FlexJobs: Where We Were and Where We’re Going

Ms. Career Girl

That’s quite a long time when measured in Internet years. In 2007, the first inklings of the Great Recession were stirring, the first generation of the iPhone was released, and flexible jobs (like those that allow telecommuting, flexible hours, and part-time schedules for professionals) were still very much seen as a perk rather than a standard way of working. The Growth in Flexible Jobs from 2007 to 2017. 38 percent of people work from home occasionally.

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What Makes A Job Difficult To Succeed In?

Corn on the Job

There’s a lot of difficult jobs out there, in each and every sector of the working world. So here’s a few of the worst things about the working world, that might just make the job you’re trying to complete very hard to get on with. . Working as a mine engineer, or in a warehouse, for example, are going to be a lot more damaging on someone’s body than the craft of working from home.

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How U.S. Leave Laws Have Not Kept Up with the Workplace


Work typically takes up a big piece of our schedules. With smart phones and the ability to log in to work computers remotely, the 40-hour workweek has grown to feel more like a 24/7 workweek. Whether it is spoken or not, many workplaces seem to have the attitude that work comes first, and we should be willing to work long hours in the name of company loyalty and professional growth. There are also qualifying events for military families.

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lying to my manager about my husband, time clock woes, and more

Ask A Manager

I am currently working as a management assistant for a small consulting/engineering firm. The main reason I want to leave here is because there is not enough work for me to do, which makes it quite boring (but well-paid and with great office hours). He’s constantly listening to loud techno music on his ipod, curses, snorts (and makes other various sounds, from whisteling to burping), talks to himself out loud, is impolite and arrogant.

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How to find the most fulfilling careers | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I first became aware of this bastion of data when OK Cupid announced that older women benefit from showing cleavage in their photos, but younger women don't. I immediately started showing more cleavage at work because we know that people want to do business with people they want to date , and men think women who look datable are actually harder workers. Stay-at-home Moms 3. Stay away from career paths with an end game of getting power or being famous.

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Asperger syndrome in the office: How I deal with sensory.

Penelope Trunk

So I'm doing a series this week on the topic, because it’s true that most people with Asperger’s are not doing well at work. The work place rewards social skills , and people with Asperger’s have a social skill disorder. I will never have great social skills, but I make them better by ensuring that I’m in my best social environment for work. This is the only way I can get help from people. I also do not know left from right. Keep up the great work!

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Blogs without topics are a waste of time | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

The more information and angles you can draw from, the more interesting your insights are. You stay within the bounds of the reader's expectations, and if you do that, you can write surprises that seem to stray from your topic, and the reader stays with you. Every great piece of writing works this way. There are so many benefits you earn from blogging that do not require tons of pageviews. But for that to work you need to know what you’re aiming for.

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This is what it looks like to have a hard time making a change.

Penelope Trunk

But it's also true that in the recent post about what I learned from sales guys , I should have told you that when I met one of those sales guys on a plane, I went to a hotel and had sex with him. I have been working absolutely insane hours for the last five years. " Me: "I'd probably wake up, take the kids to school, go to the gym, write a blog post, and then work on whatever company I was percolating. To be honest, I still work at night.

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

He told me I should have told people at work. He told me it’s weird that he heard about my engagement from the two people in his life who follow my blog closest: his girlfriend and his mom. Here’s the missing part (from my missing response to the missing comments): The farmer's lawyer recommended that the farmer threaten to leave the farm in order to get an irrevocable inheritance. I read the comments from farm families and gave them extra weight.

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Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

I can’t bear to simply be gone when they come home from school. He doesn’t take the offer seriously because it is so far from anything he’d ever do. They are from the UK, and then from the Australian Christian Coalition. This is Steve from the early show – What? More than feeling compelled to justify myself to your audience, I feel compelled to protect my schedule and my family from your intrusive calls and seemingly random deadlines.

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How to deal with doubt: Take a leap | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

My oldest son was with me on my first visit to the farm , and if you have ever been on a working farm you know that to kids, it’s like Disney World. And the family life that grows from farming is intimate and grounded and full of routine. Then he tells me that what I really would have wanted from my childhood is to feel love and security, and why don’t we just focus on giving the kids that? The only way to know if it'll work is to DO IT. It is working for me!

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

Ask A Manager

But it DOES have a policy where you get a 10 minute break for every 4 hours you work, and a half hour for every 6 hours you work (it amounts to a break every 2 hours, more or less). And even if its slow, labor cutbacks have made it so there is ALWAYS more work that needs to be done. T (18 years in industrial HR) Reply Anon January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm It always bothered me, as a non-smoker, when I worked with smokers who got to take extra breaks.

2011 72

Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

The kids did not quite know what was going on and they wanted to know why the cowboys had weird clothes. And Jeremy Owyang, from Forrester Research reports that, "In approximately two years social networks will be more powerful than corporate web sites. Those are the type of companies we want to work for. One of the most important changes in work life is that we do not define our career by working for one company—we change jobs too frequently.

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