Does Your Social Life Revolve Around Your Job?

I wasn’t at all prepared for the social effects of losing my job. It never occurred to me most of my social life was related to my job.

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Zen at Work: Some Thoughts About Mindfulness

We all get carried away by emotions at times. Some of us many many times. But you can even learn to practice mindfulness in those moments

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I Got Fired for Reading Patient Records. What Do I Say in a Job Interview?

Dear Ronnie Ann, Help! I was fired even tho I didn’t know it was wrong to read patient records. How do I handle this in a job interview?

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10 Burning Questions for Karen Burns, Working Girl

Fellow blogger Karen Burns (Working Girl) just published her first book. With 59 jobs she tells it like it is. Check out our fun Q and A!

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Do You Think of Yourself as a Failure?

I know someone I’ll call Theresa who to me is a real success – career and otherwise. She lives her life based on her own thoughtful and caring values. During her career, she’s worked on issues she cares deeply about and always gives of herself as fully as possible, especially when it comes to helping […]

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Does It Always Pay to Be Kind at Work?

I was listening to an interview with author and doctor Sherwin Nuland on NPR, and one of the things he talked about was the value of kindness. I’d never heard the exact quote he used before, but it’s certainly a great reminder: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. (Source of […]

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Do You Think It’s Immoral to Lie at Work?

My friend Louise sent me a Time magazine article today about a recent study that, according to the writer Alice Park, says: (of) 1,200 American workers in a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive from Feb. 25-27… 28% said they would act immorally — including lying or backstabbing — to keep their jobs. The article […]

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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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Even In a Bad Economy Jobs Still Happen

I think one of the hardest things to remember during these scary times is that even amid all our very real economic woes, business still goes on and new jobs happen. It’s easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom news we hear day after day. Don’t get me wrong…these are truly hard […]

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Build Your Work Relationships Face-to-Face!

Dear Work Coach, I read several articles and stories here and decided to tell my story as well. I moved to a new country five years ago, and, although I already have worked for two years back in my home country, decided to take another education in my new homeland. I also took placements two […]

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