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 »
No matter what you do in the working world, coffee typically plays a part. Eleven things you need to know. Read More »
The first Harlem Shake-related mass-firing appears to have occurred last week. Read More »
Lots of baristas are disaffected, quietly cursing persnickety customers, and sneaking caffeine or full-fat milk into those patrons' drinks. But if they want to keep a career in customer service, they would be wise to keep their gripes off the Internet. A Seattle coffee shop worker has just been fired after... Read More »
By Luke Roney, CareerBliss
Each day, workers around the U.S. are faced with a crucial decision: what to have for lunch. For some, however, the "lunch" in their lunch break is a mere suggestion. And their midday hour away from the office has little to do with eating. Read More »
Since "30 Rock" is having its finale Thursday, we thought we would republish this article about creator Tina Fey. Take a look, and then share with us the career lessons you've learned from watching the NBC hit show or reading Fey's memoir.
By Anthony Balderrama
Celebrities don't always make the best role... Read More »
The federal government's grandest experiment in democracy -- the online WhiteHouse.gov petitions -- have brought the people together on such causes as deporting Piers Morgan, creating a Death Star, mandating state Pokemon, and the secession of a dozen of our union's states. The upcoming Super Bowl has prompted... Read More »
By Julia La Roche and Joe Weisenthal
Sometimes we get forwarded applications for summer internships on Wall Street that are extremely embarrassing because the applicant is totally full of themselves or completely clueless. What happens is the letters go viral and the Street passes them around in long email... Read More »
These are the craziest job titles you've ever heard of. Read More »
The Mayans were quite an advanced civilization. They had agriculture, written language and, as we've been learning in story after story this week, a calendar. Mayan civilization itself ended hundreds of years ago, but the calendar ticked along until. ... Dec. 21, 2012. Read More »
No matter how bad the economy is, some workers will always be so fed up they feel they have no choice but to storm off and quit their job. Read More »
Have you ever called in sick due to an allergy attack? Did you neglect to mention that it's the huge stack of paperwork on your desk that caused the allergic reaction? Or maybe you have a migraine but failed to explain it's from your annoying co-workers.
The list of personal "ailments" used to get a day off... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
If you can't start your work day without a cup of joe, you're not alone.
Out of the 4,700 workers who were included in a survey conducted by CareerBuilder and Dunkin' Donuts, 60 percent of them said that they drink at least two cups of coffee daily and nearly half admitted that their... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Everybody makes mistakes, and sometimes people find themselves in embarrassing situations. Your first instinct may be to hide until things blow over, but there are better ways to cope. Here are some ways to minimize the damage. Read More »
"I am the only one. Again," the young black woman says, staring straight into the camera. And so begins a new, fictional web series about a black woman named Racey Jones working in an all-white office in corporate America, circa 2012.
The first episode of the "The Unwritten Rules" shows Jones trying to shrug... Read More »
A local coffee chain, known for its bubbly, attractive female staff in pink shirts, is being investigated by federal officials for possible age and race discrimination, and the chain is complaining that the probe is a "witch hunt."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been quietly probing... Read More »
There's no shortage of workers who get fired for doing stupid things on the job. Take, for example, Tamara Vangundy, the Indiana coroner who earlier this month reportedly showed up at a crime scene intoxicated and was subsequently charged with drunk driving.
But some people also have very weird reasons for... Read More »
People spend vast amounts of time on the Internet. They watch the latest cat videos, check Facebook, etc. It's not exactly productive, per se. But I want to make the case that the things you think are big time sucks -- like reading the Fail blog -- are not the real causes of wasted time at work.
A few years... Read More »
By Matthew Brown
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore is one of the quieter acts in the circus, his larger-than-life clown shoes shuffling methodically as he works the crowd, igniting surprised giggles and slack-jawed wonder from children that look up to encounter Creekmore's wrinkled eyes smiling... Read More »
Office lottery pools. They're an innocent way for coworkers to bond. A collective dream to lift you out of the daily grind. But they're also potential scenes of Greek tragedy-style betrayal, greed, envy, loss and devastation.
McDonald's employee Mirlande Wilson reportedly claimed she was one of the three... Read More »