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How One Man Earns Up To $1,000 A Week By Standing In Line

How One Man Earns Up To $1,000 A Week By Standing In Line

Sample sale? Concert tickets? He's got you covered.

New York-based Same Ole Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.) can be hired to wait in line for anything, from sample sales to Saturday Night Live tickets. Read More »

Barber Puts Famous Faces On People's Heads

Barber Puts Famous Faces On People's Heads

San Antonio's Rob Ferrel cuts lifelike celebrity portraits in hair

Texas barber Rob Ferrel cuts and draws celebrity portraits on the heads of his customers, creating realistic images of actors and athletes. Read More »

Waitress Wins Argument By Eating Cockroach

Waitress Wins Argument By Eating Cockroach

You can't un-see this

A waitress at a restaurant in China's Chengdu province shocked customers after eating a dead cockroach off of a diner's plate. Read More »

T.J. Maxx Turns Away Marathon Bomb Survivor Over Service Dog

T.J. Maxx Turns Away Marathon Bomb Survivor Over Service Dog

Company apology 'not good enough,' says woman's mother

A 19-year-old survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is told by a T.J. Maxx manager to put her service dog in a carriage or leave the store. Read More »

Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

This is not a prank.

A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Bucks County. Read More »

Uber Rider 'Held Against My Will' In High-Speed Chase

Uber Rider 'Held Against My Will' In High-Speed Chase

Second kidnapping claim against Uber drivers in a month.

A businessman claims that a driver for rideshare company Uber kidnapped him and brought him along during a high-speed chase with authorities. Read More »

Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

Stuck and foodless in Wyoming, Captain Gerhard Bradner bought pizza for 160 passengers

An airline pilot ordered pizza to go for a plane of 160 passengers when the plane was diverted to another state because of weather and sat for two hours. Read More »

How Women Can Succeed In Finance Boys' Club

How Women Can Succeed In Finance Boys' Club

Create a colony for your female peers

I will never forget my first day on the trading floor 14 years ago. Read More »

Making Hard Career Choices

Making Hard Career Choices

How to write your own life story

A philosopher's view on how hard career choices are a Godsend instead of a curse and help us define the life we really want. Read More »

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Actions may violate Department of Labor requirements

A confrontation between a Queens mother and a carnival ride operator got ugly when the worker refused to let the woman's blind daughter on the ride alone. Read More »

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Read More »

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Hooray For The Invisibles At Work

Learn from people who just get stuff done well

Many successful people are motivated by the intrinsic reward of doing great work. Author David Zweig explains why these 'Invisibles' are worthy role models. Read More »

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

On your resume, do not list "owning a gun" under "hobbies"

On Reddit, a user asked hiring managers to share their stories of the worst or weirdest reason they chose not to hire someone. Here are their answers. Read More »

5 Things You Need To Break Into Advertising

5 Things You Need To Break Into Advertising

The glamour of Cannes is not your typical day at work

The advertising industry requires long hours and a thick skin but you can get to interesting places and meet interesting people. Read More »

5 Things I Learned As An Actor And Still Use Every Day

5 Things I Learned As An Actor And Still Use Every Day

Bringing my best self to every encounter

Having nothing to fall back on pushed me to succeed as an actor and gave me a skill set I now fall back on every day Read More »

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 »

T-Mobile Rep Goes To Extreme To Preserve Payment On a Dead Man's Line

T-Mobile Rep Goes To Extreme To Preserve Payment On a Dead Man's Line

'Keep Your Late Dad's Account To Hear His Voice'

A customer complains that a T-Mobile rep tried to talk him into keeping his late father's account active to be able to hear his voice. Read More »

Girl Asked To Leave KFC Restaurant Because Scars Were Scaring Customers

Girl Asked To Leave KFC Restaurant Because Scars Were Scaring Customers

Cruelty camouflaged as customer service; KFC investigating

The grandmother of 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher, who is recovering from a pitbull attack, says she was asked to leave a KFC restaurant in Mississippi. Read More »

How My Father Helped Build America

How My Father Helped Build America

His daredevil days behind him, my dad became a union man

James Petersen was a union man. The only time I ever saw him wear a suit to work was for Teamsters negotiations. Read More »

What My Dad Taught Me About Work

What My Dad Taught Me About Work

You do it and they pay you. That's what matters.

When you work, there is an awful lot of nonsense and politics and a million other things. Show up, shut up, and do the work. Read More »

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