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Disturbing News for Your Boss

Business / Bob Goldman /

It's the law, or it soon could be.

According to legislation proposed by San Francisco Assembly Member Matt Haney, a new law -- AB 2751 to its friends -- and it has lots of friends -- an employee whose boss disturbs them outside of working hours would have a legal right to ignore nonemergency calls and emails. Even better, the employee could ...Read more

1 Question Stands Between You and Career Success

Business / Bob Goldman /

Think of it as a quiz show.

Answer one question correctly and you win a ginormous salary, a panoply of perks and a first-class ride on the express elevator to the top. Answer wrong and you get our sympathy and a parting gift of one year's supply of Rice-A-Roni.

Did I get your attention? (That isn't the question. Don't be a wiseacre.)

The ...Read more

Undressing for Success

Business / Bob Goldman /

The toes knows. That's what I have to say about the biggest threat facing your career today. Toes. Or, to be specific, toe cleavage.

As I'm sure you'll agree, how you manage your toes is critically important to how you are perceived in the workplace. This is not a problem in winter, when your toes are locked away in the solitary confinement of ...Read more

Call In Sick. It's the Healthy Thing To Do.

Business / Bob Goldman /

This country is sick. I'm not talking about politics. I'm talking sick -- as in Kleenex and Sudafed and the noisy, nosey proponents of nasal irrigation. Hey, you stay out of my nostrils and I'll stay out of yours.

If you're like most people, you are either sick now, getting over being sick or getting ready to be sick again. Really! Everyone is ...Read more

Don't Want to Work? Work in HR.

Business / Bob Goldman /

There may be easier jobs than being a Human Resources professional, but I really don't know what they could be. Working at the floaty franchise on the Titanic might come close. Selling vegan hot dogs at Wrestlemania might come in second, but for day-in, day-out, 9-to-5 doing nothingness, you can't beat a position in HR.

HR, however, can beat ...Read more

Congratulations on Your New Job

Business / Bob Goldman /

Great news! It's 2024 and your company finally came up with that big, fat raise you so deserve. No? In that case, let me congratulate you having the courage to leave your job and take on a new position at a ginormous salary commensurate with your obvious abilities. Not that, either?

I don't want to make you feel bad; that's your manager's job. ...Read more

The Right Way to Tell Co-Workers They're Wrong

Business / Bob Goldman /

It's not your fault that you're perfect. It is your fault if you don't tell everyone at work that they're not. This isn't always easy. When it comes to getting criticism, you're an expert. Giving criticism is different. It is also essential to your career.

If you're the boss, a big part of inspiring your direct reports is to regularly remind ...Read more

6 Business Blunders You Can Make From Home

Business / Bob Goldman /

Is your boss trying to drag you back to the office? Are they luring you with tantalizing treats of on-demand foot massages from the HR staff and fun team-building events such as Free Dental Floss Fridays?

With perks like these, no one could blame you for bending the knee. Fortunately, there is another answer -- start your own business, where ...Read more

Getting Layered at Work

Business / Bob Goldman /

When it comes to doing your job, you're productive, responsive, cooperative, creative, caring, supportive, enthusiastic and loyal.

In short, you're crushing it.

And what do you get as a reward for all this hard work?

You get a new boss -- a new boss who represents a new layer of management between you and your old boss, who you thought really...Read more

Looking for Motivation at Work? Join the Crowd.

Business / Bob Goldman /

2024 is only one month old and already the reality of your job situation has set in.

It isn't pretty.

You could quit, of course, but since you've developed the habit of eating regularly, the only alternative is to make some changes.

The day to start is today. Wait longer and the smidgeon of motivation you're feeling now is sure to dissolve....Read more

Start the Year Wrong!

Business / Bob Goldman /

You have no one to blame but yourself.

January is almost over and you're still driving yourself crazy, coming up with ideas for how you can make up for the career disaster that was 2023 by starting 2024 right.

Just like you did in 2022 and 2021 and every other year since your January solution to starting kindergarten right was alphabetizing ...Read more

 

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