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Survey: Creepiest Requests From Bosses

Survey: Creepiest Requests From Bosses

If you're like most workers, you probably navigate a number of complex relationships every day. Hard-to-please customers. Temperamental co-workers. But of course, your relationship with the boss is paramount, and handling that can become all the more challenging if your boss places unreasonable, perhaps even... 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 »

Arby's Manager, Mary Archer, Fired After She Flees Armed Robber

Arby's Manager, Mary Archer, Fired After She Flees Armed Robber

Store manager Mary Archer was likely more concerned with her own life than corporate policies early last Friday, when she slipped through the drive-through window of an Arby's to evade a robber who was brandishing a knife and demanding money. But Arby's corporate honchos were unmoved and axed the veteran... Read More »

Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Have you ever called in sick due to an allergy attack? Did you neglect to mention that it's the huge stack of paperwork on your desk that caused the allergic reaction? Or maybe you have a migraine but failed to explain it's from your annoying co-workers. The list of personal "ailments" used to get a day off... Read More »

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits. But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... Read More »

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

A Muslim worker at a Dell Inc. plant in Nashville was arrested Friday and charged with attempted terrorism after she allegedly threatened to harm other employees, authorities say. A co-worker at the plant, owned and operated by CEVA Logistics, told Nashville Metro Police that Amal Ahmed Abdullahi (pictured... Read More »

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Read More »

Best Buy Customer Says 'Geek' Copied Racy Photos From Her Smartphone

Best Buy Customer Says 'Geek' Copied Racy Photos From Her Smartphone

All Sophia Ellison wanted was a new smartphone to replace her damaged one. But what she got instead, she says, was humiliated and angry after learning that a Best Buy clerk, who was supposed to move the contents of her old iPhone to a new one, instead said he copied its photos -- including some "racy" ones --... Read More »

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources. The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Read More »

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

It's no secret that Americans "like" social media. About 56 percent -- or nearly 175 million -- have a profile on social-media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But, many employers are leery -- if not, panicky -- about their employees' use. In fact, a whopping 42 percent have prohibited workers from... Read More »

5 Habits Of Truly Expert Networkers

5 Habits Of Truly Expert Networkers

By Pete Leibman If you're getting ready for graduation, or if you've already graduated but you're looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But do you really know what networking is and what it's not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought... Read More »

N.Y. State Weighs Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

N.Y. State Weighs Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. - A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers who say they face it in employment and housing and when they're in public all because they stray from what's accepted as male and female norms in... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The... Read More »

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

"What time do you want me to start work?" That's the question a new hire recently asked me. She looked a little startled by my reply. "I don't care." But it was the truth. I didn't care-and I never have-what hours are kept by the people who work for me. You could say I'm the opposite of a control freak,... Read More »

13 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

13 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses

By Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo If you're a manager, you've probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you -- but does that mean you are a bad boss? Not necessarily. Your goal, after all, is to implement the company's vision on the front-lines of the battle. If you're going to be, as one famous... Read More »

Court: Managers Don't Have To Ensure Lunch Breaks

Court: Managers Don't Have To Ensure Lunch Breaks

By Jason Dearen SAN FRANCISCO -- In a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks. Read More »

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

Nearly 1 Out Of 2 Workers Expect Pay Raise In 2012, Survey Finds

One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com. And they might not be deluded. Earlier this year, another survey... Read More »

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Survey: 20 Percent of Workers Have No Clue What CEO Looks Like

Some high-profile companies -- Facebook, for example -- have such highly visible CEOs that you don't have to work there to know who runs the place. But if you couldn't pick your own CEO out of a line up, don't worry, because you're not alone. Read More »

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