Archive: May 2012
Including parking, gas and fares, how much does your daily commute cost?...
By Marie G. McIntyre /McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: I am angry with one of my co-workers because she stole my vacation slot. In our office, employees select vacation dates based on seniority. A calendar is circulated, and everyone marks off...
What do you do? I own Fuel Coffee and High 5 Pie; these days, I spend most my day making pies and drinking endless amounts of coffee. How did you get started? I have been a barista since about 1992....
By Ann Belser / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Why aren’t there more women at the very top of the corporate ladder? Nationally, just 16.1 percent of the directors of Fortune 500 companies last year were women, according to a study by Catalyst,...
You decided to hire a career coach because your job search was stuck. Or perhaps you felt your career needed to head in a new direction. But several months after meeting with your coach, you’re not one step closer to a job.
Have you ever been headhunted?...
By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: A couple of years ago, after our small construction company was hit hard by the recession, all employees received a 5 percent pay cut. Last year, the owners told us that...
What do you do? I’m a [Seattle-based] fashion model represented by Heffner Management. How did you get started? My ex-girlfriend always suggested I should do it. I took the time out to do the research on where I needed to...
Workers enrolled in company 401(k) plans soon will be receiving a more detailed version of their quarterly account statements that will show exactly where their retirement dollars are going.
For two years, technology product manager Ned Hayes would rise before the sun at 4 a.m. every Monday to drive to SeaTac airport from his home in Olympia.
Does your job allow you to keep up with technology?...
I've been seeing many business cards and LinkedIn profiles listing "MBA" after a person's name. Is this appropriate? I thought that was reserved for those with specific certifications or J.D.s and Ph.D.s.
Ready for a new habit that will keep your career as safe and secure as a career can get these days?
What do you do? I am the executive director of the Seattle Sports Commission. Our job is to make the Seattle metropolitan area a world-class sports destination. We advocate for local sports, create economic impact, deliver a better quality of...
By Wendy Ryan / Salary.com A recent Salary.com poll on job interviews revealed that many people have been asked questions in an interview that were, well, questionable. This raised the question about which questions were legally off-limits. Here's what Salary.com...
Looking for work is tough, particularly for the long-term unemployed.
Which TV boss is most like yours?...
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work
A woman in my office wears so much perfume that you can still smell it after she passes by. Unfortunately, her cubicle is next to mine, and the constant odor gives me a headache.
Good negotiating isn't a skill reserved just for CEOs and United Nations diplomats. It's useful for all of us, whether we're asking for a raise, interviewing for a job, buying a car, deciding on family vacations, even dealing with our kids over bedtime.
May 6 marks the start of National Nurses Week. The annual celebration emphasizes the value of nursing while educating the public on the important role the profession plays in meeting the country’s health-care needs.
How would you describe your workplace culture?...
I hope to be offered a job soon. The problem is the week training would start, I am supposed to go to Mexico with my family, maybe one of the last family vacations we will have as our kids are getting older.
What do you do? I’m a “humanitarian snowbird,” taking breaks from ER nursing to volunteer abroad. I’ve had the privilege of eating goat with Nigerian villagers, riding a Darfur nomad’s camel, and treating frontline war wounded. I co-founded Seattle-based nonprofit...
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