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coworker has appointed herself the food police

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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.

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.

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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.

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employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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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

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. The employer has the right to appeal.

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

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Reply Susan January 10, 2011 at 10:03 am Many non-smokers won’t even address the issue for fear of sounding petty; more than likely, they’ll revolt by doing less work, or slacking off more to make up for the smoke breaks they’re not getting, or just find other employment.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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Reply Michelle March 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm Thumbs way down… this saddens me, especially since I tailor my cover letter and still can’t find suitable employment. No cover letter just a photo copied employment history for a resume. is my employer plotting against me?

2011 92

the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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I don’t think my prospective employer is going to be interested in someone buying a new car or needing to cancel their unemployment insurance. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter? is my employer plotting against me? should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? can I ask my employer to lay me off?

2011 60

phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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Oh, and can you remind applicants NOT to include Social Security Numbers (USA) or Social Insurance Numbers (Canada) on job applications? SSNs and SINs are only to be revealed to employers once you actually have a job, so they can report income to the government.

2011 78

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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I went on an interview in which the first 10 minutes or so the employer spent telling me all about the salary and benefits (including which health insurance company the place uses). The employer mentioned salary and benefits first (literally first) and I still lost.

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