How Many of Your Co-Workers Aren't Washing Their Hands

Ever notice how much time your co-workers spend in the bathroom? Chances are that you don't if they're spending less time than what's considered normal. You pay attention to a colleague's bathroom habits only if they're excessive. Well, it turns out that there is such a thing as spending too little time in the... Read More »

Borders Books' Unhappy Ending: 10,700 Employees Losing Jobs

Borders Books' Unhappy Ending: 10,700 Employees Losing Jobs

It looks like the final chapter has been written on Borders bookstores. After price slashing and downsizing and countless "Store Closing" sales, the last word is that the venerable bookseller is asking the bankruptcy court to accept a liquidation bid from Hilco and Gordon Brothers. That means the 399 stores... Read More »

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