With its focus on maintaining order in the workplace, human resource management may seem like a sober profession. But HR, as it's more casually known, does have its funny -- even absurd -- side.
Just ask Jenny Lawson, a 15-year veteran of the profession, who suggests that organizations' HR offices are "the... Read More »
The case of the "Soccer Mom Madam," 44-year-old Anna Gristina (pictured) who allegedly ran a prostitution ring from her upper East Side apartment, has all the ingredients of a great scandal: sex, money, a suburban mom-gone-bad. But in an article for New York's Daily News, one of her purported employees claims... Read More »
Danny Camacho's forearms are covered with red welts, in the clustered pattern distinctive to the bite of the Cimex lectularius. Camacho lets bed bugs feast on his blood bimonthly. The 55-year-old has to keep the insects well-fed so that when he scatters them around his home in New York's borough of Queens,... Read More »
After graduating college, one young woman went to D.C. for an unpaid summer internship, and ended up having an affair with the president of the United States. Three decades prior, a rising sophomore says that she found herself in the exact same position, with John F. Kennedy, in the last year of his... Read More »
It's not often that you hear the details of a career lived on the streets, let alone by someone who raised a family from the money she earned working them.
But Barbara Terry supplied them for an article in The New York Times. Trained to be a medical lab technician, by age 21 Terry's husband had left, leaving... Read More »
Everyone has experienced embarrassing work moments that they'd rather forget: inopportune trips and falls, unfortunate typos, Freudian slips. But admit it. Once the initial humiliation wears off, workplace mistakes are actually kind of funny.
Still, while it's virtuous to be able to laugh at one's own... Read More »
Black Friday, the day that strikes terror into the hearts of retail employees across the nation, is upon us again, with its deep discounts, midnight store openings and lines of panting bargain-hunters poised to be the first through the door -- and to the cash register. So what's it like to work in a retail... Read More »
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio barber whose customers are cutting back on haircuts is trying to boost business by letting people trim prices to what they can afford. Read More »
It's been almost two months since Carol Bartz was ousted as CEO of Yahoo and the company continues to be a feature story in the news, as rumors have been swirling about the search engine's next big move. This week alone, Yahoo has made headlines as a result of its annual Product Runway conference which debuted... Read More »
Fans of the 1980s action TV series, "The Fall Guy," are likely familiar with the hard-luck life of the average Hollywood stunt performer. Only a relative few can eke out a living from their chosen profession, and instead rely on odd jobs to survive.
Kane Hodder (pictured at left) is well acquainted with the... Read More »
By Sonia Acosta
Have you ever had that nightmare where you are in a rush to get to an important meeting at work, but you can't seem to get out the door no matter how hard you try? First, you can't find your keys. Then you realize you walked out with two different pairs of shoes on. Finally, you think you're... Read More »
He was called by Lenny Bruce as "one of the most brilliant comedians of all time," but he spends his days panhandling in the streets of New York City.
Irwin Corey, 97, has spent the last 17 years traipsing up and down 35th Street in Manhattan, in search of change from charitable drivers about to enter the... Read More »
Earlier this month, Bank of America announced 30,000 jobs would be cut, in addition to the 6,000 jobs already cut in 2011. Since the mass layoffs news broke, employees at Bank of America have continued to turn to Glassdoor to share their perspective on what it's like to walk the halls of the bank branches as... Read More »
In June 2006 I took a call center job that I thought would be just like all the rest: take some calls, placate some customers, sell people some things that they probably could do without. You know, the usual. But one week in, it became clear -- there was nothing usual about working in a call center of a major... Read More »
Although some of these trade secrets may seem shocking and unbelievable -- they have probably been practiced in your favorite salon.
I am a former hair stylist who worked in a busy, big-city salon with a reputation for upscale hair artistry and over-the-top prices. Even there, it wasn't uncommon to witness... Read More »
When you are shelling out $60 to $150 per hour, you want to get the best massage you can find. But how do you go about doing that?
Chances are, if you are aged 25 or older, you've had at least one professional massage. In fact, according to the 2009 American Massage Therapy Association consumer survey, an... Read More »
Imagine that after a long day of work you're looking forward to a relaxing evening. You get home, put on your sweats, kick up your feet and turn on the TV. But just as you're starting to unwind, your boss walks out of your kitchen and asks you what's for dinner. Read More »
Living in the lap of luxury in a plush apartment with gourmet food, designer suits, top of the line watches and as many pliant women as you desire, all provided gratis at any hour of the day or night, doesn't sound like such a bad gig, does it? But when the price for all this involves standing idly by while... Read More »
Did you ever wonder if those ads for a sexy housekeeper, perhaps dressed as a French maid, are for real? I can tell you that some of them are. My name is Nickie, and I was a sexy housekeeper.
I worked for my own company in Virginia Beach, Va., for private clients through my regular housekeeping service, but... Read More »
Bartending is a fiercely competitive field, a way to make great money, and a job that occasionally induces hair-pulling frustration. But in the life of a mixologist, it's the fascinating characters and their colorful tales that ensure there's never a dull moment. Read More »