Did you know that experts estimate more than one in three U.S. workers have been mistreated severely enough at work that their health has been damaged? That’s 54 million people! This is according to a 2007 Zogby International survey.
Many employees privately complain that their company won’t stop bullying bosses or ... Continue Reading
Children aren’t the only ones who harbor resentment toward a teacher’s pet. Overachievers, it seems, are resented in the workplace too, according to a group of studies conducted by Washington State University.
Through a battery of experiments, researchers found that despite a worker’s willingness to go above and beyond the call ... Continue Reading
Q. You recently had a big argument with a co-worker. Though you managed to end it, you still feel uncomfortable around this person. Should you try to discuss it or pretend it never happened?
A. If, after a few days, your co-worker is acting as if nothing occurred, it’s probably ... Continue Reading
There are many things you get could get a co-worker that they could actually use and would put a smile on their face.
Framed co-worker picture: Make use of that office outing, or funny Halloween picture of your co-workers and put in a nice frame. The truth is you spend a ... Continue Reading
IF there is one thing that most unemployed job seekers have in abundance, it is time. And yet many of them misuse it.
This is understandable. Someone who has just lost a job may be accustomed to a workplace with its schedules and deadlines, and its expectant bosses and co-workers. ... Continue Reading
At the age of 16, Robyn Steward’s first taste of a career in IT seemed to augur a world of possibilities. “It was four months’ work experience, supervised one-to-one by a computer technician,” she recalls. “He saw that I was good and would trust me to do stuff on my ... Continue Reading
Everyday there are millions of Americans dreading going to work due to the ongoing office rumors and gossip that they disdain but yet feel it necessary to participate in, in order to be a part of the group and to also feel that they are well-liked and welcomed at work.
Your ... Continue Reading
References are supposed to help you get a job, but it’s surprising how often they end up hurting you instead. That might be because most people don’t put a lot of thought into their references. Faced with a job application that asks them to provide names of references, most applicants ... Continue Reading
Hold your head high, with dignity and grace. Know you’ve done your level best. Tell co-workers what you have learned from all of them. Let them know you will miss them, and ask them to stay in touch. This helps the leaving process feel better.
Write a card of appreciation to ... Continue Reading
Staying friends with former co-workers can benefit your professional future as well as your social life. Having recently left my corporate position has given me some perspective on attempting to preserve the work friendships with the co-workers I left behind. Here are three tips that can
help you stay friends with ... Continue Reading