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What It's Like To Be ... A Bartender

What It's Like To Be ... A Bartender

The modern bartender as a "cultural priest"

What's it like to be a bartender? Jeff Bell, the head bartender at Please Don't Tell (PDT) in Manhattan speaks to AOL Jobs. Read More »

'Undercover Boss:' Buffets, Inc., CEO Anthony Wedo Invites Struggling Dishwasher To A Second Serving

Skye is kept on even after a bad performance and attitude

Anthony Wedo has been turning around Buffets, Inc., since he took over. Yet on "Undercover Boss" he met a struggling worker who says he "hates" his job. Read More »

Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

Election 2012 and Jobs: The Most Offbeat Ballot Measures That Actually Passed

While President Obama's win Tuesday has garnered lots of attention, ballot initiatives approved by voters in six states that boost wages and may result in more jobs in some niche industries -- and threaten jobs in another -- are also noteworthy. Some are praised as breakthrough measures. Others (such as a... Read More »

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Underemployed Workers: Left Behind In The Recovery?

Like many part-time employees, Bintou Kamara would like to work more hours. Employed as a cashier at a flagship Ambercrombie & Fitch store in midtown Manhattan, Kamara, 22, says that she works as few as five hours a week and is paid $9 an hour. Kamara's predicament is made all the more difficult by a... Read More »

Hotelier Becomes Benefactor For Medical Bills On 'Undercover Boss' Premiere

Hotelier Becomes Benefactor For Medical Bills On 'Undercover Boss' Premiere

Movies, novels and television shows are often at their most poignant when they take on contemporary subjects. Over the course of the current financial crisis, few versions of commercial entertainment have been as pitch-perfect as the CBS reality series "Undercover Boss." By sending corporate executives to work... Read More »

Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

Companies Hiring For The Holidays 2011

Job seekers, get out your seasonal cookie cutters and hunt down some eggnog, it's time to prepare for the holidays. OK, so maybe it's a little early for the festive cookies and cocktails, but if you plan on looking for work during the holiday season, it's high time you started preparing. Read More »

Tipping In The Recession, Service Professionals Speak Out

Tipping In The Recession, Service Professionals Speak Out

The industries hit hardest by the recession are well known. They're usually involved in building things Americans can no longer afford (construction workers, carmakers, architects). Less talked about is the suffering of the tipping industries, the professions that rely on tips to survive. Read More »

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

There are very few rates as depressing as employment in this country, but one of them may be marriage. The number of weddings in America has been declining for decades, since premarital sex and cohabitation are no longer taboo, women go to college for more than their "MRS" and high divorce rates have left... Read More »

Which Workers Work The Most?

Which Workers Work The Most?

Time is a relative concept. Don't worry, we're not talking in an Einstein, speed-of-light kind of way. We mean in a practical, "time flies when you're having fun" kind of way. Most of us feel like times when we're enjoying ourselves go by quicker, while times when we're unhappy, bored or stressed seem to... Read More »

Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers posted more job openings in June and layoffs fell, a sign that hiring could improve a bit in the coming months. The number of available jobs rose to 3.1 million, up from 3 million in May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It was the highest total... Read More »

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For those who don't just eat to live but live to eat, here are 10 jobs where a passion for food is a prerequisite for success: Read More »

U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- Restaurants, hotels, retailers and financial companies saw more business in July, but the broader U.S. service industry experienced its weakest growth in 17 months. The report Wednesday from the Institute for Supply Management confirms other data that show the... Read More »

Hotel Manager Turns Up Heaters on Strikers -- During Heat Wave

Hotel Manager Turns Up Heaters on Strikers -- During Heat Wave

Labor relations between the Park Hyatt Chicago and certain employees were hot enough during a recent strike, but one manager upped the temperature even more by lighting the heaters over strikers on one of the hottest days of the year. The striking workers are now filing charges against the hotel. Read More »

Company Barbecues Go Up in Smoke

Company Barbecues Go Up in Smoke

It looks like the good old summer company picnic/barbecue if finally going the way of the raucous company Christmas party. Fewer and fewer businesses are throwing seasonal bashes these days. Recent research showed that only 41 percent of the companies surveyed are planning a company picnic this summer. Read More »

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

By Dawn Papandrea If this lagging economy has taught us anything, it's that jobs aren't as secure as they once were. For many, that means carving out a whole new career path. The good news is that you can launch a healthy career in two years or less, and even out-earn many who enter the workforce with... Read More »

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Top Four Industries Hiring May Surprise You

Health care, health care, health care, right? Sure, hot hiring trends are typically focused on health care and technology, but how about recreation and day care? Dare we even say construction? There are pockets of expansion within various industries that continue to create a demand for workers. Read More »

What it's Like to Be a Hotel Concierge

What it's Like to Be a Hotel Concierge

For a hotel concierge, engagement ring shopping, clearing a helicopter to land on a small island and doling out recommendations for an area's best restaurants are all in a day's work. Just ask Wendy Waltz, who -- at one time or another -- has encountered each of these tasks in her role as chief concierge at... Read More »

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