Hamilton Nolan · 01/10/14 04:30PM

Operation Smile has sent us a statement about their rather insane job interview process, which we have appended to our earlier post. "[Planning] and delivering a fun, social activity, including dinner...helps identify the applicant's strengths and/or weaknesses in communicating, problem-solving skills and teamwork."

Wal-Mart Employees Rip the Company on Its Own Internal Website

Hamilton Nolan · 07/12/13 11:00AM

Wal-Mart, a $254 billion corporation, is so terrified of its employees sharing their true workplace stories with us that it's purchased ads on Google and Twitter expressly targeted at our readers. On its employee website, the company also asked workers to share positive stories. Here are the comments they got.

Wal-Mart Is Scared of These True Stories From Its Own Employees

Hamilton Nolan · 07/11/13 01:00PM

Earlier this week, we published a new installment of our occasional series of true stories from Wal-Mart workers. The company was so displeased with its employees speaking publicly that they posted a plea on an internal website asking other employees to send us positive stories. We've gotten quite a few stories. But most aren't positive at all.

And Now, a Few More Stories From Wal-Mart Employees

Hamilton Nolan · 07/09/13 02:57PM

In the past, we have brought you several volumes of true stories from Wal-Mart workers, describing what life is like as an employee of the biggest retailer on earth. Union-busting and heartless corporate behavior stories abounded. Today, we bring you a few more plaintive wails from inside the Walton empire.

The Brave New Workplace World Includes Data Sensors Monitoring Employees at All Times

Hamilton Nolan · 03/07/13 11:11AM

In order to have a job to make enough money to buy food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities of human life, The Company is going to need a few things from you. We need you to be here on time. We need you to fill out your TPS reports. And we're gonna need to track your every move and word via electronic sensors. Mmmmkay?

America's Meanest Business Owner Will Make His Employees Regret Getting Health Care Coverage

Hamilton Nolan · 11/15/12 01:56PM

After Barack Obama's reelection, some business owners went so far as laying off workers and attributing it to fear of new taxes; other employers vowed to reduce employees' hours in order to avoid paying for their health care under Obamacare. Those actions are despicable in their own way, but at least they may be defended as a sort of rational business move. How exciting that one fine business owner has figured out a way to become a bigger asshole on this issue than any of his peers.