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5 Ways to Improve as a Female Leader in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a female entrepreneur, a small business owner, a team lead, or even a self-employed contractor, you still need to push the envelope to better yourself. As gender equality in the workplace moves forward, here are five ways you can become a strong female leader.

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we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

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A reader writes: I’m a contractor at a big company that has some ongoing labor disputes. In any case, as a contractor, I’d leave it alone. But as a contractor who’s currently dependent on your company’s good will to fix that end date mistake and not accidentally terminate you nine months early, it’s just not worth spending capital on. workplace practices

2020 31

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boss gives us pop quizzes, random drug tests during quarantine, and more

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An alarming amount of workplace “training” happens without any real structure or method, and people without any training in training others are asked to train people all the time. I work as a third party contractor for a government agency. My mental health has been really suffering due to the endless global situations, a death in the family, and a general predisposition to depression and anxiety. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 28

it’s your Friday good news

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I left an extremely dysfunctional workplace in December of 2019 and started freelancing. Now he was only willing to be about two hours from home because both he and his partner did not want to be too far away from family in case family needed them. For the last few years, I have worked as a contractor for a company. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 24

sending work emails late at night, coworker read my notebook, and more

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On the other, our team really came together for the initial week and a half and made huge sacrifices of our own — with at least one person postponing an elective surgery and another scrambling to find someone to stay with a family member recovering from surgery because the days were just too long. I wonder if I’m extra-cautious because I work as a contractor and so I try very hard not to email at off-hours so as not to give the impression that they can expect me to be up all hours.

2020 29

it’s your Friday good news

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I hadn’t realized how much this sort of recognition would feel like a way to thank my family and community for supporting me over the years, and that I am carrying the banner forward for everyone. They systematically were letting go of the POC contractors as not being “good fits.” Your commitment to being an advocate of workplace equality helped me come out of a dark place after that racial incident.

2020 26

my ex-husband hired his new girlfriend, office freezer is packed with personal groceries, and more

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After about six months, he started dating a contractor at his workplace. I don’t have kids, family to take care of, or any “real” reason to telecommute besides convenience. You may also like: my new coworker is the contractor who I fired last year my coworker wants the company to pay for a week-long sex romp with his fired girlfriend can I ask my coworkers why they didn’t hire my daughter? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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