For Chicago sports reporter Susannah Collins, it was an unfortunate slip of the tongue. During a live televised report outside the Chicago Blackhawks locker room, Collins said of the team: "Despite the fact that they've had a tremendous amount of sex in the regular season."
That was how she started a sentence... Read More »
By Susan Ricker
Social-media websites aren't just for catching up with friends anymore. Many companies have embraced social media as a tool to reach their consumers, and job seekers can take advantage of this information feed. While professional-networking sites such as LinkedIn may seem like the obvious... Read More »
A job for many workers is just a paycheck -- an often dreary way to pay the bills. That may be why so many Americans are keen on (or at least dream of) quitting their jobs in an over-the-top fashion.
There are a number of recent examples of "extreme quitting," including one by Joey DeFrancesco, who video... Read More »
How do you make it in 2012? In an age of global economic uncertainty, it's never been harder for Americans to find a job, especially a secure one. Simply getting a degree from the local state university won't guarantee you a safe job, anymore. Read More »
"I am the only one. Again," the young black woman says, staring straight into the camera. And so begins a new, fictional web series about a black woman named Racey Jones working in an all-white office in corporate America, circa 2012.
The first episode of the "The Unwritten Rules" shows Jones trying to shrug... Read More »
It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit.
Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »
It's the catch-22 of the digital age: You need to be on social media to get ahead in many careers, but what you say, whom you associate with or even what you "like" on Facebook could hurt you professionally, as more employers watch workers' every move online.
No wonder, a recent study found 63 percent of... Read More »
A Tennessee teacher who resigned after video of her students participating in a hitting contest was posted on a popular video-sharing website says the split-second incident has ruined her career.
School officials confronted Mount Juliet High School teacher Kim Evans after video of one student slapping... Read More »
The recruitment video is still a young art form, developed by companies like Google and IBM in the late 2000s. But it's not an art form too young to parody mercilessly. Twitter's new recruitment video mocks all the things we hate about recruitment videos: hyper-staged fun times, awkward cutaways, and cheesy... Read More »
When it comes to perks, few employers can match those that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley have to offer. Whether it's generous salaries, pet-friendly offices, or on-site services such as gyms and yoga classes, corporate juggernauts such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn seem to have it all.
Behind all... Read More »
It can be difficult to muster the strength to leave a downbeat job in a rough economy. But if you do, you might as well quit in style. One hotel worker in Providence, R.I., handed his boss a resignation slip, as a 19-piece marching band commemorated the moment.
Joey had worked at the Providence Renaissance... Read More »
Christopher Cristwell, 25, is a Starbucks employee with a knack for satire. When he uploaded an acoustic ballad about his employer -- performed in nothing but shorts and a green Starbucks apron -- it quickly went viral. Viral Youtube videos can be launching pads for careers, but in this case, Cristwell was... Read More »
Skim any news website these days and you are likely to find a story about online privacy -- and the lack of it. All of the buzz is justified: There are still very few rules in place about what people can and can't do online. This means that you have to be proactive and diligent about managing your online... Read More »
"America's Got Talent" has used it for recruiting purposes. So have American presidential candidates, in fielding questions during their quadrennial debates. And now, British Airways (BA) is getting in the act as part of the airline's quest to find new pilots. Read More »
Let's face it -- no matter how much you love your job, the day-to-day routine can sometimes become just that. While many employees follow the "traditional" advice from experts on staying active and interested at work, a select few always seem to stand out and have a bit more fun.
We've gathered some of the... Read More »