It’s bad enough to wake up on a Sunday morning with a headache and some cringe-inducing memories of last night’s newly invented dance moves. But it’s ten times as bad when the dance moves were premiered in front of your boss on the one night each year that employees are encouraged to wear their fanciest […]
Catherine is thrilled to announce she will be returning to her Alma Mater, Manhattan College, on Novemeber 2nd, 2011. Her agenda will be discussing the Myths about Management along with their corresponding truths.
You may be heading off to work every day to job you aren’t wild about, all the while trying to make yourself feel lucky about the fact that you have a job at all. You may also be out of work and searching desperately for a job similar to your last one, all the while […]
There’s no doubt some will argue with this assertion, but all the same: There are some circumstances that can make a layoff feel like a positive experience by comparison. Most likely, those who agree are those who have experienced some of the following situations: “Pending” layoffs that remain pending for weeks, or even months. This […]
Resignation Letters Our careers span through decades; many people hope to stay with one firm throughout their entire careers. In most cases, this is wishful thinking. At some stage in your career, you’ll likely have to write a resignation letter. Written appropriately, you can peacefully resign from your job and avoid burning any bridges. Here […]
Within the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard similar stories from clients. Two clients had employees resign and they didn’t give proper notice. What is proper notice? Generally speaking, if you are working at a company for a couple of years or more, two weeks’ notice is the appropriate time to give. If you are […]
On the first of every month, the “job report numbers” are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On July 8 the numbers for June were released and we read the economy only added 18,000 jobs (see http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf). Job numbers like these help no one and certainly don’t stimulate our economy. Here’s a recap of […]