If you’ve ever hustled to meet deadline after deadline, submitted invoice after invoice or timesheet, you’re not alone. Who has time to create new content when you’re constantly cranking it out?
When we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we half-heartedly nodded our heads in agreement. A reader is concerned about moving from a windowed office into a cubicle.
She or he writes, “I hate it. I can’t concentrate with all the noise and activity and my productivity is going to suffer.”
Although the disgruntled employee is concerned this isn’t the environment they signed up for when accepting the job, he or she wants to claim that work conditions have changed. Better yet – the reader wants to negotiate unemployment benefits.
We feel some empathy to the employee. After all, we’ve been in situations where we’ve moved from swanky corporate real estate into a cubicle and it greatly reduced our productivity.
But to take it so far to ask about claiming unemployment? Really?! Read more
Vault Survey Dishes Office Romances: ‘Used to Have an Office Wife Until It Turned Romantic & Went South; Now I Have an Office Ex-Wife’
Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all!
With the spirit of the holiday in mind, we need to talk about office romances.
Put down that cup of coffee and set aside that early morning commute in favor of a rave.
What’s that, a rave you say? You bet.
Morning Glory provides a London-based monthly morning dance experience beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m. Offering super food, smoothies, coffee, yoga, massages and hula hooping, we wonder how we can sign up?
It sounds like a pavilion of sorts. Instead of a food market, there are ways to get your zen on between exercise and food.
Not sure what’s appropriate and gift for the office tomorrow? Does excessive gift giving result in unwelcome romantic gestures? Here’s a hint — avoid exchanges with co-workers altogether.
If you look around at executives and notice they may be a bit older than leadership in the past, you’re right. A new study shows that their age is on the rise. Perhaps we can attribute that to a delayed retirement courtesy of the recession.
According to The Wall Street Journal, research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Madrid’s IE Business School shows executives’ ages are on the rise. Not only that, the time spent in each role is also increasing as they’re staying longer in their current roles. Read more
Back in the day, if you left your job you really only had to be concerned about your online files and some occasional hard copy ones. Well, corporate devices complicate things because they’re technically owned by your employer.
And yet when you leave, regardless of where the data resides, the device needs to get returned. Should you keep personal items on your device? Shouldn’t you also be able to keep the contacts’ information, too? Read more
If you hate aspects of your job, you’re not alone but this piece on Forbes inspired us to think more about the topic.
Kathy Caprino writes in the piece, “How can we let go of work we dislike? Many say, ‘Sure Kathy, that idea is all well and good, but I have three mouths to feed and I can’t just quit this job.’”
Although many of us can’t just tell our bosses to take this job and shove it, but she points out we can look at our own jobs in a new light. “We can begin to understand what we do fantastically well, and love engaging in, and identify new opportunities to be of use in ways we love — even at our current jobs.”
Here are three ways to let go of what you hate in order to open the floodgates to let more of the goodness pour in. Read more
If you’re a bit annoyed with a coworker or two, take a deep breath and proceed with caution.
Per our friends at the Brazen Careerist, there are a few key pointers to keep in mind.
For starters, communication is truly everything. You’ll be judged by how you handle yourself professionally. Although it may be difficult dealing with a colleague who is irritating, lazy or undermining, keep the big picture in mind. Experiences like this only make you stronger.
Here are several pitfalls to avoid.
1. Criticizing in public. Per the piece, there’s no need to chastise in public. Pointing out that someone is incompetent in front of the folks on top of the masthead won’t exactly put you in the brightest light.
2. Making accusations. “You always have to undermine everything.” Um, yeah please refrain from saying something like that. Or this: “We would have finished the project long ago if you didn’t pick everything apart.” Read more
This just in…a new study published by Millennial Branding and Internships.com revealed that high school students are more career- minded and entrepreneurial than college students.
Check this out — half of the participants of the study are in high school internship programs (yes, you read that right) and more of them are seeking volunteer experiences than college students. Employers agree that internships give high schoolers an inside edge in order to get into better colleges, better college internships and higher paying jobs. Read more