Archive: December 2008
Happy 2009, folks. Hope your New Year's Eve was a joyous one. To wind down the year, my last post gave my picks for the top work/life balance stories of 2008. Today, I'm giving my predictions for the biggest work/life balance...
When I started this blog eight months ago, my editors and I were eager to bring readers news and tips on avoiding burnout, landing a dream job, nabbing a flexible work schedule, finding a family-friendly workplace, and juggling work life with home life. "Consider Nine...
Another day, another show shower. Since it's starting to feel like the movie "Groundhog Day" around here, it only seems fitting to write another post about the snow. I'm certainly not the only one who's wondering if she'll ever be able to drive...
That's because, by 2020, mobile phones will be the predominant way to access the Internet, many corporate meeting spaces will be virtual, and for information workers, work and leisure time will have become so intertwined that we won't give a second thought to working when...
During the past couple of years, articles about whether to hide or proudly display one's tattoos and body piercings in the workplace have become a popular addition to many media outlets covering work/life balance issues. But yesterday, when I noticed that the Pew Research Center...
The University of Toronto released an interesting study this past week: According to the study, which relied on data culled from a 2002 survey of more than 2,600 U.S. workers, the more autonomy and control over your work schedule you have, the...
If you've been reading this blog awhile, you know that I'm a big fan of flexible work schedules for employees who need a bit more balance in their lives, whether it's to take care of family, tend to a side project, or...
Or does the crummy economy give you an out? That depends. A couple recent surveys show that despite the recession we're in, the holiday spirit lingers on in many workplaces. According to a survey released in November by online payroll service SurePayroll,...
Given the current economic outlook, the dotcom bust of 2000 seems kind of quaint, doesn't it? If you're looking to reminisce about the glory days and swift demise of the dotcoms of the 1990s, you're in luck. Local entrepreneur and recruiting guru Dakotta Alex is hosting a...
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.
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Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.
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Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."
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