5 Jobs That Require You to Be a Jerk

Treat people as you’d like to be treated. It’s the Golden Rule in life, but it also applies to business. Most of us believe that if we’re nice to our coworkers and customers, good things will happen in return. Right? …

3 Unexpected Work-From-Home Jobs

When you think about work-from-home jobs, what usually comes to mind are job titles like Web Developer or Freelance Writer. Not to mention the unavoidable image of people working in their pajamas while enjoying a side of Netflix all day.…

PSA: Maybe Don’t Tell Your Employer You’re Fluent In Chinese If You Aren’t

Interviewing for a job is a lot of pressure. And sometimes, the pressure can be so high that even the most honest person might fib a little in order to lock down the job. However, it's important to note that there is a difference between slightly exaggerating your skill level and straight-up lying in your interview. If you don't believe me, take a look at this real-life situation from a Redditor in the U.K. whose entire office thinks he is fluent in Chinese. Spoiler alert: OP does not speak Chinese.

Programmer, Fired After 6 Years, Realizes He Doesn’t Know How to Code

This week on /CSCareerQuestions, Reddit user FiletOfFish1066 reveals an unfortunate situation that sounds almost too much like HBO's Silicon Valley to be true. OP was fired after spending six full years working at a well-known tech company in the Bay Area. Now, our friend reflects on his time there and admits he may have made some mistakes along the way: for instance, automating his job to the point where he forgot how to code. Let's investigate what happened and see what OP can do to salvage his tech career. Spoiler alert: OP is not "Big Head" Bighetti.