Nothing speeds the day up like knowing your 3 p.m. M&M and chai latte break is coming. And despite those new-fangled standing and treadmill desks, most of us spend our days sitting on our butts, waiting for our 3 p.m. sugar-and-carb breaks.
No wonder, then, that 41 percent of workers say they've gained... Read More »
When Brooke Dixon move to New York and began looking for work a few years back, the Web developer turned to freelancing to earn a living and found himself in demand. But he quickly discovered that there was a downside: getting paid on time -- or at all.
Dixon (pictured above) says he was hired to build a new... Read More »
If you're job hunting, you've likely heard that some employers are having difficulty filling positions -- as incredible as that might seem in an era of 8-plus percent unemployment.
The reasons that many in-demand jobs go unfilled vary, with some businesses saying they're unable to find suitable candidates,... Read More »
There was a time, not so long ago, when I was busy, busy, busy. At least I thought I was.
I told people I worked 60 hours a week. I claimed to sleep six hours a night. As I lamented to anyone stuck next to me at parties, I was basically too busy to breathe. Me time? Ha! Read More »
In these tough times many people just want to work, so the idea of having a job that's enjoyable may seem a bit too pie-in-the-sky. For others, though, a good dollop of fun is just what's needed to make work worthwhile.
"Fun," of course, is an objective measure. But with the help of PayScale, AOL Jobs... Read More »
For desperate job seekers, June's employment report from the Labor Department contained little -- if any -- good news.
The U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than analysts expected, just 80,000, compared to the 90,000 forecast, and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent, or 12.7 million people. Read More »
Working at a car wash may be better than digging a ditch, as the 1970s hit song says, but employees in New York City who work cleaning cars and trucks say pay and working conditions need vast improvement.
A report released Tuesday shows that car-wash workers are paid less than minimum wage, routinely denied... Read More »
The nation's job picture may be improving, but it still has a long way to go before workers can expect to get a rise in pay. Stagnant wages have been a component of the U.S. labor market for more than a decade -- long before 2008's economic crisis.
That means an employee who wants to earn more money will... Read More »
Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Read More »
When it comes to putting more Americans to work, employers' biggest complaint lately is a lack of qualified workers. For many job seekers that's a Catch-22: They need more training to get a job, but need a job to get the training.
It's an issue that affects all types of employment, not just jobs that require... Read More »