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The Scariest Bosses Of All Time

The Scariest Bosses Of All Time

You wouldn't want to work for these managers

All bosses are scary. But some are more so than other. And here are the eight scariest America has ever known. #HalloweenOnAOL Read More »

National Boss Day: 9 Ways To Impress Your Manager

National Boss Day: 9 Ways To Impress Your Manager

Scientifically-proven strategies to boost your standing

It's National Boss Day. Here are nine scientifically proven ways to impress your manager. Read More »

Crazy Things People Say To Their Bosses Without Getting Fired

Crazy Things People Say To Their Bosses Without Getting Fired

Amazing stories of people who got away with it

At one time or another, everyone has fantasized about saying something totally inappropriate to the boss. And some do. Read More »

12 Signs You are Working in a Toxic Office

12 Signs You are Working in a Toxic Office

How dysfunctional is your workplace?

Here are the signs that you work in an office with poor work culture and need to leave. Read More »

Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

Social Service Agency Fires $9/Hour Worker For Not Buying A New Car

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed.

The employer called it "willful misconduct." A court disagreed. Read More »

Is Your Boss Out To Get You?

Is Your Boss Out To Get You?

Or are you just being paranoid? 11 signs to look for.

Or are you just being paranoid? 11 signs to look for. Read More »

Can An Employer Force You To Quit?

Can An Employer Force You To Quit?

5 things to think about before signing a forced resignation letter.

5 things to think about before signing a forced resignation letter. Read More »

Mascot Loses Job For Not Being Fat Enough

Mascot Loses Job For Not Being Fat Enough

Lenny Berry, the "City Gent," says, "This is something I have cried over."

Lenny Berry, the "City Gent," says he has cried over losing the gig. Read More »

Do You Ever Wish You Could Hire a Boss?

Do You Ever Wish You Could Hire a Boss?

Sometimes I think it would be easier if I had a boss to set my priorities. What about you? Read More »

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

One More (Big) Victory For Marissa Mayer And Yahoo

A year after she became CEO, a new survey of employees gives her thumbs up in an important area. Read More »

11 Habits of Superb Bosses

11 Habits of Superb Bosses

Most of us have worked for bad bosses. Do you know what makes for a great boss? Read More »

Chicago Undertakers In Teamsters Union Go On Strike

Chicago Undertakers In Teamsters Union Go On Strike

The funeral directors earn $75,000 a year or more but they're upset about a proposed change. Read More »

Best Ways To Praise People

Best Ways To Praise People

So you won't sound like a phony or suck up. Read More »

Waitress' Claim: My Boss Made Me Eat Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

Waitress' Claim: My Boss Made Me Eat Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

Secretly feeding someone drugs is no funny crime. Read More »

Should You 'Lead Up'?

Should You 'Lead Up'?

It's not just you. Even your boss is probably asked to do more with less. So she or he may not have time to help you when you need it. And make too many requests and you could be written off as high-maintenance. Writer and marketing genius, Seth Godin, proposes a solution: Lead up. He claims employees have more... Read More »

9 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

9 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

A bad boss is an employee's worst nightmare. The moment you realize that your boss compares unfavorably with Cruella Deville, your stomach sinks and you realize it is time to look for a new position. If you need a checklist to decide how terrible your boss really is, consider how many of the following "bad... Read More »

Good Reasons To Work For Free

Good Reasons To Work For Free

I work for free. A lot. Yes, that includes writing this article, indeed writing one every week for AOL Jobs and a separate one each week for U.S. News. And I'm in my 25th year producing and hosting "Work with Marty Nemko" on an NPR station in San Francisco, yes, for free. Why? Because I don't know how to... Read More »

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

4 Traits Of Extraordinary Bosses

By Brad Lomenick Let's be honest: you don't want to fail. But if you're a leader, you've more than likely failed at one point or another. One of the most prevalent reasons for failure is the lack of the essential elements needed to lead now and well. Here are four traits you must possess if you want to succeed... Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Reveals The 'Most Generous' CEO Of All

Without fail, the CEOs featured on "Undercover Boss" lavish their employees with extravagant gifts and promotions. But there's been a good deal of skepticism about how genuine these bosses actually are about helping the rank-and-file. This past Friday, the CBS reality series devoted the episode to celebrating... Read More »

Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

NBC's hit series, "The Office," aired its finale Thursday after nine hilarious seasons chronicling the awkward, mundane and plain silly aspects of the workplace. But the show will perhaps be most remembered for its unpredictable boss, Michael Scott. Played by Steve Carrell who exited the series in 2011, Scott... Read More »

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