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 »
By Lisa Cornwell
CINCINNATI -- Fool me once, the saying goes. But 50 times? That's what a convincing art forger did for nearly three decades when he donated his copies of Picassos and other works of art to unsuspecting museums in 20 states. 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 »
Winning the lottery can be world-rocking, and it certainly was for Amanda Clayton, who scored $1 million in Michigan's state lottery last September, or a little over $500,000, she says, after taxes. But there are downsides too: Like jealous friends who are looking for ways to bring you down, as in tipping off... Read More »
A trial in Union County, N.J., is pitting five construction workers against their former colleague in what the group says was the man's attempt to deceive them of their share of nearly $40 million in lottery winnings.
The five workers sued their colleague, Americo Lopes (pictured, left, with his wife,... Read More »
There's no such thing as a free lunch, or dinner. James Summers learned that lesson on Tuesday afternoon, police say, when he strolled into a Madison, Wis., Denny's with a briefcase, claimed that he was the new general manager, cooked up his own cheeseburger and fries, and grabbed a soda
Even when police... Read More »
Austin cab drivers just lucked into another revenue stream: the puke tax.
As of Thursday, cab drivers in the Texas capital will be able to charge passengers who regurgitate on their upholstery up to $100 extra. The new fee will be posted in a sign in every cab.
"It takes me like a couple of hours," local... Read More »
In its 500 episodes, "The Simpsons" has shredded every facet of modern American life. Its insights have been fodder for countless academic papers, and numerous books, like "The Simpsons and Society," "The Simpsons and Philosophy," "The Psychology of the Simpsons," "The Springfield Reformation," "The Gospel... Read More »
We don't know exactly why human beings laugh. But we do know that's it's for social reasons; laughing isn't something we tend to do alone. This makes humor an excellent tool for settling into a new workplace, at least according to 79 percent of chief financial officers.
When the temporary staffing agency... Read More »
The recruitment video is still a young art form, developed by companies like Google and IBM in the late 2000s. But it's not an art form too young to parody mercilessly. Twitter's new recruitment video mocks all the things we hate about recruitment videos: hyper-staged fun times, awkward cutaways, and cheesy... Read More »
By Justin Thompson, The Work Buzz
If you're like me, there are days when you hit the snooze button on your alarm or phone at least 27 times. Eventually you get up, throw on some clothes without the pretense that it's actually an outfit and slink into work, as if you've been there the last hour. Read More »
Most Americans don't need reminding to do their jobs. It usually goes with showing up for work each day. Garbage men pick up garbage, teachers teach and accountants double-check their math.
In Boston, however, it seems that some mass-transit employees can't be trusted to stay awake. The Massachusetts Bay... Read More »
More and more servers are outing customers who skip on their their tips. A Brooklyn delivery man has been uploading tales of bad tippers to his blog 15 Percent. Other slighted waitstaff have been venting their frustration on Lousy Tippers and Stained Apron. But one barbecue joint in Atlanta has gone further,... Read More »
If an admirer leaves a handwritten note on your car windshield, asking you out, it can be cute or creepy. When that admirer is a police officer who issued you a speeding ticket, and then searched through motor-vehicle records to find your address, it falls more into the creepy camp. At least that's according... Read More »
Perhaps the most anxiety-producing part of any job application process is the interview. In part, that's because job seekers have little way of knowing just what kinds of questions interviewers will be asking.
Further, today's savvy employers have moved beyond the archetypal "Tell me where you see yourself... 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 »
Every year is filled with stories of employees who -- to put it diplomatically -- didn't think before acting. And 2011 was no exception.
Whether it was the Chick-fil-A cashier in Southern California who substituted derogatory words for two Asian customers' real names on their receipts or the Indonesian... Read More »
Steer clear of these career-crunchers at your office holiday party
By Charyn Pfeuffer
When the fantasy of your hot co-worker playing with your hair becomes a boss-holding-your ponytail-while-you-puke reality, you've officially committed a faux pas at the office holiday party. Read More »