On Leadership

Note from Issa: This is a reblog of a post I published roughly two years ago, with reference to a very difficult work environment I was tangled up in at the time. Today I post this piece en homage to my marvelous current manager, who hired me into my lovely current company just over a year and a half ago. He’s just let me know that he’ll be leaving in four months to explore other climes. He’s one of the best I’ve ever known, and I’ll miss him. Here’s to you, MG....more

Finding My Way In An Economic Downturn

By Guest Blogger, Tamara Arbeiter I was recently laid off from my job. The Record of Employment I just received in the mail stated “Economic reasons” for my departure.  As company policy goes, I was asked to leave immediately.  Comforted only by the fact that a handful of very senior executives were also laid off that day, I packed up my desk, grabbed my kids’ photos and artwork and left, without time for goodbyes....more

Tamara, one of the best things about being a woman who has had a successful career and who ...more

Dealing With the “Boss from Hell”

We’ve all heard of ‘em… THE BOSS FROM HELL! Screaming and yelling in an open office environment… placing unrealistic expectation on employees… taking credit for the success and accomplishments of others… constant criticism and denigration of employees… working employees until all hours of the night… lack of appreciation. The list of goes on and on. ...more

Update on outsourcing jobs to India: Surrogate mothers on rise, some customer service comes back

When I first heard that news that a growing number of customer call center jobs were trekking their way back to the U.S., the first thought I had was,' what took them so long?' When I first read the news that infertile couples could hire a surrogate in India for a fraction of the cost of trying to do that here, I thought,'this is great news -it's is going to give hope to so many people.' ...more

Everybody wants to have babies and I think its natural.
some may not be blessed with kids, ...more

This Labor Day, How Satisfied Are America's Workers?

As many Americans take a long-weekend reprieve from work, most seem quite content with their jobs. So says a new study by the University of Chicago, which shows 86 percent of people interviewed between 1972 and 2006 saying they were satisfied with their jobs. ...more