Enhance Your Family Life with Your Corporate Career

Ms. Career Girl

I struggled to cram as much as possible into every moment so I could prioritize my family but stay dedicated to my work. Thankfully, I learned to enhance my family life by utilizing the companies where I worked. You should know all the ins and outs of family sick leave. You don’t want to wind up using your vacation when a family member is ill or pretending that you are the one who has the flu and go in fake-coughing the next day.

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Founder's Rules: Marriott to Put Copies of Bible and Book of Morman in Starwood/Westin/Sheraton Hotels.

The HR Capitalist

Here's another founder-controlled company with some new ripples - Marriott International plans to place copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms of its newly acquired Starwood, Westin, and Sheraton hotels, the Associated Press reports: The big picture: The number of hotels that offer those kinds of religious materials fell 16% over 10 years, per the AP. Starwood-owned hotels haven't offered religious materials at all until being acquired by Marriott.

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“Is it illegal or unethical to work for two competing hotels?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Mr. Sklover: Is it illegal or unethical to work at the same time in two competitive hotels which are situated in the same town and in the same area of the city? The positions are Director in the first hotel and Sales Manager in the other. I don’t think working simultaneously for competing hotels is unethical, either, BUT it could be viewed by other people to be unethical. Which hotel might you tell someone represents the better value for the price of a room?

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updates: the top knot, stranded without a hotel room, and more

Ask a Manager

My boss stranded me without a hotel room. This particular hotel required everything to be done electronically through the credit card holder’s email account, I’m guessing for security reasons.

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A Stop at Staytion: An Interview with Chef Daniel Perez

Ms. Career Girl

As someone who regularly frequents the Chicago foodie scene and stays up-to-date on hot downtown locales, it is no wonder that Staytion, the newly renovated space at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel that opened in May 2015 made its way onto my radar. Unlike upscale hotels of our parents' generation that boasted quiet elegance, this new Renaissance spot aims to be a destination for travelers and locals alike by providing rich accommodations with hip details.

2015 198

expensing a hotel because of ghosts, coworker got us sick and ruined our vacation, and more

Ask a Manager

Can you expense an extra hotel because of ghosts? I manage a large team who are constantly working away for our clients and, as a result, stay on-site in hotels up and down the country. Today I received a call from one of the clients that they had booked and paid for a hotel but they subsequently found out the educator hadn’t checked in. I contact the colleague in question and she was very clear that the hotel they had booked was haunted and she refused to stay there.

I have to share a hotel room with a coworker who screams in her sleep

Ask a Manager

I shared a room with my three younger brothers back home and when my family immigrated here. I’ve served with the armed forces and am in the reserves now and I have only ever worked in academia or the nonprofit world, where sharing hotel rooms is standard. A reader writes: I work for a nonprofit. Whenever there is travel, coworkers double up two to a room.

my mom wants me to participate in a family vacation while I’m simultaneously running a conference in that city

Ask a Manager

My mother emailed me last night to inform me that she and my sister have submitted vacation days for the last week of October and have booked a hotel in Large West Coast City. The location is huge and our attendees are able to take self-tours around the area, so I would ask my family to limit their interactions with conference attendees/my colleagues and take the self-tour. family, spouses & significant others

2015 29

company wants to have tea with my family as part of an international interview

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m going on a final interview in another country next week, and they’re flying out my whole family so we can decide together if we want to expatriate. I got an email today asking me and my family (my partner and our two children) to meet for tea in the late afternoon. Because when you’re offering someone a job in a new country, you really have to make sure the whole family is happy.

2016 27

family members stopping by work, should I say goodbye to coworkers when I leave, and more

Ask a Manager

I am a new employee in a hotel. Family members stopping by my office. Sometimes, maybe once a month, an immediate family member will come by for a short visit line to discuss a family matter. In any case, if your manager has asked you to stop letting family members stop by, you should comply with that. family members stopping by work, should I say goodbye to coworkers when I leave, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

2015 29

The Economy Stinks But I Am Going On Vacation – So There!


I should be able to take a vacation with my family and not feel guilty because someone else made different choices and is not able to do so. Up until two years ago, I had never taken a trip other than camping at a beach or staying at a dive hotel on the Colorado River or road trips with family. We need time off to rejuvenate and learn how to connect again with our families, friends, and loved ones – other than rushing out the door to our different destinations.

Lessons in Focus


In 1992, I sat next to the pool soaking up the Palm Springs sun; thank goodness for discounted hotel prices. My young family had a few days to get away and relax a bit; this was rare as conflicting schedules often kept us from actually taking much needed breaks. We were a lucky family that day. Focus. Distractions come and go throughout our day – they try to steal our focus and change our plans.

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One of the Lucky Ones: Another Life Lesson


There is nothing more valuable than life, than your family. He and our kids were in Yuma, AZ for the weekend, visiting family and enjoying some time on the Colorado River. We stayed at a hotel close-by that offered reduced rates for families of children at the hospital – THANK YOU Marriott. Tell your families you love them. Lesson I learned this weekend? Of course, I already knew this. Of course, I have learned this lesson before, over and over again.

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Secrets Of the Expert Business Traveler

Ms. Career Girl

Choose reliable, wrinkle-free clothes in the same color family that mix and match. Try to take the same flights and stay in the same hotel every time. Have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms? If you’re a runner, ask the hotel for a safe and interesting route; you’ll have the added bonus of seeing more of the city than just the hotel and office. Alcohol and late hours plus dry airplane and hotel air make you pale and fatigued.

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Here’s Why You Should Visit El Paso On Your Next Trip

Ms. Career Girl

Hotels in El Paso. When you’re looking for hotels in El Paso, consider the Holiday Inn Express: El Paso-Central. This hotel is centrally-located and family-friendly. However, if you’re looking for more of a boutique experience, consider the Hotel Indigo: El Paso Downtown. This hotel features breathtaking views and floor to ceiling windows, so you can greet the day or watch the sunset at night. This El Paso City Guide was originally published by IHG.

Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

Ms. Career Girl

Truth of the Matter is a novel about second chances, family secrets, and a mother and daughter who are trying to reinvent their lives. When Molly Clarke disappears, they called it a ‘walk away.’ Her abandoned car and a note left at a nearby hotel shatters her family, who is lost without her.

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job candidate’s suspicious husband photographed me before her interview

Ask a Manager

I was the primary guide through her day here, beginning with picking her up at the hotel that morning. family, spouses & significant others hiringA 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.

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager book review, other people’s families, and mango sticky rice April 5, 2011 There’s a very nice review of my e-book over at YouShouldOnlyKnow , a blog I have long adored, run by Erica Manney. on not being anonymous HR rejected me, but interviewer said Im still in play company makes us share hotel rooms ► February 2010 (22) 36 phone interviews in 3 days can I ask about a different position than the one I just accepted?

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weekend open thread – June 12-13, 2021

Ask a Manager

Book recommendation of the week: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel , by Elyssa Friedland. As two families who own a historic Catskills resort gather to decide whether to sell it, family drama, dysfunction, and secrets emerge.

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Ashley Madison: Why Cheating Is Never The Solution To an Unhappy Marriage/Relationship

Personal Excellence Blog

Because MDA deems AM as a “flagrant disregard of family values and public morality”, which are important values the Singapore government upholds in the society. In an Australian TV interview , CEO Biderman defended his company by saying, “I would rather see people pursue [an affair] and stay true to their families,” which probably explains his underlying philosophy behind starting Ashley Madison. Ashley Madison. Have you guys heard of Ashley Madison before?

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I emailed my girlfriend’s boss to complain that he encroached on our relationship

Ask a Manager

After meeting with their clients for dinner, the two of them headed back to the hotel and had some drinks in the lobby. I’m completely fine with my girlfriend having one or two drinks with her boss for an hour in the hotel lobby. The problem was they spent 3+ hours drinking together and she didn’t get back to her hotel room to call me until 11:30 p.m. family, spouses & significant others

2016 35

Chick-fil-A: Observations from the Road About Talent and Culture.

The HR Capitalist

Over the last nine years, that's meant a bit of travel fatigue and recent attempts to reduce my total number of nights in hotel rooms. Reducing nights in hotel rooms generally means getting up as early as needed and hitting the road for mid morning meetings - rather than going in the night before. They're offering family discounts as well as free food and you don't have to work Sundays. I travel a lot for work.

2019 103

Is It Insensitive When You Say a Certain Ethnicity Owns an Industry?

The HR Capitalist

Because I’ve got another one for you, half related to nationality and half related to family name: The Patels own the hotel industry. Travel for a living and stay at a business class hotel – think Holiday Inn Express and similar properties that franchise out, and you’ll see an endless parade of Patels as owners, operators and managers. The Patels absolutely own the business class and below hotel industry. The Patels own the hotel industry.

2015 106

Swiss Saturday: It’s Time to Stop Being the Ugly American

Evil HR Lady

When my husband went to check out of the hotel in Budapest, there was a very obnoxious American (or at least American accented) family checking out. When we boarded our train back to Austria, this same family was there. My husband wouldn’t let me go up and thank the lady for the discount on our hotel bill. You’ve probably heard of the Ugly American. It’s a phrase commonly used to describe loud, rude, arrogant Americans abroad.

2018 119

Workplace Relationships – How to Make Them or Break Them

Ms. Career Girl

It also occurred to me that maybe she needed a reprieve from the obligatory team activities and welcomed the idea of sitting down with someone new in the hotel lobby.

2021 151

Here's Your Annual Post On Everything That's Wrong With Unions.

HR Capitalist

The Congress Plaza Hotel on Grant Park in Chicago had a union strike start ten years ago. That strike finally ended Wednesday when workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel offered to return to work with no conditions. The strike, which the union called the longest hotel strike in history, was started in 2003 after hotel owner Albert Nasser pulled out of an agreement with the union and demanded wage cuts. Congress hotel room attendants still make $8.83

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Who Runs the World? Three Inspirational Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

Described by Forbes as having encouraged the public to have more open and honest conversations about the difficulties faced by women in business, such as the pressures of balancing work and family, Nooyi is undoubtedly a feminist icon for the ages.

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Showing our #Hamptonality: Photos From Our Trip to Nashville

Ms. Career Girl

Last weekend I got the opportunity to take a complimentary trip on behalf of Hampton Hotels to show my #Hamptonality. Career Girl) is from Nashville and her family lives there. When we arrived at the hotel, we were treated like royalty. It was also the first complimentary brunch I’ve ever had at a hotel. We were so, so glad that we had already eaten homemade waffles and a full spread at the hotel – no wait, no bill.

Time to Plan! Lesser-Known Tips For The Solo Traveler

Ms. Career Girl

Traveling is an incredible experience, whether you do so with a friend, with family, or completely on your own. Disclaimer : Part of attentive travel is respecting laws and regulations.

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It’s Scary Movie Time – What’s Your Favorite Frightful Flick?

Ms. Career Girl

Favorite Family Friendly Halloween Movie, Ranked Top 5. Hotel Transylvania. When I was very little, my siblings took me to see a scary movie. Between that and watching frightening flicks every weekend on television, it’s amazing I didn’t die of suffocation. Because there were many years during which the I never came out from under the covers all night long. As an adult, I pretty much avoid anything that’s more scary than, say, Goldie Locks And The Three Bears.

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We’re in New Hampshire campaigning for Bernie!

Penelope Trunk

Last night at midnight, our theoretical family bedtime, we were listening to the most recent episode of our favorite podcast, Chapo Traphouse. Our hotel was two miles away, so we started walking.

How To Deal With Foreign Cultures As A Female Traveler

Ms. Career Girl

Or that Iranian hotel managers are within their rights to ask to see a marriage certificate before allowing a couple to share a double hotel room? It’s difficult for some cultures to understand a woman travelling by herself, as it can reflect badly on her and her family. To stay safer in regions where travelling as a solo female is deemed riskier use only your first initial and surname when checking in to hotels.

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Budgeting for Your Next Trip? Don’t Forget These 6 Hidden Travel Costs

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve paid for the plane tickets, booked the hotel, and saved up to pay for food and entertainment. Asking friends and family who they use is a great place to start, since you don’t want to leave man’s best friend with just anyone. Of course, you also want to give hotel staffers a monetary thank you. This is always something to factor in — taxis can cost you a pretty penny and, if there’s no other way to travel to and from your hotel, you’ll have to pay the fee twice.

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? Hot Summer Jobs Tips That Truly Do Work


Your family business. A friend's family business. Hotels/motels/inns. As more adults compete with teens and college students for summer jobs, you need all the help you can get. Photo by Diana Lopez. Asking yourself “what type of job should I do for summer only?”

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Moving for a Job

Corn on the Job

Busy professionals who might be moving with their family can’t bear having essential work items scattered across several different boxes in a large moving inventory. Stay in a hotel for a few days or weeks, if necessary. “Congratulations, you’re hired!”

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Raising Awareness: Doing Good and Doing it Well


” for checking in to five hotels during the last four weeks. ” It is merely ok ; I enjoy travelling, but five hotels in four weeks is not nice. My wonderful family, a man I deeply love, and a job I enjoy. How could I not show further gratitude for my own health and that of my immediate family members? We sometimes forget what is important. I have spent a lot of time on the road lately, travelling to conferences and making presentations.

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Job Search Action Plan – 5 Resources to get you Started

Career Alley

When I was growing up my family used to take long “driving” vacations. You know, you drive for several days, stay in hotels on the road going to (or coming from) your vacation spot (“are we there yet?”). “ Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ” Read more at Brainyquotes.com. ”). Of course when I was growing up we didn’t have the Internet or GPS. We had to get maps and plan out our trip.

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7 Vacation Tips for Women Who Travel a Lot on Business

Ms. Career Girl

When you travel a lot for work, you already know the travel tips and tricks for getting the best flight, booking a cheap hotel and so on. Vacation, however, is your time to relax with family, friends or savor alone time. Chances are you already spend a great deal of your life flying from one city to another and staying in nice hotels. The post 7 Vacation Tips for Women Who Travel a Lot on Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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3 Amazing Thailand Resort Experiences

Ms. Career Girl

S31 Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok is located in the Sukhumvit area, an exclusive residential and lifestyle district in the Thai capital. km from Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport.With the proximity of S31 Sukhumvit Hotel’s location to the following points of interest, convenience is always within reach. The post 3 Amazing Thailand Resort Experiences appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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How To Use Temping To Stay Afloat During Your Job Search

Career Alley

The parents may need a date night sitter, a backup provider for their sick or vacationing nanny, a hotel caregiver or just a nanny to care for the kids while Mom or Dad are at work or out running errands. They find and screen the families, present your information to them and take the job information. Often you’ll make a little less working for a temp agency because the family must also pay the agency fees on top of the caregiver fees.

Living My Happily Ever After: Reinventing Life At 50

Ms. Career Girl

Coming from a family of nomadic roots, my childhood revolved around the arts of big cities and the cultural diversities of the places we travelled. When I graduated in Hotel Management from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, I realized my love for hotel interiors and décor enticed my senses more than managing it. “Mom, you have more followers than me, on Instagram!” Dorian, my very artistic 28 year old son, shrieked!

2017 133

Creativity Hacks You Can Do While Flying

Ms. Career Girl

Business travel can sap your creativity, with long hours and the airport-office-hotel-airport circuit. Family in row 12 moving to Tahiti? Creativity on the Road: Not Just a Dream! Long plane rides become work opportunities; the office can’t reach you and you can concentrate. That’s fine, sometimes. But the plane is also a great place to set your mind free. On your next flight, try one of these easy creativity hacks. Make Up A Story.

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Traveling in Turkey as a Woman?

Ms. Career Girl

It’s important to know local customs and sometimes mix in with Turkish women and families, so it seems to others you are in their informal group. Keep in mind when leaving the hotel that it’s important to dress neatly. Travel in Turkey for women can be rewarding and educational, but it pays to travel safely through unfamiliar landscapes. Most Turkish men are perfect gentlemen, even overly courteous to women.

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