Life After March Madness Immortality

By |March 14th, 2011|

When Ed O’Bannon, 38, is meeting with a customer at the Findlay Toyota dealership in Henderson, Nevada — where he’s been employed as a public relations manager for the last five years — he doesn’t make a point of reminding them about his former career. “If they recognize me, that’s cool,” he says. “But I don’t go out of my way to tell people who I am.” […]

The Civil War Reenactors Rise Again

By |February 25th, 2011|

The recession hasn’t been hurting 67-year-old small businessman Tom Hunge from Winchester, Virginia. Quite the opposite. […]

The Sick-Day Bounty Hunters

By |December 2nd, 2010|

It’s 6am and Rick Raymond has already been on the clock for two hours. He’s dressed entirely in black, and sitting in a black Kia SUV that’s hidden behind some trees in a grassy field. […]

White-Collar Hoarding

By |March 17th, 2011|

Matt Paxton, who calls himself an “extreme cleaning specialist,” has witnessed a lot of bizarre behavior over the years. […]

It’s Beginning To Look Way Too Much Like Christmas

By |November 17th, 2010|

Al Thompson, a 64-year old native of Glen Allen, Virginia (a suburb of Richmond) is already feeling the stress of the holiday season. But not because of gift shopping or family obligations. He’s stressed about the Christmas lights he plans to display on his house and front lawn. […]

Welcome to Funkytown

By |July 15th, 2010|

John Kiely, the owner of Allied Cleaning Service in Manhattan, has encountered more than his fair share of office refrigerators during his forty years in the cleaning business, and he doesn’t mince words when describing some of the horrible things he’s seen and smelled. […]

The Twitter Effect

By |October 21st, 2010|

Twitter represents the American dream of brand recognition. Much of the success of the social networking site can be attributed to its unique name, a word that didn’t exist until the company’s founders invented it in 2006. […]

The Tragic Decline of Business Casual

By |October 8th, 2010|

Remember casual Fridays? Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the trend first came into fashion — thanks in no small part to the laid-back aesthetics of dot-com Silicon Valley companies — wearing less-than-formal clothing at the office was just an occasional reward after a long week. But over the last few years, casual Fridays have evolved into casual all-the-time, and it’s led to a growing pandemic in corporate America: Bad dressers. […]

The Strange and Secretive World of Office Fantasy Football Leagues

By |September 13th, 2010|

Mark St. Amant was at a cross-roads. […]

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