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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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

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.

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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 218

“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

job candidate says she has to work for us secretly

Ask A Manager

I interviewed her because she had some other things on her resume that seemed really interesting (she has been running a local online platform for 10 years with one other family member, so she has lots of social media and other outreach skills). She offered us two personal references, both close friends. She did not even name her business on her resume — just put “family business” and mentioned the key elements of it.

2019 58

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

What To Do When Your Friends and Family are Unsupportive (of Your Goals)

Personal Excellence Blog

Often times on my Facebook , I hear of readers who have problems with their family and friends because they are not supportive of them, usually of their goals. In today’s article, I’ll be writing specifically about what to do when you have unsupportive friends and family.

Family 112

expensing a hotel because of ghosts, coworker got us sick and ruined our vacation, and more

Ask A Manager

Our client was, understandably, unhappy they had paid out for a room that was not being used and so charged it back to us. It’s definitely possible that the talent markers you look for, both consciously and unconsciously, are culturally biased. I decided to spend a week visiting family in my home city in the hopes that I can interview while I’m there. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can you expense an extra hotel because of ghosts?

2019 66

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 167

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 62

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 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

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

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

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 69

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

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

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

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

4 Habits That Help Working Moms Stay On Track

Career Realism

No matter what, it will always be a challenge for working mothers to maintain family and career at the same time. However, it has been scientifically proven that, when we jot down our day-to-day tasks, it actually helps us to be more efficient and effective.

2019 73

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

?? How To Clearly Explain Losing Your Job To Kids


The best way to tell your family you lost your job. MHChat It’s definitely more difficult to find work after 50 -in my experience. Maybe you will be home at night to have dinner with the family. They can actually be a huge asset to the family, with their eagerness to be involved.

2019 52

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 239

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

My Birth Story: Birth of Baby A!

Personal Excellence Blog

At 5am, as my contractions became 2-3 minutes apart, I told Ken, “This is it, it’s time for us to go!” July 2018) Midway through our pregnancy, at Tokyo Narita Airport en-route to US, Atlanta (I was with Ken on a work trip). Family Updates About Celes

2019 68

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

My Pregnancy Journey (Why I Kept My Pregnancy A Secret)

Personal Excellence Blog

Ken and I took a course to educate ourselves on birthing, breastfeeding, and babycare (which in retrospect didn’t really prepare us for what was ahead), and I did a lot of reading up online. Emotional Mastery Family Relationships Updates About CelesHi everyone!

2019 63

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 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 70

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

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 93

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

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 193

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