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Picture it. Then again, you may not want to. It’s the annual company holiday bash and one drink, two drinks, three drinks, floor!
Yes, we’re talking about getting a little too tipsy to recall details of the night the next day. Ode to social media, there’s an online footprint on Instagram and Facebook to remind you of your previous night’s escapades. (You can thank your picture happy colleagues for that.)
Anyway, so you’ve had too much to drink and perhaps said and did things you regret (dancing on the tables, anyone?). There are a few ways to bounce back. Yes, it can be done. Read more
The moral of this story you’re about to read is this: Know your employer’s policy about photos and adhere to it.
Here’s how it went down, per a piece we read on AOL Jobs. Two security guards, Joel Williams and Christopher Moore, at Reliant Stadium in Houston ran into Tom Brady on Sunday after his team defeated the Texans.
After talking with Brady, Williams told him, “Good game….You’re my favorite quarterback and all that good stuff.”
Then he and Moore asked the footballer if they could take a photo together. Although Brady seemed fine with it, per the piece, the Contemporary Services Corporation higher ups were less than pleased.
The employer released a statement to KTRK, the local station in Houston:
“It is strictly against CSC policy for its employees to request photos or autographs from players. CSC stands by its decision to terminate the two employees who violated this policy.” Read more
Tiffany Shlain knows a thing or two about juggling. She’s a successful filmmaker with a million side projects (like her AOL On Originals series) and she’s a wife and mother of two.
So how does Shlain create that seemingly impossible work/life balance that so many working mothers crave? For one thing, she says it’s important to have flexibility with your work, whether you’re a man or a woman. She also believes that modern technology has helped working mothers tremendously:
Make your own schedule. Or talk to your boss about a more flexible schedule. I think that what the Internet has given our generation is this kind of flexibility to work in new, creative ways that our mothers did not have. I have friends who work for corporations, but most of my friends work from home as consultants or own their own business. I feel like the Internet was the tool that the feminist movement always needed.
To hear more from Shlain, including how she boosts her own productivity, read: So What Do You, Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker and Founder Of The Webby Awards?
ABC Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl tells mediabistroTV in part two of Media Beat, the days of pounding the pavement (or the phone), getting the story, and writing it up for that evening’s newscast or next day’s paper are long gone.
Social media has changed the game, adding the need for reporters to both monitor and engage. An early “reluctant adapter” to Twitter, Karl now says it’s impossible to cover his beat without it. But he cautions against overuse: “You can’t be distracted by all that stuff.”
And what advice does he have for up and coming reporters in this new digital age? Don’t forget the basics.
Sure, you may get the opportunity to interview a potential colleague but a future boss? Rare. But it’s not to say it won’t happen.
Here are some tips, courtesy of The Daily Muse, to amp up your mojo and get ready to interview your potential manager.
1. Raise your hand. That’s right, ask to be involved. If leadership is open to it, why not have you interview the boss if you know your department and the inner workings of the company really well? The piece points out, “You have valuable input, and it’s not at all unreasonable for you to ask to get involved. As soon as you discover the hiring process for your future boss has begun, let whoever is in charge know you’d like to meet with the top candidates, if appropriate.” Read more
This piece in The New York Post caught our eye. We can relate all too well — you’re at one job and view the politics as stifling. After switching to another company, bam! There they are again — more politics. Same stuff, different venue.
Greg Giangrande, human resources executive in the media industry, writes:
“Do not lose faith, my boy. There is a battle to be won. I knight you to carry on. Each of us is less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea. But, it seems that some of the drops sparkle. Some of them do sparkle. Run, boy! Run, boy! Run! Oh, run, my boy. (Yeah, that’s right…I do love my musicals, that’s how I roll.)” Read more
How does a top network reporter break through the official White House talking points? ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl has been busy trying — and in the process has gotten into it twice over the last month with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, including just yesterday.
In this installment of Media Beat, Karl had some good advice for budding journalists looking to cover a tough beat like the White House. His advice? Go back to the basics: Be aggressive while pursuing the story, develop your sources, be fair and do your best to be objective.
Karl also revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits from campaign 2012. You might be surprised to know how little Karl saw candidate Mitt Romney—even when flying on the same plane.
Ah, we know the drill.
You’re at work. A click here, a click there, a click everywhere. After all, it’s Cyber Monday and there are steals and deals to be had!
As per a new CareerBuilder survey (via AOL Jobs), 54 percent of employees expect to spend some time today shopping online for the holidays. This is an increase compared to 49 percent from 2012.
We’re not going to get preachy here to say you should wait until lunchtime or a break before you hop online but we will say to watch the clock so a lot of your day isn’t eaten up by online purchases. Your wallet will thank you and also your boss. One out of five workers will apparently spend between one and three hours browsing for deals during the holiday season and 10 percent will spend more than three hours. Read more
Egg nog, anyone? If you tend to spike your holiday beverage, suffice it to say the next morning may not exactly be pleasant. Add a morning commute and desk job to the mix and it is not a pretty situation.
As per a Caron Treatment Centers survey, 64 percent of Americans have called in sick (or they know someone who’s done it) as a result of feeling a bit under the weather. And by that, of course we mean hungover.
According to a piece in The New York Post, there are a few survival tips. First, assess the situation. If you’re still inebriated from the previous night or concerned you’ll be chained to the porcelain God all day, then arriving to work isn’t such a great idea. Not only will you be sick, you can potentially harm your reputation. Read more
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