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Jack's secretary drove him crazy. She forgot to write meetings
in his calendar, sent memos to the wrong people and was curt on the
Last week he exploded in a fit of anger and fired her. She was
dumbfounded. "He never told me there was anything wrong! He seemed
crabby sometimes but he never said he was unhappy with my
Tom is a vice president for a medium-sized company. O...
Nobody’s perfect and we all come chock full of our own
personal bad habits. But what if your undesirable habits are piling
up and creating a case against your work success?
If you think you might be committing some office faux pas and are
interested in making some small steps to improvement, ask yourself
if any of the following bad habits ring true for you:
Exaggerating the truth
You may fee...
You have probably been told that you should have a Plan B. What
if something does not work out? How about having a Plan B for your
career? I entered the job market in the 1970s when I expected to
work for one employer for most of my career. Well, that lasted 22
years, and was then followed by six different employers in the last
16 years. Most of those transitions were planned, which means I
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My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would
like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease.
Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self
assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance
review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I
What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...
Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work
environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe
something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win
As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in
doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you
should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so
difficult is because they d...
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual
agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the
art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give
process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the
proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a
proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're
deserving of more and...
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I was reading what you have to say about dress codes and
recently a new policy was put in place where I work. (I work
in a home where we serve older adults). Apparently, now there
is a required skirt length of not more than 2" above the
It seems there are only two people (myself included) that
would be addressed with this issue, as most people do not wear
I am Wiccan, and have had issues on the job, and now that I am
job hunting, have issues in being hired. I usually wear my
pentacle the same as many Christians wear a cross. I have
been told by many that I shouldnot wear a pentacle to job
interviews; ifI do wear one, to have it on a long chain and
tuck it in for the interview. I also have a Myspace and a
Employers are gearing up for the coming generational
change-out…the departure of the Baby Boomers from their work
places and the continuing arrival of members of what has become
known as Generation Y.Whether employers realize the
importance of this transition may well determine how successful the
business will be when the changeover is complete a decade or so
For the record, ...