Tue.May 19, 2020

Lockdown Lift Tips – Are You Ready?

Ms. Career Girl

For many of us it seems that we are actually now in more uncertain times than we were a few weeks ago. Lockdown may have come upon us all relatively quickly, but its realities were easily understood – we were told we can’t go out, meet that person, visit that store.

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I Was Laid Off But Replaced. Is that Legal?

Evil HR Lady

Like many people, I was laid off as part of a company-wide reduction in workforce due to COVID 19. One of 50-60 people at a software company serving one of the hardest-hit industries. They did a decent job as far as paying some severance, etc.

2020 225

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Important Things to Know When Considering a Career in Trucking

Jobacle

There is no shortage of careers to consider when you’re looking for a new job. However, if years of school and tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of debt aren’t the routes you want to take in the pursuit of a job, you may find yourself considering a career in trucking.

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From Research to Food

Career Shifters

“I felt completely out of place.”. Helen Graves was suffocating in a toxic work environment. But while her new path was easy to identify, she still had obstacles to face. Here's how she tackled imposter syndrome, the wrong clients, and building up work on the side, to make her ideal role a reality

2020 156

Glassdoor Says I'm Worth 8K Per Year.

HR Capitalist

Damn you, Glassdoor! . Quit toying with me. I have enough s##t going on without you cratering my expected value. A couple of years ago we were recruiting software sales pros at Kinetix and SF was a target market.

2020 68

I pierced my nose in quarantine, a disgusting boss, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How do I stop clients from ranting about why we haven’t reopened yet? I work for a national nonprofit that does hands-on, in-person work.

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Calming Cubicle Décor

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Calming Cubicle Décor. Let’s face it, we spend an inordinate amount of time at our cubicles. That’s why sprucing up your office with calming cubicle décor can be so helpful to both your mental health and your productivity.

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More Trending

updates: the coworkers complaining about kids, the boss demanding location sharing, 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 child-free coworkers constantly complain about people with children.

2020 67

when can managers expect employees to adjust to the “new normal”?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Your advice around the pandemic and expectations for managers has been extremely helpful. However, I am struggling with when it is reasonable for employers to expect employees to get closer to pre-coronavirus work outputs. It seems clear that we will not be going back to a “normal” work environment anytime soon, so do you have any guidance on how long it may take people to readjust?

2020 60

if you’re furloughed, how long should you wait to look for a new job?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work in the corporate office of a business in the entertainment industry. We were slowly dying before, but Covid-19 has placed our industry in an uncertain position as all of our outlets are closed. As such, I have been furloughed for an indefinite period of time. My company is amazing and is paying 100% of my benefits (health, dental, life) while I’m out without any expectation of repayment once I am back.

2020 58

updates: the employee with too many ideas, the boss who wanted people to camp in tents, 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. Applying for a full-time job and asking to work part-time. I knew going back to this letter would be humbling, and it was.

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