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Florida Man Stages Burglary To Avoid Going To Work

Florida Man Stages Burglary To Avoid Going To Work

Dwayne Yeager just wanted to take a "me" day

A Florida man was arrested for lying to deputies after staging a break-in to his home and calling 911 because he didn't want to go to work. Read More »

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

Hospice Worker: Breast Cancer Got Me Fired

Hospice Worker: Breast Cancer Got Me Fired

Secretary reportedly fired six days before Christmas

A former hospice worker said she was fired when breast cancer treatment prevented her from working more than 30 hours a week. The CEO got a 30 percent raise. Read More »

Florida Cop Gives Admitted Shoplifter $100 To Buy Groceries

Shoplifter Jessica Robles said she was unable to feed three children

Cops are paid to uphold the law. But Florida police officer Vicki Thomas decided to help Jessica Robles, a shoplifter who said she couldn't feed her children. Read More »

Flint, Mich., Employer Bans The Hiring Of Smokers

Flint, Mich., Employer Bans The Hiring Of Smokers

It's been challenging for job hunters in Flint, as the Michigan city faced an official unemployment rate of 15 percent at the peak of the recession. But now it's gotten just a little bit tougher -- at least for smokers, as McLaren Health Care instituted a no-nicotine policy for job applicants, according to... Read More »

JCPenney Worker Hid Cellphone Camera In Women's Bathroom, Police Say

JCPenney Worker Hid Cellphone Camera In Women's Bathroom, Police Say

The introduction of cameras on cell phones has made it easy to take photos and videos nearly anywhere at any time, resulting in a slew of cases of workers accused of secretly recording others. The latest instance involves Marco Bartolon-Velasquez, a Florida man (pictured above) who has been charged with... Read More »

Janitor Michael J. Webb's Secret Life As Bank Robber Ended With Bullets, Police Say

Janitor Michael J. Webb's Secret Life As Bank Robber Ended With Bullets, Police Say

Your co-workers may not always be what they seem. Take, for instance, the experience of the staff at an LA Fitness in Deerfield Beach, Fla., who viewed head janitor Michael J. Webb as the gym's "indispensable man, the go-to Mr. Fix-it," according to reporting by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "He was like an... Read More »

Manager Martin Cupid Says Sysco Congratulated Him On Kidney Transplant Approval, Then Fired Him

Manager Martin Cupid Says Sysco Congratulated Him On Kidney Transplant Approval, Then Fired Him

When he was told that his kidneys weren't functioning anymore, Martin Cupid says that he would only agree to a potentially life-saving medical treatment if it allowed him to continue his 40-hour-a-week job as a night manager for Sysco Corp.'s food processing plant in Riviera Beach, Fla. Read More »

County Worker Mark Johnson Wins $50,000 Steve Martin Award, Chance To Play Banjo On 'Letterman'

County Worker Mark Johnson Wins $50,000 Steve Martin Award, Chance To Play Banjo On 'Letterman'

A job reviewing storm and flood maps for the local county government office is hardly the... Read More »

7 States With The Most Jobs

7 States With The Most Jobs

With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding it pays to go where the jobs are. Read More »

Taylor Grey Meyer, Rejected For Padres Job, Extends Counteroffer To 'Suck My ****'

Taylor Grey Meyer, Rejected For Padres Job, Extends Counteroffer To 'Suck My ****'

Sometimes the job search pushes you to the edge. Take, for instance, the situation of Taylor Grey Meyer, a 31-year-old resident of Coronado, Calif., who is a published writer, a licensed pilot, and has completed a master's degree in sports commerce as well as coursework at the California Western School of Law.... Read More »

Florida Cop Brice Miller, Caught On Video Allegedly Stealing From Charity, Quits

Florida Cop Brice Miller, Caught On Video Allegedly Stealing From Charity, Quits

Getting caught for stealing while on the job is grounds for firing at most workplaces. But when you are a policeman, and you've been accused of stealing from a Goodwill store while out on patrol (and it seems to be caught on camera), you may want to head for the exit before the investigation formally wraps up. Read More »

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

When Ryan Snyder and his three friends and brother put in their order at a McDonald's drive-thru in Orlando, Fla., they weren't given a receipt or change. So they alerted the attendant, Kristy Perez. They were stunned when she allegedly responded with an anti-gay rant against her co-worker. Read More »

States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

States That Produce The Most Jobs (Not What You Think)

Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing, but these states, including a few surprise ones, are showing healthy and diverse growth. For many, the economic recovery won't be real until there's solid job creation every month. Though the pace of hiring picked up in 2011-2012, recent months have... Read More »

Walmart Worker Jan Sullivan, Fired After Black Friday Fracas, Now Near Poverty

Walmart Worker Jan Sullivan, Fired After Black Friday Fracas, Now Near Poverty

It isn't easy working in retail on Black Friday, the notorious shopping day following Thanksgiving. Big-box retailers offer their top discounts, and shoppers respond with mad rushes through the check-out line. So Jan Sullivan, who stands 4 feet 11 inches and is 73, was hardly in an enviable situation last... Read More »

Florida Cop Seemingly Can't Be Fired, Despite Long Arrest Record

Florida Cop Seemingly Can't Be Fired, Despite Long Arrest Record

German Bosque's arrest record reads like that of a serial criminal -- except he's a cop. And one that the city of Opa-locka, Fla., would like to fire, but seemingly can't, The Miami Herald reports. Bosque, 48, who is a sergeant with the Opa-locka Police Department, has been disciplined, suspended, fined and... Read More »

Florida Sheriff's Deputies Fired For Allegedly 'Loafing' On The Job

Florida Sheriff's Deputies Fired For Allegedly 'Loafing' On The Job

Here's a lesson for government employees: If you're found slacking, not only can it be really embarrassing when taxpayers find out, it may land you in the unemployment line. At least that's what happened in a Florida case involving six lawmen in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office; their names were... 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 »

8 Bizarre Teacher Scandals You Won't Believe

8 Bizarre Teacher Scandals You Won't Believe

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 »

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government. The... Read More »

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