By Elicia Dover
A Florida first grade teacher has been suspended for allegedly lying about having a terminal disease so that she could leave school early and take extra days off.
Ashley Barker, a teacher at the Laurel Elementary School in the Polk County School District, was informed by the school board that... Read More »
It isn't the first time someone's been fired for leaking a celeb encounter to the press. Read More »
A sense of humor can serve you well in many situations. A job application, however, may not be one of them. That apparently did not deter one prospective Taco Bell employee when filling out his application -- and his application immediately prompted a debate online as to what his true motive was.
According to... Read More »
The news anchor who dropped the expletives heard around the Web is back to work. Just not at the kind of position he might have hoped. A.J. Clemente, 24, was fired in late April after saying the words, ""F---ing sh-t," on live television. It was his first day at work at NBC affiliate KFYR in Bismarck, N.D. Now... Read More »
Amy's Baking Company offends Gordon Ramsay, then offends the internet. Read More »
Earlier this year, small-town treasurer Rita Crundwell was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for embezzling $53 million. It was a shocking case, given the size of the theft and the fact that the town, Dixon, Ill., only has 16,000 residents. But according to a stunning new report, embezzlement -- especially... Read More »
On the last day of a job, plenty of people will throw back a few drinks with co-workers when the shift is over. But this is a riskier proposition in certain professions -- such as an announcer on live radio. Paula White, a presenter on BBC Radio Stoke, a news and entertainment program based out of central... Read More »
For Chicago sports reporter Susannah Collins, it was an unfortunate slip of the tongue. During a live televised report outside the Chicago Blackhawks locker room, Collins said of the team: "Despite the fact that they've had a tremendous amount of sex in the regular season."
That was how she started a sentence... Read More »
In California, it's legal to use marijuana for medical reasons, but smoking pot is still very much illegal in offices in that state. A security guard filed a lawsuit last week against Universal Music Publishing Group, claiming that it has been "infiltrated with pervasive drug use where you could smell marijuana... Read More »
By Steven Schnee, Chris Connelly and Megan Reilly
"I felt like a cheap whore," says Vincent... Read More »
April Fools' Day is our annual celebration of lies and trickery. But every year a handful of office pranksters are reminded that certain lies and tricks are illegal.
Susan Tinker, 20, who works at a Waffle House in Hampton, Virginia allegedly called the police just before 6 a.m. on Monday to report a robbery,... Read More »
As the owner of a supermarket in Waynesville, Ohio, Ron Kronenberger (pictured right) seems to have known he was taking advantage of a mentally disabled worker. After all, Kronenberger allegedly instructed Mark Neace, who volunteered stocking shelves at his market, not to tell anyone about some workplace... Read More »
All workers hope for supportive colleagues who treat them with respect. But Jennifer Maldonado, who began working earlier this month as an administrative assistant at Keller Williams Realty in southern Florida, seems to have lucked into a new job surrounded by co-workers who went above and beyond. Last week,... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- Nobody's going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.
The agency says the video, along with a training video that parodied the... Read More »
Most people know that watching pornography from the office computer can get you fired -- which is... Read More »
When a tourist was filmed yanking a 6-foot-long shark away from children, the 62-year-old became... Read More »
A high school softball coach has resigned after he was accused of using his team of girls to find him dates. Troy Hennum submitted his resignation to Seattle Public Schools on Friday, officials said, after his dating scavenger hunt was brought to their attention by a woman who said she was targeted for a... Read More »
Gary Thompson had supposedly fallen on hard times, which explains why he took to the streets of downtown Lexington, Ky., begging strangers for money. As he rolled around in his wheelchair, he slurred his words and wrung his hands as he asked passersby for contributions. Plenty of people felt sorry for... Read More »
Some people find it tempting to be around junk food and can't resist eating it. But in the case of Penny Winters, a 63-year-old maintenance worker, Walmart sees that as a criminal offense. Winters allegedly was caught by the store's surveillance cameras eating Oreos that she hadn't paid for during her evening... Read More »
Drinking yourself into a turbulence-resistant slumber is a ritual of many frequent fliers. But a handful of off-duty British Airways flight attendants apparently partook a little too liberally, reports Britain's The Sun newspaper. The employees purportedly chugged bottles of champagne and wine, and began... Read More »