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A Conversation with Robert Reich: First Job, Personality Drug, Job Training

A Conversation with Robert Reich: First Job, Personality Drug, Job Training

What it was like to work for Robert Kennedy

Career lessons from Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Read More »

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. Job Growth Misses Expectations, May Delay Fed Tapering

U.S. job growth was less than expected in August and the unemployment rate dropped to a 4½ year low as workers gave up the search for work, which could delay the Federal Reserve scaling back its massive monetary stimulus later this month. Read More »

The Secret To Success In The New Economy Is ... Being Nice?

The Secret To Success In The New Economy Is ... Being Nice?

What's the best way to get ahead? It's long been assumed that being nice puts you at a disadvantage, inviting people to trample over you as they make their way to the corner office. In fact, studies have shown that CEOs are four times more likely to be psychopathic than regular workers. Adam Grant, a management... Read More »

Using Facebook At Work: 7 Tips

Using Facebook At Work: 7 Tips

By Aaron Guerrero You may be a social media junkie, hopping from one site to another. But if your employer suspects you check your friend's Facebook wall more than your work emails, he may be entitled to make you hand over your passwords. Lawmakers across the country have begun weighing social media privacy... Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Kampgrounds CEO Jim Rogers Offers Deluxe Cabin, Vacation To Workers
Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Survey: Craziest Excuses For Calling In Sick

Have you ever called in sick due to an allergy attack? Did you neglect to mention that it's the huge stack of paperwork on your desk that caused the allergic reaction? Or maybe you have a migraine but failed to explain it's from your annoying co-workers. The list of personal "ailments" used to get a day off... Read More »

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

The 3 Biggest Myths About Retail Workers

Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits. But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... Read More »

Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

If there's one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it's that outsourcing jobs overseas, or "offshoring," is absolutely terrible for American workers. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proposed a 20 percent tax credit for companies that return offshored... Read More »

Spending Long Hours At Work Increases Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Spending Long Hours At Work Increases Your Risk Of Heart Disease

You already know that drinking too much alcohol and smoking cigarettes increase your risk for heart disease. But too much work? Read More »

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

Nashville Worker Charged With Attempted Terrorism After She Allegedly Says She'll 'Die For Allah'

A Muslim worker at a Dell Inc. plant in Nashville was arrested Friday and charged with attempted terrorism after she allegedly threatened to harm other employees, authorities say. A co-worker at the plant, owned and operated by CEVA Logistics, told Nashville Metro Police that Amal Ahmed Abdullahi (pictured... Read More »

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

If you're like most Americans, you probably feel like Labor Day snuck up on you. That's because you spent most of the summer working -- or looking for work. The majority of American workers don't use up all their vacation time, most of them leaving an average of 11 days on the table, according to one survey (via... Read More »

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

Police Officer Susan Graziosi, Fired For Facebook Criticism, Sues

It's customary that when a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the city sends a representative to the funeral. But when former Sgt. Susan Graziosi posted a complaint on her Facebook page, chiding the mayor for not sending someone to services for an officer from Pearl, Miss. Graziosi was fired,... Read More »

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

Survey: Truly Strange Things People Do In Office Elevators

By Susan Ricker Every job has its ups and downs, but riding an elevator seems like an unlikely source for stress. However, a 15-second ride may push some people's buttons. CareerBuilder's latest study of more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the most unusual and annoying behaviors workers have witnessed... Read More »

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

10 Dumb Reasons Employers Fire Workers

When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal. There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

U.S. Workers More Productive, But Hiring Down

WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies got slightly more out of their workers this spring after scaling back on hiring. The modest 1.6 percent annualized gain in productivity from April through June signals employers may need to hire more if demand picks up. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the increase... Read More »

School Janitor Harley Joseph Fired For Allegedly Asking To Suck Student's Toes

School Janitor Harley Joseph Fired For Allegedly Asking To Suck Student's Toes

A New York City janitor lost his job after he allegedly offered a high school student "as much money as she wanted" to let him suck her toes. The janitor, Harley Joseph, was employed at LaGuardia Community College in Queens and fired in February after the unnamed student reported the incident, New York's... Read More »

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

July Jobs Report: 4 Pieces Of Good News Buried In The Gloom

The long slow, slog that is improvement in the labor market continued in July, the Labor Department reported Friday. For many job seekers, that means the difficulty that many have experienced in landing a new position remains. As the Labor Department reported, employers added 163,000 jobs last month -- far... Read More »

Don't Want To Be The Boss? What's Next?

Don't Want To Be The Boss? What's Next?

Most workers seek a career that progresses upward -- taking them from entry-level employee to midlevel manager to senior leader. But not everyone has dreams of being the boss. Some people enjoy being a producer, rather than a manager; and still, others would rather work in middle management than in the... Read More »

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

Desperate Job Seekers Continue To Fall Prey To Work-At-Home Scams

For many unemployed Americans, the need to find a job, any job, has made them susceptible to con artists promising easy riches through work-at-home schemes and similar frauds. They include Barbara Beatteay, a 58-year-old cancer patient and stroke survivor who was unemployed, bankrupt and struggling to pay... Read More »

Best Buy Customer Says 'Geek' Copied Racy Photos From Her Smartphone

Best Buy Customer Says 'Geek' Copied Racy Photos From Her Smartphone

All Sophia Ellison wanted was a new smartphone to replace her damaged one. But what she got instead, she says, was humiliated and angry after learning that a Best Buy clerk, who was supposed to move the contents of her old iPhone to a new one, instead said he copied its photos -- including some "racy" ones --... Read More »

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