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    Differences Between Men and Women at Work

    Differences Between Men and  Women at Work
    If your boss is from Mars, don't disclose that you don't know what you're doing — he may just fire you. But if your boss is from Venus, she is likely to want to talk about it. Such is life in author John Gray's universe: Men go to their cave to mull things over alone, while women look for opportunities to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Let Stress Work for You

    Let Stress Work for You
    People suffer stress in any economy. Causes include excessive workloads, tension between coworkers, disrespectful bosses, botched interviews and missed opportunities. Rapid change creates new jobs and more stress. So, what to do? Don't fight it. Make stress work for you by recognizing it. We can't change stress in the workplace, only our reaction to it. When we choose to make stress ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How I Spent My PTO

    How I Spent My PTO
    Who doesn't need a paid vacation? Whether you use your hard earned PTO to jetset around the world or just kick it in bed with chips and dip, HRPeople wants to know the details. Snap some shots of your exciting/mediocre PTO and share with the community unless you are in fact using your PTO because you’re sick, but seriously, who does ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Get Ahead While Balancing Work and Family

    How to Get Ahead While Balancing Work and Family
    For many professionals, it’s doable, though certainly not easy, to coast through their careers for some years while devoting most of their energy to raising small children. These sensible souls take care not to drop the ball at work, but they do forgo immediate opportunities to push that ball up the slope and land that next substantial promotion. But the most ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    To Dress Or Not To Dress: Navigating The Minefield Of Office Dress Codes

    To Dress Or Not To Dress: Navigating The Minefield Of Office Dress Codes
    I stumbled across an interesting news article in BusinessWeek discussing the Return of the Dress Code at the University of Illinois. As of the beginning of this year’s school term, students in the marketing department are now required to follow a “business casual” dress code during class or risk getting kicked out of class and earning a zero for the day. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't Let Annoying Co-Workers Drive You Bananas

    Don't Let Annoying Co-Workers Drive You Bananas
    Every office has at least one Mr. Cheesy or Ms. Babble — that guy who points a finger at you in a gun motion and orders you to "smile," or the woman who stops by to chat about her six cats — for 45 minutes. There's Giggles two cubes away who thinks everything is funny — and you can't escape overhearing ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Set Boundaries with Work & Family

    Set Boundaries with Work & Family
    Donna Flaherty, a divorced mother of two school-age daughters starts her workday as an Electronic Commerce Data Administrator at 7:00 a.m. Flaherty's employer, a northern California products distributor, allows her to work a flexible schedule and slip out occasionally for dentist appointments, teacher conferences or recitals. Although her workday ends promptly at 4:00 p.m., her main project — the company's online ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Feel Like Someone's Watching? You're Probably Right.

    Feel Like Someone's Watching? You're Probably Right.
    Ever wonder if your boss knows you've been reading job postings, or if there's an IT worker who read that mushy e-mail you sent to your latest love interest? Such seeming paranoia may not be as unrealistic as we'd like to believe. "You are being watched at work whether you know it or not," says Lewis Maltby, president of the National ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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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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    Men, Women at Odds with Gender Roles

    Men, Women at Odds with Gender Roles
    Women in two-earner couples are contributing more to family income, but it's the men who are feeling more conflicted over the work-life balance, according to a survey of 3,500 workers released today. Asked how much jobs and family life interfere with each other, 59% of fathers in dual-income families reported conflict in 2008, while just 35% did in 1977. For mothers, ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Managing a Career and a Marriage

    Managing a Career and a Marriage
    Getting married remains one of the most important decisions a woman can make. I had been engaged twice before meeting my husband during my first year of graduate school. Those broken earlier engagements were about me not being marriage-ready. I knew I’d come late to marriage compared to my girlfriends who had married shortly after college and started their families. I ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Working in Your Workout

    Working in Your Workout
    Oops. You missed your spin class again. It’s just as well – you still haven’t gotten through the day’s email, you’re hungry as hell and American Idol is on in an hour. You’ll try again tomorrow. “Try” being the operative word. Because despite your regular attempts, these days you never seem to get out of work in time to hit the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Just Kidding? Reconcile Humor With Respect

    Just Kidding? Reconcile Humor With Respect
    Laughter is a great antidote for workplace stress and tedium. Jokes, humor and teasing all create a light atmosphere in which teams are formed, friendships cemented, and energy and productivity increased. That is, if the jokes, humor and teasing are not at the expense of any one group of employees. Jokes, for example, that denigrate women, minorities, or gays and lesbians ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Workplace Humor Guide

    Workplace Humor Guide
    Work can be fun - really! To prove it, we’ve come up with this guide to humor at work, with everything from the business case for fun to best workplace pranks. Add some workplace-appropriate humor to your day! h4. *Workplace Humor Done Right* “The boss couldn’t find something she needed, so she hollered, ‘That does it! I want everything in the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Workplace Humor Done Right

    Workplace Humor Done Right
    Joan Steffen worked in a high-pressure sales office. On one particularly stressful day, Steffen decided to lighten the mood. “The boss couldn't find something she needed, so she hollered, ‘That does it! I want everything in the office correctly labeled by tomorrow morning!’” Steffen explains. “So I labeled all her file folders correctly - and stuck small labels to everything else. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Free Tools to Help Manage Your Life

    Free Tools to Help Manage Your Life
    How often have you wished for more time with your family? You probably also wish for an orderly schedule and an organized desk. Free productivity tools can make all of these things a reality. Getting organized can be a daunting prospect. But soon you'll be efficient at scheduling meetings and completing tasks. You'll have more time to spend with your family. ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Recession-Induced Role Reversal: More Mr. Moms?

    Recession-Induced Role Reversal: More Mr. Moms?
    Brian Fletcher has gone from the daily handling of motorcycle engines, brakes, clutches and gaskets to dealing daily with baby diapers, pacifiers, rattles and a stroller. The 29-year-old Turlock resident was laid off from his job as parts manager at DH Cycles in December after working at the Modesto motorcycle shop for seven years. Fletcher and his wife, Holly, had their ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    What Your Job-Related Dreams Could Be Telling You

    What Your Job-Related Dreams Could Be Telling You
    by Peter Vogt | Monster Senior Contributing Writer If you've ever had dreams, or even nightmares, about your job, you're not alone. In a 2003 survey of 1,000 adults conducted by British bank NatWest, 80 percent of women and 60 percent of men said they dream about work. Moreover, 65 percent of women and 43 percent of men reported waking up ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Keep Your Lunchtime Salad Skinny (and High Fiber)

    Keep Your Lunchtime Salad Skinny (and High Fiber)
    I did a television segment on local Chicago news this morning on how to make skinny salads. Below is what I talked about on tv and the link to my segment if you want to watch it. The original salad has almost 1,000 calories and my version is only 250 calories and still tastes great! Croutons vs. Water Chestnuts: Every salad ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    How (Over)Working Women Can Conquer Perfectionism

    How (Over)Working Women Can Conquer Perfectionism
    Do any of these sound familiar? • You have a great idea but you aren’t telling anyone because it still needs work. • You stay up late to redo the presentation you have already spent 20 hours on. • You won’t tell anyone about the job you have applied for, just in case you don’t get it. • You have more ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?