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5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the work force, the challenges of negotiating pay affect all of us. She was caught by surprise while working as a government economist, to learn a male coworker in the same position was paid over $60,000 more than she was!

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5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

The self-employed lifestyle has many benefits. It’s great being your own boss, having flexible hours, working from home, and having more tax deductions. Home Office. Many who are self-employed take advantage of working from a home office.

2016 163

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my employer wants me to come back at half my pay, coworker posts awful things on Facebook, and more

Ask A Manager

My employer wants to bring me back to work — at half my old pay. They’ve asked me to return to a 40/hour work week at a reduced rate of $13.50/hour (nearly half my prior wage), stating I’ll lose unemployment benefits if I turn them down. I work closely on a team of five.

2020 77

7 Things You MUST Consider Before Accepting A Job

Career Realism

Do I like the people I’d be working with at this company? While you don’t necessarily have to be buddy-buddy with them, you want to make sure you can at least get along so you can work together effectively. Does the work environment mesh with my work style?

2016 83

employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work, seriously ill employee who’s making mistakes, and more

Ask A Manager

Employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work. I manage an employee, who does good work. This is fine in principle as our company has no policy on dating coworkers and they work in different departments. Over the past two months or so, my employee has been late for work nearly every day, by up to 20 minutes. We work in a department where certain tasks have to be completed by certain times, so it’s important employees are on time.

2019 54

boss asked me to be “brutally honest,” manager ignores my emails, and more

Ask A Manager

This assistant is a difficult person to work for, and is quite a micromanager. This created unclear instructions, resulting in me having to redo my work sometimes up to 10 times to suit her particular taste. She is well aware of the assistant’s management style, as several people in the organization refuse to work with her. I work for a small, family-owned business. Do not spend 30 hours preparing work as part of a try-out unless you’re paid for it.

2016 42

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. If you send your documents as plain text in the body of the email, make sure that you re-format them to work in plain text.) What does this email from an employer mean?

2011 74

There's no magic pill for being lost. | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But my roommate was from Kellogg, a top-ten business school. She was going to be great at work. Probably because I used that trick earlier, when I came home from work and slept for a couple of hours before I took my son to cello. I lay in bed between my sons who realize something is wrong because ever since the farmer came into our lives, I’ve guarded my bed from them relentlessly, but tonight I let them in. Did you take that from the book fair?” “Yes.

2009 67