Confessions

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 17: 3rd Time's The ...

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 17: 3rd Time's The ...

This is the final episode of David's Saga

David and Susan have a life-and-death experience. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

Return on Monday for the final days of David's saga

David and Susan debate what charitable causes make the biggest difference. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 14: The Marriage

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 14: The Marriage

Return tomorrow for the next episode.

David and Susan discuss their mismatched sex drives. He has low libido. Read More »

It's a Living! Part I: David's Saga. Episode 7: For the Marriage

It's a Living! Part I: David's Saga. Episode 7: For the Marriage

Come back tomorrow for the next episode

David and Susan prod each other to bring in more money. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 4: Meatballs

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 4: Meatballs

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After having a heart attack, should David return to his high-pressure job? Read More »

It's A Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 1: Open Workspaces

It's A Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 1: Open Workspaces

Come back each business day for the next installment

This is the Episode 1 in a continuing saga about work and life. While fictional, it embeds potent advice about career, relationships and all manner of things. Read More »

The Worst Things About Working At Facebook

The Worst Things About Working At Facebook

Employees reveal a litany of complaints.

While it's been called the best place to work, employees have a litany of complaints. Read More »

Judge Who Presided Over Drug Cases Admits To Being Drug Mule

Judge Who Presided Over Drug Cases Admits To Being Drug Mule

Virginia Ward, a Utah judge since 2002, said she was using drugs for neck pain

Virginia Ward, a judge since 2002, plead guilty and faces up to 15 years in prison. Read More »

Confessions Of A Crime Scene Cleaner

Confessions Of A Crime Scene Cleaner

A Reddit user describes the worst things he's ever seen and why he does this work. Read More »

Startup Founder Blogs His Company's Collapse

Startup Founder Blogs His Company's Collapse

"I'm... afraid, alone and overwhelmed," he writes. Read More »

First Transgender Navy SEAL Comes Out

First Transgender Navy SEAL Comes Out

By Brian Jones A retired Navy SEAL is poised to blow the doors off the military's policy on transgender people. Kristin Beck was a member of the most elite special operations unit in the world -- SEAL Team 6. She deployed 13 times. She earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. She served in the same unit that... Read More »

Confessions Of A Maximum Security Prison Guard

Confessions Of A Maximum Security Prison Guard

By Paul Szoldra Life behind bars is a challenge for prisoners serving time, but they aren't the only ones in maximum security prisons dealing with stress. Corrections officers responsible for overseeing prisons work in one of the most stressful and hazardous jobs in the U.S. -- topping the list of occupations... Read More »

Confessions Of A Former IRS Agent

Confessions Of A Former IRS Agent

All of the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service's investigation of Tea Party groups has unleashed a torrent of criticism of IRS tactics. But what do IRS agents think of their profession? And what do they actually do all day? Carroll McKibbin, a former IRS agent, gave AOL Jobs permission to reprint a... Read More »

Forever 21 Worker Fired After She Tells Her Traumatic Story

Forever 21 Worker Fired After She Tells Her Traumatic Story

Companies usually have a tight muzzle on employees when it comes to talking to the press, and even fire workers for embarrassing them in the media. But a San Diego worker at Forever 21, the retail chain, didn't expect to lose her job when she told a local weekly her story of overcoming a life of drug addiction... Read More »

What Do Successful People Know About Achieving 'Balance'?

What do you wish you'd known about handling both a career and kids? Read More »

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

By Sallie Krawcheck There are some things worth being fired over. Sometimes your personal values don't mesh with the company's (regardless of what the company's "Values Statement" says). Back in 2008, at Smith Barney, we had sold supposedly low-risk investments to our clients. But instead of their value... Read More »

Confessions Of A (Former) Hollywood Assistant

Confessions Of A (Former) Hollywood Assistant

By Lydia Whitlock I spent the last five years working as a Hollywood assistant. When I meet people outside the film industry and tell them that, they almost always say, "Oh, like in Devil Wears Prada?" and I say, "Just like that, but without any of the free designer clothes." And my hair is way less shiny than... Read More »

This Common Job Is Stunningly Dangerous

This Common Job Is Stunningly Dangerous

You may already know that a garbage man (very few women still opt for this job) is dirty work that won't get you rich. (The average salary is $27,000 a year.) But what most people don't know is that it's also incredibly dangerous work. Sanitation workers experience twice the fatality rates of police officers... Read More »

Ex-Con Larry Lawton Finds Redemption in Rescuing At-Risk Youths

Ex-Con Larry Lawton Finds Redemption in Rescuing At-Risk Youths

"Did you see the 'Daily Show' clip?" asks Larry Lawton, the ex-gangster responsible for some of the biggest jewelry heists in American history. "They were telling me to curse more," laughs Larry Lawton, right, whose body is tattooed with ink from melted chess pieces, applied with a guitar string. Lawton's... Read More »

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