Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ASK A GIRL TO PROM Dear Willie D: There's this girl at my high school ... More >>
On Tuesday afternoon, a person who frequently interacts with Eating...Our Words on Twitter tweeted the following statement: Just got tossed out of Da Marco. Friend was wearing sneakers. "Do you have another pair of shoes?" What a bunch of dicks.— Misha (@tastybits) January 14, 2014 ... More >>
The woman who was seconds away from becoming my ex-boss looked at me like a math problem she'd never fucking figure out. She asked for my security badge. Why not have me lop off a finger and toss it over? That's how much the badge and all it led to had become a part of me. Then we green-miled i ... More >>
Are you the Saddam in your family?
Calling your boss a dick on Facebook might no longer be a fireable offense (but I wouldn't test it).
The National Labor Relations Board, through a series of new rules governing small business and social media, has provided greater protections for employees who speak out against employers online. Expanding existing rules, the NLRB said, "workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and wit ... More >>
A recent blog on the Bloomberg Businessweek site detailed a UK study that was done dealing with music in the workplace and its effect on worker productivity. 77 percent of surveyed businesses said that it boosted morale and made output soar. The rest of the 33 percent probably own sweatshops. Now I ... More >>
You probably don't want to hear what that fish is sayingThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed suit against the national Bass pro Shop chain here in Houston, alleging it routinely discriminated against minorities in its hiring practices. The nine-page complaint offers these ge ... More >>
In the fantasy I Don't Know How She Does It, working moms can have it all.
dolescumVitamin D is fine. Snickers, not so much. The office is a known enemy to any diet. It can single-handedly bring down even the best intentions with birthday cakes, vending machine trips and stress-induced over-snacking. However, if you go into this battle prepared everyday, what was on ... More >>
Work is hellâ€‹The sniffling-and-coughing season is upon us, so that means it's time to get highly, highly annoyed by the idiots in the nearby cubicles at your office.Not our office, you understand. We have terrific, totally un-annoying co-workers. You guys out there, though, you gotta lot a problem ... More >>
Not coming to anywhere near you
Now this is the kind of federal government you're getting now that Obama's in office -- the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Houston strip club for firing a worker because she was too old.Finally, we have a gover -- what the hell? We're gonna get old strippers now? Bring back McCai ... More >>
The Department of Public Safety has put out a terse statement announcing that Colonel Stanley Clark, the director of the agency, has resigned that position as of 5 pm today.Why? No answers are forthcoming from DPS or other officials. "This is an elite law enforcement agency. We expect all our employ ... More >>
Yesterday we relayed the news that the Houston Chronicle would be getting rid of five to six percent of its current full-time staff. Romenesko has a copy of the full memo from Publisher Jack Sweeney. We've included it after the jump, but we'd like to take a quick second to say we've always thought ... More >>
Call in sick and enjoy an afternoon game
Dear Houstoned Reader, Are you having murderous feelings toward your boss, your co-worker, or your client? Going postal is certainly an option. But may we suggest simply quitting? After all, you are living in Houston, one of the top ten job markets in the USA, according to a recent study. And not o ... More >>
Getting banged on the floor
A child molester wants back into society and the American dream
Good ol’ boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Many African-Americans don’t.
Houston Community College
A couple's claim against Landry's -- was it bawdy behavior or veiled blackmail?
Quietflex laborers laud EEOC findings after setbacks
To Penny Warner, home is where the work and children are
Big law firms begin to go casual, filing the suits away
UH's score on the EEOC raises credibility questions
Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership
When the UH leader fired back atsex-bias accusers, did he shoot himself in the foot?
City overtime demotion scheme gains a checkered flag
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.
Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination
What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.
The medical examiner's controversial DNA expert is fired... for doing her job
Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.