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    When Managers Won't Listen to Feedback

    When Managers Won't Listen to Feedback
    A reader writes: I work at a fast food place. I took the job because it was literally the only one I could get: I have a college degree and some professional experience, but not much, and I really needed a job. I've been promoted here, and that's good, and up until now the place has been very tolerable and even ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Impossible to File Wage Discrimination Claims on Time?

    Impossible to File Wage Discrimination Claims on Time?
    Apr. 27-Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, nonsensically, that only the original decision to pay someone a lower salary because of their race or gender constituted a discriminatory act. Prior to that ruling, each paycheck reduced by discrimination constituted a cause of action. Because of this ruling, workers who have been discriminated against had only six months from the initial ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    The Geographically Limited Job Search

    The Geographically Limited Job Search
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer Job hunting becomes harder than usual when you have to confine your search geographically. But you can find a job under such constraints with the right strategy. Start Sooner Rather Than Later, Especially If You're Moving After graduating from Brown University in 2004, Stephanie Harris looked for a job long distance for ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Why Women Find It Harder Working for a Queen Bee Than a Male Boss

    Why Women Find It Harder Working for a Queen Bee Than a Male Boss
    What with the glass ceiling, the wages and the child care difficulties it's not as if the problems women face in the workplace haven't been well-documented. Now there's a major, and somewhat unexpected, addition to the list - the female boss. University researchers say women who have to answer to a female supervisor feel more stressed than if their superior is ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Women Lead Seismic Shift in Workplace

    Women Lead Seismic Shift in Workplace
    Nov. 4--The glass ceiling has been shattered. Now society must pick up the pace to accommodate the needs of the changing family and workplace. Today, half of all workers in the U.S. are women. For the first time, a woman is the primary or co-breadwinner in two-thirds of American families. More women also are single, and their collective power and shifting ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Banned From Eating Lunch Together?

    Banned From Eating Lunch Together?
    A reader writes: My sister works in a local government office. Most of the time, she eats lunch alone at her own desk, but sometimes she will eat with some of her coworkers in one of their cubicles. Recently, one of the coworker's supervisor came to them during lunch and told them that her supervisor ("Betty") asked her to come tell ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Well Do You Conduct Workplace Investigations?

    How Well Do You Conduct Workplace Investigations?
    DeWITT - Area human-resources (HR) professionals attending a recent seminar put on by a Syracuse law firm received insight and guidelines on what to do if they ever have to handle a workplace investigation. This was the topic of the most recent labor-law seminar conducted March 11 by Mackenzie Hughes LLP at Drumlins Country Club in DeWitt. The seminar, which drew ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rate This
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    Mattel Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

     Mattel Named One of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles
    Mattel, Inc., the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008’s “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles,” ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel moves up the list in 2008 since ranking 13th in 2007. “This honor reflects Mattel’s strong commitment ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?

    How Much Does Physical Inactivity Cost You?
    What if you found a pill that would: * -Increase both the span and quality of your life * -Cut in half your risk for heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer * -Alleviate mental anxiety and depression * -Increase muscle tone and heart function * -Decrease your blood pressure * -Increase your immunity * -Increase your mental clarity (which, of course, ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How High Heels Damage Women's Bodies

    How High Heels Damage Women's Bodies
    Just how detrimental is the extended use of high heels to women's bodies? Interestingly enough, not a single piece of men's clothing poses a similar risk to men's health. But just because something is bad for women doesn't mean that women will stop wearing it. High heels are one easy way of fitting a certain aesthetic concept of what a professional ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    A Look at 15 Celebrities' Previous Jobs

    A Look at 15 Celebrities' Previous Jobs
    by Christine F. Della Monaca | Monster Staff Writer Picture it: Glamorous Hannah Montana cleaning toilets. Or even more delicious: Smart-mouthed “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell sorting mail. Before they made gazillions and became gossip-rag fodder, many celebrities had regular jobs. Take a look at some celebs’ early work, and remember: Today's toilet scrubber could be tomorrow's star. And if you're ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Who is More Engaged: Non-profit or For-profit Employees?

    An interesting question that I’m finding is a challenge to answer. My initial presumption was nonprofit staff would be more engaged because their work is mission-driven. However, I’ve also known nonprofit employees who are minimally engaged because their workplace situation turned out to be negative. So I started a quest to find research on nonprofit employment engagement and discovered there’s not ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Handle a Creepy Coworker

    How to Handle a Creepy Coworker
    A reader writes: I work with a man who has an inappropriate infatuation with a much younger, married co-worker. He is married with a daughter about the same age as this woman (mid 20's). I have seen him demonstrate obsessive behavior toward her: Leering, taking her picture with his cell phone, outward anger/jealousy toward anyone else who interacts with her. He ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Good Leadership and Organizational Structure Can Cut Corruption

    Good Leadership and Organizational Structure Can Cut Corruption
    It’s easier than most people realize for ordinary, well-meaning people to get caught up in activities they should have known were wrong. Yet, creating a structure that reduces the chances of cheating is not easy, requiring a balancing act between too few controls and too many, and between understanding why people cheat and intolerance for such behavior. According to a feature ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Get Rid of Negative Thoughts

    Get Rid of Negative Thoughts
    You've been unemployed for six months. You think you're too old, fat or stupid to find a job. Keep thinking that way, and you'll prove yourself right. Negative thinking and speaking can derail your job search. Most employers want to hire happy people -- not people who are down on themselves and the world. Picture two job applicants. Each walks into ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How Engaged Are Your Employees?

    What’s the difference between employees who are engaged and those who are not? " … engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work) [whereas] disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).” This excerpt is from research firm BlessingWhite’s 2008 Employee Engagement Report, specifically its North American findings. (Note: You can also ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Can Eating Less Increase Your Lifespan?

    Can Eating Less Increase Your Lifespan?
    WASHINGTON - Eat less, live longer? It seems to work for monkeys: A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed their aging and fended off death. This is not about a quick diet to shed a few pounds. Scientists have long known they could increase the lifespan of mice and more primitive creatures - worms, flies - with ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    States Push Laws to Require Paid Sick Days

    States Push Laws to Require Paid Sick Days
    For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills. Some 46 million U.S. workers lack paid sick days, but lawmakers in 12 states — including California, Connecticut, Minnesota and West Virginia — have ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Life at Work: Why Are You Complaining?

    Life at Work: Why Are You Complaining?
    Complaining about work might seem natural, but it can also be a huge time waster, dragging down the productivity and well-being of the chronic complainers, as well as everyone around them. Even if you want to stay positive, once a culture of negativity has taken root in your workplace, it can be hard to resist. But that doesn't mean you ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?