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flaky interviewer is causing child care problems

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A reader writes: My husband is a stay-at-home dad for our 6-month-old daughter (amazing!) with events experience in a notoriously flaky creative industry. It’s been frustrating, but manageable before he was full-time dadding. Events work would be primarily evenings and weekends, so wouldn’t interfere with childcare.

asking a client to cover child care costs, did I over-share about my new salary, and more

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Can I ask for child care costs to be covered as as contractor? I think of this as being something like a travel or hotel stipend for out-of-town board members, and it’s a cost that I’m incurring because I work for them. It would be unusual for a contractor to say “I need you to cover my child care.”

my low-travel job wants me to travel more — but boarding my dogs would be expensive

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My position doesn’t require travel on a regular basis (though I expect any professional position to require travel occasionally – perhaps a few days a year – whether it’s attending conferences or visiting with clients). * He could have told me he didn’t care, that he needed me to do the work anyway, but he didn’t.

Employee accuses Chicago circuit court of anti-Muslim harassment

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Child care attendant told she was not a good Christian, lawsuit says A former child care attendant for the Cook County Circuit Court has sued the court, its chief judge and her former supervisor for allegedly harassing her because she is Muslim. Not seeing many –types traveling in the HRand career circles. Local.

can I ask my employer to pay my child care expenses when my schedule changes?

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A reader writes: I work in a satellite office — headquarters is about 2 hours by car, and in the past, I’ve rarely been asked to travel there, as all of my work can be done in the office where I’m located. Don’t ask your employer to pay your child care costs. What’s the best way to phrase this?

13 Illegal and Legal Interview Questions:

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What kind of child care arrangements have you made? Age Inappropriate: How old are you? What year were you born? Where were you born?

How To Handle Salary On Application Forms

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You may be asked salary information on an application form—or be faced with a “current salary” or “desired salary” field on an online application.

How to Handle Salary on Application Forms

Career Realism

You may be asked salary information on an application form—or be faced with a “current salary” or “desired salary” field on an online application.

should I call out this company that jerked me around during a long-distance interview?

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A little backstory – my wife and I are expecting child #2 in the next few months. We have decided to try to move closer to my family (about three hours away) so they can assist with child care while we work, which will greatly alleviate the expense of paying for child care. Don’t write back to complain.

2 employees don’t get along, coworkers won’t send me the work I’m supposed to handle, and more

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I have a very small child, under 5 months, and I do not have child care after 6 p.m., nor do I feel comfortable leaving my child overnight. I am not allowed to bring my child to the meeting, and I would have to pay the difference to have my own room overnight with my child. Again, no child care).

helping a bored new coworker, manager got injured at the concert we went to together, and more

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In about a month, I’ll be traveling to the Pacific Islands for two weeks for a client. I’m super excited, as I love to travel. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Helping to guide a bored new coworker. I have a new coworker who just started his first job fresh out of college. At what point do I tell my boss?

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How to Successfully Beat the Back to School and Work Crunch

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Tips include: Review the “summer pre-work” your child may have. It’s here – the dreaded back-to-school crunch!! twitter.com/#!/caliyost.

Are You Ready for September? Tips for Work/Life Integration This School Year

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town travel or evening work activities, make sure you coordinate with. your partner or friends for child care coverage well in advance.  We all know it's coming - the dreaded back-to-school crunch - but every year we seem to be. caught off guard. It’s a double whammy. proactive plan to beat the crunch.

how long of a work gap is bad for your resume, my boss makes me do his grocery shopping, and more

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Fortunately, my new boss is flexible with start date, and I am hoping to take some time to recover and travel before I start my new position. The concern on a hiring manager’s side isn’t “oh no, this person took a couple of months to travel / relax / care for family!” Here we go…. On LinkedIn? ” 3.

interacting with coworkers’ kids, coworker is inappropriate in front of guests, and more

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Then again, I am the child of a mother who read the Wall St. The late nights, the travel, etc…just done. You may also like: is it okay to bring your kid to work when your child care falls through? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. What are the expectations for interacting with coworkers’ kids?

recruiter is trash-talking the company I just took a job with, overly rigid interview schedules, and more

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Following this, I have to travel to a different location to attend another 1.5 because these slots are already taken, and they can’t do later in the evening because the recruiting manager has child care commitments. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. hour meeting in the evening. interview (or a 9:15 a.m.

my manager uses my email when I’m away, bruises at work, and more

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That said, I don’t think she can really vouch for your *work* — babysitting and planning a shower don’t really allow for that (unless your field is child care or event planning), but she can certainly say, “I think my friend Jane might be good for this. I also check my email occasionally from home or travel.

employers calling you at home, the role of HR, and more

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I have worked for a well known travel agent as a manager for several years now. I have enough problems with child care as it is, and any time off I have is precious to me. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. What does this email about my job application mean? ” 5. ” 7.

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can I leave early when my work is done, how long after a reference check should you hear back, and more

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And if he’s traveling a lot, it’s not unreasonable to ask for your help in including info that will make it easier on him personally. I currently travel 33 miles one way, against traffic, and it takes me about 50 minutes. I also have young children who I need to get from child care by 6 pm. We agreed on 8 p.m.

rogue admin has published her own strict rule book for new hires, hiring a coworker to babysit, and more

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At least weekly a supervisor travels to this office to check on one of the other four staff located at this office. They travel 110 miles to our administrative offices for orientation and when they arrive at the satellite office to begin work, she is presenting them with this document. I travel quarterly to visit my team.

6 Common Work at Home Challenges

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So at some point, and on some level, you’ll need additional help to fulfill your child supervision duties. Sure, you have freedom.