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A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

A 6-year job search yields hope for full-time work

Part-time jobs can lead to full-time. Persistence is important in job search today. For some it takes significant time to find work Read More »

NYPD Twitter Outreach Turns Into Outrage

NYPD Twitter Outreach Turns Into Outrage

Hashtag turns Twitter into an image gallery of police brutality

The New York Police Department's PR people wanted to get citizens to post positive pictures on Twitter. What they got instead was a social media fiasco. Read More »

Funeral Home Fined After Disastrous Body Mix-Up

Funeral Home Fined After Disastrous Body Mix-Up

Man cremated against wishes after remains mislabeled

A funeral home is being fined $12,500 and placed on probation for one year after an employee confused the remains of two men, leading to a tragic error. Read More »

Video: Air Canada Bag Handlers Toss Luggage 20 Feet To Tarmac

Video: Air Canada Bag Handlers Toss Luggage 20 Feet To Tarmac

"We are disappointed and sorry about what happened."

Air Canada has issued an apology after a video of two baggage handlers tossing luggage 20 feet into a bin went viral. Read More »

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

A Bronxville, NY man is suing a hospital and doctor over a 2013 appendectomy. Allegedly they didn't remove the appendix and he needed a second surgery. Read More »

Customer Reduced To Tears By Words Written On Subway Order

Customer Reduced To Tears By Words Written On Subway Order

A California woman is threatening Subway with legal action after an employee wrote the words "big mama" on the box containing her order. Read More »

A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

A Breakdown Of 10 Common Career Struggles

Tackle these difficult work situations one step at a time

Detailed and practical advice for some of the most common situations jobseekers and unhappy workers find themselves in. Read More »

10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

10 Children Hospitalized After Waitress Serves Alcohol

The fruit punch at Chicago's Home Run Inn is for adults only

Ten kids were described as being in "good-to-fair" condition after a waitress at a Chicago restaurant accidentally served them alcohol. Read More »

FedEx Driver Races His Truck And Loses As Dogs Cheer

FedEx Driver Races His Truck And Loses As Dogs Cheer

Truck narrowly misses hitting two houses

A FedEx driver had a bad day when his truck kicked into reverse after he got out. He sprinted along side, trying to get back in and bring it to a halt. Read More »

Court Stenographer Keeps Typing in Transcripts:

Court Stenographer Keeps Typing in Transcripts: "I Hate My Job"

Dozens of cases may be in jeopardy as a result

A court reporter allegedly typed gibberish into official documents in 30 Manhattan cases, opening the door to letting defendants go free on a technicality. Read More »

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

'I wasn't even thinking about putting myself in danger'

An off-duty Chicago transit worker credits good training with the successful rescue of a woman who had fallen onto the tracks. Read More »

College Dropout Diary:

College Dropout Diary: "Go Big, or Go Home"

The perils of the do-it-all mentality

Continuation of the College Dropout series. A look at life in college and the mentality behind taking on everything. Read More »

911 Operator Saves Her Father's Life -- Her First Day On The Job

The voice on the other end was familiar

A new 911 operator gets a call from her aunt because her father has gone into diabetic shock. A cool head and good training help save her dad's life. Read More »

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

College-Dropout Diary: How I Manage Money and Time

Looking at the life of someone without a degree or paying job.

Dropping out is always a turn in our curved-line lives. But for this young adult, it's not the end of the world just yet. Read More »

Enterprising Marijuana Moms Balance Cannabis Career and Family

Enterprising Marijuana Moms Balance Cannabis Career and Family

5 moms share their stories of working in weed

Brittany Driver, marijuana critic for The Cannabist, is one of a new breed of parent embarked on a career within the growing industry. Read More »

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Where Boomers and Millennials Work Together To Get Jobs

Journey from Trader Joe's to digital media marketer

Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is not just for old people. Here's the story of a 2009 college grad who found his dream job by networking with other members. Read More »

Internet To USPS: 'What's Amazing Is This Guy Has A Job'

Internet To USPS: 'What's Amazing Is This Guy Has A Job'

Video of less-than-amazing delivery sparks online clamor

A video of a USPS driver flinging a package against a customer's garage door has gone viral, as Twitter users post it in response to a new USPS campaign. Read More »

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

Kept trying to break in during daylight

CNN producers Yon Pomrenze and Connor Fieldman Boals kept trying to get into the WTC in broad daylight, even after being caught multiple times by authorities. Read More »

Why This 99-Year-Old Real Estate Agent Still Works Every Day

Why This 99-Year-Old Real Estate Agent Still Works Every Day

'I've thought about [retiring], but what would I do?'

Stewart Wade says his best years were his most recent ones. Read More »

Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

One career door closed for Jane West, but another opened

Jane West's canna-friendly activities cost her a corporate job but the offers haven't stopped flowing in for her sophisticated event planning services. Read More »

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