Strategy

How A ‘Nice Girl’ Started Working As A Phone Sex Operator

[credit provider=”Shutterstock” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-74513638/stock-photo-lips-woman-call-sexy-face-communication-human.html?src=csl_recent_image-1″] If you have the right attitude, working on a phone sex hotline isn’t the worst job in the world.A woman who used to work as a “phone sex actress” hosted a Q&A thread on The Straight Dope Message Board, an adjunct to the popular Straight Dope column […]
How A ‘Nice Girl’ Started Working As A Phone Sex Operator
Strategy

13 Ways To Survive The Office Holiday Party

[credit provider=”statigr.am/oslomina” url=”http://statigr.am/p/318898577337025870_185315832″] Now that the holiday season has arrived, your company may be planning a party to celebrate the end of a hardworking year.”People like to work with people they know so take this opportunity to let down your hair a little,” Helene Wasserman, an attorney for Littler, an […]
13 Ways To Survive The Office Holiday Party
Strategy

Dan Rather Tells Us About The Time He Used Heroin

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang / Business Insider”] Dan Rather is a hero to many in the news industry — including myself — for his determination to do anything to get the story.The most famous example is probably when he tied himself to a tree during a hurricane in 1961 — a stunt […]
Dan Rather Tells Us About The Time He Used Heroin
News

It Took Me 48 Hours To Escape The Manhattan ‘Dark Zone’

[credit provider=”Vivian Giang / Business Insider”] It had only been two hours since Hurricane Sandy hit New York when the lights in my Chinatown apartment went out at 7 p.m.My wireless internet was out too, but for a few hours I could get an AT&T signal on my iPhone. Around […]
It Took Me 48 Hours To Escape The Manhattan ‘Dark Zone’
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An Inmate Sneaked Us Photos From A Secret Prison Tattoo Parlor

[credit provider=”Leon Kingsley”] Receiving a prison sentence might seem like a slam door shut to your future, but for those who chose the hard-knock life and ended up forfeiting their freedom for it, life goes on. At least the tattoo parlor lights always stay on in the prison black market. 
An Inmate Sneaked Us Photos From A Secret Prison Tattoo Parlor
Strategy

This Woman Is A Photographer By Day And A Fighter By Night

[credit provider=”Michael Mowery” url=”http://www.michaelmowery.com/”] When you first lay eyes on Watt Sriboonruang, a commercial photographer, you’d have no idea she spends her nights perfecting blocking and striking techniques. The five-foot-six, slender Thai-native has been practicing martial arts for nearly a decade, but “discovered” Muy Thai accidentally when she was trying to find a […]
This Woman Is A Photographer By Day And A Fighter By Night
Strategy

How To Stay Positive When It’s A Negative Environment At Work

[credit provider=”AP”] Staying positive in a negative environment can change not just your business, but your entire life.Rather than wallowing when a problem strikes, believe your business reality can be redefined. Old problems become entrepreneurial challenges as you perceive new solutions. Then, when you achieve a goal, recognise the benefits […]
How To Stay Positive When It’s A Negative Environment At Work
Strategy

Flexible Hours Aren’t Working As Well As Companies Say

[credit provider=”Flickr / Mr. Thomas” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/exalthim/2150224411/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Flexible work hours are the new sought-after benefit in the workplace, but the only professionals it’s really helping are those in law, medicine, academia and technology. Aside from these people, flexible work hours aren’t helping the people who need it the most — the lower-skilled workers who work […]
Flexible Hours Aren’t Working As Well As Companies Say
Strategy

Helicopter Parents Are Leading The Job Hunt For Millennials

[credit provider=”deflam via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/freeparking/510893168/”] It’s a tough economy for recent college grads and their “helicopter parents” are swooping in to help — many of them are the actual authors of their child’s resume. Out of 700 employers who participated in a survey conducted by Michigan State University, nearly one-third said they had received […]
Helicopter Parents Are Leading The Job Hunt For Millennials
Strategy

Instead Of Telling Jokes At The Water Cooler, Japanese Workers Tell Stories Of Their Past Failures

[credit provider=”ap”] Instead of telling jokes to break the ice at the workplace, Japanese workers share stories of personal failure or embarrassment with one another to get to know their co-workers.The “shippai dan” (or “failure talks”) custom is a humble strategy that isn’t as aggressive as joke-telling in American culture, which is typically […]
Instead Of Telling Jokes At The Water Cooler, Japanese Workers Tell Stories Of Their Past Failures
Strategy

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Workplace Rights That Aren’t True

[credit provider=”AP”] Most people think they know what rights they have at work—but they’re wrong frequently. Workplace law isn’t always intuitive, and just because something is unkind doesn’t mean it’s illegal.Check out these common myths concerning workplace rights, and test your own knowledge of what your boss can and cannot […]
10 Things You Thought You Knew About Workplace Rights That Aren’t True
Strategy

5 Signs That You Lack Professionalism

[credit provider=”Philosophy Geek on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/philosophygeek/2714151358/”] We all make mistakes, however some of the behaviour that goes on in the office is fairly outrageous. Here are 5 signs your professional behaviour could use some polishing:1. Sending a picture of a wilted rose via the office IM to a married co-worker […]
5 Signs That You Lack Professionalism