New data shows why it can be so hard to get things done By Ray A. Smith If you ever wonder why it can feel there’s no time to accomplish anything at work, consider this: Many of us spend the equivalent of two workdays a week in meetings and on email. That is one of the findingsContinue reading “Workers Now Spend Two Full Days a Week on Email and in Meetings”
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Career Cheat Codes I Know at 36 That I Wish I Knew at 26
by Tim Denning Your career grows when you start taking the opportunities you’re not qualified for. I got trapped in a finance career like a caged lion. Then through a bizarre series of events, I invented my own job. This led me to get access to uncommon opportunities and build an online business that eventually replaced myContinue reading “Career Cheat Codes I Know at 36 That I Wish I Knew at 26”
Here are the Top 10 ‘cheapest cities’ to buy a home in the U.S.
by Aarthi Swaminathan Mortgage rates moved higher last week, likely frustrating would-be home buyers on the prowl for deals. For those who are looking for an affordable home, a new report reveals some of the cheapest cities for real estate in the U.S. The report from personal-finance site Bankrate looked at the top 10 cheapest cities toContinue reading “Here are the Top 10 ‘cheapest cities’ to buy a home in the U.S.”
A four-day workweek pilot was so successful most firms say they won’t go back
15 percent of employees who participated said that “no amount of money” would convince them to go back to working five days a week by Annabelle Timsit If the idea of working four days a week for the same pay sounds like music to your ears, the results of a pilot program from the UnitedContinue reading “A four-day workweek pilot was so successful most firms say they won’t go back”
Amazon begins cutting 18,000 workers in its biggest layoffs ever
by Daniella Genovese/Fox Business Amazon’s workforce reduction – the largest in its history – will begin Wednesday. Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told employees in a blog post that the company was laying off about 18,000 people as it seeks to cut costs and would begin contacting impacted employees on Jan. 18. “Amazon has weatheredContinue reading “Amazon begins cutting 18,000 workers in its biggest layoffs ever”
Mental Health Mondays: 6 Basic Rules to Follow if You Want to Avoid Being the Co-worker Everyone Dislikes.
Ugh, you know who I always feel bad for in any office? That co-worker who can make a room go silent just by walking in. OK, that’s an exaggeration. But you know the person I’m talking about: the awkward colleague no one wants to spend any more time around than necessary. What’s worse, he or she neverContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: 6 Basic Rules to Follow if You Want to Avoid Being the Co-worker Everyone Dislikes.”
What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.
by Anna Kaufman Asking for a raise can be tough. Even tougher now that the US economy is struggling to rebound after a years-long pandemic and the war in Ukraine which has disrupted the price of everything from grain to fuel. As the job market cools, some employees are asking: Can I still ask for a raise when given more responsibility? How about asking forContinue reading “What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.”
Book Review Tuesdays: Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette.
Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one was a book that I read for work. We have a few book clubs at the office. I felt like this book does a lot of repeating of the other books that are in the same genre/category. ThereContinue reading “Book Review Tuesdays: Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women by Jane Finette.”