“Telecommuting and Flex-Time – 15 Steps for Your Request and Success”

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“Waste your time and you waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”. - Alan Lakein . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: There is a very significant trend in the workplace on a worldwide basis: employees are increasingly working outside the usual office location (broadly defined as “telecommuting”) and outside the usual office hours (broadly defined as “flex-time.”) BEFORE MAKING YOUR TELECOMMUTING OR FLEX-TIME REQUEST: 1.

6 Reasons A Flexible Work Schedule Will Change Your Life

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It Can Give You The Opportunity To Focus On Your Health Freeman believes having time to focus on mental health , wellness, and hobbies is huge, and his opinion is shared by many others. It Can Give You Time To Travel Do you wish you had more time to travel?

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She worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and her co-worker worked Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. This goes beyond good face-to-face communication skills as you have to be able to communicate with the other worker when you are not working at the same time. Being flexible and able to accept phone calls on non-work time is also helpful.

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5 Easy Ways To Get Ahead In The Workplace

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Be Efficient In The Workplace Strive to be the most efficient worker on your team. According to Webster's Universal College Dictionary, to be efficient means "performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort." When you are efficient, you do it with the least waste of time and effort. If you constantly strive to be the most efficient worker, then you will eventually get ahead in your career. Many people take flex time for granted.

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10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

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Although these pieces of legislation were intended to level the paying field for men and women, in 2021, women still only earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by male co-workers. Discrimination still affects women in the workplace, in many subtle ways.

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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. Co-worker A is 20-something, tall and very thin. Co-worker B is 50-something, short and…well…not so thin. Co-worker A is constantly scrutinizing everything that B consumes throughout the day.

my office is obsessed with weight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. She felt like our boss treated her differently than everyone else because of her appearance, including double standards such as allowing slender co-workers to wear sleeveless tops, but reprimanding the overweight woman for doing so.

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what should an internal “farewell” email say?

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February 4, 2011 A reader writes: I have to send the “farewell&# mass internal e-mail to my co-workers. I prefer short and sweet — “wanted to let you know that I’m leaving on X date, moving on to do Y, enjoyed my time here, see Z with questions about logistics until my replacement starts.&# Handle it in accordance with what feels comfortable to you, with some consideration to what the norms are in your workplace.

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

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Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. It was often 15 minutes or more extra they took each time, which adds up! I can believe non-smokers might shoot the breeze the same amount of time as smokers, but not that smokers will say “oh, I smoke and he doesn’t, so it’s fair he can make more personal calls than I do.&# I managed a smoker at one time.

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List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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Is this your first time here? On top of that, people who use sarcasm think they are being funny, but this is a poor man’s humor; because comedy is about timing. The timing is off. Getting bids If something is so important to you that you are spending enough time on it to collect bids, then you shouldn’t get bids. Also, you do not need to know if you are coming back to work full time after the baby. Yes (though I'm not sure about the timing) 2.

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

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If you do choose to go that route, though, I’d just take them aside individually next time it happens and say, “Hey, I know you’re just joking around, but jokes about my Russian background rub me the wrong way.&# ) Now, obviously, no one should have to be subjected to bigotry in the workplace, whether it’s about their national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Honestly, most of the time I let it slide or make a crack right back.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

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But during our correspondence (by email), the big boss decided to cc a co-worker on all the interactions. The co-worker came to me and stated that she wrote back about she should not be included and also added that what I was getting written up for wasn’t even factual. So, can a boss just include co-workers when they are yelling at you? Does this mean that at least someone is taking the time to read what I’ve submitted?

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my employee is on personal calls all day long — Ask a Manager

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Nevertheless, her neighbour found her whispering of [.] "> { 18 comments… read them below or add one } Slaten January 18, 2011 at 2:10 am Yeah, go ahead and tell her that her co-worker finds her distracting. Reply Anonymous January 18, 2011 at 10:22 am AAM didn’t say anything about shifting the blame to the co-worker, just telling her the conversations are disruptive. If I were the co-worker, I’d lean over and make it clear I was listening.

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should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? — Ask a Manager

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It works out for me, as I’m a new parent and will appreciate some time with my new family, and my spouse earns enough to keep us afloat — so want to make it clear that there is absolutely no resentment from me. I, in my capacity as HR Rep and also as his co-worker, have raised this with his manager, who agrees that she knows he is a kiss-ass and a pretty inefficient manager. He is not that way the rest of the time.

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short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. But on a different topic, multiple jobs where they asked you to interview 6-7 times? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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do what you say you're going to do

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Every single time. Every single time. My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. Often times it’s things she could have easily delegated to me as well, especially when I ask her if she needs help with it. I’m one of those people bad at saying “No time&# or “Sorry, unrealistic deadline,&# so sometimes I overpromise. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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Other times, managers skip it because they don’t think the person can or will change — but you still need to, because even if you’re right, going through this process has a ton of crucial benefits: the person isn’t blindsided, which means it’s kinder and more fair the person isn’t blindsided, which means they’re less likely to assume the “real&# reason is something nefarious (i.e., how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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office security guard won't leave me alone — Ask a Manager

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It doesn’t matter how many times I politely turn him down because he will just ask again the next day. Repeat your statement one final time, without smiling, without softening it in any way: “You need to stop coming by.&# I told him to back off after repeated rebuffed advances and he still kept coming around to my workplace and talking to me. So, the last few times this man has been by, I was very blunt and dare I say, downright rude.

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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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It’s hard to do this in a end-of-year panic, so give yourself ample time to get to grips with your department’s accounting after that is over, and way before next year. I remember going through one such problem with an undergrad where my opening line was “The velocity you wrote down here is approximately ten thousand times the speed of light. Most managers are not allowed to share budget information with subordinates or with co-workers from other departments.

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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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My time’s limited! Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time?

how to stand out at a job fair

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News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

I will review your resume this week

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I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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I’d probably repeated the position I’d like to apply in the email title and coverletter couple times, and my resume is probably nicely sorted under the job I’m applying at. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

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how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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And my entire team of about 30 works those hours so it’s not poor time management on my part. Yes, ideally you could talk about this as part of a discussion of workplace culture in the interview itself, but I would really rather you not give them any reason to misinterpret that question that stage. February 3, 2011 at 9:48 am This sort of thing happens at place of work all the time. Management may not notice, but trust me, co-workers do.

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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And also because the few times I’ve said yes, the candidates sent to me were never as strong as the ones I found on my own … and on top of that, their fees are really high when you’re hiring for nonprofits.) Related: when a recruiter misleads you and wastes your time when a recruiter asks for your height, weight, age, and marital status Posted in external recruiters , jerks There are loads of good recruiters out there. They’ve done this to me three times.

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is my employer plotting against me?

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They haven’t said they’re upset but I know that my leaving will affect the company since it’s so small; I was a very good worker for them and they relied on me for a lot. My question is: How should I handle the rest of the time with them? A lot of jerks are easily defused when they think their target really likes them and is on their side; you might find this a bizarrely effective method for protecting yourself during your remaining time there.)

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time? January 19, 2011 A reader writes: I have recently begun supervising a small team on a university administrative staff where employees are allowed to carry over a portion of their unused vacation time and can cash it out if they leave/are laid off from the job. I can understand saving up some time in case you needed additional cash after a lay off or before starting a new job.

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. You already have a time line all laid out, so it’ll be easy to drop in the numbers. Small adjustments in timing or resources can make a big difference! I’m truly not a numbers person (I actually have Dyscalculia, a mathematical learning disability), and when I was asked to prepare budgets the first time I was so overwhelmed. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

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You make me want to spend more time with drunk grandma. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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should you include a short-term job on your resume?

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If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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It’s incredibly rude and inconsiderate, but it does happen all the time. I understand hiring takes time, of course, but can you give me a sense of when I’m likely to hear back from you?&# Yes, I was told that I should hear something within a specified period of time, and yes, I did send a thank you that afternoon. By that time I already had two other (better) job offers. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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something cool and free for you

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As such, training sessions and I often don’t get along — I get really annoyed at workshops, webinars, and speeches that move too slowly, give me info that I could have gotten in half the time just by reading a handout, or otherwise feel like an unproductive use of my time. Also, something I really appreciate is a Terms of Service Agreement that one can actually read and understand in a reasonable amount of time. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

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manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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But at the same time that you need to help her set more appropriate boundaries, it’s also a difficult situation that requires compassion. Or maybe she’ll tell you that she’s having a really hard time. See if she wants time off. You don’t want employees afraid to raise an important, time-sensitive issue with her because she sounded depressed on Facebook last night, or feeling like they need to walk on eggshells around her.

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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Speaking of imitations vs the real thing: THREE TIMES now I’ve had someone use the sample cover letter from my site when applying for a job with me. I’m not saying anything against Kimberlee at all, but at the same time, it’s something to keep in mind when others might end up in a similar situation. Many times I’ve come away from reading here with a new way of looking at something – which has really been helpful.

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job. the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

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Valentine's Day round-up

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Oh and I totally would have used the time during the one on one lunch to bend my bosses ear about work issues and discuss upcoming projects…which clearly means I should start to worry about my my inability to have a non-work related conversation these days. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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Reply CK March 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm You definitely underestimated the power of your awesomeness :) Reply Anonymous March 31, 2011 at 4:53 pm Hopefully you can do this again at another time. And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager am I wasting this recruiter’s time? I don’t want the recruiter to feel like I’m wasting her time, but part of me says a brief chat on the phone couldn’t hurt. If you’re worried about wasting the recruiter’s time, just tell her at the outset of the call, “I’m happy in my current job and don’t have plans to leave it in the near future, but I’m open to hearing about this position.&#

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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At the time, it felt a little like jumping off a very tall bridge without any idea where I’d be landing, or whether I’d land at all. My couch, most of the time.) There were times when I actually found myself out of breath AT MY DESK from how fast I was working. I didn’t do that with any master plan in mind; it was just fulfilling to me at the time. I see this advice all the time — “Can’t get a job?

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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or “do you know where we can find the contract for Y?&# These should be a small number of things that don’t take up significant amounts of your time. (Of Now, if the requests for help you’re getting would take up a significant amount of your time (either individually or cumulatively), at that point you can draw a boundary, by explaining that you can answer the occasional quick question but don’t have time for more than that.

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where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

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There was a week were I wasn’t feeling well and spent a lot of time away from my desk and went home early one day. My co-workers were telling me not to worry that my manager was a jerk and “just like that&# and that I wouldn’t be fired. The required time off continued through the summer, and even increased. Staffing was done by the “traffic&# department, who looked at call volume and staffing and approved time off, etc.

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