America’s bloated higher education industry is supported by the work of an immense pool of well-educated and very poorly paid workers: the adjunct professors. They are telling us all about it. And they have a few ideas.
It’s a sad and sour realization, to know that you’ve aged and tattooed yourself out of your dream job, but that is the sad place many of us find ourselves today: we cannot be greeters at the National Rifle Association Expo in Lousville. Even if you’re not too old or too fat, you’re probably too odd for the job. Take a…
If you make less than $50,000 per year, you will soon be entitled to overtime pay. “Me?” you wonder, glancing around with uncertainty. Yes: You.
Unless you work in a restaurant, you may not have noticed that many restaurants no longer include “automatic gratuities” on the checks of large groups. But if you do work in a restaurant, this little change may have left you financially destroyed.
Discrimination in the workplace, whether it’s over race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, age, or religion, is no joke, and dealing with it isn’t as easy as just “calling a lawyer.” Here are a few things you should know before you go the legal route.
During the most recent GOP presidential debate, Carly Fiorina made a claim that 92% of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women. Fiorina was in fact, wrong, as several news outlets pointed out she had copied a previously debunked statistic used during the 2012 election by Mitt Romney. By the…
Since the Vietnam War, the nail salon has been the backbone of Vietnamese life in America. There are over 200,000 nail salons in the United States, most of which are owned and operated by Vietnamese refugees, immigrants, and the families they’ve built. Nearly every “successful” Vietnamese-American doctor, lawyer,…
Aaargh. You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer, and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your not-such-a-great friend employer, and resentful of your coworker. Before you protest, here’s how to handle the…
A single mother named Laura Browder is facing child abandonment charges in Houston, Texas, after leaving her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son in a food court while she interviewed for a job 30 yards away.
Some of us on the Gawker Media editorial staff have decided to try to unionize. Here's a brief explanation.
Hello, my name is Madeleine and—when I'm not too busy screaming into my haunted telephone or betting on illegal baby fights—I really love to help people. Welcome to "Madvice."
Is it better to do something you love, or learn to love whatever job you do? Trick question! It doesn't even matter: More and more employers want you to exhibit glowing passion for your position, regardless of how you really feel.
If you love reading wacky Craigslist ads and have ever thought how can I turn this hobby into a rewarding and lucrative career, then we have the answer to all your dreams.
The permanently upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been hotly anticipated since it was first reported nearly three years ago. We're still waiting. And according to newly leaked emails out of Sony Pictures, trying to get it off the ground was a total clusterfuck: name-calling, Angelina Jolie-trashing, lying, and begging.
In the market for an employed husband? Is that, in fact, literally your number-one life priority at the moment? Well, pack your bags and head for Clarksville, Tennessee, which spills over into Kentucky and apparently boasts the nation's highest concentration of job-having single dudes.
Ladies, I hope you haven't been harboring any dreams of working in a bakery in the near future, because it turns out you're just too puny and girly to handle the demands of the job.
Are you sick of waking up hours early to carefully cover all of your intricate face tattoos so that the square corporate overlords at your Starbucks barista job will be satisfied with your appearance? You bet you are and so am I! Which is why we should all rejoice at the news that Starbucks — along with many other…
Do you like being around and/or ingesting marijuana? Do you like sex? Or maybe you prefer the company of Waka Flocka? Well, have I got some great job opportunities for you. Consider me your Mary Jane job board.
A survey from the U.S. Travel Association finds that 41% of you who are lucky enough to have jobs that offer vacation days "do not plan to use" all your paid time off this year. Time for a new plan.
Has the job market situation got you down lately? Are you feeling unstimulated in your current position? Looking for a new job with better benefits and perks? Then I have something just for you.