[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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.
[credit provider=”Leon Kingsley”] There is a long and sordid tradition of business going on in American prisons.
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Vivian Giang / Business Insider”] News broke this morning that the Feds have shut down several Chinatown bus companies in a safety crackdown. After the trip I took this week I am not surprised.
[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider” url=”http://www.yepokayeebo.com/”] What no one has been saying about today’s May Day demonstrations is that they are a New York City tradition. For years labour and progressive advocacy groups (known as the May Day Coalition) have held protests on this day, and for years they […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]