Archive: June 2012
If Junior can’t get a job, blame Grandpa.
Have you ever gone over your boss’s head?...
Would you please describe the legal definition of salaried versus hourly employees? I am retired, but a friend is working for a small non-profit that will not pay overtime or give comp time, yet requires all employees be "docked" for personal time off.
What do you do? I am a special agent in the FBI Seattle Division and serve as the senior team leader of our Evidence Response Team (ERT). The ERT gathers evidence in an expert, competent and systematic manner so that...
Unlimited time off is a core part of what employers call results-only work environments, or ROWE -- where workers are not measured on the time they put in but on the product they turn out.
One man’s resume making the rounds on Pinterest presents previous jobs as steps along Darwin’s theory of evolution, while another lists a woman’s work experience as “entrees” on a restaurant menu.
Do you discuss your personal life at work?...
By Marie G. McIntyre / McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: In my previous job, I basically committed career suicide. I gossiped, backstabbed and yelled at important people. I assumed my co-workers were out to get me, even though I had no...
What do you do? My main job is lead trainer/cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports in South Lake Union. I am also a cycling coach for Team Survivor NW, a life coach with Seattle Life Coach, a Lululemon ambassador and a...
Think changing jobs is difficult? It can be even harder if you're a baby boomer.
In honor of Father’s Day, NWjobs asked readers to share what their fathers taught them about work. Here are excerpts.
Are headphones at work a good idea?...
Q: I was thinking about wearing a wedding ring to my next job interview in order to appear less as a loser and more as a connected adult who can maintain long-term relationships.
Dianna Hamilton has five children and works as a data analyst for UnitedHealth Group, so she doesn’t have much time to volunteer. Now she doesn't need much.
Rick was well, to put it politely, ticked off. Someone he had worked with and trusted for years had betrayed him. And he wasn’t in the mood to forgive and forget for eight years.
When do you pick out what you wear to work?...
By Marie G. McIntyre /McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q: My manager has an annoying habit of talking nonstop about her family. She goes into great detail about her daughter’s clothes, her son’s sports activities, or her mother’s latest trip. I obviously...
What do you do? I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, and I work at Institute for Systems Biology, studying how microbes navigate their way through complicated and ever-changing environments. I work with a single-celled organism native to...
People known for their charisma must have been born with it -- because if charisma could be learned everyone would have it, right?
Phones ringing, copiers and printers chugging away, computer keyboards tapping all day, co-workers chatting about, well, anything — it all leads to distracting noise in the office.
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