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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Working At Nike

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For her, growing up, they were synonymous with fun, freedom, and family. Summers were a chance to put the books down and change it up for three full months. In fact, according to a study by Opinion Research Corporation , 66% of those surveyed felt more productive as a result of the summer hours policy at their companies. Not everyone has the luxury of leaving the office early to enjoy some fun in the sun during the summer months.

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk? Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. However, you also want to make sure that it makes sense to have that policy in the first place.

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I think that’s entirely up to what you’re comfortable with. It’s a pretty silly policy though — it’s a good way to make people feel nickel-and-dimed while not saving the organization very much money at all. Since they haven’t talked, I sense a blow up coming. We all keep hearing from Jane how John also applied for Jane’s job and that he might have hard feelings. Search for “child” in all of these.).

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client accidentally said rude things about my team in a voicemail, what happened to thank-you notes, and more

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She had called to notify me of a mistake made by my department, but at the end neglected to hang up her phone properly before commenting on my team’s lack of intelligence and other similarly unflattering remarks. Of course I plan to follow up with her on a course of action to address her initial complaint, but should I make any mention of the end of her message? I’m kind of confused about a new policy at work and was hoping to get some perspective.

mini answer Monday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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She started a position at the end of last year and while our industry is pretty accepting (tattoos, piercings, casual attire), I’m nervous about her only being junior level and needing to take maternity leave in the beginning of 2014 when she will only have been on board one year and only a college grad for two years. Can I ask for a pro-rated bonus when I’m leaving? Despite our abundance of lawyers, we do not have any formal employee policies or handbooks.

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fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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I just recently returned to work from maternity leave. My job requires me to sometimes travel, and these trips are generally two night stays, though occasionally just one. I had no problem complying with that part of my job description. Travel is part of my job description, I’m just not willing to do it at this point. I’m not ready to just quit, but I am aware that broaching the subject might lose me my job. Should I follow up?

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short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was my first job out of college and I was feeling really tied down and restless and wanted to try a new environment, so I switched from a consulting firm to working in an internal corporate role. I’m basically miserable at my new job. I liked my old job better and feel like I had a little quarter-life crisis and case of the grass is greener. I left a temp job about 6 months ago. When I told them I was leaving, they offered me a giant raise, which I declined.

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terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions February 15, 2011 I got lazy this weekend and skipped Short Answer Saturday, so I’m making up for it with Terse Answer Tuesday. Is your job description changing?

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mother bought me plane tickets without asking me if I could get.

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Our tickets have been purchased and I am scheduled to leave in two months. I am scared of my boss on a good day and terrified I will lose my job for asking for this much time off so early in my employment. Our tickets have been purchased and I am scheduled to leave in two months.

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short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

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I ended up saying that I think I am equally intelligent but we sometimes have differing opinions on the best course of action or recommendation, which is largely accurate. Asking for comp time I just started a new job two weeks ago! What should I do if they bring it up?

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