Sat.Oct 24, 2020 - Fri.Oct 30, 2020

How to Make Money During The Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

Covid-19 has caused tremendous job loss. As of September 2020, more than 32 million cases have been reported worldwide, and around one million people lost their lives. According to The Guardian , more than 40 million jobs were lost in the US as a result of Covid-19.

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How Do You Tell if You Have a Good HR Department or a Bad One?

Evil HR Lady

On a Reddit post, I advised a poster to speak with her HR department. Several people jumped in to say no, go straight to the Labor Board, as HR is bad.

2020 244

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Our First-Ever Political Endorsement.

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Jesus came into this world not as a philosopher or as a general, but as a carpenter. All work matters to God.” ” – Timothy Keller. Work, toil, effort, labor, care or creation – whatever you want to call it – is precious.

2020 130

What To Do When a Person of Influence Asks You For Extra Work.

The HR Capitalist

Every couple of years, this question makes the rounds - "What would you tell the 25 year old version of yourself?" I've noticed that going around recently, so here I am. Of course, there are 1,000's of things you could respond with. But assume we're talking about the world of work for a second.

2020 116

Your Growing Side Business Needs These 16 Things to Thrive in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

Hear that? It’s the sound of the holidays approaching, with the start of a new year right behind them. Yeah, time flies when you’re having fun. .

2021 130

The Real HR Show: When the World Says NO

Evil HR Lady

Brenda and I finish up our Just Say No October with what to do when people say no to you. Unfortunately, it happens all the time! The post The Real HR Show: When the World Says NO appeared first on Evil HR Lady

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From Digital Marketing to Portfolio Career

Career Shifters

“It felt like I was caught in a hamster wheel, getting increasingly frustrated.”. Camille Deniau had always chased the things she thought she was supposed to want in a career. But when she was offered a new role that didn't excite her, she knew it was time to make a change.

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5 Things You Should Do While Looking For A Job

Career Realism

Anyone who's ever been unemployed (or looked for a job while employed) knows how stressful and exhausting the job search process can be. So, during your job search, should you feel guilty for taking some time for yourself? The short answer: No. Of course not.

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The Difficult Truth About What Real Leaders Do

Evil HR Lady

You want to build a start-up or get a promotion to a management job. You want to be a leader–to manage a team. And these are admirable goals. But, have you stopped to think about what day-to-day leadership looks like?

2020 140

The Bliss Or Bust Movie

Career Tips Blog

Video Transcript. What you focus on affects how you feel. Feeling good is important… And much more fun than feeling bad. The more you feel bad, the more your feel bad. Or even worse. And now for the good news! The more you feel good, the more opportunity you have to feel good. Or even better.

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why are people so relaxed about lateness, should managing be this much work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Am I old-fashioned about lateness? I feel it is non-negotiable that — except for cases of emergency, sick kids, traffic jams — employees should be at work on time the vast majority of days.

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Nine Values for the Future of Humanity

Learning Voyager

Clearly, with the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a watershed year, a turning point that will be featured in the history books of the future. Now just days away from another watershed moment, the presidential election, it is a good time to ask, What do we want our future to look like? Organizational professor Bill Brendel published a piece about nine values that can guide us into our future. The nine are: Awareness of the system that we are all part of. Openness to learning.

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How Do I Get a Manager to Be a Better Leader?

Evil HR Lady

We just promoted a fabulous team leader to assistant manager. As a team leader, he was collaborative, full of new ideas and everyone loved him. But now, it’s like he’s had a personality change. He’s nitpicky, only gives negative feedback and has become super demanding.

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According to This New Study: Small Businesses Following FFCRA Saves Lives

Evil HR Lady

The Families First Corona Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1, 2020. Since then, thousands of people who work for small businesses (under 500 employees) have taken paid time off for Covid related reasons. A new study out in Health Affairs found that FFCRA has been effective in flattening the curve, reducing Covid cases, and by extension, preventing deaths.

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Leaders, Light the Spark

Learning Voyager

We cannot become what we are capable of becoming by staying what we are. Lately, some of my clients have been asking for help with supervisory skills. For example: " Our supervisors have never had any soft skills training. They need to learn how to treat people better. How to communicate more effectively." On some level, these companies understand that how one treats others really does matter. Soft skills are really quite hard. They have a bottom line impact.

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here’s an example of an excellent cover letter

Ask a Manager

I often get asked for examples of good cover letters, and a reader recently sent me a good one that I want to share. I’m always telling people “don’t just use your cover letter to summarize your resume — add something new.”

how do I change my attitude toward my needy, frustrating employee?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a staff member who I’m just over, and I really need to change my attitude. In general she’s good at her job, but she’s just so needy.

2020 38

I lied on my resume — now what?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently applied for a prestigious company looking to fill a role that’s rarely open — and I lied on my resume. Specifically, I lied about where I went to school.

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I am making things with yarn and loving it

Ask a Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… A few months ago, I took up crocheting – and I love it. The first week or two were frustrating.

2020 38

giving people a heads-up before a coworker is fired, telling your boss he’s unapproachable, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it okay to give people a heads-up before a colleague is fired? I am working with HR to let someone go. The person is directly involved in a number of active cross-functional projects.

2020 36

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. About a year ago, I took a new stretch role at my current company in a different department.

2020 34

is it worth going to HR about a bad manager?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve always been told by colleagues at various employers that if you have difficulties with your supervisor, you shouldn’t bother going to HR.

2020 33

how to negotiate remote work once you get a job offer

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I completed final interviews for a fantastic job and I believe I have a good chance of getting an offer soon. My conundrum has to do with remote work: when people return to the office post-COVID, my commute would be more than an hour each way.

2020 32

my company wants me to Photoshop our customers, managers uses our meetings to vent, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My company wants me to Photoshop our customers. I am in my early 30’s and have floated from job to job my whole life. I finally have a career that I love, pays well, and offers room to grow.

2020 32

my new team is taunting me because I have a nut allergy

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a nut allergy and carry an epipen. It’s never been an issue in the 12 years I’ve worked for my company. I have recently been promoted to a new department. As usual, I explained to the manager I have a nut allergy but it doesn’t effect anything (i.e., it’s not an airborne allergy), first aiders are aware (and always available), and my epipen is located in my drawer if needed.

2020 31

banning political talk at work isn’t the answer … but read the room

Ask a Manager

Every election year, my mail at Ask a Manager fills up with letters from people who are fed up with political talk at work.

2020 31

what’s the most Machiavellian thing you’ve seen or done at work?

Ask a Manager

We need a distraction, preferably one full of intrigue and drama. So let’s talk about the most Machiavellian thing you’ve ever seen done at work — self-serving schemes or manipulation that you watched being carried out (or carried out yourself!). We’re looking for stories of underhanded machinations, double-dealing, and conniving. Share in the comments! You may also like: is it okay to apply makeup in the bathroom at work?

2020 31

a Halloween round-up

Ask a Manager

Halloween 2020 is not a normal Halloween, so here’s a round-up of Halloween posts from years past. should I wear a Halloween costume my first week at a new job? my office’s “kid-friendly” Halloween party was terrifying. my boss goes overboard for Halloween.

2020 30

what should I expect from my staff at this point in the pandemic?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a middle manager at a library. I and all my staff members are required to report to work in person and have been doing so since the beginning of the summer. The public can’t come into our building but we deliver via curbside pickup.

2020 28

my frustrated employee is unlikely to advance

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have a direct report, Jill, who has been on my team for a few years now. When I started out as manager for the team, we had an initial one-on-one partially to get a sense of where she saw her career going. (We We had worked in the same department before, but different working groups.) She expressed that she was frustrated with her lack of upward mobility and felt like she was one of the best workers on the team but was not given any “good” projects or moving up.

2020 28

weekend open thread – October 31-November 1, 2020

Ask a Manager

Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: The Smart One , by Jennifer Close. A tale of two sisters who both find themselves living back at home, their lives not working out as they’d planned. * I make a commission if you use that Amazon link.

2020 27

my coworker yells and is disruptive — and we’re afraid to confront her

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a very small office with an open floor plan. Most of us are friendly enough and get along well, with the exception of Jane. Jane is one of the unhappiest, most negative people I have ever met. She complains almost constantly about anything and everything — and the complaining itself is very loud, often to the point of yelling. She gets extremely worked up over things that most people would feel are a minor annoyance.

2020 26

where are you now? (a call for updates)

Ask a Manager

At the end of each year, I publish a slew of “where are they now” updates from people whose questions I answered here in the past. In past years we’ve had several hundred each December and it was amazing (and has let me take most of the month off, so thank you). If you’ve had your question answered here in the past, please email me an update and let us know how your situation turned out. Did you take the advice? Did you not take the advice? What happened?

2020 25

taking work calls on my honeymoon, traveling after graduating, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do I really need to take calls from work on my honeymoon? I’m getting married this weekend! I’m taking two weeks off for the honeymoon. The original plan was to go to Hawaii, but due to the times, we are staying put. I thought about cancelling or shortening the time off, but I decided that I had few enough opportunities to celebrate so I needed to take advantage of the one thing this year that is an absolute good in my life.

2020 24

open thread – October 30-31, 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.

2020 21

an aggressively atheist coworker, racy music on a work computer, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My atheist coworker hassles me about my religion. I’m a recent hire in a new job. I’m also a practicing Catholic. I consider my faith private, but not really some deep dark secret or anything.

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