“If my employer aborts my relocation, do I still have to reimburse it if I leave?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I have worked for a bank in Austin, Texas (my hometown) for five years. A year ago they offered me a promotion that involved relocation to New York City, which I jumped on. In April, 2011 I signed the bank’s standard “Relocation Expense Reimbursement Agreement.” I moved to New York and was there for several weeks, living in a hotel, which cost almost $15,000, when the bank decided that it would rather have me relocate to Idaho.

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JPMorgan Chase Buys Washington Mutual | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review. That means JPMorgan Chase is buying the assets, in this case, the bank branches and the mortgage loans. Chase is the largest bank in the Chicago market.

Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

Sklover Working Wisdom

A new Museum Director was appointed and publicly mandated to “Bring in Fresh Air” to the museum. Shortly after the new Museum Director started, Janine made sure to introduce herself, and soon invited the new Museum Director to lunch. Though the new Museum Director never responded to Janine’s invitation, Janine simply dismissed the lack of response to the new Director’s undoubtedly busy schedule. “Discrimination is a disease.” . . Roger Staubach.

Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

Sklover Working Wisdom

A new Museum Director was appointed and publicly mandated to “Bring in Fresh Air” to the museum. Shortly after the new Museum Director started, Janine made sure to introduce herself, and soon invited the new Museum Director to lunch. Though the new Museum Director never responded to Janine’s invitation, Janine simply dismissed the lack of response to the new Director’s undoubtedly busy schedule. “Discrimination is a disease.” . . Roger Staubach.

Test: Is your life happy or interesting? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Minus one You would have to earn $150,000 more from a job if you were doing it far away from family, according to economist Nattavudh Powdthavee of University of York. The ratio of therapists to citizens is lowest in populations that skew to maximizers (like New York City and San Francisco). People who are interested in new experiences are less likely to be happy, according to Psychology Today. Is this your first time here?

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Trend watch: HR, texting, needlepoint | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

There is a bead store near the farm, but they are not interesting beads, and I knew I was going to New York City, which must be home to many amazing beads. I was thinking that even though I don’t know where my bank card is, I have the company card.

Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

When it comes to self-reporting happiness, New Yorkers report being less happy than everyone else, and they don't care. New Yorkers love that they can get the best of everything - they want that more than they want to be happy. Here's what I have believed FOR A LONG TIME: You know that song "New York, New York"? I just spent all of 2008 and the majority of 2009 miserable and said that my new measure of success was a level of happiness.

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How to deal with doubt: Take a leap | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Check out my high school: New Trier. The Story of the Farmer – From the First Day We Met: June 2008 New Way to Measure Blog ROI June 2008 How I started taming my workaholic tendencies Oct. Robinson, III on October 22, 2009 at 8:05 am | permalink | Reply I grew up in a small town in New England. The opportunities are there, you just find them a bit differently than you do in the city. This could be the start of a whole new blog…life on the farm!

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

My new job isn't what I want to do forever, but it is putting money in the bank to fund my interests, and gaining me experience in communications. Imagine my shock 4 months into my new job when the hiring manager told me that she didn't give a fig about my degree. How about Career Centers bringing in new companies in order to focus more on the student? Is this your first time here?

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

If you don’t care, you can just type in a new URL. Tweet This Facebook StumbleUpon Email this post to a friend Related Posts I'm moving out of New York City None of us has especially unique career trouble – not even Emily Gould Do you need a career coach or a shrink? Beyond that, he has a responsibility to protect any new family that he was planning to create. When you are married, you create a new family and that must be his priority.

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