“During an EEOC investigation, can my employer interrogate me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

This is my question: I filed a claim of age discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer. My employer has been notified, and now Human Resources wants to interview me about the EEOC Complaint I filed. Isn’t the employer supposed to rely on the EEOC to do the investigating? Can I refuse to participate in the interview with HR, and ask my employer to contact the EEOC instead?

2014 116

coworker has appointed herself the food police

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker has appointed herself the food police February 16, 2011 A reader writes: Lately, several members of the office staff have been whispering about the disturbing exchange between two of my co-workers.

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Overcoming Challenges Women Face as They Get Older

Ms. Career Girl

Make it difficult for potential employers to determine your age. It is not uncommon for a recent college graduate in the workplace to call an older co-worker “senile.” Women in their 40s or 50s — or older — have a lot on their plates.

2020 140

5 Questions: Should Amazon Employees Take the Company Offer (10K, 3 Months Pay) to Quit?

The HR Capitalist

The offer is open to most part-time and full-time Amazon employees, including warehouse workers who pack and ship orders. CBS news did the math last year and reported that to make low six figure as an owner of this business, you’d need to employ at least 20 full-time equivalents per year.

2019 151

Smoking in the Boys’ Room: You’re Fired!

Workology

CAN SMOKING AFFECT MY EMPLOYMENT? But, for some, choosing to light up could also cost them their job or their wallet with higher insurance premiums. CAN AN EMPLOYER REQUIRE PRE-EMPLOYMENT NICOTINE TESTS? CAN MY EMPLOYER FIRE ME FOR SMOKING IF I AM A CURRENT EMPLOYEE?

2012 147

To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

Ms. Career Girl

There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. In addition, they had to make amends for missing Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits contributions for myself and several other misclassified workers.

We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs.

Penelope Trunk

He rarely got health insurance. At one point, we were completely stressed out about not being insured, and he asked his boss what everyone else was doing, and she said, “Can’t you get insurance from your spouse? For example: A potential employer had me meeting with several interviewers. Having worked for six nonprofits of varying missions and sizes, as well as for-profit companies, I can say that most of my nonprofit employers treated their staff extremely well.

2009 83

From Mired to Hired: Another Guerrilla Job Search Success

Resume Help Blog

In nine months, I looked on all the employment web sites, responded to 400 advertised openings and sent out about 1,500 resumes by email,” says Cobain. They create a targeted list of 10-20 employers, then go after them systematically. Your ideal employer isn’t hiring?

2010 130

What Makes Virtual Teams Work

Workology

A pro/con I recently faced was with my car insurance company. Now that I work from home, my car usage has dropped considerably – this is almost unheard of in California and my car insurance company had a hard time believing that I drive less than 12,000 miles a year.

2014 157

Surviving and Thriving Through a Layoff

Executive Career Brand

Don’t tell off your boss and co-workers, even if you think they deserve it. Don’t badmouth your employer or any of your co-workers to your replacement. Don’t badmouth your employer to a prospective employer when you go on a job interview.

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7 Stages of Work After College

Ms. Career Girl

If only, you didn’t have to sit next to the co-worker who obsessively taps his foot against the ground. Great health insurance. If you spend a year working here while focusing on making yourself more employable you’ll have an iron clad resume.

Monday Must-Reads: Career Intuition

Ms. Career Girl

Would you participate if your employer offered a “Career HMO&# program which coached you on potential career changes BEFORE they happened rather than after? Caution: Toxic Co-Workers Ahead Have you ever felt allergic to your co-workers?

2010 133

29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Recruiters and employers sourcing candidates aren’t contacting you. Not reinforcing your executive brand and ROI value to your target employers throughout your profile. More in my post, How Recruiters and Employers Find Candidates on LinkedIn.

Three Ways HR Must Get Technical

Workology

Even though most HR managers can’t write SQL queries, most database administrators won’t hold the hand of a colleague who has just been diagnosed with cancer while explaining their insurance options. Spreadsheet proficiency is cheap insurance for your employability.

2015 147

Never Give Up, Never Quit Trying by Bethany Williams

Resume Help Blog

You will find a job, get that promotion, or eradicate that troublesome co-worker at the office.

2010 130

Should I Send Resumes to Temp Agencies?

Resume Bear

Temporary jobs aren’t just for workers who aren’t able to find a job. Temporary workers enjoy a lot more flexibility. Temporary work also gives many workers an opportunity to show an employer their skills. Temporary workers who impress employers are often offered full-time permanent positions. Many temporary workers don’t receive any benefits such as health insurance, paid vacations, or sick time.

Job Hoppers: Advice Before & After You Hop

Careers Done Write

” Candidates who are employed fair much better when job-searching. 39% surveyed named job-hopping, 31% stated being unemployed for more than one year, and 28% said that gaps in the employment history were the biggest obstacle. For example, you may say: “Group Insurance Sales” and beneath that heading, you can show your employers on one line. There are many old adages associated with career success.

2012 152

Is It the Right Time for a Career Change?

Career Alley

Brandwein explains that employers are seeking excellent communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook health care and social assistance is the fastest growing employment vertical. Technology is always changing and needs not only skill based workers but those who are dedicated to learning and staying current.

2010 221

“I fear workplace violence; what should I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I’ve been a victim of a physical altercation with a co-worker. Answer: Dear Bill: Workplace violence is a very, very serious subject, and one that all employees and employers, and all others, really need to treat in a serious fashion. If you would like a list of experienced employment attorneys in Portland, Oregon, you can obtain one by simply [ clicking here. ]. employer lawsuits from clogging our courts.

2012 109

Can You Get Fired Because of Facebook?

Resume Bear

Hospital Will Fire Workers in Facebook Scandal – Rumors swirled around Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside two weeks ago that some employees had been fired for sharing patient information on Facebook.

If You Were Fired From Your Last Job | Resume Help Blog

Resume Help Blog

Instead of using a reverse chronological format that accentuates employment dates, use a functional format that showcases what you know rather than where you attained that expertise. Use dates of employment to your advantage. This will show an unbroken employment record.

2010 130

25 Entertaining Employee Reviews From Glassdoor and Indeed

Workology

Join us this Thursday as we discuss some of the most exciting employment brand case studies from top companies such as Marriott and AT&T. No health insurance. Re: VP sleeping with co-workers. Your co-workers just show up to collect a paycheck.

2015 140

Retaining the Hourly Employee

Workology

This will be the number one factors that makes those hourly workers stick around. Make it an awesome place to work , people need to love their co-workers.

2013 147

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: I am currently employed by a Fortune 100 company and considering resigning to take on a career development opportunity at another company in the same area. When resigning should I say where I am going to my co-workers?

2011 151

Top 50 Ways to Ruin Your Job Interview | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

Talk about a great way to insure failure! Aug, 2010 at 12:05 pm Before everything was smoke free, even prospective employers smoked during an interview. Sep, 2010 at 1:50 pm Most of these are common sense, but some are just employers being stupid.

2010 283

Top 50 Ways to Ruin Your Job Interview

Resume Bear

Talk about a great way to insure failure! Aug, 2010 at 12:05 pm Before everything was smoke free, even prospective employers smoked during an interview. Sep, 2010 at 1:50 pm Most of these are common sense, but some are just employers being stupid.

2010 284

Navigating a Career Slump – All You Need To Know To Move Ahead

Ms. Career Girl

If your co-workers and boss don’t respect you, then it’s high time for you to get out of there. Benefits are also important, as health insurance and retirement savings are often directly tied to your employer.

2018 174

Job-Seeking Tips for College Graduates

Resume Bear

Working out a ten-year plan – and being able to tell a story about your plan – will help you impress employers with your thoughtfulness and ambition. Being overly formal is less likely to endear you to potential co-workers. But in my first week, my younger co-workers made a number of jokes – and I never wore that getup again. Looking for that first job after graduating college can be a daunting experience.

I was fired because of Facebook | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

Hospital Will Fire Workers in Facebook Scandal – Rumors swirled around Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside two weeks ago that some employees had been fired for sharing patient information on Facebook. Oct, 2010 at 4:21 pm Think of it like the employment version of the Darwin Law.

2010 285

“Short Answers on Saturdays”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you would like to obtain a Model Letter to be used to send to an employment attorney you are considering using [ click here ]. Our company was then sold, and we were told that this is, for us, a “termination of employment.”.

2011 141

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. I had one recently that had told me one former employer would not say great things.

2011 72

Corporate America Through The Eyes Of A Millennial

Career Realism

It’s not uncommon to be a Millennial and see your older co-worker walk out the door early every day because he/she has kids to pick up from school. Statistics indicate that your average employee only remains employed at the same job for 2 – 3 years.

How to Build a Powerful Executive Network

Executive Career Brand

Get to know those around you – your co-workers, vendors, customers, and people in other departments. Look toward forming co-mentorships in which you support each other. I would add to that, know the job you want and the employers you would want to work for.

2010 245

My Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Career Realism

That includes maintaining current patient information in the computer database, generating prescription labels, billing insurance payers, filling containers with medication and labeling them appropriately. My sources of stress are an out of touch boss and annoying co-workers.

2012 71

Update!

Evil HR Lady

Via LinkedIn, a former co-worker saw my situation and put me in touch with his current employer. We are letting the insurance carrier handle it, and they say it will be unlikely that he would ever be able to work without some sort of restrictions. We have found out since that this is the second such claim he had filed (the other claim with a previous employer). This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff.

2010 100

Update!

Evil HR Lady

Via LinkedIn, a former co-worker saw my situation and put me in touch with his current employer. We are letting the insurance carrier handle it, and they say it will be unlikely that he would ever be able to work without some sort of restrictions. We have found out since that this is the second such claim he had filed (the other claim with a previous employer). This writer couldn't get a letter of recommendation after her layoff.

2010 100

Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

Trash it yourself, before an employer trashes it for you. You have to remain in a job for a period of time to establish yourself with your company and with your co-workers in order for a relationship to build. We’re lucky to have health insurance from our employers.

2010 221

Is There a Better Way to Explain Being Fired?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

& Dale: I worked at a large health insurance company for 10 years, until I got terminated for receiving an e-mail from a co-worker. Dale Dauten resolves employment and other business disputes as a mediator with AgreementHouse.com. Dear J.T. &

2011 64

I punched a coworker at the company Christmas party

Ask A Manager

Recently a fight broke out at the company Christmas party between me and a co-worker, but it was off the clock and off company property. I feel he’s setting me up so I can’t collect unemployment insurance. and that you don’t have an employment contract that guarantees employment for a particular length of time. A reader writes: I’ve been working for my company for two years. I’ve been a model employee.

2011 77

7 Things You MUST Consider Before Accepting A Job

Career Realism

However, it’s important to realize that you’ll be spending the majority of your days with your co-workers. Do you need health/dental insurance? 7 Things You MUST Consider Before Accepting A Job. CAREEREALISM.

2016 83

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I dated a co-worker for ten years. Unbeknownst to me, he was also dating another co-worker, this one married. I let that co-worker’s husband know and we exchanged conversation by personal home computer email. I have been unhappily employed at a small company for three years. Then, last week, a co-worker in my department gave notice. I have no desire to end my employment on a bad or unprofessional note.

2011 56

4-Day Weeks

Telecommuting Journal

– “Employees all across the country are currently submitting petitions to employers in attempt to gain approval of four-day weeks and telecommuting. Powered by Bookmarkify™ More » { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Mike June 17, 2008 at 11:35 am At my current job, one of my co-workers brought up the idea of moving to a 4 day work week, an idea which all of us worker bees support.

2008 100

Dear Bloggers, I'm Sick of Reading about Passion

Ms. Career Girl

To quote you “a blog is like a career insurance policy.&# How are you paying your health insurance? And I sacrifice for that choice – security, company paid benefits, co-workers to chat with at lunch, an actual end to my work day.

2010 227