A sense of humor can serve you well in many situations. A job application, however, may not be one of them. That apparently did not deter one prospective Taco Bell employee when filling out his application -- and his application immediately prompted a debate online as to what his true motive was.
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By Paul Szoldra
Life behind bars is a challenge for prisoners serving time, but they aren't the only ones in maximum security prisons dealing with stress. Corrections officers responsible for overseeing prisons work in one of the most stressful and hazardous jobs in the U.S. -- topping the list of occupations... Read More »
The one thing the Internet loves above all else is cats. But maybe the second thing is restaurant receipts. At least a dozen receipts have gone viral in the past few years, almost always because of an insulting tip or a racial slur. The latest viral receipt, however, is the kind that restores your faith in... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
A man who works in a mortuary led a Reddit thread to give a glimpse into what it's like to deal with issues of mortality on a daily basis. Covering topics that included the strangest requests he's ever had, and what happens during cremation and embalming, here's the closest most of us will ever... Read More »
Employees have on occasion been guilty of doctoring receipts to say offensive things. There was the Hooters receipt that referred to two Korean immigrant customers as "Chinx" (they filed suit), the Maryland RadioShack employee who called a customer an "ugly itch" on her receipt, from "ghettohood, usa."
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A Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. employee recently quit his job in a scathing but subtle way -- until a customer stumbled on the evidence, took a photo, uploaded it to the Internet, and sent it straight into the annals of viral and glorious job-quitting stunts.
A user of the anonymous online forum Reddit known... Read More »
All offices share a few rules: You shouldn't make racist or sexist remarks, even if you privately espouse such views. You can have arguments, but getting physical is not OK. And you never covertly take sexual photos of people at work, much less post them on the Internet. Read More »
For many Americans, the recent hit TV series "Oz" on HBO along with Fox's "Prison Break" were the first insights into what it's like to be a prison guard. Of course, as is the case with any drama, it's difficult to tell whether the actors' portrayals of corrections officers are the real deal or simply tired... 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 »
Job prospects are relatively rosy for special education teachers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as children with special needs are diagnosed at earlier ages, and parents seek out more services for their kids. But managing a classroom is always challenging, let alone one full of students with... Read More »
By Ashley Lutz
A longtime servant of an eccentric millionaire wrote about what it's like to spend most of your time in a mansion while earning minimum wage.
The man, who said he worked for a gentleman who made millions in real estate, posted on Reddit's Ask Me Anything to answer questions. Read More »
The anonymous online forum Reddit had a thread going recently: "What's something that is common knowledge at your workplace that will be mind blowing to the rest of us?"
The responses came from workers at Staples, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, Laser Quest and lots of unnamed businesses, including a... 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 »