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

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

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 / Comments Off on Help! Manager keeps messaging me on the weekends!

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

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

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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10 Great Resignation Statistics That You Need to Know

By butler.jeff1 / May 31, 2022 / Comments Off on 10 Great Resignation Statistics That You Need to Know

Unless you have been under a rock, or in this case, a series of N95 masks, you probably heard of the Great Resignation statistics.. This trend is usually considered a time where people are quitting their jobs after their pandemic and finding another that better fits their ambitions. As a business owner, I wasn’t affected…

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employee happiness

Happy Employees Don’t Lead to Successful Companies – Here’s Why

By butler.jeff1 / November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Happy Employees Don’t Lead to Successful Companies – Here’s Why

Go ahead and search ‘happy employees lead to successful companies’ and you will be bombarded with consistent uplifting messages about employees and happiness (LinkedIn, Fast Company, Business Insider, Fortune). Just about every content piece promotes employee happiness benefiting organizations at large. That is why, contrary to consistent media, I couldn’t believe that Phil Rosenzweig in…

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Why There Continues to Be Generational Division in the Workplace

By butler.jeff1 / October 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Why There Continues to Be Generational Division in the Workplace

Experiencing generational division in society is no new problem, in fact, it was documented thousands of years ago when Socrates infamously complained about the younger generation being spoiled. And yet, people continue to talk about these differences as though they happened yesterday.    So why are we still fixated on a millennium-old problem?  Differences divide, division…

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