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Quitting Time

Business / Bob Goldman /

Thinking about quitting your job?

Dumb question. You've been thinking about quitting from the day you started.

You remember that fateful day, of course. "It's a great opportunity," you told everyone. "It's not a huge salary, but I'll be making a boatload of money eventually. My co-workers seem really nice, and my boss really cares. It's a ...Read more

Happy New Tears!

Business / Bob Goldman /

Remember way back in 2019? You made a bold resolution -- a promise to yourself that you would stop being a wimp at work. Instead, you would gird your loins and loin your girds and finally ask for that promotion you so richly deserve.

And you did it! You cornered your slippery sleaze of a manager and made your demands known in no uncertain terms...Read more

Happy New Job!

Business / Bob Goldman /

It's 2020. Do you know where your next job is?

Or are you one of those very special people who love their current job and would never ever thinking of changing? We have a name for people like this. We call them "weirdos."

For everyone else, the idea of a new job or even a totally new career is always simmering right below the surface. What can...Read more

Make the Disconnection

Business / Bob Goldman /

There's no place like home for holidays.

So says the song.

But being home for the holidays may not be quite so wonderful if work starts pounding on the front door, demanding to be let in.

Let's face it -- with all the ways work can worm its way into our holidays -- emails, texts, the head of HR coming down the chimney -- it takes effort to ...Read more

Manage This

Business / Bob Goldman /

It's always been your dream. Someday, somehow, somewhere, you are going to be a manager.

There are two ways this is going to happen. You will either find a company so completely screwed up they will view you as management material. Or, you will look deep into yourself and diligently make the changes in education and attitude that will qualify ...Read more

Charmed, I'm Sure

Business / Bob Goldman /

You're very smart. You're extremely loyal. You even work hard at your job (on occasion).

Yet, your career is going nowhere. You're not advancing in your company. You're not getting job offers from outside your company. On LinkedIn, you're Linked Out.

Do you know what's missing?

Charm! You don't got no charm.

Charm is a squishy attribute, I...Read more

How to Avoid a Great New Job

Business / Bob Goldman /

I know it seems impossible, but there's a chance that somewhere out there an employer wants to offer you an amazing job.

I didn't say there was a big chance, but when you're stuck in the mud, career-wise, it's good to entertain the thought that there is a teensy-weensy, itsy-bitsy possibility the phone will ring and you will be offered a ...Read more

Taking Off

Business / Bob Goldman /

For a working person, there's nothing better than time off.

Right?

Wrong!

In 2018, 55% of Americans collectively left 768 million days of vacation time unused.

I learned this shocking factoid from "5 Secrets To Using Time Off Without Feeling Guilty," a recent Leigh Goessl post in The Washington Post.

As someone who has never met a day off...Read more

Odd Jobs. Old Jobs.

Business / Bob Goldman /

A young person first entering the job market faces many challenges. Until you learn certain very important rules for job hunting, your search is likely to be frustrating and even disheartening, which could lead to disappointment and depression. This is something I care about deeply.

No, I don't.

Not this week, anyway.

This week I am ...Read more

Reaching Your Expiration Date

Business / Bob Goldman /

Is that your phone? Don't pick it up.

Is your computer receiving an email? Don't turn it on.

Sure, you could miss an important message full of wonderful news, but when was the last time that happened? The message you are much more likely to receive (by phone, email, text or carrier pigeon) is bad news -- very, very bad news.

You're fired.

...Read more

Promo A Go-Go

Business / Bob Goldman /

Congratulations!

Your big new promotion is wonderful news. You definitely deserve your new, supersized salary and juicy executive perks.

Say what?

You didn't get a big new promotion?

Well, there's no reason for that. Or maybe there is.

Meet Gina Belli.

Belli is the author of "10 Reasons You're Not Getting Promoted," a recent post on ...Read more

Beat the Bots

Business / Bob Goldman /

You are going to be replaced by a robot.

You know it's going to happen -- someday.

The question for today is: Are you going to be hired by a robot?

It's not as far-fetched as you may think.

According to "What is an ATS? How to Write a Resume to Beat the Bots," an article by Amanda Augustine at TopResume, "approximately 95 percent of ...Read more

A Likely Story

Business / Bob Goldman /

Need more paranoia in your life?

Happy to oblige.

Do you think that your co-workers like you? Or are they just pretending to like you when they're really hating on you behind your back?

If you have doubts, you're probably not as well-liked as you think you are. That's sad, but you're not alone.

According to "Do People Like You at Work?" an...Read more

 

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