By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com
How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help.
Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three... Read More »
There's been no shortage of government workers alleged to have engaged in bad behavior in recent years. The revelation last spring that the General Services Administration blew nearly $800,000 on an extravagant conference for its staff in Las Vegas is just one such example.
But allegations that the nation's... Read More »
Vandals broke into one of the oldest cemetery west of the Mississippi in April 2011, toppling and smashing 26 headstones. It took almost a year and $28,000 for volunteers to repair the damage in Marysville, Calif. And just when the work was complete, hoodlums struck again, knocking over and smashing 10 more.... Read More »
"I've had it with these mother******* snakes on this mother******* plane!"
Fortunately, no snakes have ever swarmed a real-life airborne plane, requiring Samuel Jackson to save the day, like he did in the 2006 action-thriller "Snakes on a Plane." But there was a close call, according to Bob Burns, a social... Read More »
By Tabassum Zakaria
(Reuters) - The National Security Agency has a challenge for hackers who think they're hot stuff: prove it by working on the "hardest problems on Earth."
Computer hacker skills are in great demand in the U.S. government to fight the cyber wars that pose a growing national security... Read More »
If he can win Golden Gloves boxing matches with one hand, 32-year-old Michael Constantino thinks he should have no problem working as a screener for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the airport. Unfortunately, the TSA didn't agree, and rejected him because of his "medical disqualification." Read More »
In old movies, the inmate usually got a hacksaw blade secreted into his cell baked in a cake.
But in Texas, it came in a soft taco.
Jail guard Alfred Casas, 31, was convicted on Tuesday of smuggling a saw blade to a double-murder suspect in the Bexar County Jail by hiding it in a folded taco shell. Read More »
By Carol Tice
State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a... Read More »