Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

For Feminism, Basically

Ms. Career Girl

My initial understanding of feminism crystallized one fall day in my junior year of high school, in 1968, when I met Anne Sexton on the back porch of our house in Hanover, New Hampshire. My father had invited Anne to read her poetry on the Dartmouth College campus (then all male).

2020 234

It’s Not Pushy to Ask to Be Paid

Evil HR Lady

Offspring #1 cat sits. She’s very, very good at it. People will say, “oh my cat is shy and you probably won’t see him the entire time we’re gone,” and within 2 minutes, the cat is purring on her lap.

2020 278

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From Law to Education

Career Shifters

“That feeling of not bringing my whole self to work ultimately became frustrating.”. Chenaara Edghill-Pearts knew she had more to give. Here's how she turned a passion that had always been present in her life into a business she's excited about every day

2020 193

Sklover’s Thoughts for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The worst disease in the world is not AIDS, or leprosy, or cancer. The worst disease in the world is to be nobody to anybody.” ” – Mother Teresa. There are so many people in the world who feel that they are nobody to anybody. That they are not heard. That they are not cared for.

2020 130

21st Century Burnout

Ms. Career Girl

2008 was a dumpster fire. I was getting divorced smack dab in the middle of the global financial crisis. I’d built a company where I’d been living my professional dream for seven years.

2020 208

How Networking Works in the Real World

Evil HR Lady

This morning I went for a cup of tea (ginger lemon) with someone I met on LinkedIn. A true networking meeting. And it was a networking meeting. We discussed careers and what we could do to better ourselves. She asked how I diversified my client list, and I shared a story.

2020 251

Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! What's a Gap Year?

2020 117

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10 Steps for Building the Resilience to Move from Trauma to Triumph

Ms. Career Girl

This year has brought more than its fair share of trauma—a global pandemic, quarantine, unexpected isolation, sudden deaths, massive job losses, a videotaped murder at the hands of a police officer, a global protest against systemic racism, and more.

2020 179

Ellen’s “Generous” Benefits Package to Make up for a Toxic Workplace

Evil HR Lady

Ellen DeGeneres is nice. Of course, she is. It’s her persona. She’s always doing nice things for people and she is so personable and funny. It stands to reason that her staff loves her just as much as her fans do. But, that isn’t what’s been in the news lately.

2020 249

Imposter Syndrome: When's the Last Time You Questioned Your Ability?

The HR Capitalist

Uh.Yesterday? Imposter syndrome is real my friends, especially when you're in the middle of a Pandemic. That's why I took the time via BEST HIRE EVER to talk to John Whitaker , EVP and CHRO at National Partners in Healthcare about onboarding executives.

2020 113

Job Search Strategies: The Internal Job Search

Career Advice Guy

The internal job search is probably the most relevant job search strategy to focus on if you’re out of work. Read More. The post Job Search Strategies: The Internal Job Search appeared first on The Career Advice Guy. Strategies

2020 88

Review: An Affordable, Adjustable Standing Desk

Ms. Career Girl

I first saw an adjustable standing desk at a Las Vegas CES show a few years ago. It was pretty much love at first sight. But I could never get myself to cough up the price they wanted for them, often in excess of $1,000.

2020 156

It’s Never Been More Important to Hire People with People Skills

Evil HR Lady

Everyone needs people skills. We all accept that (even though there are plenty of jobs that require minimal contact with other humans), but what does it mean? And what skills do we need in today’s climate?

2020 183

WORST BOSS EVER: Just Watch How They Treat Others When Off Camera.

The HR Capitalist

It's a line as old as time itself. The wisest person in your family gave you the following advice when it comes to the true test of any individual: "If you really want to know who someone is, watch how they treat others when they think no one is watching".

2020 113

Your comments make me realize my last post was a big mistake

Penelope Trunk

Over the past twenty years of writing this blog, many posts have been controversial. A controversial post begins with some people attacking my position and some people defending my position, then people debate each others’ opinions. My last post was not controversial. It was just bad.

2020 61

Tech Stuff You Can Build with No Coding Knowledge

Ms. Career Girl

Do you think that it’s only coders who get to have all the fun? Do you think the only way to build cool tools is to slog through computer science MOOCs and learn-to-code classes? Are you afraid that you’ll never be able to create something awesome without camping out on Stack Overflow? .

2020 130

Becoming a Remote-First Organization

Water Cooler Wisdom

Companies looking to improve their  work-from-home (WFH) productivity  may want to adopt some of the principles of distributed work. The most evolved version of work from home, distributed work refers to operations that are remote-first rather than office planned. Companies like WordPress and Zapier have been 100 percent distributed for years, with all of their employees — from their executives to HR to sales and marketing — working from their homes and offices around the globe.

2020 40

my employee keeps getting deadnamed by a coworker

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have managed “John,” a transgender man, for about two years. John does not keep his transgender status a secret, but he also doesn’t go out of his way to tell people, so some people know and some don’t.

2020 52

3 Signs You’re In An Unfulfilling Job

Corn on the Job

(Pxfuel CC0). Are you feeling unfulfilled in your workplace? Many of us do, and there are lots of reasons why. In such circumstances, we have several options. . We could do nothing and continue in the same job role that offers us no meaning. .

2020 52

How to Choose the Right Accounting Career Path

Corn on the Job

The accounting industry is tremendously diverse, with numerous career paths available. Choosing the right accounting career for you is all about your personality, your goals, and how you want to engage with the company you work for.

2020 52

can my husband’s employer constantly record all the conversation in our house?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I am a stay-at-home mom living a work life vicariously through your blog. My husband is still working at home due to corona. His company has been very cautious. All of their on-site campuses have been closed, with all employees working from home.

2020 45

our library staff have all been reassigned to do childcare for county workers

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a public-facing youth services employee in a public library managed by county government in the United States. Due to impacts from COVID-19, employees in some other county departments are taking an abundance of leave time or resigning in order to provide childcare to their children doing virtual learning at home.

2020 43

we got weight loss tips for Women’s History Month, interviewer thought I was lying, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We got weight loss tips for Women’s History Month. This happened months ago but it’s still bugging me. I work for a large corporation that promotes diversity in the workplace.

2020 40

an overly Photoshopped job candidate, do I have to put dates on my resume, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Company’s phishing test made me my coworker think she was being fired. I have a question about my company’s IT practices.

2020 37

I’ve found your new personal shopper

Ask a Manager

And now a word from a sponsor… I like to buy clothes for myself, but I find myself buying the same type of thing over and over (my closet is a sea of navy tops), so I was intrigued by thredUP’s Goody Boxes — a try-before-you-buy service that acts as your own personal shopper.

2020 34

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. Just one today instead of our usual three since this one is a little longer. While I was in law school, I clerked at a firm where I thought I had a future.

2020 34

should I tell my boss about my slacker coworker?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My coworker, Gary, started at my company five months ago in my same role. We sit 10 feet across from each other and can see each other’s every move without even trying, and I’m definitely not trying.

2020 33

job candidate’s suspicious husband photographed me before her interview

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I had a strange experience yesterday, and I think I need some perspective. I am a C-level department head. Recently, I volunteered to go temporarily to another location (very far from my home) that experienced a sudden and unforeseen leadership vacancy. Since I have no intention of staying here, I told senior executive leadership on the first day that one of my priorities during my time here would be to find them a permanent fill.

2020 31

are people judging me for looking scruffy at work?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have two bachelor degrees, am in my mid-50s, and work in the public sector. The money isn’t great but I enjoy what I do. I recently heard someone mention that their boss dressed “poorly” and had grey hair, while they themselves “dressed like a professional woman who made X amount should.” ” I am wondering about professionalism in this respect. While I consider myself professional, I am one of these people who is always a bit “scruffy.”

2020 31

calling out sick in your first week, my ideas are ignored unless I submit them anonymously, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was late my first week — and now I need to call out sick. It seems like five minutes after I started a new job, I hit a brick wall.

2020 32

weekend open thread – August 29-30, 2020

Ask a Manager

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: The House in the Cerulean Sea , by TJ Klune.

2020 29

we start meetings with “words of essence,” leaving right after a bonus, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We start every meeting with “words of essence” and personality types. What do you think of a CEO who starts every executive team meeting with each person reciting their name (as a way to “own” their words), their “word of essence” (a word you use to describe your true character, what’s really important to you, etc.), and their Myers-Briggs personality type, and then discuss everyone’s answers?

2020 29

update: our employer wants to cut our pay — retroactively

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer in April whose company was planning to cut their pay retroactively ? Here’s the update. Thank you again for answering my question. The feedback from you and the commenters was both helpful and insightful! As expected, layoffs happened the day before you published my letter. We lost almost a quarter of our workforce, and the majority of those left were forced to take pretty significant pay cuts.

2020 28

fake resumes and false references, coworker was in an adult film, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Nonprofit tells trainees to falsify their resumes and use fake references. My sister has trained, for free, in the IT field with a nonprofit. I’m very happy that they’re helping her with this career change and believe this is a critical service for women in a male-dominated industry. The problem is that toward the end of the curriculum, their training got … weird.

Film 28

updates: getting sick at a new job, condescending employee, and more

Ask a Manager

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. I was late my first week — and now I need to call out sick. When I called my boss to explain the situation, she was completely understanding. It probably helped my case though that I was still hacking, coughing, and crying when she called me. She told me to make sure I make arrangements with my professors to get my classwork taken care of in person.

2020 28

how can we keep involving our laid-off staff in our work?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a nonprofit organization that has recently (and hopefully temporarily) laid off most of its programming staff because social distancing requirements and the dangers of Covid-19 made it impossible to provide safe and meaningful experiences for our participants. Our budget has been dramatically cut because most of our income was fees for services, so we’re planning on a deficit this year.

2020 28

is my employee is abusing her medical leave?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: One of my staff, who has been with us for three years, takes sick leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on a regular basis. Her FMLA allowance based on her doctor’s notes is that she can miss up to three days a month; she always takes all of them.

2020 28