Working From Home: Is It The Future?

Career Realism

Poll: Are You More Productive When Working From Home? The research concluded that commuters, on average, have lower life satisfaction scores compared to those who telecommute for work. 14 Tips For Working From Home. Working From Home?

5 Negotiation Tips Every Career Girl Should Know

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the work force, the challenges of negotiating pay affect all of us. She was caught by surprise while working as a government economist, to learn a male coworker in the same position was paid over $60,000 more than she was!

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5 Must-Know Tax Deductions if You’re Self-Employed

Ms. Career Girl

It’s great being your own boss, having flexible hours, working from home, and having more tax deductions. But whether you run your own business, live off contract work, or freelance for income, tax season can be very stressful if you’re unprepared. “It’s

2016 169

When One Job Is Not Enough…

Career Realism

Courtesy of unpredictability in the world’s economy, advances in modern technology and better education, many women now enjoy six-figure salaries in positions of corporate leadership, with their spouses left to care for the children back home. In a perfect world, either or both spouses could work full-time or part-time, depending on their preferences. Use this opportunity to reduce your hours at work, or ask your spouse to reduce theirs. Public Transportation.

2013 85

7 Things You MUST Consider Before Accepting A Job

Career Realism

Do I like the people I’d be working with at this company? While you don’t necessarily have to be buddy-buddy with them, you want to make sure you can at least get along so you can work together effectively. Does the work environment mesh with my work style?

2016 83

when snow keeps employees from leaving, sending people home early for holidays, and more

Ask A Manager

Employees don’t want to leave work to drive home in the snow. What do you do during a snow storm when some employees feel highways are not safe to travel on and do not want to leave work and yet some do? Is it an employer’s responsibility to provide a place of refuge in case an employee feels it is unsafe to travel the highways home? Can I ask to work from home for a few days if I can’t stop crying?

2015 64

who gets the miles for business travel, boss has one foot out the door, and more

Ask A Manager

If you travel for work, do you think it is okay to collect air miles, airline rewards points, or hotel rewards points in your personal account? I used to travel heavily for work, and always kept the air miles and hotel rewards points for myself; what do you think? So I think it’s a nice gesture to let people keep the miles and points earned from their trip, in recognition of the fact that they’re the ones bearing the burden of being away.

2013 55

employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work, seriously ill employee who’s making mistakes, and more

Ask A Manager

Employee’s boyfriend keeps making her late for work. I manage an employee, who does good work. This is fine in principle as our company has no policy on dating coworkers and they work in different departments. Over the past two months or so, my employee has been late for work nearly every day, by up to 20 minutes. We work in a department where certain tasks have to be completed by certain times, so it’s important employees are on time.

2019 59

Career Prospects for the Realistic Personality Type

Career Key

The Career Key s Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones, with input from Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Can you plan a transition from an entry level, intensely physical job, to a less physical one that matches your interests? Again, talk with people working in the field.

2009 130

should I hang my degree in my office, employee invited a toxic guest to our holiday party, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m also about to finish a Master’s degree program I’ve worked very hard for over the past two years, while working a full-time career job. But you can always display it at home! We even simplified his work and left him with only the most basic work assignments possible but, in the end, his mistakes angered multiple clients and he simply did not possess the skills to perform his job. I suspect these emails are from Doug or Doug’s friends lashing out at us.

2017 52

boss asked me to be “brutally honest,” manager ignores my emails, and more

Ask A Manager

This assistant is a difficult person to work for, and is quite a micromanager. This created unclear instructions, resulting in me having to redo my work sometimes up to 10 times to suit her particular taste. She is well aware of the assistant’s management style, as several people in the organization refuse to work with her. I work for a small, family-owned business. Do not spend 30 hours preparing work as part of a try-out unless you’re paid for it.

2016 43

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. If you send your documents as plain text in the body of the email, make sure that you re-format them to work in plain text.) What does this email from an employer mean?

2011 74

Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The first thing I have to grapple with, besides having spent the last three years of my life completely enthralled and ensconced in the happiness research from positive psychologists , is if I don’t want a happy life, what sort of life do I want? Posted by tallpinetree on January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm | permalink | You will have to work hard to convince me that it really matters to anyone about who made the diagnosis and when. I'm from the S.F.

2010 87

There's no magic pill for being lost. | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But my roommate was from Kellogg, a top-ten business school. She was going to be great at work. Probably because I used that trick earlier, when I came home from work and slept for a couple of hours before I took my son to cello. I lay in bed between my sons who realize something is wrong because ever since the farmer came into our lives, I’ve guarded my bed from them relentlessly, but tonight I let them in. Did you take that from the book fair?” “Yes.

2009 83