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What It's Like To Be ... An Improv Comedian

What It's Like To Be ... An Improv Comedian

More of a calling than a ticket to riches

If you're a collaborative person, improv comedy might be for you. AOL Jobs visits Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC to find out more. Read More »

Workers Keep NYC Businesses Open -- Even Without Power

Workers Keep NYC Businesses Open -- Even Without Power

Hurricane Sandy plunged hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers into darkness, and Consolidated Edison doesn't expect lights to flicker back on for another few days. In Manhattan's East Village and the Lower East Side, two of its most bustling, bar-specked residential neighborhoods, most businesses were... Read More »

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

"Much of my job is like being a therapist," says a Manhattan-based nutritionist of her practice. Read More »

Rose Syracuse, 92, Macy's Longest Serving Employee, Retires After 73 Years

Rose Syracuse, 92, Macy's Longest Serving Employee, Retires After 73 Years

Over the course of their careers, workers rarely stay at one company anymore -- let alone at the same one for more than 70 years. But that was the experience of 92-year old Rose Syracuse, who retired Wednesday from Macy's, Inc., after 73 years of service. Read More »

NBA Official Sues, Alleging Sex Discrimination

NBA Official Sues, Alleging Sex Discrimination

By Deepti Hajela NEW YORK - A woman who works as an NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit saying she was removed from an assignment to the 2012 Summer Games in London after she spurned an advance from Connecticut and women's national coach Geno Auriemma. Read More »

NY Train Operator Caught On Video Reading, Gets Suspended

NY Train Operator Caught On Video Reading, Gets Suspended

It's clear that sleeping on the job is a no-no. But reading on the job can be equally problematic -- if you're in charge of a fast-moving train. With a couple hundred passengers onboard. Read More »

Worker Killed, 4 Injured In New York Crane Collapse

Worker Killed, 4 Injured In New York Crane Collapse

NEW YORK -- Authorities today were focusing on what caused a construction boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan worksite, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simmermeyer, 30, of Burlington, N.J. He was pronounced dead... Read More »

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work. But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »

London Workers Recreate Famous New York Photo From The Depression

London Workers Recreate Famous New York Photo From The Depression

The famous Depression-era photo taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932, which features construction workers sitting on a steel girder high above the Manhattan skyline, has been recreated -- only this time using London as a backdrop. Photographer Michael Crompton took the photo last year, while he was working on... Read More »

Fed Up With Congress,  Woman Takes To Skies To Say 'You Should All Be Fired'

Fed Up With Congress, Woman Takes To Skies To Say 'You Should All Be Fired'

Standard & Poor's recent downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating, following lengthy, contentious budget negotiations in Washington, has ruffled the feathers of pundits and ordinary Americans alike. Many professional critics, including former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich... Read More »

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