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Ask Jack: Scary Bosses, Disturbing Co-Workers, Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Scary Bosses, Disturbing Co-Workers, Job of the Week

Bosses are people too...right?

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

How to Break the Office Dress Code

How to Break the Office Dress Code

Your style can project confidence over conformity on the job

A new Harvard study shows that the person who breaks the workplace style rules gets rewarded. If it’s done right, that is. Read More »

Workplace Bullies Are Running Amok

Workplace Bullies Are Running Amok

Here’s how you can turn the tables at last

In a new survey, more than 96 percent said they have experienced bullying on the job. What’s more, the bully usually wins. Here’s how to turn the tables. Read More »

Here's Why You Should Never Say 'I'm Sorry' Again

Here's Why You Should Never Say 'I'm Sorry' Again

Work inspiration from a Pantene ad

Listen up ladies, Pantene invites you to stop apologizing thanks to their latest ad, Not Sorry. Read More »

What I Learned About Work From My Dad and the Green Bay Packers

What I Learned About Work From My Dad and the Green Bay Packers

Game Day will forever be our father-daughter tradition

The lessons I learned from my father, heavily laced with a dose of Coach Vince Lombardi, set the tone for my career. Read More »

What to Do If Your Employer Asks You To Resign

What to Do If Your Employer Asks You To Resign

You have more negotiating power than you think

What should you do if your employer tells you to resign or be fired? Read More »

Are Mean Girls Terrorizing Your Office?

Are Mean Girls Terrorizing Your Office?

Workplace Bullying Institute reports woman vs. woman bullying is on the rise.

High school may be far behind but many mean girls never grow out of their bullying behaviors. Instead, they bring them along to the workplace. Workplace Bullying Institute reports woman vs. woman bullying is on the rise.Do you recognize these four telltale mean girl signs? Read More »

Make Mistakes Work For You

Make Mistakes Work For You

Own the mistake and you'll earn colleagues' respect

Admitting an error, correcting it, and not dwelling are ways to overcome mistakes. Read More »

Who Let the Dogs In -- At Work?

Who Let the Dogs In -- At Work?

Dogs in the office can reduce stress and increase camaraderie.

Leading the way are some of America's most respected employers, from Google to Amazon, Ben & Jerry's to The Daily Show, even the U.S. Congress. Read More »

Intern Gets Fired Before He Starts Because Of One Typo

Intern Gets Fired Before He Starts Because Of One Typo

Career counselors frequently caution college students that their flipflops and textspeaks may cause problems in the workplace. One undergrad apparently didn't heed the warnings, and was denied an internship for failing to capitalize one word. On his blog, best-selling author Jeff Pearlman reports the plight of... Read More »

5 Surefire Ways to Lose the Respect of Your Coworkers

5 Surefire Ways to Lose the Respect of Your Coworkers

Some people get a little too comfortable in the process of building rapport with their coworkers, which can lead to a loss of respect. Here are five little-known factors that can cost you respect at work. Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Kampgrounds CEO Jim Rogers Offers Deluxe Cabin, Vacation To Workers
Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Lying, Unethical Executives: Is This How They Get Started?

Do you remember that kid that sat across from you in Psych 101, who always cheated on exams and made up excuses about not turning in his papers? Don't be surprised if he shows up in the next cubicle, or in the executive suite at your company, and is just as deceitful. According to a new study from the... Read More »

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Gossip Is Good For The Office -- And Your Productivity, Study Finds

Most workers are guilty of it from time to time, but gossiping in the workplace is viewed by many employers and employees alike as a time waster -- and potentially destructive, too. But a new study by Dutch researchers finds that gossip helps keep offices running more smoothly and can actually improve... Read More »

Makeshift Home Offices During Hurricane Sandy [Slideshow]

Makeshift Home Offices During Hurricane Sandy [Slideshow]

From New York to D.C. to Boston, transit systems were shut down, tunnels and bridges closed and offices shuttered, all due to Hurricane Sandy. So many employees were working from makeshift home offices -- at least as long as they have power. Here's where some of us on the AOL editorial team will be working... Read More »

Monterey County Fraud Unit Workers Claim Mold In The Office Made Them Sick

Monterey County Fraud Unit Workers Claim Mold In The Office Made Them Sick

Update: This story was updated on Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. In recent years, there has been a steady stream of lawsuits from workers -- many of them successful -- claiming that mold made them seriously ill. Read More »

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

Crazy Excuses To Escape Work

What bugs you the most about your job? And what crazy excuses would you give to escape your office? These were the questions that the corporate research consultancy Wakefield Associates explored in an online survey of 1,013 office workers for Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company. Read More »

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

Employees Admit Social Media Is A Waste Of Their Time [Infographic]

A growing number of people are tweeting and using Facebook from the office, but that doesn't mean they think it's a good use of their time. Or company resources. In fact, according to a new survey, a majority of American workers (51 percent) think using social media at work hurts productivity. The survey... Read More »

5 Habits Of Truly Expert Networkers

5 Habits Of Truly Expert Networkers

By Pete Leibman If you're getting ready for graduation, or if you've already graduated but you're looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But do you really know what networking is and what it's not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought... Read More »

6 Smart Ways To Expand Your Network, Even If You're Shy

6 Smart Ways To Expand Your Network, Even If You're Shy

By Vicky Oliver Believe it or not, there are still folks out there whose hands aren't soldered to their laptops or mobile devices and who'd rather network in a venue with real live people. Social networking may be a great way to digitally meet potential new colleagues, clients, and customers. But... Read More »

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