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

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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 have on your future with the company. While there’s no denying the joy of being in a romantic relationship with [... read more]

The Politics of Being Cute on the Job: Are You Too Sexy for the Workplace?

The Politics of Being Cute on the Job: Are You Too Sexy for the Workplace?

In the treacherous environment of workplace politics where everything can and will be used against you, is there such a thing as being too good-looking?  According to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology from researchers at the University of Florida, attractive children who received more encouragement in academic endeavors were subjected [... read more]

The Politics of Being a Woman on the Job: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The Politics of Being a Woman on the Job: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

It’s hard enough competing in a job market where there are more qualified candidates than there are open positions but what do you do when your biggest nemesis is another woman abusing you to get to the top? So it begs the question, why can’t we all just get along? [... read more]

The Politics of Facebook Friending your Colleagues

The Politics of Facebook Friending your Colleagues

You’ve got more than 300 friends on Facebook but what do you do when you get a friend request from your boss or coworker? Lately, companies everywhere are using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but more and more employees are discovering that their management is using social networking tools for purposes other than socializing. For this [... read more]

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. But in an economic downturn it makes sense that older workers get shed from [... read more]

The Politics of the Bad Boss

The Politics of the Bad Boss

If you dread going into work, have anxieties and fears about your workday, it’s probably because you’ve got a bad boss making your workday a living hell. Unfortunately you’re not alone— 80 percent of employees leave their jobs because of their bosses. [... read more]

The politics of the office romance: Is it a do or a don’t?

The politics of the office romance: Is it a do or a don’t?

We spend 40-plus hours of week at work so it comes as no surprise that the office is the number one destination spot for singles looking to make a love connection. But most people are ambivalent about mixing business with pleasure and if the relationship sours, one or both of you could be in jeopardy [... read more]