Both faithful and skeptical viewers of CBS' "Undercover Boss" series might wonder what happens after workers and the CEOs appear on show. Does anything really change? Were they really glad that they appeared on the show? As it wrapped up its fourth season on Friday, CBS aired a special "Epic Employees" episode,... Read More »
A job for many workers is just a paycheck -- an often dreary way to pay the bills. That may be why so many Americans are keen on (or at least dream of) quitting their jobs in an over-the-top fashion.
There are a number of recent examples of "extreme quitting," including one by Joey DeFrancesco, who video... Read More »
Stephen J. Cloobeck just can't get enough of "Undercover Boss."
Less than a year ago, the CEO of Diamond Resorts International LLC appeared on the CBS show to kick off the series' third season. During that episode, the high-energy boss distinguished himself by storming off the set, saying the failure of the... Read More »
By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District.
But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »
Officially, it's illegal for employers to discriminate against pregnant workers, but in practice, pregnancy discrimination is common, according to the Employment Opportunity Commission statistics. Brandi Cochran, a model on "The Price Is Right" game show from 2002 to 2008, claims that she is part of this... Read More »
It's a profession whose members help save lives on a daily basis. And given that nursing pays relatively well and is one of the fields projected to grow, more men are considering entering the traditionally female profession.
But male nurses are still the butt of jokes -- and not just in movies, as Ben... Read More »
For most people, "Scooby Doo" conjures up images of the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon series. But for a Wendy's drive-thru attendant, it was a code word that his customers used to order child pornography, hidden in fries. Read More »
How do you make it in 2012? In an age of global economic uncertainty, it's never been harder for Americans to find a job, especially a secure one. Simply getting a degree from the local state university won't guarantee you a safe job, anymore. Read More »
"I am the only one. Again," the young black woman says, staring straight into the camera. And so begins a new, fictional web series about a black woman named Racey Jones working in an all-white office in corporate America, circa 2012.
The first episode of the "The Unwritten Rules" shows Jones trying to shrug... Read More »
For many workers, it's the most feared, dreaded moment -- the showdown with the boss. Which probably explains why such confrontations are usually the high point in the popular reality show "Undercover Boss." Viewers get to see that moment when an employee speaks truth to power -- or the boss realizes that he or... Read More »
It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit.
Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »
Even if you know your ultimate goal, you may need a sign to direct you. If there was anyone who should be adept at seeing and reading the signs, you would think it would be Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International, the country's largest custom signs company.
But by Monson's own telling, it wasn't until... Read More »
There's nothing like being shown the light. If you work in the blinds-and-drapery business, that should come with the territory. But on Friday's episode of "Undercover Boss," Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds, the country's largest window-covering franchisor, fought enlightenment as long as he could.
"I... Read More »
The glory days may not have been so glorious, but it's at least fun to watch them on television. Or that's the idea behind the AMC series "Mad Men," now well into its fifth season. The nostalgia for the advertising world of the 1960s has been so potent that an online game called "Mad Men Yourself" even went... Read More »
A black male social media guru and karaoke enthusiast. A black male entrepreneur who's travelled the world. A black male PR executive and wine connoisseur. A black male accountant, teacher, reporter. These aren't the black men you usually see in the media. But they're all there, hanging out, on "The Faces of... Read More »
Here at AOL Jobs, our RSS feeds are filled daily with teachers doing wild, wacky, frightening and upsetting things. The teacher scandals can be roughly divided into three categories:
Sexually abusive or creepy (by far the most common).
Feces and urine going places feces and urine shouldn't go.
Being... Read More »
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Josh Scherr, lead cinematic animator at Naughty Dog, a major video game developer, began learning about movie effects when he was about six years old. That's when he saw Star Wars and his parents explained to him that light sabers don't really exist. He... Read More »