Phoenix City Council members this week amended labor agreements with two unions to comply with a court ruling that found the city's long-standing practice of including "release time" in its contracts violated the state's gift clause. That clause prohibits gifts of public money to people or business ... More >>
Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of the infamous Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale continue to shrivel the soul of society by being named two of America's Worst Bosses of 2013 by eBossWatch, an online career resource that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers. With ... More >>
Collin DeWitt, Gilbert Town Manager, stands behind his city's decision to create a shorter work week and says the "four-10" schedule will save money and help customers.DeWitt returned our phone message from yesterday, (which we left after an assistant town manager failed to get back to us), ... More >>
UNCORK THE ISSUE: What wine should I give my boss for the holidays? SPILL THE JUICE: "It depends on who your boss is and what he or she likes," says Stephanie Caraway, the southwestern regional manager at Terlato Wines International. We press her for a wine gift guide broken down by industry... we ... More >>
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Today marks the start of a new lunch deal at Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar: Lunch Box Mondays. Through the end of July, the casual CenPho eatery will offer a Monday-only special, with any lunch item (sandwiches and salads) plus an iced tea for $8. It's a nice perk for the start of the work week.
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The comment by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell about Janet Napolitano having "no life" was all the rage today on talk radio and blogs as many people wondered whether it was sexist. Famous blogger Ariana Huffington wondered in a high-profile column today whether it was good to be a workaholic, honi ... More >>
Nymph maniacs descend on Goodyears enchanted woodland
Felt-and-foam pals head west in search of a pilot
By Michele Laudig Need a cold pint to shake off the work week? Yeah, I know this is more of an Irish coffee kind of day, but I'll take a beer anyway. Joining the growing list of restaurants at Tempe Marketplace, a new pub called D'Arcy McGee's opens today, just in time to quench our thirst. Not ... More >>
How to stymie the office slut
I have a dream comes true in Mesa
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A controversial case involving God and tacos heads back to Square One
It's not easy when your boss tells you to do one thing and God tells you to do another
Some surprising demotions, and a Republican babe at the new County Attorney's Office
When a black man complained of racism and ridicule, he was fired
Ceiling of the Special Proceedings Courtroom
Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley's office is accused of retaliating against a former colleague who says top aide Barnett Lotstein sexually harassed her
Fired AutoNation worker sues company for pregnancy discrimination
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale Road and Camelback, Scottsdale
The City of Phoenix has spent $30,000 and a year trying to figure out what's wrong at a water-treatment plant
The nursing assistant was fired for sexual misconduct. But when he was charged with crimes, Samaritan Health System decided he deserved the best defense money could buy.
The state's largest private employer pours money into African-American causes--but critics charge its bosses don't walk the talk
Deborah Vasquez, a secretary in the Attorney General's Office, overstepped her authority to help a kidnaped child. After being upbraided, she spread fantasy and half-truth that have been used to discredit the attorney general's top assistant, Rob Carey.
THERE'S A LAW THAT PROTECTS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO REPORT WASTE AND ABUSE. USUALLY. WELL, SOMETIMES. ACTUALLY . . . ALMOST NEVER.
SHOT DOWN BY THE FEDS, TOMMY MAGGIORE REFLECTS ON AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY SPAGHETTI WESTERN