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UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

Employees will still serve a 10-day suspension

UPS has re-hired the 250 drivers it fired for participating in a walkout. After receiving criticism, the company made a deal with the local Teamsters union. Read More »

Case Against Lazy EMT Workers Dismissed On Technicality

Case Against Lazy EMT Workers Dismissed On Technicality

Unconscious woman didn't request help herself

The case against the EMT workers who failed to come to Eutisha Rennix's aid was dismissed on a technicality because she did not request the help herself. Read More »

Movie Theater Apologizes For Ousting Diabetic Customer

Movie Theater Apologizes For Ousting Diabetic Customer

Man tried to bring in store-bought strawberries

A Brooklyn movie theater has apologized after calling the cops on a diabetic customer who brought in a container of store-bought strawberries. Read More »

Internet To USPS: 'What's Amazing Is This Guy Has A Job'

Internet To USPS: 'What's Amazing Is This Guy Has A Job'

Video of less-than-amazing delivery sparks online clamor

A video of a USPS driver flinging a package against a customer's garage door has gone viral, as Twitter users post it in response to a new USPS campaign. Read More »

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Lawsuits say McDonald's fails to pay employees for all hours worked

Workers have filed class-action suits against McDonald's, alleging it steals income with practices that drive wages below the legal minimum. Read More »

13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

13 Jobs You Thought You Wanted

'You like sleep? This is not the career for you.'

Reddit users tell you why you shouldn't enter their chosen career field. From doctors to photographers to aerospace engineers, every job has its hated aspects. Read More »

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

Worker accused of swearing to supervisor

A 23-year-old single mother said she was fired from a McDonald's because she paid to treat firefighters to some hot meals when the franchise owner refused to. Read More »

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 »

Sandy's Unsung Heroes: 'Unwatering Team' Drains New York's Tunnels

Sandy's Unsung Heroes: 'Unwatering Team' Drains New York's Tunnels

Their job title sounds like a linguistic, and even practical, impossibility: They are the "unwatering" team. Their assignment: Drain the water from New York City after Hurricane Sandy drowned the East Coast. Read More »

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

New York Teacher Gets Paid $75,000 To 'Do Nothing' And Live Streams The Proof

Lots of workers waste time at work, but few would want to broadcast video of themselves doing it. But New York technology teacher Francesco Portelos is doing that just to protest his suspension, which he says has left him to languish in a "rubber room" -- a detention center for teachers. Portelos (pictured... Read More »

Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Announces Retirement

Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Announces Retirement

GREECE, N.Y. -- A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday that she will retire. Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother, told The Associated Press that the decision to leave the job she held for three years was tough but wasn't based on her now... 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 »

Fired At 71, Lifeguard Gets $65,000 In Age-Bias Suit

Fired At 71, Lifeguard Gets $65,000 In Age-Bias Suit

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- A New York lifeguard who was fired at age 71 has settled an age-discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells Newsday (http://bit.ly/LmuN22) that Jay Lieberfarb had 50 years of experience as a lifeguard when he failed a Nassau County... Read More »

Men vs. Women: Guess Whose Offices Are Dirtier?

Men vs. Women: Guess Whose Offices Are Dirtier?

Men have always had the rap of being messier and dirtier than women. And according to new research, such a difference between them may not be confined to the home but shows up at the office too. Read More »

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

Janitor Earns Columbia University Degree After 12 Years Of Study

He's an immigrant who became a janitor, and on Sunday, he'll also be an Ivy League graduate, with a degree in classics from Columbia University. It's a classic American success story, but not the kind you read much in these recessionary times. Gac Filipaj, 52, came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia in 1992... 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 »

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay. The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »

Elite New York Nannies Earn $180,000 A Year

Elite New York Nannies Earn $180,000 A Year

Do you speak fluent Mandarin? Can you cook a four-course meal? Ride and groom a horse? Steer a 32-foot boat, manage an art collection, and clean an ice rink? Do you have celebrity contacts? And do you have the looks of a global supermodel? If so, have you ever thought about becoming a nanny? According to... Read More »

Waitress Says NYC Detective May Have Sexually Assaulted Her At His Birthday Bash

Waitress Says NYC Detective May Have Sexually Assaulted Her At His Birthday Bash

Four New York City detectives have been placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns for reportedly drinking on duty two weeks ago to celebrate one officer's birthday at a steakhouse in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood. Investigators are still looking into a more serious allegation that one of... Read More »

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

It's not easy living on minimum wage in New York state. That's especially true in New York City, long known as one of the most expensive cities in the nation and the world, where eking out a living on $7.25 an hour for many means a meager existence at best. Making matters worse in the Empire State is that... Read More »

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