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Woman Quits With E-Mail Reveal of Boss's 'FarmVille' Addiction

Updated: Well it looks like the tale of our sassy quitter may be too good to be true. Peter Kafka at All Things Digital did some homework and uncovered that the guys behind theCHIVE (the site that broke the Jenny story) were also behind a prank piece about Donald Trump leaving a $10,000 tip that tricked The New York Post and Fox News. Leo Resig, one of the site's founders refused to confirm or ...

Best Buy Worker Faces Firing Over Viral iPhone vs. Evo Videos

What began as an innocent viral joke may end up costing one Best Buy worker his part-time job. Brian Maupin, of Missouri, recently posted two videos making fun of iPhone and Evo acolytes, respectively. Although neither video made explicit reference to his employer, managers at the Independence, MO Best Buy decided to suspend him from his duties after Maupin refused their polite suggestion that he...

South African Calls Boss a "Serial Masturbator" on Facebook, Gets Fired

With so much pain and humiliation caused by Facebook around the world, we were less than shocked to hear that the cycle of embarrassment had traveled south of the Equator. According to an AFP article, hosted on Google, a South African man was recently terminated from his job after calling his boss a "serial masturbator" on Facebook. What did he think was going to happen? Did he expect a cookie a...

Swiss Woman Fired for Using Facebook While Sick

We've heard of people getting fired for posting incriminating photos on Facebook, or bad mouthing their jobs in their status updates, but this is the first time that we've ever heard of someone getting sacked for simply logging in to the social networking service. A Swiss woman, who remains unidentified, called in to work at Nationale Suisse, sick with a migraine headache, according to a brief, ...

Netflix Expanding Out to Other Gaming Platforms?

We've heard whispers of Netflix heading to other, non-Xbox 360 game consoles before, and now adding to the susurrous is a job listing from the company for Engineering Lead - Gaming Platforms. The description calls for someone familiar with the technical hurdles of current-gen consoles for building a small team to "rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms." Whether or not this mea...

Be Careful What You Tweet About Your Job

Netizens, when will you learn to be more careful about what you post online? We've published enough stories about Facebook and other social networking sites costing people jobs and relationships -- why would you be so careless with Twitter? A Twitter user known as 'theconnor' -- who's clearly about as sharp as a bowling ball -- posted a message that read, "Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have...

Disgruntled Worker Hacks and Shuts Down Oil Leak System

Seriously, people. We've said it before but hacking your current or former employer because you're not happy with your job, desk, or termination is not a constructive way to deal with the problem. The latest idiot to clearly overstep his legal boundaries is Mario Azar, a 28-year-old former IT worker for Pacific Energy Resources (PER). According to Wired, the Los Angeles resident has been indict...

Google Job Applicants Post Tales of Rejection

Google is hot right now. Its stock price may have taken a bit of a hit lately, but new offerings like GrandCentral continue to revolutionize the Internet, and with its Android phone operating system poised to conquer the mobile world, things are looking good for the company. Naturally, then, the brightest tech employees want to get in the door, and Google's interview process is notorious for bein...

Tech Tips for Looking Busy at Work

As we coast into summer, the warm weather is going to make it near impossible to want to get any work done. So with that in mind, we've compiled six surefire ways to appear busy on the job, even though you're really surfing the Web, nursing a hangover or skipping work completely to hit the beach. Get a BlackBerry This may seem like a no-brainer, but BlackBerrys let you send and receive e-mail...