Why We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Paternity Leave

Career Realism

Starting a family is a huge milestone in a person's life. However, people in the workforce may feel the pressure when it comes to balancing their new families and their careers. Many companies in the United States offer family leave, maternity leave, or paternity leave, which allow new parents to take time off of work to care for their new child. However, new parents often struggle with the limited time and no compensation offered during family leave.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This wonderful quote was sent to us by Daria of Walpole, New Hampshire, just a mile or so from the Connecticut River. If you would like to contribute a saying, proverb or quote, we’d love to receive it and share it with our worldwide Blog Family.

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Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was shared with us by Meg of North Stonington, Connecticut. Our thanks to you, Meg, and welcome to our SkloverWorkingWisdom family!! If you would like to contribute a saying, proverb or quote, we’d love to receive it and share it with our Blog Family. “When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is so very easy to miss it.” ” – Boris Pasternak.

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Sklover?s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Kati of New London, Connecticut. On behalf of our entire blog “family,” I thank you, Kati, for this very moving thought. “There is no burnt rice to a hungry person.” ” – Philippine Proverb. There is no job too boring to an unemployed worker. There is no visit too long to an elderly person. There is no unnoticed smile to a stranger from far away. There is no unneeded kindness to a lonely person.

2018 100

Paid Sick Days Bill Gains Momentum


San Francisco and Washington, DC have already passed the laws and Connecticut appears to be next. The Constitution State will allow workers to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time a year to recover from illness, access preventive care or to look after a sick family member. The U.S. government is finally coming around to a simple concept: no employee should have to choose between their health and their income.

2011 155

Why do so many workers remain silent about toxic work behavior?

Ms. Career Girl

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut and a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. She currently resides in Baltimore County, Maryland with her family. Virtually every American worker has been the target of toxic work behavior at some point in his/her career and, yet, the majority of us never report it.

2018 173

No More Gurus – It’s Time To Follow Your Own Truth

Ms. Career Girl

Every generation that came before us was taught to put faith outside of themselves, to give allegiance to authorities in family, religion, and nation. She currently resides in Connecticut.

2020 257

Women in the Workforce; Key to Economic Recovery


The number of women supporting families is increasing- approximately 41% of mothers are primary breadwinners. Ellen Bravo, director of the Family Values @ Work consortium, observed, most “women are not thinking about “having it all,’ they’re worried about losing it all—their jobs, their children’s health, their families’ financial stability—because of the regular conflicts that arise between being a good employee and a responsible parent.”.

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The Relationship Quiz

Ms. Career Girl

Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Denver/Boulder, Colorado, specializing in how people strengthen their intimate relationships. His column “Relationships” appears every week in The Denver Post, the Vail Daily, the Wellington (New Zealand) Dominion-Post, The Resident in Connecticut, the Daily Times-Call in Longmont, Colorado, as well as a variety of other newspapers around the world. The post The Relationship Quiz appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2016 116

Workplace Flexibility & Scheduling for ALL


Hourly workers and their families often face unique challenges and complicated scheduling issues that can impact their job performance, attendance, and career growth. She is the proud mother of very active 14 year-old twin boys and resides in Suffield, Connecticut. Retail Business Development & Retention Programs for Non-Exempt Employees.

How Do You Stay Sharp & Focused?


We’re an athletic, boisterous family. She is the proud mother of very active 14 year-old twin boys and resides in Suffield, Connecticut. Despite being > 40, I’ve embraced the digital age. I pride myself in being hyper-connected, online and available and on top of the latest trends & happenings. In this fast paced world, you have to be to stay current! Technology is ever changing and the stakes are high to achieve. Turning Off Technology and the Work Rat Race.

2012 104

“Bonus Disappointing? – Here’s How to Respond”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Then, in May, his territory was adjusted by taking away Connecticut and adding Vermont. Then, in May, his territory was adjusted by taking away Connecticut and adding Vermont. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. “When you permit disappointment to fester in your soul, it often leads to discouragement.”. Joyce Meyer. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : Brandon, 42, was a Software Sales Manager for a large software firm headquartered in St.

2015 116

5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career


It’s designed to help you through a tough time, and can give your friends and family an “aha moment” about what you’re tackling. She is the proud mother of very active 14 year-old twin boys and resides in Suffield, Connecticut. Job Search Statistics & Find Work in this Economy. The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. for the month of June – 12.7 million; essentially unchanged since February 2012.

2012 130

Where can I find “niches” to further my career?

Sklover Working Wisdom

As a veteran solo business lawyer based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, I was wondering if you could please elucidate for me your recommendation on new legal niches.and further resources I can seek out on what you mean by “water law” and “selling digital content on the internet.” Stamford, Connecticut. Question: Alan: I recently read one of your blog posts entitled “Avoid the Obsolete Job Trap,” and it got me to thinking.

2012 118

Celebrating Your Team During the Holidays

Water Cooler Wisdom

I asked three small-business owners about their holiday strategies: Lisa Hennessy, founder of Your Pet Chef in Chicago; Miles Jennings, founder of Recruiter.com in Connecticut; and Jason Parks, founder of The Media Captain in Ohio. We work around our employees' family commitments.  In an effort to serve your customers during your busiest period, you may unintentionally slight your team.

2015 46

Nurse Manager/ Head Nurse

Job Shoe

Nurse Manager/ Head Nurse – Connecticut – Private practice seeks an experienced RN with managerial experience to head up the clinical side of their busy practice. Work closely with physicians, clinical staff, pharmacies, patients, families, surgical center staff, and other duties as they arrive. Company. Advanced Medical Recources. Location. Hartford, CT 06101. Compensation. $0. Education. Experience. Posted On. 5/26/2011 8:00:23 AM.

“Repayment Obligations When Leaving a Job – How to Get Them Waived”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though it was 24 months of both full-time work and part-time study, requiring time away from his family and hobbies, he was certain it would be worth it in the long run. Bernie was notified that his division was being relocated from Connecticut to Texas to consolidate operations and reduce overall costs. He was asked to relocate from Connecticut to Texas with the division. If so, you owe it to yourself and your family to make that request. .

2013 116

can my husband’s employer constantly record all the conversation in our house?

Ask a Manager

We talk about fairly innocuous things, kids, money, family, but I don’t want to get in trouble. A reader writes: I am a stay-at-home mom living a work life vicariously through your blog. My husband is still working at home due to corona. His company has been very cautious.

2020 45

Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Norwalk, Connecticut. The Short Answer is “Not if you are on an approved Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. However, if you have filed for, and have been certified as eligible, for a leave of absence under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (often called “FMLA” for short), then requiring you to check on your emails would be a violation of your legal rights under that law. Question 1: Can an employer lower commissions caps?

2012 109

“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

In alphabetical order, they are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington (state). . And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”. David Brin .

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

New Haven, Connecticut. The FMLA law does not make anything an employee does illegal; all it does is permit an employee to take an unpaid leave of absence if needed for personal or family medical (or psychological) reasons. Question 1: When leaving a company, should I sign a non-solicit agreement? Hi, Alan. I work for a consulting firm. I was never asked to sign a non-solicit agreement, either upon joining this firm eight years ago, or since.

2012 109

Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements often have “coverages” of various kinds, such as (a) in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, (b) for a company whose annual revenues are in excess of $50 million, (c) colleagues who are presently employed or were employed by the company during the past 90 days, and (d) prospective clients to whom you have made hour-long pitches to within the past year.”. An Effective Way to Analyze Your Restrictions.

can I ask my husband’s boss not to renew someone’s contract, keeping personal files at work

Ask a Manager

By personal items, I don’t mean a picture of your family or a box of tea. I’m in my mid 30’s and just started a family. I work in Connecticut and am an exempt, salaried director. Connecticut state law requires that employers “make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express her milk in private,” and that covers exempt workers too.

2018 30

Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue

Career Realism

The reasons behind women’s concentration in low-wage jobs – and their relative absence at the top – are complex,” said Julie Vogtman, Senior Counsel for the Family Economic Security Program at NWLC. “A In addition to these states, Vogtman noted that California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, among several others, have proposals to raise the minimum wage as well.

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Unemployment Extension Update

Corn on the Job

She’s Japanese & had no family close by. I am unemployed and my COBRA premium is $2,200/MONTH FOR A FAMILY. Reply 10 Timothy Carlton October 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm My benefits also ran out in early September which have been devastating to me and my family. For the first time in my life, I’m afraid of what the future holds for my family and I. Because I am young, with no family.

2009 52

How has Facebook changed the way you vacation?

Corn on the Job

Us kids convinced our families to go on excursions like climbing Dunn’s River Falls (if you don’t know what it is, definitely check it out). I came home from this trip with Facebook connections in Canada, Mexico, North Carolina, Chicago, Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and South Jersey (which I consider, an extension of Philadelphia).

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