"So," I asked Cindy,* an HR specialist for a Fortune 50, "Do you give your co-workers holiday gifts?""They aren't allowed," she explained. "Not even a secret Santa?" "If we do anything it's a white elephant gift exchange, but probably not even that."Next, I asked my friend Ellen* who put in a lifetime in corporate America before becoming a foreign car salesperson."Are you going to give your co-workers holiday gifts?"
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Today many of us who work outside of our homes who were fortunate enough to have a long holiday weekend celebrating the efforts of the American workforce will return to our cubicles, classrooms, construction sites or wherever it is we earn our living.
And chances are, whatever our place of business, we will not be alone when we get there, like it or not. Wherever you work, whatever you do, more often than not you do it with other people.
There are few personality types I find more fascinating in the workplace than the backstabber. Their ability to smile and act as if they have your best interests in mind while all the time they are either undermining your authority,subtly placing doubt about your competence,or out-and-out lying about situations,is truly breathtaking.How do they do it?
It's almost summer, which in my company means family picnics and other such outings. Unfortunately, I work at a company which does not allow singles to invite a plus one unless they are married. While I want to attend the festivities and realize it’s important for my career, I cannot tolerate another corporate affair on my own. How can I overcome these unfair family-friendly policies?
SingleEdition.com's Career Expert Alyson D'Anna's Answer:
Starting a new job is often a thrilling and nerve racking experience. You are excited for your new adventure but nervous about learning the ropes. Each business and office environment is different. They all come with their own set of quirks and personalities.
On the journey through life you will find people that you know will
always be your friends. I am lucky to have found not one person, but a
very special group of people, that I will be privileged to always call my friends.
group of friends are former co-workers who have always had my back,
always made me laugh until my sides hurt, always shared their knowledge
with me, always gave-even before I needed to ask, always loved me for
exactly (and perhaps in spite of) who I am.
We all know the signs; whispering, cold shoulder treatment, discretely placed pink slips. It’s not hard to tell when you’re headed to the unemployment line but what do you do during that awkward time before you get the boot? Here are 10 ways to handle the stress:
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