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Frustrated at Work or in Your Job Search?

Frustrated at Work or in Your Job Search?

You're not alone!

Common workplace and job search frustrations and how to solve them, including co-workers driving you crazy, difficult bosses, and why you didn't get the job. Read More »

Ask Jack: Boss' Dirty Laundry, Respect, and Job Pick of the Week

Ask Jack: Boss' Dirty Laundry, Respect, and Job Pick of the Week

I'm just a regular guy trying to help. What do you want to know?

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

Crazy Things People Say To Their Bosses Without Getting Fired

Crazy Things People Say To Their Bosses Without Getting Fired

Amazing stories of people who got away with it

At one time or another, everyone has fantasized about saying something totally inappropriate to the boss. And some do. Read More »

Bosses More Likely To Give Men Flextime, Study Finds

Bosses More Likely To Give Men Flextime, Study Finds

New study finds women's requests are more often rejected. Here's why. Read More »

11 Habits of Superb Bosses

11 Habits of Superb Bosses

Most of us have worked for bad bosses. Do you know what makes for a great boss? Read More »

How To Get A Promotion By The End Of The Year

How To Get A Promotion By The End Of The Year

Moving on up. It's the American way. But are you sure you want to? Some people keep getting promotions or higher-level clients until they reach their level of incompetence. And some devotees of work-life balance would rather be just B players in exchange for personal time. The fact is, up isn't the only way. In... Read More »

Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

NBC's hit series, "The Office," aired its finale Thursday after nine hilarious seasons chronicling the awkward, mundane and plain silly aspects of the workplace. But the show will perhaps be most remembered for its unpredictable boss, Michael Scott. Played by Steve Carrell who exited the series in 2011, Scott... Read More »

11 Things Never To Say To Your Boss

11 Things Never To Say To Your Boss

When you're looking for a job, you spend a lot of time thinking about what to say. What to say on your resume, what to say during an interview and what to say when it's time to follow up with an employer. But once you get the job, it's just as important to make a point to know what not to say -- especially when... Read More »

Working for Someone Young Enough to Date Your Kid

Working for Someone Young Enough to Date Your Kid

By Barbara Peters Smith Being willing to work for a boss who's younger than you seems to be part of the workplace survival scenario for employees in their 50s and 60s. So don't be surprised if you find yourself answering to someone who could easily be dating material for one of your kids. Here's the good... Read More »

Can Your Employer Demand Your Social Media Passwords?

Can Your Employer Demand Your Social Media Passwords?

You might remember in early 2012 the report of an employer who was demanding that applicants turn over social media passwords. Suddenly, employees came forward with similar stories, prompting Facebook to threaten suit against employers who violate user privacy. Since then, states have jumped into action.... Read More »

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Dumbest Employees Caught On Camera in 2012 [Video]

Each year brings with it plenty of examples of employees caught doing dumb things while on the job, and 2012 was no exception. From the auto-dealership worker who was accused of faking her own kidnapping to the small-town clerk who stole $53 million from taxpayers to the teacher who allegedly ordered her... Read More »

10 Things Bosses Wish They Could Tell Employees

10 Things Bosses Wish They Could Tell Employees

By Jeff Haden Even if you're a remarkable boss there's a lot you don't know about your employees. There's also a lot that employees don't know about you. Read More »

How To Make Sure You Won't Be Laid Off: 5 Tips

How To Make Sure You Won't Be Laid Off: 5 Tips

Unemployment is slowly declining, but many employers are still downsizing. Just last week Sony announced it was restructuring and letting go of 2,000 workers. How can you make sure that you're not laid off? If you make sure to demonstrate your value, you can increase the odds that your job won't be... Read More »

Can The Boss Tell You How To Vote? Yes

Can The Boss Tell You How To Vote? Yes

By Robert Frank A flurry of emails from CEOs telling workers how to vote in November has raised a troubling question: Can a company legally tell workers how to vote? For the most part, the answer is yes. Election regulators and corporate lawyers say no federal election law specifically prevents employers... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

Younger Bosses Managing Older Workers: Increasingly Common, And Rife With Conflict

By Susan Ricker The corner office may now belong to someone younger than you, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger, noting a shift in the correlation between... Read More »

When To Say 'No' To The Boss

When To Say 'No' To The Boss

By Robert Half International Your manager comes to you in a panic and asks you to fill in for Sharon, who will be out of town all next week. Your first thought is, "Why me?" Yet, despite your frustration, you smile and say, "No problem." Your boss is making the request, after all, so refusal is not an... Read More »

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

How To Ask For A Raise And Get It

Everyone could use something at work. Part-time workers want more hours. Interns want to be made full-time employees. Hourly employees want to be salaried, with benefits. But what most any paid employee can agree on, is that a bigger paycheck is always welcome. So, then, how do you reach that goal of earning... Read More »

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

By Cindy Perman Stressed out at work? Take a number. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College's 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Read More »

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

5 Ways To Outsmart A 'Frenemy' At Work

By Robert Half International The old adage "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" conveniently omits any reference to frenemies -- people who seem like an ally one minute and an adversary the next. You know the type: he happily collaborates on a project, but then claims full credit as soon as it... Read More »

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