Work/Family Balance Is For Everybody

Professional Resume Services

Sometimes the subject of work/family balance seems to be all about parents and kids, but that would be erroneous. Navigating uncertain times in your job as a single person has a different set of challenges because single adults are often living away from the network of family.

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One Family's Recipe for Happiness

Ms. Career Girl

Home About Archives Write for Us! Everyone was smiling, laughing, telling hilarious stories, eating great food, and embracing distant friends as if they were family. I came back to work on Wednesday after two full days of being with this huge and wonderful family.

Family 176

FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Just recently, in the course of representing a client, I carefully reviewed the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) law and its regulations. When I did, I learned something that I did not know, but wish I had known: Under the federal FMLA regulations, the definition of “parent” includes any person who acted in the place of your parent when you were a minor, even if they were not related to you in any way. LESSON TO LEARN : The U.S.

2016 100

Where Will U Go Next- The Family Move

Ms. Career Girl

Why do I feel a trememdous attachment to a house that is too small for our huge family? Because it has memories of my babies, of my family, of us doing life together. This week has been extra challenging for this mom of 5… we moved!

Family 208

“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ I can’t get maintenance people to stay working for us because of the people I work for, and the low pay scale. Your job – and the family that employs you – seem to be that rotten.

2010 163

my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

This is totally normal in our workplace; people are welcome to bring any family or friends they like to the party as long as they RSVP.) Yeah, your coworkers definitely don’t need to refer to Peter as Sally’s “master,” and she’s wildly out of line to request or expect it. update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master” my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master” was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

2019 70

US Struggling Students Get a Helping Hand

Position Ignition

If you're in the US and are a wage-earner looking to enroll into a graduate or doctoral degree program, then you should definitely consider the Lifetime Learning tax credit provided by the IRS.

US 149

Sexual Harassment – What it Is and What it Isn’t

Ms. Career Girl

Specifically, the U.S. With over 10 years of experience and knowledge in the commercial insurance industry, Meenasian contributes his level of expertise as a leader and an agent to educate and secure online business insurance for thousands of clients within the Insurance family.

2018 160

my assistant keeps mothering me — and calls us “her kids”

Ask A Manager

Our office is relaxed and we all (the men included) talk about her families and our children. Betty is definitely a “mother hen” type and constantly calls myself and the two men we work with “her kids.” ” (She even goes as far as to call us her “oldest, middle, and youngest” when talking about us with other people in our company or to compare us with her actual children.)

2018 50

Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Money | Negotiating November 25th, 2009 Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I think its safe to say that for the majority of people, Thanksgiving is not about goodness and gratitude, but rather, family drama. There are pieces of the family business I’m dying to tell you about.

2009 60

our new hire was secretly working another full-time job and lying to us

Ask A Manager

On January 19, he called me and told me he was going through some family issues. He told me that being an hour and half away from his family wasn’t going to work for him. I’m a family first person, so I worked out a temporary solution for him to work from home. After each week, he would fail to get all of his work done and came with family excuses. I think you are saying you can no longer work here and take care of your family.”

2018 59

update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

In the interim between sending the letter and the response, we had already told the staff that no, they definitely didn’t need to refer to Peter as “master,” but could simply call him by name. (As Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wanted everyone to call her boyfriend her “master” ? Of course you do — how could you not! Here’s the update.

2016 85

our office won’t tell us in advance when people leave – and sometimes won’t confirm or deny if someone still works here

Ask A Manager

One curious way this manifests is that our management doesn’t allow our coworkers to share that they’re leaving the company until the very day before they will no longer be working for us. There definitely are some offices that are weird and secretive about people leaving.

2019 70

working with an over-complimenter, former employee is angry we didn’t acknowledge a death in his family, and more

Ask A Manager

Former employee is angry we didn’t acknowledge a death in his family. He took us to task as a group, saying he would have expected at least a card and basically implying that we were horrible human beings for failing to acknowledge the loss, which occurred about two weeks ago. If we had, I think we would have sent some sort of acknowledgement as a group … even though when this worker left, he said horrible things and was clear that he wanted nothing further to do with us.

2017 55

talking about “adult” experience in an interview, rejected candidate’s parent called us, and more

Ask A Manager

Based on their response, I wouldn’t be surprised if the parental interference was requested, but it just comes off so wildly unprofessional it’s really soured us on a person who was good but not great and turned them into a never-ever. I was recently forwarded a great job opportunity — I fit the job description, have the necessary experience and degree required — and better yet, this job would bring me closer to my hometown and family.

2018 59

my boss’s family comes to work with her, will employers care that I drop my G’s, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss’s family members are volunteering in our department. The office environment is definitely casual, and I have socialized with Boss on occasion outside of work, (we are close in age) but having her mom in meetings with outside consultants cheerfully introducing herself as “[Boss]’s mom and secretary” is a little embarrassing. It’s true that dropping g’s is generally considered a less polished way of speaking (in most areas of the U.S.),

2017 53

we can be fired if our friends and family don’t follow the company’s religious values

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: The company that I work for is fairly conservative and has warned us that they are implementing a new policy where everyone will have to sign a legal document stating we uphold our company’s values. We all had to sign something similar when we were hired, but there is a catch now — we can be fired if our friends and family don’t follow the company’s values.

2016 63

5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career


The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. Quote on the Definition of Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

2012 169

5 Quick Tips About Love

Ms. Career Girl

You both believe your families are important. You both want families. Thoughtful, unexpected gestures make us feel loved. . You have your own definition of love. The post 5 Quick Tips About Love appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. It’s your time to shine!

2014 234

coworker dumped a ton of work on us, my new coworker is about to be fired, and more

Ask A Manager

My coworker dumped a ton of work on us and hasn’t acknowledged it. I was asked to help Fergus out with his workload while also doing my own, and was happy to do this: Fergus was also meant to be training me in some aspects of the role, so ideally this should have been a win-win for both of us. He has at no point apologized, thanked us, or in any way acknowledged the position he has put us in, and we will now have to see him every day.

2018 53

employer would require us to live in their city, when an ex harasses you at work, and more

Ask A Manager

Employer would require us to live in their community. The community where this position is located is more suburban, wealthier, family-oriented, and with fewer activities for us to enjoy. The candidate we chose, we’ll call her “Cyan,” definitely fit the bill on paper and in an interview, and was hired with a six-month probation period two months ago. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

2018 49

Two Conversations Parents Must Have: The Sex and Career Talk

Competitive Resumes

Most of us dads jack up the sex talk and never have the career talk. My argument is you couldn’t be farther from reality than our dads were with us. Yet, as a family, we want to emphasize the results when the relationship building is the most critical.

2016 130

my office doesn’t give us computers, my coworker gets paranoid when I talk to his staff, and more

Ask A Manager

My office doesn’t give us computers — we have to use our own. It definitely wasn’t just an “oops, forgot to tell you thing,” as another new hire just started and they did the same thing to her. Sometimes I’m talking about work with these people, but sometimes I’m just asking how they are or asking about their family. Definitely don’t call it a kick-back! It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 47

How to Get Motivated After a Setback

Career Makeover Coach

Death of a family member. Many of us get lost in that fine line between hoping something will happen and making things happen. Motivation is the compass that helps us choose the way back to our goals.

2011 226

Nobody Loves Me

Personal Excellence Blog

When we are too trapped in our problems, it is often easy for us to forget or miss out on the love and the good that are around us. It’s interesting to see that when we are so stuck in our own problems, we miss out on these obvious things — the people around us who love us.

2019 75

How Did Your Mother Influence Your Career?

Ms. Career Girl

Home About Archives Write for Us! Born to Italian immigrants, my Mom did what most 1st generation Italian-American kids do: she joined the family Environmental Drilling business (honestly, she probably started there around age 6- labeling soil sample jars).

2010 183

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

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him January 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a 27-year-old woman working for a well-known national company. He never offers to buy us lunch. He never offers to buy us lunch.

2011 71

5 Jobs That Bring the Most Happiness - BLOG - Career.


And there are individuals who would love nothing more than to jump out of an airplane every day strapped to someone’s back (whereas most of us wouldn’t go near tandem skydiving no matter how much it was paying). Sickness visits my home and my family.

2011 226

my office hid the Christmas party from us, hostess gifts at office parties, and other holiday questions

Ask A Manager

My home office hid their Christmas party from us. The people who were invited were salaried and generally “higher up on the food chain” than the three of us non-invitees are. We really feel lousy that we weren’t invited, and it makes us feel like we’re not appreciated or valued as employees. Pushy assistant is trying to make us kick in cash for cards and gifts. It’s five short answers to five short questions: the holiday questions edition.

2013 57

Lessons in Focus


My young family had a few days to get away and relax a bit; this was rare as conflicting schedules often kept us from actually taking much needed breaks. We were a lucky family that day. Focus.

2012 136

manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers, employers don’t think I’m an adult, and more

Ask A Manager

Manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers. I know all of us techs resented it every time we had those meetings. When I see stuff that definitely doesn’t belong on a resume — age, names and ages of children (yes, some people really do that), health status (yes, that too), Social Security number — it tends to be a flag the person is out of touch with professional norms in a way that often manifests in other, more problematic ways too.

2015 59

What to Do When You Live with Angry People: 7 Gentle Tips

Personal Excellence Blog

Note from Celes : Today’s piece on handling angry family members is a long overdue segment in my anger series from Nov last year. My mother used to be the most volatile of the family; it has since switched to my brother with the mellowing of my parents following old age.

2013 95

Stop Shaming, Start Praising (Growing Up in a Shaming Culture)

Personal Excellence Blog

This never happened to me (not that I recalled), but it definitely make me scared about doing anything wrong because I would be called to stand outside class. So what does it mean for us?

updates: coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home, my boss never returns my work on time, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home and stay there with her. I don’t regret trying to help Jane, but I definitely wish that it had ended differently. My story as briefly as possible: I moved to another state without a job lined up, for family reasons. Continuing our annual December “where are they now” series, here are four more updates from people who had their questions answered here this year.

2016 40

Boomer Retirement – Unconventional Solutions for Unconventional Times

Boomers Next Step

The fact is that most of us Boomers are going to live longer after our retirements than previous generations did. Instead of just living to 75, we’re going to be around in our 80s, our 90s… and quite a few of us are going to hit 100 or more. And it just so happens that there are t ools available that will allow us to create a retirement income without having to sacrifice our retirement years to corporate jobs.

2011 59

we have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to re-hire us, fired for refusing to answer manager’s questions on the weekend, and more

Ask A Manager

We have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to invite us back. It might just be the timing — new boss has a lot of good ideas, and there’s definitely room for improvement here. New boss will then distribute letters to all of us on the same day, either extending an invitation to stay or “thank you” letters for our service. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2014 59

Count Your Blessings

The Job Quest

How horribly sad… my heart just aches for the loss his family is experiencing. Life can be cruel sometimes especially for us late Gen X’ers (I’m 38). Understanding the whys leaves many of us wondering.

2010 162

My Boss Picks on Me

Evil HR Lady

Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Friday, September 17, 2010 My Boss Picks on Me I am considered to be an exempt employee for a small company (family owned) with less than 25 employees. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

2010 133

is my husband’s chronic unhappiness at work really about him, not his jobs?

Ask A Manager

I could see the windshield time was wearing on him, as well as the drama that can come from small, family-owned companies (my husband wasn’t related to any of his coworkers; however, it became evident that those who were in the family were definitely treated at an advantage over every one else). He was fired in early March, and it was terrifying; my employment alone could not keep us afloat. They are my second family. family, spouses & significant others

2018 51

Work-Life Balance: Your Guide to Achieving that Elusive Balance Between Work and Life

Personal Excellence Blog

Each of us understands something different by work-life balance. This may mean time spent with your family, time dedicated to grow spiritually or get into a better physical shape, to pursue a hobby and so on. Is it really feasible to achieve work-life balance nowadays?

2013 110

Beautiful Advice from a Divorced Man after 16 Years of Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

However, definitely focus on the things — qualities, practices, and/or beliefs — you love about him/her over what you don’t (if there are even any), because the former is why you chose him/her to begin with. This has undoubtedly helped us grow closer together.

2013 110

How I Found My Soulmate in Life, Part 4: How I Realized Ken is The One for Me Forever

Personal Excellence Blog

Ken: I told my friends about us too and they are very happy for me as well. He was so excited about our relationship that he couldn’t hold back from telling all his close friends, family, and relatives that day. I believe our spirit guides nudged us into place to make it happen.

2013 101

Holland Travel Series: The Dutch Culture, Part 2

Personal Excellence Blog

Community/Togetherness/Family. For example, the Dutch spends a lot of time with family and friends. Family outings, like the one I caught below, is very common. Typical day out for the family on a weekend (at Frederiksplein, Amsterdam). Family and Children.