After the Newtown, Conn., massacre, some have called for more school safety agents inside schools. But a group of 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have filed an explosive $35 million class action suit, alleging that they're paid less than other safety agents in the city, despite being exposed to gang... Read More »
Working at Google has become such the stuff of legend that even aging box office frat bros Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn will be taking internships there in a film this summer. This year, Google ranked as the best-rated company for interns, according to job review site Glassdoor.com. There is something striking,... Read More »
With all the press given to the astronomical wages that computer science or engineering grads can earn, you might think that a liberal arts degree is, well, fairly worthless in the job market. Not so. A new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that three liberal arts majors had... Read More »
For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company... Read More »
Employees have on occasion been guilty of doctoring receipts to say offensive things. There was the Hooters receipt that referred to two Korean immigrant customers as "Chinx" (they filed suit), the Maryland RadioShack employee who called a customer an "ugly itch" on her receipt, from "ghettohood, usa."
But... Read More »
Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. Partly, this is because women are less inclined to ask for a raise -- and for good reason. Research shows that women who ask for raises are seen as aggressive and unfeminine, and that... Read More »
By her own assessment, Kate Baker was a competent attorney who also wanted a personal life. But her boss, Chris Lingard allegedly saw things differently, berating Baker and her work, and telling her not to have a relationship or children.
The "bullying" that she experienced at the Follett Stock law firm,... Read More »
Stress on the job has many sources. You may have a demanding boss or clients to please, work odd hours, or the duties themselves may occasionally put your health and well-being at risk.
In fact, consistently putting oneself in the line of fire -- literally or figuratively -- is characteristic of the most... Read More »
With all the challenges facing today's working Americans, having a low-stress job can go a long way toward improving quality of life. What makes a job low stress? CareerCast.com says it's a combination of factors, including work environment, job competitiveness and risk.
The employment website recently... Read More »
Funeral Director Daniel Honan is busier than he'd like to be these days. As the only undertaker in Newtown, Conn., Honan is working overtime to provide funeral services to families of 11 of the 20 first-graders murdered Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
To help keep pace with the demand, Honan... Read More »
For all the high-profile woes Facebook has encountered in recent months because of its botched $16 billion stock offering last spring and complaints by users about privacy, the social-media powerhouse remains an attractive company to work for. In fact, Facebook Inc. topped the latest list of best employers,... Read More »
In a stirring Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Leslie Patton tells the story of one McDonald's employee. His name is Tyree Johnson. The 44-year-old has worked at the fast food chain for two decades, yet still makes just $8.25 an hour, and doesn't get 40 hours a week of work. So Johnson has jobs at two Chicago... Read More »
They show up each year in malls and department stores like clockwork, seemingly eager to hear every child's Christmas wish list and pose, broadly smiling for photos. And, of course, there's that unmistakably hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" that signals that the holiday season -- and Santa Claus, himself -- has... Read More »
It's been more than five weeks since Hurricane Sandy roared across the Eastern Seaboard, devastating the lives of thousands residents in New York, New Jersey and several other states. Many are still dealing with the fallout caused by damaged homes, destroyed possessions and lost wages.
They include New... Read More »
With unemployment hovering around 8 percent, you'd think unemployed workers would be champing at the bit to take a job -- any job. But shipping companies such as UPS Inc. and GSI Commerce Inc. can't find enough workers to staff warehouses in Louisville, Ky., a region with a 7.5 percent jobless... Read More »
If the world has an impoverished president, it may be Jose Mujica, the current head of state in Uruguay, the South American nation of some 3.3 million people that's about the size of Washington state.
As BBC News reports, President Mujica (pictured above) shunned the luxurious house that Uruguay provides... Read More »
Among scary Halloween movie villains, Freddy Krueger of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" series perhaps had the cushiest job: maintaining a boiler at a generating plant on the outskirts of charming Springwood, Ohio. A simple gig, it's an occupation that typically pays well. What's more, it left him plenty of time... Read More »
The gender pay gap is an enduring fact of American life. Many say that's due to the enduring responsibilities of motherhood, which lead to women taking more time off than men to care for the kids. But according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, just a year out of college, the... Read More »
If the stagnant job market has an upside, it may be this: college students (and likely their parents) are taking a hard look at which degrees will result in lasting, good paying jobs.
Unfortunately for art and history majors, the best money-making careers these days are in more pragmatic fields, focused on... Read More »
Finding a job in this economy isn't easy, but one way to get ahead is to take a look at careers that fly below the radar of other job hunters.
That's what CareerCast has done in unveiling its latest list of underrated jobs, careers that the job-search website says offer increasing opportunities for job... Read More »