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5 Strategies to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve all heard enough about 2020, right? Time to pivot and focus on making 2021 your breakthrough year.

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Happy New Year

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All of Our Blog Readers, Friends, Clients and Colleagues: If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. It’s a New Year, And, We Pray, a. Year of Greater Health and. Job Security, and Food Security, Wherever in the World. Health, Job Security and. Sufficient Food is at Risk.

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Thinking About Work in 2021: It's Probably Time To Get Out of the Fetal Position.

The HR Capitalist

It's the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, and for me that means I'm working, but a bit reflective on the year we've just had. That's me every year during this time, but obviously, 2020 makes you reflect even deeper.

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Happy New Year

Evil HR Lady

We survived 2020! And I took real time off, which I haven’t done for all 2020. (I I did keep reading things, just no work.)

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Building Healthy Boundaries When Everyone Works at Home

Ms. Career Girl

2020 has led to a remarkable shift in how people live their lives. Commutes and school buses have been left behind. Cubicles and classrooms have been replaced with home offices and studies.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

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Leading Employer Brand in a Tech Company

The Undercover Recruiter

Thanks to media and the headline-grabbing office quirks of industry giants like Google, tech culture’s reputation precedes it. Jobseekers perceive tech companies as fast-paced, innovative places to work, and many assume a “work hard, play hard” attitude is a necessity.

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Eyesight Not Up To Par? Here’s Your Vision Correction Options

Ms. Career Girl

Many of us have found ourselves working from home during 2020. While it’s very common to have vision challenges as you age , all that extra screen time puts yet another strain on your eyes. So what are your vision correction options? Corrective Lenses.

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Happy Kwanzaa

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you can’t see the photo above, please [ Click Here ]. Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa,” which means “first fruits of the harvest.”

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Jump Start the New Year for 2021

Learning Voyager

What a year 2020 was! I won't regurgitate all that happened. You know what happened. You lived it, just as I did. As we head toward the turn of the year --just a few days off from today-- many of us in the Coaching & Leadership Training field think about Goal Setting. The solid method for setting goals, that has been around for decades, is the SMART method: Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-bound Going into 2021, I'd like to suggest a new approach that I call START.

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most popular posts of 2020

Ask a Manager

Here are the posts that interested people the most this year, via two lists: the most read posts and the most commented on posts. Most read posts of 2020: 10. Our boss told us to camp in tents when we travel for business. The Leap Day employee finally gets her birthday off this year.

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What Kind of Worker Are You? Job Classifications for Tax Purposes

Ms. Career Girl

Although doing work for a company seems straightforward enough, your job classification is vital when it comes to questions such as “what kind of worker am I?” or “what tax form should I file?” For the most part, there are two types of workers — employees and independent contractors.

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Feeling So Wonderfully Blessed

Learning Voyager

"I'm not the same person I was a year ago and neither are you." So starteth an article in a local New Jersey newspaper (that I cannot read as it is behind a paywall.). A week ago, I might not have subscribed to that sentence.but I do now. Three days before Christmas, my wife Joan had a heart attack. A mild one, mind you. But still significant enough to warrant an angioplasty and three stents in a blocked artery.

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update: should I give up on job-searching in my new city and move back home?

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who asked whether she should give up on job-searching in her new city and move back home ? Here’s the update.

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update: can you fire someone solely for being racist?

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose company fired a new employee for racism ?

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update: my boss refused to call an ambulance for an injured coworker

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose boss refused to call an ambulance for an injured coworker (and who was nominated for Worst Boss of 2018 )?

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updates: the boundary-violating boss, the scars, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. I don’t want to tell my boundary-violating boss I’m pregnant.

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updates: the loony reopening plans, too much jargon, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Our CEO’s plans for re-opening are loony and stressful.

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update: my coworker is unbearably negative

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the podcast caller whose coworker was unbearably negative ? Here’s the update.

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update: my boss sent a chat message I wasn’t supposed to see — but it popped up on a shared screen

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose boss sent a chat message not intended for her — but it popped up on a shared screen ? Here’s the update.

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updates: the Disney vacation, the long hours, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My coworker wants to come back to work … after an extended Disney vacation (#2 at the link).

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updates: the burn-out, the awkward bill, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. How to explain quitting because of stress and burnout (#3 at the link).

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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. I’m a government subcontractor, and my company decided not to rebid on our contract when it came up for renewal in 18 months.

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updates: the wedding invite, the creepy candidate, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. I don’t know if I’m still invited to my customer’s wedding after I came out of the closet.

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updates: my company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m at home, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. My company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m in isolation. Thanks for your advice and for the feedback from the lovely comments section. The drive-bys stopped two days after I wrote to you, actually.

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update: my boss is rude to waitstaff

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose boss was rude to waitstaff ? Here’s the update. I wrote not too long ago about my previous Executive Director being rude to waitstaff when we went out to lunch.

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weekend open thread – January 2-3, 2021

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: Park Avenue Summer , by Renee Rosen.

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open thread – January 1-2, 2021

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. *

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update: grad student sends me rude emails

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose grad student sent her rude emails ? Here’s the update.

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updates: the roommate, the friend boss, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Do I have a right to ask a roommate to NOT take a job right now? Thanks again for answering my unconventional question, but hey, this has been an unconventional year! How time has flown since I wrote to you, but I am glad to report that there is a happy ending.

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updates: the constant screenshots, the wolf whistle, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. I have to take screenshots of everything I do at work. After you posted my situation, I expressed my frustration and concerns with the documentation requirements to my direct supervisor.

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update: can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work?

Ask a Manager

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who was wondering if she could talk about her boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work ? Jennifer from Captain Awkward and I answered it together. Here’s the update. Don’t have any scandalous updates, which is a pity for your readers, a blessing for me, “Adam,” and “Jane.”

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