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The Cashier Who Ate Beef Jerky and Other Crazy Stories

March 7, 2013 |

Sometimes it's the customer that gets noticed for being particularly crazy or nasty. (You probably remember the St. Louis pastor who notoriously wrote on her receipt 'I give God 10%, why do you get 18?') The Applebees waitress that posted it online ended up losing her job, but sometimes far worse offenses made by cashiers or servers go unpunished. We asked for your crazy stories about absurd staff members and here are some of the most interesting responses.

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Rewards for Watching Videos? How to Make Easy Money on the Internet

August 27, 2012 |

For people with time to kill and a computer, earning extra income is just a few clicks away. There are lots of programs rewarding users for online searches with perks like gift cards, products or even deposits into your PayPal account. Of course, there are some scam companies disguising themselves as great opportunities to earn extra money, but we've uncovered the programs with the best perks.

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A Guide for Graduates: Creating a Work Wardrobe on a Budget

June 13, 2012 |

Most college grads don't have a wardrobe fit for corporate America. American Eagle sweats and collegiate tees far outnumber blazers and ties. Unfortunately that fancy new degree doesn't come with a new wardrobe. However, thanks to budget-friendly retailers creating a work wardrobe on a dime can be done.

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Why Your Social Media Profiles Could Cost You a Job

December 3, 2011 |

Job references are so 20th century. These days employers can gain much more social intelligence using Google. By perusing your social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and more they'll find out important details about your personality, professionalism and history. If you're hunting for a job you may want to think about what a potential employer has the ability to see through a basic online search. Take some simple steps to ensure your social media profile doesn't cost you the job.

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How to Call in Sick (Even When You're Not)

November 30, 2011 |

A new survey finds that twenty-nine percent of workers have admitted to playing hooky from the office this year. This is a risky move because fifteen percent of employers polled said they have fired a worker for faking a sick day. Many say important errands and plans with family and friends are among the top reasons for calling in sick when they were perfectly healthy. While we're not advocating lying to the boss, the holiday season is extremely busy and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Read More

The Scoop on Scoring Seasonal Work

November 1, 2011 | 1

While Christmas may seem a long way off, retailers are already gearing up for a busy holiday season. Beyond ordering inventory and keeping shelves stocked, a big way they prepare for the Christmas rush is to hire on holiday help. More than two in five unemployed Americans have been out of work for more than six months according to government statistics. With the unemployment rate currently at 9.1%, which equals about 14 million jobless Americans, the competition may be tougher than ever for temp employment. Read More

How Working for Free Paid Off—Big Time

September 22, 2011 | 1

I don’t have to tell you it’s a tough job market out there. Most Americans are well aware! Facing it can be daunting. I know, because like so many others nowadays, I was facing it myself about six months ago. My son had just turned a year old and I was ready to return to the work force after being a stay-at-home Mom. I did eventually find a job (you’re looking at it!), but it came about in an unconventional way – by working for free. Here's what happened for me, and how it can happen for you too.

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How Horrible Bosses Can Become a Blessing

September 12, 2011 | 1

There's a reason why the movie Horrible Bosses has taken in close to $200 million at the box office world-wide. It's a story people can relate to. According to employees surveyed by OfficeTeam, almost half say they've worked under an unreasonable manager and a poll from found that one-third of Americans feel pressure to stay with a bad boss because of current economic problems. But believe it or not-- sometimes bad bosses can be a blessing.

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The Best Job Search Sites on the Web

June 3, 2011 | 1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US unemployment rate is sitting just below 9 percent. That means millions of I love job offerspeople could be on the hunt for jobs. There are dozens of job search websites out there, and just like many job candidates each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. We've compiled a list of some of the best job search sites to help you hunt down employment so that finding a job isn't such hard work.

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The Hunt is On

July 26, 2010 |

When I was in high school and college, finding a job meant scouring the newspaper and stopping by places to talk to the manager about what positions were available. In college, jobs were really hard to come by where I ... Read More

Summertime Blues

April 21, 2010 |

I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar Every time I call my baby, and try to get a date My boss says, "No dice son, ... Read More