Wed.May 20, 2020

It?s Okay to Hate Your Job When Others Are Unemployed

Evil HR Lady

I got an email this morning from a reader who hates his job–for good reasons. He included this line: Now I’m in a job that I utterly despise. I dread every day. I know you will probably say I should be grateful, because so many are unemployed. I’m still morbidly depressed, despite trying to paint a happy face on it. And, so I want to say to him, and to everyone, you can be grateful you have income and still hate your job, and it’s okay. Yes, gratitude is important.

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Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19

Executive Career Brand

This year’s Jobvite Job Seeker report looks at how people were finding jobs before COVID-19, and then during the pandemic. Initially, 1,500 employed adults and job seekers in the U.S. were surveyed in February 2020. Then, to track the impact of COVID-19, they conducted a follow-up survey of 1,500 job seekers in early April. Covering […]. The post Jobvite Job Seeker Report, Before and During COVID-19 appeared first on Executive Career Brand™.

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Kroger’s Overpayment Shows How You Should Not Treat Employees

Evil HR Lady

Never before has the world appreciated grocery store employees. They kept everyone fed while the world shut down and at personal risk. Grocery store giant, Kroger, offered employees emergency pay, but, unfortunately, a few employees were overpaid. This happens. It’s not a sign of a bad payroll system–it’s just a sign that when things change rapidly, mistakes sometimes occur. In this case, the payroll department sent out an email asking the employees to repay the overpayment.

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Protected: Every Good Book Needs An Experienced Midwife

Boomers Next Step

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Every Good Book Needs An Experienced Midwife appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Designing Your Retirement Silver Sages Sharing Stories

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Best Laser Measures Under $100

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Laser Measures Under $100. When it comes to placing a structure, painting, or decorative piece, precision is key and necessary. And while you can opt for a traditional tape measure or ruler, those tools leave open the room for human error. Rather, if you are looking for exact precision, then a laser measure is your best bet. We are going to review the best laser measures under $100 and will recommend laser measures which can help you with your next big, or small, project.

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Asking for advice is hard because accepting reality is hard

Penelope Trunk

Recently someone in my writing class hired a lawyer to tell me she wants a refund for the class. The lawyer sent an email to me requesting $25,000 in damages for his client. I sent this email in response: Dear Sir. I don’t give refunds for the class. I do not say anywhere that I give refunds. It’s not against the law for me to have a student who didn’t like the class. This a 12-month class. There is no law that says Lucy has to receive everything in the first two months.

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To Whom It May Concern: Can it Negatively Affect Your Cover Letter?

Catherines Career Corner

Are you writing a cover letter and wondering whether starting it with to whom it may concern negatively affect your cover letter and the chances of getting called for an interview? Explore the findings of a research conducted recently to find out if it negatively affects a cover letter or not. Photo by Chris Spiegl on Unsplash Will [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e15 - Is Your Company Ready for RTW?

The HR Capitalist

In episode 15 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discuss Tim’s extravagant Southern Utah adventure, return to work plans, Twitter’s WFH forever proclamation, and Microsoft Teams. The team discusses the different return to work plans and ideas, new office norms, and a potential boom in the workplace real estate market. Listen below (email subscribers click through if you don’t see the player) or click here for a direct link.

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my over-eager coworker takes over my work and is running roughshod over me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I was hired to my company about four months ago and I’m already struggling on how to deal with my over-eager teammate, Jon. Some background: I was told during the hiring process that the company expected to hire two specialists, one of which would take the job of an employee who was failing their PIP. Turns out, Jon was that employee and he managed to turn his work around in the final hour, passed his PIP and was kept on (I was given the second specialist spot).

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updates: the sweat lodge, the mentor, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. My coworker wants our office to do a sweat lodge ceremony.

2020 26

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Talking about my future goals when I lack ambition (#3 at the link, first update here ). I thought I’d write in with one final update! I am now leaving my current job and will be returning to my home country in August.

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how to get coworkers to stop texting after-hours

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I originally wanted to take a position at my current company because it seemed like a friendly work environment. And it is. But I regularly receive multi-recipient texts after work from my coworkers! Sometimes it’s about work, but never anything urgent, and often it’s purely social. I’ve never had this problem before, so I don’t know how to stop it. If I tell them not to include me on their message list, I will look insensitive.

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my team won’t accommodate my allergy, coworker brings in homemade food and hides it from management, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My team keeps holding lunches at a restaurant that doesn’t accommodate my allergy. I have a peanut allergy that isn’t life-threatening, but is severe enough to put me completely out of commission for the rest of the day if I accidentally consume peanuts. I work on a team where organized group lunches are a regular occurrence (every few weeks).

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