Fri.Nov 06, 2020

Working When Election Tensions Are Still High

Evil HR Lady

My fondest dream was to wake up to a clear presidential election winner. As of 6 a.m. Eastern time on November 4, it was clear that wasn’t happening. It would take days. Days of indecision means days of mounting pressure. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are getting increasingly stressed out, with both sides convinced the other side is cheating. When a result does come out, are some people going to blow? Retailers in major cities expect election violence and have boarded up their storefronts.

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The Pros And Cons Of Being A Doctor

Corn on the Job

Finding the perfect career path in 2020 can be more challenging than you think, and going into a whole new field after losing a job can be more than intimidating. Today we want to talk about one of the most revered and respected career paths in the world – a doctor. . Doctors are miracle workers, they spend their days saving lives and helping people all over the world. Becoming a doctor will easily be the most challenging thing you ever do, but it will also be the most rewarding. .

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. Earlier this year, the startup I worked for was acquired by another company. This was near the start of the pandemic, and while I considered myself fortunate to still be employed while so many were not, I found that the new company wasn’t a great fit due to the culture and an unexciting (to me) product, so I started looking around for other opportunities.

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weekend open thread – November 7-8, 2020

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This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork , by Reeves Wiedeman. OMG, y’all. If you like real-life stories of terrible management and the downfall of hubris, you will be so fascinated by this story of what happened at WeWork.

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open thread – November 6-7, 2020

Ask a Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please do not repost it here, as it may be in my queue to answer.

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