Fast food workers. Telemarketers. Investment bankers. These professions have the highest share of employees who say their jobs make the world a worse place, according to a survey by PayScale.com. Read More »
By Kathryn Tuggle
Whether you're simply looking to entertain friends at a cocktail party or you're seeking a complete career change, bartending can be a unique and profitable option. Although it may sound like fun, experts say it's not an easy job, and bartending schools across the country boast that the... Read More »
While many people are perfectly content with a structured, 9-to-5 job, some workers aren't made for that type of environment. They crave variety, constant challenges and adventure at work. They often don't want to be at a desk.
A worker who is bored on the job not only suffers himself, but his lack of focus may... Read More »
It began as a gallant gesture. An off-the-clock bartender offered to walk a female patron home. But the night would lead to a punctured lung, two surgeries and medical bills that could go as high as $100,000.
Mike Boone of Trusty's Bar in Washington, D.C.'s East Hill neighborhood was walking a customer home... Read More »
By Hope Yen
WASHINGTON -- The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Read More »
It's not uncommon to find a bartender who's a teetotaler, but in Birmingham, England, it isn't staying sober that's on the mind of Hayley Blakeney this St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.
Rather, the 28-year-old barmaid is more concerned with steering clear of the Guinness tap at the Craven Arms pub, where... Read More »
Starbucks is an all-American institution, fueling the work lives of millions of Americans with triple shots of espresso, and helping unemployed Americans get work, through their recent "Create Jobs for USA" campaign. But Starbucks has decided to take its next cue from across the Atlantic. The world's largest... Read More »
Waiting on restaurant tables can be demanding and messy work. For many food servers, however, the reward lies in the form of tips that customers leave, making an otherwise paltry-paying job a bit more lucrative.
Waitstaff might do even better if they didn't have to part with some of those earnings. It's... Read More »
Most service professionals rely on tips, most famously a restaurant's wait staff, whose base pay is a far cry from the minimum wage. But there are many others we may not think of tipping, or tipping very much, even though they also depend on our generosity for a chunk of their take-home pay. Read More »
I'm looking for a bartender job. I know some people don't think that it's a real job but it's all I want to do right now and the competition is fierce in this economy." Karla. LA
There is honor in all work so don't let the ill-informed judgments of others diminish your self-respect Paula. By far the toughest... Read More »
Tips have reached a tipping point. The amount people in the service industry make in tips is up for the first time in three years, according to a report published today by PayScale. The online compensation data company reported that tips fell 5% between 2008 and 2009, remained flat from 2009 to 2010, but rose... Read More »
Bartending is a fiercely competitive field, a way to make great money, and a job that occasionally induces hair-pulling frustration. But in the life of a mixologist, it's the fascinating characters and their colorful tales that ensure there's never a dull moment. Read More »
By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer
NEW YORK -- With job openings few and far between, skilled professionals are trading their business suits for aprons - with mixed success.
Ramy Sukarieh, 32, worked in Credit Suisse's multi-asset class solution group in New York until he was laid off in October. He... Read More »