Uline, Where the Boss Wishes Employees Watched More Fox News

Hamilton Nolan · 06/15/16 12:15PM

People who work for privately owned companies—even very big ones—are often subject to their bosses’ political whims. For employees of a major Midwestern industrial company, that means regularly being preached to by owners known as the Illinois version of the Koch brothers.

Why Would Anyone Work on Wall Street?

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/15 09:32AM

We all know why people choose to work for big Wall Street banks: “the money.” But is it “worth it?” It’s hard to imagine that it is.

Down With Meetings

Hamilton Nolan · 11/21/14 10:44AM

Many of you have jobs in which you are required to regularly attend "meetings." Meetings about budgets, or staffing, or strategy, or one million other arcane workplace topics. I would like to point out, to your boss: "meetings," as a practice, are an enormous waste of time.

A Walmart Manager Describes Walmart's Mismanagement

Hamilton Nolan · 08/22/14 11:51AM

Last week, we received an email from a current Walmart manager in Oklahoma asking to share his story. Below is his description of the policies that America's largest employer uses to pit managers against low-level employees, for the benefit of the richest family in America.

Decades of Greed: Behind the Scenes With An Angry Walmart Manager

Hamilton Nolan · 02/06/14 04:50PM

We receive quite a few stories from Wal-Mart employees about what life is like inside America's largest employer. But this one comes from a remarkable point of view: a longtime Walmart store manager, who vents in detail about how Walmart has systematically screwed employees over two decades.