When Is a Job More Than a Job?

I just found a wonderful quote on the equally wonderful blog MusEditions: “It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.” Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000 I LOVE that thought. So many of us spend our days carefully planning and creating items to look good on […]

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Am I Better Off in a Free-Lance Job and How Do I Negotiate What I Need?

Dear Work Coach, Here’s my predicament. I’d love to get your advice. I worked for Microsoft as a contractor for about a year. During my last contract, my manager told me they had an opening for a permanent employee and she wanted me to fill it. At the time I was a bit ambivalent, because […]

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Is It Your Job or YOU That’s Driving You Crazy?

I just had a wonderful e-mail from one of my readers who had been looking for a job for many MANY months with no success. At least not the type of success he thought he was looking for! Basically he (let’s call him Jim) started his job search because he was miserable with his current […]

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How Can I Tell If I’m Getting a Pink Slip?

Simple answer. Most times you can’t. Many people lose jobs without ever having seen it coming. Oh sure. There are a few signs such as: Your boss is measuring your cubicle and humming Someone “accidentally” removes your nameplate People start talking to you in the past tense “Remember when you used to…” Your boss tells […]

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Gave Notice on My Job But They’re Making It Hard!

Dear Work Coach, I recently handed in my notice and am trying to leave with dignity and fairness but have found myself being subjected to unfair treatment

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Wuhoo! 4-Day Work Week in Birmingham, Alabama

I hate that people are being hit so hard by the high cost of gas, but what a smart thing for that City to do. Now that’s taking lemons and making lemonade!

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Now and Zen at Work

It’s not that we didn’t get something – like a job or a raise or a promotion – that drives us crazy. It’s the wanting. Then again…wanting also motivates us.

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Carrie Bradshaw Gives Great Job Advice!

As a long-time Sex and the City fan and in honor of the new flick..I just have to post some of Carrie’s quintessential wisdom…basic laws of workplace survival

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We’re Responsible for Our Own Work Relationships

In the 1970s, for the first time…women were taught to be responsible for our own orgasms..It’s a good philosophy…more you participate, the better the result

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Tell Your Boss to Give You a Break!

My boss is working me to death. I’ve been going strong since this morning and have only had a few short breaks. And I’m fading fast.

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