In this world resonating with the mantra of women supporting women, why is there such a negative connotation associated with the Office Mom? In just about every office across the country, there's an office mom, so why is the label so damning? Why do people question the worth of this supportive woman in the workplace, or worse yet, ridicule or devalue her?Read More
Unmotivated? Toxic workplace? Annoying peers? Rude customers? It happens! Get your work life advice here. Your Office Mom lives to tell the tale.
Mishandle workplace dating, and you can jeopardize your career. Have a series of love interests, and your professional reputation can take a hit. You don't want to go into workplace dating lightly. You’re never really done with a workplace romance unless you can both handle the breakup and control your emotions. Or, you can quit if it gets too messy. Stop for a moment and let that one sink in…Read More
Since half of you are at risk of seriously screwing up your career while you’re screwing around, I wanted to share my work romance rules with you because it’s likely no one ever explained how others might perceive your little workplace trysts. Whether it’s the basic hookup, a booty call on speed dial or a full fledged relationship…Read More
If you feel work overload now, you don't want to take on anything else. Period. "It's not fair!" you scream inside. And, the thought "Give me a raise and make these other people do their jobs" runs through your head at times. Often the best, most talented, most reliable get the most work. But, you already know that…Read More
You probably hesitate to approach your boss about "some" problems and issues. You know, those situations in which you need to stand up for yourself, challenge the status quo, balance an inequity, right a wrong, but mostly stand up for yourself. Don't wait until you're ready for the damn exit interview before you do it.Read More
Based on some of the connection requests I see from young professionals lately, I decided it was time to focus on LinkedIn and perception. We all know LinkedIn is a professional networking site, right? And, everyone carries a camera around in their hands all day, right? So, why are there so many weak profile images?Read More
You come out of a meeting with your boss. You’re thinking “What the hell. He didn’t ask for that. He needs changes by 9 a.m. tomorrow? Seriously?” You worked hours on this, and you need to leave on time today. Your response is understandable. So what happened? Is it your fault? Or his for not being more clear about expectations? Does it matter? Yes, it matters, but only in terms of what you do differently going forward so it doesn't happen again.Read More