Banana Ban at the BBC Batters Boner-Shaped Fruit

And now, a bit of sad news to help you mourn your fading Sunday — some poor, anonymous soul at the BBC is allergic to bananas, a fact that has prompted fellow staffers implement a banana-ban in "specific areas of the newsroom." » 1/06/13 6:00pm 1/06/13 6:00pm

Cool Boss Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Smartphones to Yahoo Employees

In her effort to be the cool new Yahoo boss who has pre-cocktail hour cocktails at two and designates the third Wednesday of every month as Cookie Potluck Day, Marissa Mayer recently sent a memo to all full time (and part time!) Yahoo employees in the US informing them Oprah-style that they all get...smartphones!! Not… » 9/16/12 11:30am 9/16/12 11:30am

Ten Ridiculous Excuses You Don't Want to Give for Being Late to Work


We've all been there: you show up a little later than you'd planned for work, and, of course, your boss just happens to see you sneaking in, and then you have to explain yourself. Most of us are sensible enough to say something vague, like "problem with my car." And that's smart because, according to a new survey… » 1/16/12 10:00am 1/16/12 10:00am

You Might Soon Be Expected To Work Out At Your Desk


Working all day is hard enough, but now it seems like you might want to start working out while you work. The news that sitting down all day is bad for you isn't new—studies have repeatedly found it can lead to back pain, weak muscles, and increased risk for things like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It's not… » 12/04/11 6:05pm 12/04/11 6:05pm

Four female employees have filed a $600 million lawsuit » 10/08/08 10:40am 10/08/08 10:40am against the Hooters-esque Hawaiian Tropic Zone restaurant in NYC. The employees claim that a top manager was given "full rein" by the restaurant's management company to harass and assault them; even turning a blind eye when he drugged and raped a senior manager…

Update on the story of the woman who died on the floor of the ER waiting room of a Brooklyn hospital: The attention from the public has forced the hospital to make some changes. Six hospital employees have been fired or suspended including employees directly involved with the incident and employees at the managerial… » 7/02/08 9:45am 7/02/08 9:45am