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The good, the bad and the ugly of surviving on the job

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Bosses

Should You Police Your Employees?

Should You Police Your Employees?

Just idea of it makes workers cringe but policing employees may become a necessary measure in battling office politics. Most bosses and subordinates hate the idea of “policing” and “being policed.”   It’s a word that makes everyone stand

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The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

It’s been said that with age comes responsibility so it comes as a surprise to some workers that many companies are hiring younger boss, Family and Work Institute, CareerBuilder.com, Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers young workers to manage the older and

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Employee Relations

Don’t Give Up on Your Career

Are you ready to give up on your career? Has hearing the word no repeatedly got you down? Are you working hard, but not seeing the results you want yet? What have you [... read more]

It’s Your Career, Don’t Wait For A Crisis to Happen

It’s Your Career, Don’t Wait For A Crisis to Happen

Many people I speak to come to me for help and guidance AFTER something has happened to them in their career. Maybe they lost their job. Or, they are burnt out and exhausted [... read more]

Minority Issues

Equal Pay Begins with Self-Advocacy

Equal Pay Begins with Self-Advocacy

I recently received an email from a woman who reached out to me from having read my article, Equal Work, Unequal Pay: What to do if You’re the Victim of Gender Discrimination. Sara* related to me about the challenges of advocating for herself after discovering that she was getting paid less than her male coworkers. She had filed a complaint [... read more]

The Politics Series

Five Reasons that Office Romance is a Don’t

Five Reasons that Office Romance is a Don’t

cont’d, Office romance 101: Is it a do or a don’t? You’ve read all the reasons to pursue love on the job but now it’s time to seriously think about the repercussions that this can [... read more]

Bosses

Should You Police Your Employees?

Should You Police Your Employees?

Just idea of it makes workers cringe but policing employees may become a necessary measure in battling office politics. Most bosses and subordinates hate the idea of “policing” and “being policed.”   It’s a word that makes everyone stand up a little straighter because essentially police are the figures that uphold the law and brings rule [... read more]

My Generation

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

The politics of being young on the job: Managing the kid boss

It’s been said that with age comes responsibility so it comes as a surprise to some workers that many companies are hiring younger boss, Family and Work Institute, CareerBuilder.com, Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers young workers to manage the older and more experienced ones. [... read more]

Lists

Low-balling the Salary

Low-balling the Salary

6. Low-balling the salary Back when I’d just gotten out of grad school, I saw an ad calling for a legal writer. At the time I was working as a [... read more]