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Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

Workplace Violence: Is The Recession Inspiring Worker Rage?

It was perhaps the least appropriate time to make a threat to a co-worker using a "Batman" reference. But in late July, Neil Prescott's bosses at Pitney Bowes told him over the phone that he was being fired, he apparently was livid. "I'm a Joker and I'm gonna load my guns and blow everybody up," Prescott, 28,... Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Well, no one should be surprised by this. A Gallup/USA Today poll released Monday examined voters' top concerns this election year and found job creation came out on top. Asked to rank 12 different categories, a whopping 92 percent of respondents rated job creation "extremely or very important." Interestingly,... Read More »

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

Fla. Customer Sues McDonald's After Worker Allegedly Unleashes Anti-Gay Rant And Assault

When Ryan Snyder and his three friends and brother put in their order at a McDonald's drive-thru in Orlando, Fla., they weren't given a receipt or change. So they alerted the attendant, Kristy Perez. They were stunned when she allegedly responded with an anti-gay rant against her co-worker. Read More »

Rookie Firefighter Sees Her Home Burn Down While Fighting Wildfire

Rookie Firefighter Sees Her Home Burn Down While Fighting Wildfire

Emily Franklin didn't hesitate before throwing herself into the middle of the action on her first day as a firefighter. The 18-year-old resident of Estes Park, Colo., reported for duty as the state's epic wildfire began raging through her town, located about 50 miles northwest of Denver. Read More »

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling: Will It Boost Illegal Immigrants' Job Prospects?

Supreme Court Ruling: Will It Boost Illegal Immigrants' Job Prospects?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some key provisions of Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration -- while also upholding one other. And while the decision has led both sides to claim victory, what's been lost in the partisan politicking is how the ruling will affect American... Read More »

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

"We can't afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently. Repealing President Obama's controversial health care reform on the grounds that it hurts the economy is one of Romney's signature messages. It's a popular goal, too, as poll... 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 »

Secretary Accused Of Stealing More Than $750,000 To Fund Shopping Spree

Secretary Accused Of Stealing More Than $750,000 To Fund Shopping Spree

A former secretary for a British architecture and civil engineering firm is accused of stealing more than half a million British pounds, or roughly $750,000, from her one-time employer to go on a giant shopping spree. Read More »

Most High School Grads Desperate For Work, New Study Finds

Most High School Grads Desperate For Work, New Study Finds

Since Leighann Neil graduated from high school in 2008, she has struggled to hold onto a permanent job, and has worked as a dispatcher in addition to a gig grinding mortar. She sends out roughly 20 resumes a month for secretarial jobs, but she has yet to hear back from any. "Employers are looking for someone... Read More »

Safeway Reinstates Worker Who Defended Pregnant Customer

Safeway Reinstates Worker Who Defended Pregnant Customer

Safeway has reinstated a clerk who was suspended without pay after he defended a pregnant woman last month in the grocery chain's Del Ray Oaks, Calif., market. Safeway gave Ryan Young, a meat clerk, his job back, along with back pay and benefits. He will join the staff at a different Safeway store that's no... Read More »

Safeway Worker Stops Man From Beating Pregnant Woman, Gets Suspended

Safeway Worker Stops Man From Beating Pregnant Woman, Gets Suspended

Updated on 5/24: See latest news here. You would think Safeway would hold up Ryan Young as a model employee, even award him a medal of bravery and honor. But instead, the supermarket chain has suspended the meat clerk after he broke up a fight in which a male customer at a Northern California store was... Read More »

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Federal Workers Received Whopping $439 Million In Bonuses Last Year

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job. The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Sometimes it doesn't pay to do the right thing. Just ask John Chevilott, a former public-works employee in Wayne County, Mich., who earlier this month found a loaded, snubnosed revolver while mowing grass in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood, turned it in and was promptly fired. "It was damaged, so it... Read More »

Bounty Hunters Become the Prey After Busting Into the Wrong House

Bounty Hunters Become the Prey After Busting Into the Wrong House

Bounty hunters Ronnie Shaw and Cecil Deere came pounding on the door of a Oklahoma woman in her '70s last week. The woman, identified as Mary by Tulsa station KOTV, was preparing to take a bath at her West Tulsa home, and said she "could hear the wood crushing," as the men nearly broke down the door. She... Read More »

Former Pittsburgh School Teacher Sues, Claims Anti-Male Bias Led To Program Cuts

Former Pittsburgh School Teacher Sues, Claims Anti-Male Bias Led To Program Cuts

In this era of tight school budgets, it's perhaps not surprising that Pittsburgh teacher George Kirk wasn't able to secure the funds he needed to purchase safety glasses and special jackets for his welding students. But the former Pittsburgh Public Schools employee alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that it... Read More »

New Jersey Roofers Pull Co-Worker From Vat Of Acid

New Jersey Roofers Pull Co-Worker From Vat Of Acid

It's hard to know how far any of us would go to save a colleague's life, but it appears that four New Jersey roofers were willing to risk theirs after a co-worker fell through a factory roof and plunged into a vat of acid 40 feet below. The workers rescued Martin Davis (pictured at left), a 44-year-old iron... Read More »

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including... Read More »

Politically Incorrect Way To Get Work-Life Balance

Politically Incorrect Way To Get Work-Life Balance

I'm not a big fan of the phase "work-life balance." It implies that the two concepts (work and life) take up equal space, which is not the case for most people. With 168 hours a week, if you sleep 8 per night (56 per week) that leaves 112 for other things. You'd need to be working 56 hours per week for work... Read More »

Small Town Treasurer Arrested In Staggering $30 Million Theft

Small Town Treasurer Arrested In Staggering $30 Million Theft

As a champion horse breeder, Rita Crundwell was a familiar face in Dixon, Ill., a sleepy town of 15,000 where Crundwell also worked, managing the town's finances for about 30 years. But on Tuesday, federal authorities arrested the 58-year-old civil servant, accusing her of stealing $30 million in taxpayer... Read More »

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