7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

You spend more time with coworkers than with families during waking hours, and women can roll with the close quarters quite easily. #7: The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur.

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How to Make Remote Working Easier for Your Team

Jobacle

If you are a senior member of staff and have a team who would normally be working together in the same office, trying to get them to produce the same quality of work all spread out working at their respective kitchen tables… it isn’t quite as easy.

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Employee Attrition: All You Need to Know

Evil HR Lady

People leaving organizations seems like a quite straightforward matter, but there is a lot to unpack with employee attrition. There are very few people who begin and end their careers in one company.

2021 152

quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

quitting would destroy my company, I gossiped about a coworker, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Taking a better paying job would destroy my current company.

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how to become a slacker … with Laurie Ruettimann

Ask a Manager

Published by Henry Holt and Company, January 12, 2021. Copyright © 2021 by Albany Park Partners, Inc. Algorithms monitor where you browse online and predict whether you’re about to quit.

2021 44

the head of my division gave me (and my niece and friend) COVID-19 and no one cares

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If I didn’t have my niece, I would’ve already quit. A reader writes: I’m working remotely but I had to go in for a once-a-year task that can only be done from the office and is legally required to be completed. While I was there, I ran into my division head (my manager’s manager).

2021 45

Why your recruiting agency needs video production software

Corn on the Job

Video product creation can feel quite daunting if you don’t have a dedicated team, however, there are ways to create successful videos without hiring a professional video team. Everyone knows that content is king, and at the very top of that royal pyramid is video content.

2021 52

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

About two years ago, my worklife was becoming untenable – it’s one of those “family” places that was not quite toxic, but toed the line. The 2021 budgets came through recently. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2021 31

Your Growing Side Business Needs These 16 Things to Thrive in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

If you aim to grow that side business in 2021 and beyond, you’ll need to attend to some important action items before long. Anti-Malware Protection That Doesn’t Quit on You. Otherwise, look for a solution that’s sure to keep your device safe and not quit on you when it’s needed most.

2021 130

we went to the home of an employee who didn’t show up for work — and it went badly

Ask a Manager

You may also like: my coworker wants the company to pay for a week-long sex romp with his fired girlfriend my manager showed up at my house and beat on the doors and windows did my employee quit or is she in a ditch somewhere?

2021 41

5 Great Career Opportunities for Job Seekers in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

The economy may take some time to recover, but the second half of 2021 already looks promising for many careers. If you have a knack for selling things to people, you should give a real estate career a try in 2021.

2021 156

my boss bought me new clothes, couriers who don’t wear masks, and more

Ask a Manager

I was quite taken aback as I don’t need anyone else to buy my clothes, and it’s not like I had been told repeatedly that I needed to change my dress and hadn’t complied or said I can’t afford it. I am a manager level making quite a bit more than they would.

2021 37

is this resume writer shady, telling my boss I’m sober, and more

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However, the rest of the hiring team didn’t share my sentiments and were actually quite positive about him. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is this resume writer’s price worth it?

2021 34

my job told me to ignore safety rules for kids, should I tell my boss a coworker is job-searching, and more

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But if they back up that supervisor … well, it’s up to you if you want to quit or not (you could stay and try to keep enforcing the safety requirements), but you should report that. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My job told me to ignore safety rules for kids.

2021 33

it’s your Friday good news

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They started pressuring us all to quit our company and come work for them, using some pretty unfortunate tactics that mostly succeeded in driving away the people they were trying to hire. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2021 30

I work at a boarding school and my partner can’t visit during the week because we’re unmarried

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I have spoken to the dean of faculty about this a few weeks ago (I got more emotional than I wanted to in this meeting … it’s been quite isolating living on campus during a pandemic). But you’re right that your dean’s statement about being fully present for students doesn’t quite make sense, because presumably that would be an issue for married faculty with partners on campus too.

2021 27

update: can job-hopping BE my career somehow?

Ask a Manager

I ended up quitting the office job I mentioned in my first letter and moving to a different state. Remember the letter-writer who was wondering if job-hopping could be their career somehow ? Here’s the update. So, at least one of the commenters correctly deduced that the name of my sleep disorder is Idiopathic Hypersomnia.

2021 26

Rewarding Careers To Try In 2021

Corn on the Job

If you are looking to make a fresh start in 2021 and try to make a difference in the world, we want to share a few ways you can do that today. . One of the first jobs you could try out in 2021 is becoming an animal rescuer.

2021 52

was my company right to fire my coworker for accidentally sending me a graphic email?

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A reader writes: I have a question about a situation that occurred quite a while ago. How it was handled has always bothered me, but I don’t know if maybe I was too close to the situation to see clearly, so I’d like your take.

2021 42

Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

A gap-year graduate would start earning that same income a year later, and never quite catch up. You should hope this COVID thing gets solved by Summer of 2021, because if not, the economy in your towns and cities is going to crater.

2020 112

do I really need to set personal goals after a terrible year?

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I’m moving in January (across town, not far) and I know already that I’m going to need to change my job in 2021 (Working on my resume now, based on your advice). What I’m running into is — goals for 2021. But I just don’t have any energy to make goals for 2021. I don’t even WANT goals for 2021. The question I’d like to get your thoughts on is — is it wrong to just not set goals for 2021?

2021 25

update: my coworkers complained that the look of my breasts post-mastectomy is making them uncomfortable

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I was applying for loads of jobs, got quite a few interviews but nothing was really happening, then COVID happened, we had a full recruitment freeze and I thought that was that. It’s “where are you now?”

2020 40

office won’t call me “lord,” everyone has ideas but won’t do the work, and more

Ask a Manager

If other organizations in the area are anything to go by, this organization will not return to normal, in-office operations until July 2021. Assuming a hiring process a few months long, I wouldn’t start working there until the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021.

2020 56

what to do if your company is making you return to your office before it feels safe

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Other similar companies in the area have committed to letting their people telecommute at least until September and probably until 2021. With 50 million unemployment claims, the company isn’t concerned about losing their workforce ( they are probably hoping older workers will quit). You may also like: can I get unemployment if I quit due to health issues?

2020 38

my job gave everyone a gift but me, pre-planned trips when interviewing, and more

Ask a Manager

For context, because of COVID, it’s been a completely virtual role and the team is quite small with 10 people working at the organization total. In summer 2021, I am supposed to take three weeks off for my wedding and honeymoon. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 38

updates: the married client’s mistress, the weird thank-you’s, and more

Ask a Manager

I can’t speak for the current culture but when I left five years ago, it was still quite dysfunctional. After several months of searching, I recently accepted a new role outside of the company and will be starting my new job (making significantly more money, I might add) in early 2021.

2020 36

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

Due to the seasonal nature of tourism here in Maine, even in the most optimistic scenario possible, things probably won’t be getting back to anything like normal operations until summer of 2021. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

giving a good reference to get rid of a bad employee, I don’t want to manage people, and more

Ask a Manager

My issue is that my job requires extensive international travel (averaging 8 weeks/year in a normal year), and my boss has insinuated that the company will be beginning to expect staff to travel again come spring 2021 and, due to our backlog of travel-related work, expects me to get out there ASAP.

2020 39

updates: the inappropriate boss, the small gifts, and more

Ask a Manager

We’ve had several people quit due to all of the fighting and toxicity. Here’s hoping that 2021 leads us all to the jobs and culture we deserve! It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My new boss asked everyone how many people they’ve slept with (#2 at the link).

2020 26

updates: the borrowed laptop, the constant FaceTiming, and more

Ask a Manager

We had been working from home since March (much like many other offices), and in late summer, the company owners announced that they are committed to letting us work from home at least until the beginning of 2021. It’s “where are you now?”

2020 36

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

” When we got into the conference room where the rest of the interviewers were online via Teams, that was the first thing he told them, and they looked quite impressed. I decided to make a business out of my freelance work and quit my job.

2020 34

can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work?

Ask a Manager

All my friends and family say I should run, quit, and find a new job ASAP. I met up with the wonderful Jennifer Peepas of Captain Awkward while she was in town and it was lovely! We decided to collaborate on answering a few questions together, and this is the first of two posts from that joint effort. . Can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work? “Adam” is dating both me and “Jane,” and we all live together.

2020 43

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

That 2 years would have been up at the beginning of 2021. And now I do, thought we aren’t quite back in the office yet. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 33

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

Surely if I was better at the whole ‘being an adult’ thing, I would be able to fix all of the problems in those jobs and make them into something tolerable (never mind that none of my coworkers were doing very well, either – there was a lot of crying and a fair amount of people quitting soon after being hired). Here’s to a MUCH better 2021 for all of us! It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 24

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I didn’t realize how bad I really had it until I received my new job offer and was so excited to quit. feedback, and I just got a full time offer for fall 2021!! It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I’ve been applying for jobs for over two years, trying to get out from under a micromanaging, hypercritical, fussbudget of a boss.

2020 25

job candidate read all his answers from notes, predecessor won’t clear out their office, and more

Ask a Manager

Instead, he asked for a minute to “think” about his response and then took two to three minutes to quite obviously search in his document, only to answer with a prepared script that didn’t really answer the question. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 36

should I try to steal my old coworker’s job, are cotton clothes less professional, and more

Ask a Manager

I quit my job last February. At this point, I’m not 100% sure I actually want to go back to this job, but I might be swayed depending on 1) whether my boss has any sort of new timeline for her retirement in mind and 2) whether my title bump is still in the pipeline for 2021. (I

2020 40

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

By the time the offer was made, I was 8 months pregnant and becoming quite nervous about the situation as the timing all around was far from ideal, and even considered pulling out at the last stage, citing a general “it’s not a good time” reason. The job will be remote for the near future due to COVID-19, so my family will have some time to tie up loose ends and move sometime in spring/summer 2021. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 23

I want to return to the office but we’re still working from home, a computer-illiterate coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

While I am fine with working from home one or two days a week, having to work every day from home until 2021 is not something I want to do. You may also like: can I get unemployment if I quit due to health issues? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I want to return to the office but we’re still working from home. My organization has been working from home since mid-March. Luckily, the work we do can be done remotely so we have adapted pretty well to the change.

2020 27