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

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. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

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

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I wouldn’t work somewhere where all employees weren’t treated equally, or where a class of people were given special privileges – certainly not a class that increased my health insurance costs. They do, however, drive insurance rates into the ground along with their ashes.

2011 90

things that aren't good ideas #78

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That’s why it’s called “insurance,&# so stop the abusive remarks belittling people who are just trying to find a job. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

2011 92

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

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Of course you and your co-workers should be paid for company errands – but in many companies being clocked in or out tracked more than hours. Also, check with your own insurance representative about coverage on your vehicle if it’s being used for corporate business.

2011 70

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

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As for your worry that issues you never heard might be raised in unemployment hearings some day, in most states workers can receive unemployment unless they (a) resigned or (b) were fired for gross misconduct. On top of that our health insurance renewal is up on April 1.

2011 74

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? Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

2011 78

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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Reply Julie March 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm As I understand it, SSN in the States is the equivalent of SIN (social insurance number) in Canada. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

2011 72

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). Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

2011 67