Hotel Worker Earning Minimum Wage Fired for Talking to Washington Post

Shanna Tippen, an Arkansas woman making minimum wage cleaning hotel rooms, was fired from her position for talking to a Washington Post reporter about living on the minimum wage. The hotel manager who fired Tippen actually suggested she talk to reporter Chico Harlan, then fired her for saying a minimum wage increase… » 3/30/15 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

How to Overcome Workload Paralysis and Get Back into Action

We're all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where the work piles up and it seems like it might never end. You might have so much work that it's too intimidating to even start. That's when you need to take a step back, take a deep breath, and start prioritizing. » 3/23/15 2:00pm 3/23/15 2:00pm

Study: Domestic Violence Hurts Survivors' Finances and Work Stability

A study of nearly 4,000 Pennsylvania women suggests that domestic abuse can have a long-term and profoundly destructive impact on survivors' ability to earn money. The study authors looked at women who applied for civil orders of protection against their abusers between 1995 and 1996; they found for nearly all of… » 3/20/15 4:20pm 3/20/15 4:20pm

Everyone At Your Office Gossips Constantly (And Maybe About You)

People like to talk, and that's no secret. But nevertheless, we try to keep our secrets anyway, despite the sheer amount of inappropriate or otherwise none-of-your-business intel that gets circulated not just among friends but at our places of employment. And the amount of intel we're talking is all of it. Some of it… » 3/04/15 4:10pm 3/04/15 4:10pm

Buying Guide: Upgrades For Your Office

You probably spend more time than you'd like to at a desk, and you should spend your money where you spend time. Today we're recommending the best upgrades for your office, with the help of Lifehacker's huge catalog of tips and your recommendations. » 2/10/15 1:00pm 2/10/15 1:00pm

Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster

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. » 12/09/14 5:35pm 12/09/14 5:35pm

Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough

I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured… » 10/20/14 2:20pm 10/20/14 2:20pm

Reminder: Take Your Vacation Days, Idiots

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. » 8/20/14 10:06am 8/20/14 10:06am

​Women Are Less Likely to Have Flexible Work Schedules Approved

A new study has found that men who request a more flexible work schedule are more likely to be approved than women who request the same thing. Oh joy. » 8/18/14 11:00am 8/18/14 11:00am

Your Craziest Work Stories

Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll provide a prompt, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid… » 8/15/14 5:30pm 8/15/14 5:30pm

Male CEO Chooses His Family Over His Job

In a blog post on his personal site Tuesday, Max Schireson, the CEO of the software company MongoDB, announced that he was leaving his position because he couldn't continue to properly run the company in New York and support his family in California. » 8/06/14 10:30am 8/06/14 10:30am

The Key to Greater Work Happiness Is Taking and Giving Less Shit

The hardest part about any office job is probably not the job — it's the people, AKA dealing with other personalities so fundamentally different, irritating, and mismatched that it's a wonder any work gets done at all. But what if you only needed to adjust two things to be happier at work? » 7/25/14 1:40pm 7/25/14 1:40pm

'Slash DJ' and Other Occupations of Vogue Wedding Dress Models

There's a slideshow on Vogue.com titled "Hitched! 30 Wedding Dresses for the Bride-to-Be." The folks modeling the dresses, are, for the most part, not models. There are some "real" people mixed in. But that doesn't mean they don't have some particularly Vogue jobs. There are a lot of Slashies. » 6/02/14 7:00pm 6/02/14 7:00pm

Women Are More Stressed at Home Than at Work

There is a new study that validates the thought that passes through our minds on Sunday nights after spending the weekend with our families: God, I can't wait to get back to the office and relax. » 5/23/14 2:30pm 5/23/14 2:30pm

This is the Best Ever Reason to Get Written Up At Work

Being written up at work is always an awkward and terrible experience. At the video store where I worked, we didn't have write-ups, we just had "mop duty" which ws only given to those of us who had somehow messed up. In the world outside of the video store, however, write ups abound. The person who got the following… » 5/17/14 4:16pm 5/17/14 4:16pm

​What It's Like When Your Job Actually Treats You Like an Adult

I've worked a fast food drive-thru, waited tables, baked bread, slogged it out in corporate copyediting, worked at an alt-weekly, juggled freelance, and this one time I worked at a Ponderosa for three days. Looking back, only two of those jobs offered adult-like working conditions: Produce results, and we won't hassle… » 5/16/14 12:40pm 5/16/14 12:40pm

Oh You Got Your 'Dream Job' and It Sucks? Welcome to Life

You worked hard, you lay awake at night with your mind churning, you went into debt getting that degree — and that other degree — and you finally landed your dream job. Then you realized: It's not for me. You're not alone. » 4/23/14 11:40am 4/23/14 11:40am

Woman Applies for Internships With a Tiny Lego Version of Herself

File this under ideas that are so good they make the rest of us regular job applicants look bad: a hopeful ad agency intern has figured out a way to stand out from the pack of other applicants for the job she covets by making a miniature Lego version of herself. » 3/26/14 4:15pm 3/26/14 4:15pm