Dear Call Center Guy: I’m Sorry I Yelled At You

As many of you know, I've been doing the whole "self-employed writer" thing for about two years now. This job has presented many challenges, such as the one that comes when you realize it's lunch time, and you have to put on clothes if you want to go outside and buy a sandwich. » 3/12/15 2:41pm 3/12/15 2:41pm

Lego Wants To Hire A Jalopnik Reader

When Jalopnik started back in 1883 as a telegraph-based horseless carriage news service, we had always planned on branching out into job recruiting. I'm happy to say that after over a century of planning, it's happening! And in the best way possible: Lego wants to hire a Jalopnik reader to be a graphic designer. » 2/25/15 10:45am 2/25/15 10:45am

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Airline Pilot

We've come along way from the aeronautic engineering feats and test flights of the past century that made air travel a routine and safe part of life, and yet pilots maintain a certain mystique. We still feel like it might be Chuck Yeager up front, adjusting his shades as he ascends into the clouds. » 1/13/15 12:00pm 1/13/15 12:00pm

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Car Salesman

People who sells cars are often caricatured as shifty dealers who play loose with the facts, but of course that's just a cartoonish stereotype. Most car salesmen and women are hard-working people trying to win you over and make a deal with any resources they have. Let's look at how one dealer spends his day on the lot. » 12/23/14 12:00pm 12/23/14 12:00pm

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Aerospace Engineer

From the birth of aviation to the space age and beyond, the aerospace industry has transformed transportation, commerce, and communication. Countless engineers have worked hard to literally give flight to the technologies that drive the modern world. But what does the job really entail? What is the average day for an… » 12/02/14 12:00pm 12/02/14 12:00pm

Up-And-Coming British Automaker Lotus Is Hiring

Hey! Want to work for a company that has tons of promise and definitely hasn't been on the verge of collapse at any point during the last few decades? Then you need to get out to Norwich and apply for a job with Lotus Cars. » 9/24/13 10:32am 9/24/13 10:32am

Paraguayan Bus Drivers Crucify Themselves To Try To Get Jobs Back

Eight bus drivers in the South American nation of Paraguay have crucified themselves after being fired two months ago. They say they were let go after demanding better pay and conditions, and have remained nailed to their crosses for at least two weeks. » 8/31/13 10:00am 8/31/13 10:00am

Lotus Cancels All Its New Cars But Is Hiring 100 People

Last week, Lotus cancelled all of its new cars. This week, they are going to start hiring 100 people. And they're mostly engineering jobs. This is today's installment of "backwards news." » 8/05/13 4:40pm 8/05/13 4:40pm

How to Start a Side Project Without Quitting Your Day Job

You might love working as an employee, but is your position stable? It's almost impossible to have guaranteed stability in the workplace, which is why I always suggest finding another form of career insurance—aka your "side hustle." This is a gig that you dedicate time to away from work, and one you can fall back on… » 7/23/13 6:00am 7/23/13 6:00am

Gawker Media Greenlights Defamer Reboot; Ankled Exec to Helm

Does anyone remember Beejoli Shah? She was the former GENERATE media employee whose toes were once slurped by director Quentin Tarantino after the two met at a party in The Hills a couple of years ago. The reason some of you may know this is because Beejoli sent a graphic play-by-play of the toe-coital encounter in an… » 6/11/13 3:01pm 6/11/13 3:01pm

There Are 200,000 Trucker Jobs That No One Wants To Fill

Believe it or not, the economy seems to be on its way back up. That means people are buying more things that need to be shipped here and there. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that it will mean a 20 percent growth in the demand for truckers over the next eight years. » 7/25/12 3:00pm 7/25/12 3:00pm

Move to Detroit if you want a job

One bright spot in the jobs picture appears to be the auto industry. Americans are buying more cars, and carmakers are putting more people back on the assembly line. Oh, except there aren't many assembly lines in Detroit anymore. D'oh! » 7/08/11 9:45am 7/08/11 9:45am

Why three guys vandalized seven Toyotas at an auto show

On Wednesday night, Chicago police arrested three men after they were caught vandalizing seven Toyotas at the Chicago Auto Show. While it sounds like dumb kids gone wild, the alleged vandals claimed they were angry about American jobs shipped overseas. » 2/18/11 12:00pm 2/18/11 12:00pm

Hostile Work Environments: NATO Fuel Truck Driver

For the sixth time in a week, Afghanistan-bound NATO fuel trucks have been attacked and torched in Pakistan—today, 25 trucks were set ablaze. One driver yesterday told NBC, "Nobody will drive and take fuel to NATO." Wise choice. » 10/06/10 9:53am 10/06/10 9:53am

Wanna Be A Tesla Test Driver? Hope You Like Rain...

Tesla needs a contract driver to shake down models for new customers in Britain. Assuming he knows Excel, we hear Ben Collins has some spare time. » 9/10/10 4:30pm 9/10/10 4:30pm

These aren't the jobs these droids were looking for

Computer-controlled, multi-axis assembly robots are the Carpocalypse's forgotten unemployed. Once, they built our cars; now, they sit dormant. What else are they good for? Here are ten jobs that might be a good fit. » 4/30/10 12:02pm 4/30/10 12:02pm

Calling All Car Freaks: Jalopnik Needs Interns

Like cars? Know how to work a computer without setting the building on fire? Can you communicate in English without getting into a fistfight? Jalopnik needs you! » 2/03/10 9:30am 2/03/10 9:30am

Beyond HondaDome: Five Thousand Men Enter, Eighteen Men Leave!


The sad fact of the current state of our manufacturing industry is the traditional US automakers just aren't hiring anyone these days. In fact, they're kicking 'em out the door as fast as it'll swing open. But hey, those new guys in town — automakers like the super number one awesome best automaker from the land of… » 3/08/07 9:45am 3/08/07 9:45am

Getaway Drivers: Real-Life Transporters for Hire?

"We will not cater to you and serve you wine
and food. We will pick you up from any location, under any circumstance, and get you safely to your destination as fast as possible, without "capture."
— Text on Getaway Drivers Web site
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