Month: June 2022

my dad is the CEO of the business

My dad is the CEO of the family business but is impossible to work with, should I stay or leave?

By butler.jeff1 / June 28, 2022 /

A reader writes:  Long story short, I joined the family business about five years ago. We do consulting in the construction industry and each year we have grown maybe ten percent, but nothing that substantial. When I was a kid, my dad founded the business and each year, kept it growing until now we have…

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coworker hitting on me

Coworker [W] keeps hitting on me [M]. How do I tell them to stop?

By butler.jeff1 / June 26, 2022 /

A reader writers:  I started a new job about 4 months ago, and while it is going well, some drama caught me off guard. One of the directors, my boss’s boss, has taken a liking to me. Now, before you think ‘oh poor me’ let me explain that it took me a long time to…

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Help! Manager keeps messaging me on the weekends!

By butler.jeff1 / June 25, 2022 /

A reader writes:  My manager keeps messaging me during the weekends! We have a large project with the deadline coming up, but I feel it’s getting to the point where I simply can’t take a day off. The worst part is, a lot of these are just checking if I have done something, not adding…

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Coworker [W] keeps hitting on me [M]. How do I tell them to stop?

By butler.jeff1 / June 24, 2022 /

A reader writers:  I started a new job about 4 months ago, and while it is going well, some drama caught me off guard. One of the directors, my boss’s boss, has taken a liking to me. Now, before you think ‘oh poor me’ let me explain that it took me a long time to…

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Company doesn’t get back to me for months. What should I do?

By butler.jeff1 / June 23, 2022 /

A Reader Writers:  Right after graduation, I was aiming to have a job lined up with an offer in hand, but I ended up mistiming everything. I started a month before graduation by sending out resumes to my dream companies where I probably sent out a total of 50, but in the course of a…

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Just Got a Contract For 3 Months. How Do I Maximize My Chances Of Extension?

By butler.jeff1 / June 22, 2022 /

Reader Writes: So I just landed a dream job at Apple, but there is a catch, the contract is only for 3 months! I would really want to work at Apple full time, but the hiring manager told me that it’s a way to see if we want to continue our working relationship. In addition,…

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Disadvantages of Remote Work – Confessions From a CEO of a 100% Remote Company

By butler.jeff1 / June 5, 2022 /

When Elon Musk sent two emails on May 31, 2022 about restricting remote work privileges, the working world became split into two categories: rebuking the restrictions warning it will cause turnover and others that supported the change. Below are the emails for your reference that comment on disadvantages of remote work. Note, that the spelling…

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