we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

my boss called me “overly emotional” because I cried at work when I thought my grandmother was dying

A reader writes:
As a sophomore in college, I was fortunate enough to find an internship in an industry I was very excited about. The company was small — the owner, three employees, and me.
About halfway through the four months that I worked there, my family dealt with a serious crisis — my grandmother was hospitalized after taking a bad fall and fracturing one of her vertebrae. The situatioRead More…

Why You Want a Low Bus Coefficient

The fastest way to get a promotion is to have a Low Bus Coefficient. Of course, there are other less seemly and perhaps unethical ways to get promotions. But, for most people in the modern work world the fastest way to get promotions is to share what you know.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society thaRead More…

How to Do an Excellent Online Job Search?

Find and respond to online job ads. Based on today’s search oriented society, the first thing anyone will do when starting a job search is find and respond online job ads. It’s all about typing a few search terms that describe the type of job you want, applying for anything that comes up, applying for jib interviews and get the job after one or maybe two weeks. Unfortunately, most of the times, iRead More…

Education And Health – Learning Is Good For The Brain And The Body

Never underestimate the benefits of a good education. Thomas Jefferson would have hit the nail right on the head if instead of putting, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, he instead penned the words, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Health and Education.” Education, health and happiness are inextricably linked, according to an increasing number of stRead More…

How Data Science Gives Perks to Your Career?

Data science makes use of a scientific approach to gain insight and knowledge out of data. It employs different processes, systems, and algorithms to derive insights out of structured and structured data. Data mining and Big Data are two fields where the science plays a role of significance. Fields of Computer Science and Statistics together give birth to a new subfield called Data Mining. It aimsRead More…

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Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you haven’t asked, you may think you know already. Yet studies have shown that people can only guess their coworker’s salaries half of the time. That means the person your department with similar experience to you could be making a lot more or less than you think. If you avoid money topics at work because you feel talking about salary with your Read More…

we got quizzed on our new boss’s horses, family, and vineyard

updates: the tenant requesting money, the bad friend employee, and more

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past.
1. My former tenant’s “manager” is requesting money for her time spent on a lease dispute
At first I did not contact Sara’s employer as I did not want the situation to escalate, either for me or the other tenants (I secured the access to the building thanks to the advice of one of the commenters). I receiRead More…

Love Your Job? Put an Exit Plan in Place.

When you hate your job, you often think about leaving it. But when you are happy with your work putting an exit plan into place seems somewhat bizarre. Nevertheless, smart employees should always be prepared to quit their job tomorrow.
The reason is that the future is always unknowable. Just because your job satisfaction is sky-high today doesn’t mean that tomorrow your company won’t announcRead More…