Archive: August 2008
Last month I wrote a post about how the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee paid vacation days. I'm guessing you've also heard that our country's family-friendly workplace policies are sorely lacking compared with those offered...
BusinessWeek recently published an interesting piece about the steps some white-collar readers of the magazine have taken to keep their work out of their personal lives and lead a supposedly more balanced existence. Or as BW put it: "These are the...
I just received a press release from financial staffing firm Accountemps saying that 94 percent of the nation's 1,000 largest companies offer tuition reimbursement benefits to employees and 95 percent reimburse workers for other types of professional training programs. Of...
I was recently talking to a mother of two about how much maternity leave she received when she had her first child in her early twenties. At the time, she was an entry-level worker and barely scraping by financially. Ditto...
New Cornell study: Stand by your man's crazy work schedule, even if it means abandoning your own career
Can you handle one more blog post about wives and husbands and kids and careers and stay-at-home parents? Because I can't resist mentioning this latest study on the topic. According to the study (courtesy of Cornell University's sociology department, and...
Sue Shellenbarger had an interesting (okay, disturbing) piece in the Wall Street Journal last week. Apparently one freelance job board (you can read which one in the WSJ article) and a couple of companies employing home-based call center workers (see...
Chris Colin has a wonderful "On the Job" column in the San Francisco Chronicle today about forsaking ambition and simply treating work as a means to an end (i.e., eating). In it, Colin profiles a thirtysomething guy who lucked into a series of ample-paying,...
Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.
Kristen Fife is a senior recruiter, career mentor, blogger and resume consultant based in the Seattle area.
Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.
Randy Woods writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.
Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.
Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.
Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."
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