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I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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I know my coworker secretly plans to quit after her maternity leave. We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. That said, even if you told HR, they can’t deny her the ability to use her leave, so her plan will go forward anyway.

Baby On Board! How To Job Search While Pregnant

Career Realism

How To Job Search While Pregnant. Job searching for two? As a pregnant job seeker, you’re likely experiencing a myriad of emotions – excitement, happiness, fear, and stress. Taking on a job search while pregnant can be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got some great tips that will make your job search a little easier: Related: 5 Tips For Job Searching While Pregnant. Quality of Insurance/Benefits.

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Ace Your Next Job Interview

Career Alley

When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. Part of the reason you might feel nervous during job interviews is the fact that you generally don’t know what to expect during the interviews. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. It’s no different when you go on a job interview. jobs by.

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Interview Traps to Identify and Avoid

Career Alley

Ace Your Next Job Interview. When it comes to feeling nervous during a one-on-one conversation, interviewing for a new job ranks up there with going out on a first date. Part of the reason you might feel nervous during job interviews is the fact that you generally don’t know what to expect during the interviews. Learn how to identify interview traps and you can make the job interviews more relaxing and economically rewarding. Good luck in your search.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Working At Nike

Career Realism

In fact, according to a study by Opinion Research Corporation , 66% of those surveyed felt more productive as a result of the summer hours policy at their companies. Not everyone has the luxury of leaving the office early to enjoy some fun in the sun during the summer months. Industry experts estimate that only 4-8% of companies offer the benefit of an on-site daycare center. For some companies, work is about coming in, doing a job, and leaving.

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7 Things Dads Should Ask About Before Taking The Job

Career Realism

So you’re looking for a job, any job. If you want to avoid at least some of the stress of combining work and family obligations, set up a time with the human resources office before taking the job. Based on my research interviewing fathers about how they balance work and family , here are some important benefits that will help you achieve some kind of balance: 1. Paid Paternity Leave. Family Health Benefits. Job Search career homepage ticker

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk? Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. However, you also want to make sure that it makes sense to have that policy in the first place.

2011 92

my boss is showing off his new $900,000 house, my weakness is my temper, and more

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This is understandably salt in the wound, but I’d focus more on whether you’re happy in the location you live in and happy with your job despite the changes in management. Should I leave out the frustration bit and just focus on my other weakness during those questions? Our office’s HR department is looking at our HR policies and ways to mitigate any pandemic issues, particular because of coronavirus concerns and our open office set-up.

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manager ordered me to get along with a coworker, handling work when a family member is on trial, and more

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He put me on something else for the rest of the day, but as I was leaving informed me i could “deal with it or quit.” The way you describe the conflict, it sounds two-sided — in which case it’s not unreasonable for your boss to tell you to find a way to get along if you want to stay in your job. But my gut is telling me, they’ll be like the people who’ve already turned their backs on me and brush me off as someone incapable of the job at hand.

2013 56

my coworker gets angry when we chew, peer interviews, and more

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Our workplace is all for accommodations when prescribed (and we do have policies around accommodations), but again, this is an undiagnosed condition, and she is not being asked to do anything to help alleviate her reactions. You might also point out that “no one eats around the person” isn’t one of the accommodations that the Misophonia Institute or the Job Accommodation Network suggest workplaces use.). Applying for an internal job on FMLA.

2019 26

short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was my first job out of college and I was feeling really tied down and restless and wanted to try a new environment, so I switched from a consulting firm to working in an internal corporate role. I’m basically miserable at my new job. I liked my old job better and feel like I had a little quarter-life crisis and case of the grass is greener. I left a temp job about 6 months ago. When I told them I was leaving, they offered me a giant raise, which I declined.

2013 54

getting a friend fired, employer is controlling workers’ LinkedIn accounts, and more

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My husband is unsatisfied at his job for too many reasons to name here and I’ve been encouraging him to give LinkedIn a try to reconnect with former colleagues and assist him in his job search. His concern is that if it doesn’t come to his email account (or even if it does), it might be a red flag that he is job searching. I have been unemployed (or on extended maternity leave) for four years. I left my previous job four years ago.

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terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Someone getting superior ratings who’s been turned down 12-15 times by his own employer — he’s either applying for the wrong jobs or something else is going on. Is your job description changing? Three weeks later, we moved to Canada for my husband’s job.

2011 70

mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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Our tickets have been purchased and I am scheduled to leave in two months. I am scared of my boss on a good day and terrified I will lose my job for asking for this much time off so early in my employment. Our tickets have been purchased and I am scheduled to leave in two months.

2011 70

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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I suspect that they have no idea what they hoped to accomplish with it, or how it would help them evaluate you for the job, and instead they’re just throwing out random questions because they don’t really know how to interview. Is 8 months long enough to stay at a first job?

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