Tue.Aug 11, 2020

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields. The workforce has changed, and continuing to cover your bills requires flexibility. It’s a challenging transition, but you’re up to the task. If you do want to seize this opportunity to switch gears, what careers remain in high demand? The following eight fields seek qualified candidates during COVID-19, and needs will continue to grow.

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McDonald’s: We Didn’t Go Through Fired CEO’s Emails Before Giving Him a Golden Parachute. Oops

Evil HR Lady

Last year, McDonald’s fired their CEO and President, Steve Easterbrook for consensual sex with an employee. He got a nice golden parachute, estimated at $40 million. But, now, another employee has come forth to accuse Easterbrook of another sexual relationship with an employee. Now, the count is up to three employees and one of those employees received stock as a result.

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From Advertising to Charity

Career Shifters

“I was becoming resentful of how superficial it all was.”. Breanne O’Brien knew from an early age that she wanted to do something that would make the world a better place. But, after falling into her initial career, that direction seemed to slip away. Here, she shares how she found her way back to work that feels meaningful for her

how can we get dinner privacy with a live-in nanny?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Due to COVID-19, we decided to hire a live-in nanny, “Jane.” Jane, though very sweet, takes so long to clean up at night that it is eating into our privacy. My husband and I both work during the day, and dinner is our time to be together after we feed our toddler. When we initially hired Jane, she expressed that she would like to go on walks around 7 or 8 pm. I told her that was perfect and suggested good walking areas around the home.

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The Unintended Consequences of Federal Unemployment in a COVID World.(Best Boss Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

As I write this, the Federal Unemployment Benefit of $600 per month as part of the COVID stimulus package expired on 7/31, and with the Democrats and GOP deadlocked related to a new stimulus package, President Trump stepped in with an executive order to serve as a bridge until congress could negotiate a deal in the same area. This post isn't political.

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my company is incredibly weird when people resign

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: For the past seven years, I’ve worked for a small marketing agency with five full-time employees and two partners who own the businesses. It looks like (fingers crossed!) I’ll be receiving an offer for a new position with a different agency soon, working on projects that I’m excited about with a substantial pay increase and benefits. While I wait for the paperwork to go through, I’m thinking about how I’ll transition from one workplace to another.

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employee’s girlfriend comes in every day, using sick time for doctor’s appointments, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee’s girlfriend comes in every day. I manage a small independent pharmacy. We recently brought on a young pharmacist. There are usually only three of us working. The pharmacist’s girlfriend works from home now, and since April she has been coming in every day to bring him lunch. At first it was fine, but they started to be very affectionate towards one another.

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