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Serving two masters...

I work two jobs...should I drop the part-time and focus on certifications/ self development? Or put off certs for the stability of additional income? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Feb 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Lost My Job Cause I Got Sick

Did this happen to you? Went out sick, my bosses boss replaced me within a week, replacement broke into my office and removed all my stuff. HR said they would find me a comparable position in the company when I return. After 4 weeks I’m ready to return with a doctor’s note ready for full duty and they don’t have a job for me! They’re not telling me anything else. YANML but do I need one? I’m a single parent of a teenager in NYC. Thanks. Throwaway: NervisPervis@gmail.com
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I stop thinking about my job all the time

How do I stop thinking about work all the time? I started a new job a few months ago, and for the most part, it's okay. It's not the greatest, and it's not something I can see myself doing long term, but still, it's okay. The problem is that the job is much more stressful and demanding than any I've had before. I think I'm handling it pretty well; I finish projects on time, I fulfill my responsibilities, and my boss is happy with me, but I find myself thinking about work ALL the time, and I really need that to stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 5 answers

This is supposed to be a good problem to have...

JobFilter - The short version: I've got a job I mostly love, but the company is in a bit of financial danger. I got an [unsolicited] offer for something else, and I can't figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Feb 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Employer and/or plan administrator obligations regarding COBRA.

Does your employer and/or plan administrator have any obligation to notify you of the option to elect COBRA insurance coverage when you quit a job where you were receiving health insurance? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I keep the daily grind from grinding me down?

How do you keep a mediocre job/work environment from getting you down? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London [more inside]
posted by noztran on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

How to quit my stressful job?

How do I quit my over-the-top stressful job? (More complicated than that, obviously.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2010 - 20 answers

What to do when a new job is a bad fit?

I began a new job that came with new duties and the chance to work overseas. A few months in (before international transfer), I'm now feeling that position is a poor fit. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ohgeez on Jan 7, 2010 - 9 answers

City-Hopping in the USA and Europe

I'm wanting to spend a month or so in each of some of the coolest cities of the USA/Europe. I've got a full-time work-from-anywhere-there's-wi-fi job that'll keep me going but still want to keep expenses down. Done something similar? What was your best way to find lodgings? [more inside]
posted by chbrown on Jan 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Am I in the wrong sort of job?

Has anyone "cured" a bad procrastination habit by taking a new job that has strict deadlines -- i.e., one that leaves you with really no way to procrastinate while managing to keep your job? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jan 3, 2010 - 24 answers

help my friend get unfired!

For my friend: She was working as a waitress at a restaurant. She handled money. 40 dollars went missing. Owner accused her of stealing money. Friend was consequently fired. Only other person who handled the money that day was the owner's daughter... what can she do? [more inside]
posted by veol on Jan 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me not freak out at my boss or have my boss freak out at me

How to deal with a boss who might have Asperger's? I'm the new nanny for a 4-year-old child on the Autism spectrum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 29 answers

Account coordinator - what's it like?

What's it like being an account coordinator at a PR firm? I've read some job profiles online, but I'd like to hear personal experiences. What's the day-to-day work like, and what sort of person would be good for the job? I see there's a past question that touches on being an account exec, but this is the rung below, right?
posted by trillian on Dec 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for a colorful desktop nameplate

Looking for a colorful/artsy name plate to sit on an office desk. Does such a thing exist? If so, where? And if not, what might be some possible substitutes? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Dec 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Nerd seeks Leigh Steinberg

I'm a veteran software engineer / technical lead working for an internet company. I think I've got an opportunity to really cash in at my job, and need guidance on how best to do this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Online career change exercises wanted

Are there any websites or online resources for people considering a career change? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Just call me Forgetful Jones.

I missed the date to continue my state health insurance. Now my only option is to pay for the super-high-end one until 2011. Do I have any chance of fixing this? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 15, 2009 - 4 answers

The 40-Year-Old Electrical Engineer

How are things looking for Electrical Engineers? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 13, 2009 - 13 answers

What metrics are sales professionals guided by?

What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

There must be 50 ways to leave your employer... right?

Should I get out of this uncomfortable job? Complication: nepotism. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 12 answers

I hate my job, and I don't know what to switch to... how screwed am I?

I need a new job, and I need one by the end of the year, because I'm very close to walking out of the one I have now. Help me, hive mind, as I'm at my wits end. What the hell can I do that's in Philadelphia, doesn't require a car, isn't sales, and pays around $30k? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Oct 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Why Should You Use Social Networking at Work?

Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Oct 14, 2009 - 20 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me with job titles associated with software development

Which jobs should I be searching for a stepping stone in the world of software development and eventually project management? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Oct 12, 2009 - 23 answers

Do I apply for a lower-level position?

Hate my boss, like my job. Local county notified me of two positions available I previously was interested in. Do I go? Complication: Child on the way. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Oct 8, 2009 - 12 answers

How to get an employer to make a quicker decision

I have an offer for one internship. I'm also waiting to hear from another one, a trainee program. I don't want to keep the internship offer waiting for too long, so how can I speed up the decision process for the trainee program? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Sep 30, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I use an offer from another company to negotiate a raise from my current one?

How do I use job offer from another company to negotiate a salary increase at my current one? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Sep 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Take this job and love it

Help me brainstorm! I need a story about a person who has an uninspiring job but does it in a way that makes a difference people's lives. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Sep 16, 2009 - 28 answers

Jobs that will pay me in vacation time?

What are some jobs/careers/business ventures that would allow me to make a living (~$25k+/year) and only work seasonally, or work on a punctuated schedule, several weeks on/several weeks off? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 14, 2009 - 34 answers

Does freelancing count as a second job as far as taxes go? (CA)

Sometimes I get small job requests that come from outside my fulltime job. They don't pay much (barely over 1k this year) but it's enough to require me to report myself as a business. Does that mean it's a second job?
posted by mallow005 on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with?

How can I find out which company I'm interviewing with next week? [more inside]
posted by sabira on Sep 4, 2009 - 15 answers

What would you do if you had an engineering degree?

What would you do if you were a recent engineering graduate? (What companies would you be looking into across Canada?) [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Aug 31, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the chances of becoming a Quantitative Analyst in the UK with a PhD in Electronic Engineering?

What are my chances in becoming a Quantitative Analyst in UK, and if they are not too bleak, how to improve them? I realise this is a rather significant career path change, however, as I have been given to understand, many banks and financial institutions in UK do employ PhDs from a wide variety of backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by noztran on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Thanks for hiring me, I quit.

I started working at my current software engineering job in March. People have treated me well and been good to me, but the job is boring and has little chance for growth. Is it too early to apply for internal positions at the same employer (and will people be upset)? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by taojones on Aug 15, 2009 - 5 answers

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. Experiencing hysterical panic.

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. What to do? This is going to be long I think but I am on the edge of a panic attack. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me let my (temporary) boss know that I love my job and want to stay on permanently.

How can I show higher ups at a workplace that I really love it here and want to stay on permanently? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Aug 11, 2009 - 10 answers

looking for inspiration to get out of the 9-5 grind

Do you work less than 5 days/week (9am-5pm)? and/or do you work from home? If so, what is your job, and how did you obtain it? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Aug 5, 2009 - 28 answers

I love to research. What can I do?

Does my dream job exist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 16 answers

I need sleep.

How can I make my office more comfortable so that I can take naps over lunch? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 21, 2009 - 29 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

Dealing with lunatics at work 101

A co-worker rants and raves constantly and I'm getting sick of it. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 22 answers

My time is worth more than this.

Workfilter: My small company has cut benefits and pay, closed my office and given my peers promotions without raises. They've also taught me everything I know. How loyal should I be to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 15 answers

Tell the boss, or no?

How do you handle a situation where a few of your co-workers -- some of who are above you -- are inefficient, show very little work ethic, disorganized, slow, and generally ineffective in their positions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 20 answers

I'd like this job.

What qualities do you look for in your circulation clerk? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Jun 13, 2009 - 9 answers

How to get a part time job as an exam proctor?

How to get a part time job as an exam proctor? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Stay for work 'cos I should or move 'cos I can?

Do I stay for a few years where I'm unhappy to advance my career or do I move to be closer to nature/family/cool stuff? If I stay, how can I cope? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Jun 2, 2009 - 15 answers

I need challenge and pressure to stay motivated... how do I stay motivated during times when those things aren't present?

I have a very hard time keeping motivated and being productive when work is slow. If I am not either feeling pressure or being challenged, I get sloppy and underperform. Is this normal? What can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on May 27, 2009 - 9 answers

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