Have you ever received a poorly timed personal call at work? You're about to close a deal, when your child's principal calls, informing you that a photo of your daughter, scantily clad, is circulating around middle school? You're getting a disastrous job-performance review, when your hubby calls to say that... Read More »
A job for many workers is just a paycheck -- an often dreary way to pay the bills. That may be why so many Americans are keen on (or at least dream of) quitting their jobs in an over-the-top fashion.
There are a number of recent examples of "extreme quitting," including one by Joey DeFrancesco, who video... Read More »
Americans live in an era when the virtual and the real can blend together, when reality TV is secretly staged, and online mischief can get you fired in real life. But it's still unusual for news anchors to report as fact something that is completely fake.
But on Friday, "WGN Morning News" anchors Larry Potash... Read More »
In black, skin-tight leggings, a zip-up jacket, and braided brown hair, Jennifer Lopez and her stunt double are tricky to distinguish. Unless, that is, you look closely. For one thing, the 42-year-old actress/singer/mogul's doppelganger has an Adam's apple. Because he's a guy.
Lopez and her stunt double have... Read More »
A BBC news anchor was caught with his head down during a breakfast broadcast last Friday. Simon McCoy, who has been covering the morning slot at the news network for eight years, claimed it was "a long desk head-banging" in response to a colleague's bad joke. When the cameras jumped to him, he leapt up. But... Read More »
When you work for a large company -- the sixth largest independent advertising agency in the U.S., for example -- and your two offices unite for a Christmas holiday, there's always the chance of awkwardness. The two teams may keep to themselves, high school style. Or there could be an underlying rivalry that... Read More »
Two advertising agencies have now released video holiday cards starring the children of their employees. "Two makes a trend, right?" asks AdRants. Perhaps not, but these videos probably wouldn't exist if it weren't for other trends going on in the working world. Mainly, there's a new general appreciation that... Read More »
The bus driver took a stand.
After enduring weeks of torment, Florida school bus driver Hattie Yvonne Branch lashed out, and bit her 14-year old abuser, according to a report by the local My Fox Tampa Bay news outlet. Read More »
Christopher Cristwell, 25, is a Starbucks employee with a knack for satire. When he uploaded an acoustic ballad about his employer -- performed in nothing but shorts and a green Starbucks apron -- it quickly went viral. Viral Youtube videos can be launching pads for careers, but in this case, Cristwell was... Read More »
Gary Rousseau, a subway construction worker in New York City, decided to spice up his lunch break. In the spirit of "hard hats and microphones," he set up a microphone and amplifier, and performs Frank Sinatra songs at his construction site on 2nd Avenue. Says Rousseau, "we're trying to give back a little... Read More »
Would you like fries with that?
Employees at fast-food restaurants tend to have fairly simple, repetitive days at work. The process of taking customers' orders, preparing food and serving it as quickly as possible is an oft-thankless job. Some jokesters from around the world have made an effort to spice up... Read More »
Who has the nicest, most easygoing and accommodating employees in New York? Mark Malkoff (comedian/filmmaker/New Yorker) postulated that the Apple stores will let you get away with just about anything there -- they even encourage customers to take videos of themselves dancing in the stores. So he set out to... Read More »
A complicated and amusing Rube Goldberg machine set up in a workspace using a copier, water cooler, electric fan and various other office supplies? Does the guy who created it need a heavier workload? Did he get fired for this? Read More »
Woolworths fired 8 workers for breaking health and safety rules while planking. An Australian oil company fired 2 employees for planking on top smokestack on a company plant. Read More »
When you're down, and troubled, and you need a helping hand -- like now, after reading the latest unemployment numbers -- you've got a friend on YouTube. This little guy's exultation after riding a bike, all by himself, for the first time, is sure to bring a smile to your face, even if you've just received... Read More »
Let's face it -- no matter how much you love your job, the day-to-day routine can sometimes become just that. While many employees follow the "traditional" advice from experts on staying active and interested at work, a select few always seem to stand out and have a bit more fun.
We've gathered some of the... Read More »
Anyone who's ever been in a confined space for an extended period of time with a Loud Talker on the cell phone will forgive the Amtrak employees who called police to escort away an offensive woman who repeatedly ignored requests to quiet down.
Amtrak has no official policy for cell phone usage while the... Read More »
Remember a few weeks ago when we told you that Charlie Sheen was looking for a "winning" intern with "Tiger Blood"? Well, more than 74,000 people from around the world applied, and Charlie's peeps have it narrowed down to 50 finalists. What kind of candidates was he seeking? We have information on one of... Read More »
The Aflac duck is back and quacking! The international insurance company has officially opened auditions for the new voice of their endearing corporate icon, which became necessary when the former voice of the duck, Gilbert Gottfried, was fired from his gig of 11 years for tweeting insensitive jokes about the... Read More »
Ever since it was announced that comedian Gilbert Gottfried would no longer be voicing the iconic Aflac duck because he tweeted tasteless jokes about the Japanese tsunami and earthquake, people have been wondering what will become of the much-loved duck. Will he be retired, or will some other lucky voice-over... Read More »