Want a Job? Move to San Jose

The data suggests that San Jose has more available jobs than it has unemployed residents. Perhaps it really is the best city in which to find a job.

A Goodbye to the Lad Mags and My Brief Stint in Publishing

It was with an odd sense of sadness when I noticed a long-ago boss’s post on Facebook recently: “FHM has closed. Very sad day.” Eight years ago, my 20-year-old self interned for the magazine, so this news and the reactions to it gives me the feeling of being a very young dinosaur.

The Surprisingly Queer-Friendly World Of Finance

Banking and financial services companies are leading the way on LGBT workplace equality.

It’s A Good Time To Become A Nurse

“Salaries and bonuses for nurses have been ‘unprecedented.'”

A Season of Housekeeping in Ohio

At age 53, my mother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. When I started at the hotel that summer, we still thought it was possible that she might get better. By the time I quit, she was almost gone.

Being Employed at a Haunted House

People want to be scared so badly that they’re willing to pay good money for the experience.

Working From Home Does Not Have to Be the Worst

“It’s official: Working from home is the worst,” writes Fusion’s Casey Tolan, pointing to research showing that “people who telecommute 15.1 hours a week or more (or roughly two days per week) actually report decreased job satisfaction.”

A Gemstone in the Rough

I sometimes wonder if catering attracts a specific kind of person, a kind of cultural voyeur, someone who takes an almost lascivious delight in watching other people make fools of themselves—by which I mean simply trying, at life.

The Story of a 15-Year-Old Working Stiff

I started working early enough that I had to go to my high school’s office and get a work permit, which I can only assume was to confirm that I wasn’t being forced into child labor.

Finding Work-Work-Life Balance With Parallel Careers

In order to live a financially viable lifestyle, it is easiest to create multiples avenues of income. But doesn’t this just mean that an actor is working a day job? Not necessarily.