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Sharp Cast Lifts Horrible Bosses

Jasons Bateman, Sudeikis star in Seth Gordon's comedy

(Newser) - Horrible Bosses is shockingly crude and a bit “uneven,” but it’s also amusing, critics say—because we can all identify with such workplace horrors. (Except maybe Jennifer Aniston as a crude, harassing dentist.)
  • The film is “frequently very funny,” writes AO Scott in the
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That Time of the Month: Boss Tags Women With Red Bands

You know, to monitor bathroom breaks

(Newser) - We're apparently not making this up: One Norway boss makes female staffers wear red wristbands during that time of the month to explain frequent bathroom breaks. That tidbit popped up in a new report about "tyrannical" bathroom rules at Norwegian workplaces. The report found that some 66% of managers... More »

10 Weird Reasons to Get Fired

Capital letters, cancer haircuts, and other odd offenses

(Newser) - There is no nice way to lose your job, especially during a recession. But, not every "you're fired" is created equal. Here, courtesy of Oddee , are some of the worst—and weirdest—job-loss stories out there:
  • Waitress canned for cancer cut: After losing her father to cancer, a Canadian
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Old Spice Guy Lands Role in Aniston Flick

Isaiah Mustafa appears to have hit the big time

(Newser) - Isaiah Mustafa fans, here’s an early birthday present: The Old Spice “man your man could smell like” scored a role in a Jennifer Aniston flick and a guest spot on NBC’s Chuck. And he’s earned it: Sales of Old Spice products are up 107% from a... More »

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