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Please help a disgruntled secretary before she goes postal.

I'm a legal secretary at a Big Law Firm, and was previously assigned to two attorneys, Sam and Sarah. Because my workload was light, I accommodated each of Sarah's requests as best I could (Sam is every secretary's dream, and requests very little assistance). To my own fault, I spoiled Sarah, enabled her laziness, and now find myself stuck in a hole. I've been assigned a new attorney, Scott, who is both new to the firm and has a large docket. My workload has increased substantially - Sarah is used to getting her way, and Scott has deadlines coming out of his ears. I need advice on how to get a couple points across to Sarah and Scott. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I go about searching for an "internet job?"

How do I go about searching for an "internet job?" Part of the problem is that I don't really know the term for it, but having asked around there may not be one. Basically, I'm looking for postings for anything from professional blogging to community management to content editing. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jun 21, 2010 - 10 answers

What is my management philosophy?

Employability Filter: Management Philosophy? Huh? I have an interview next week for a job I would really like to be offered...and they've told me they're going to ask me to articulate my management philosophy. I have never been in an official "management" position before and as such I've never had to articulate a philosophy about it. I have sort of a set of rules that I go by in the manage-y stuff that I do every day (keep people informed, set reasonable and clear goals, make people understand that there are consequences to actions, etc.), but I'm not entirely sure what the accepted way is of articulating these as a philosophy. Can someone who knows more about this sort of thing help a gal out?
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Hi, I'm new, let me show you how it's done.

Coming into a job as a rookie, but seeing all the flaws; do I stay, quit, or take over? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jun 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I feel OK about quitting my job when I never intended to stay in the first place?

Anxiety Filter: I took this job knowing that I would have to leave it after only a few months. Now I must give notice, and I feel overwhelmed with anxiety about it. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 19 answers

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs?

What are the key motivators that make people do their jobs? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2010 - 26 answers

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money.

What kind of work is out there for a person with severe muscular dystrophy? Need about $200/mo. extra money. I have extensive general computer knowledge, sort of a jack of all trades, master of few. [more inside]
posted by MrFish on May 30, 2010 - 14 answers

My new job is business casual. Where to shop?

My new job is business casual. Where to shop? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on May 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Brooklyn vs. DC

Benefits of living in Washington, DC vs. Brooklyn, NYC? Work-related caveat involved. [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Take this job and...

I was just given a pay-cut as a disciplinary action. This action came with no warning. Time to quit, right? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on May 18, 2010 - 51 answers

head + wall = headache

Desk to Warehouse: Thinking about leaving desk job for warehouse for 1-2 years as I pursue my MSW. My desk job is sucking my life away. Benefits for warehouse job start on day 1. It's at an Amazon distro facility near me. I've done that work before as a temp and liked it. What am I not thinking about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Turning 30. Handling it poorly.

I'm not talented at anything useful. I'm not passionate about anything specific. And I'm getting older. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 32 answers

Feeling overwhelmed with career change options

Training? Tech writing? Career counseling? Occupational therapy? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Of course I'll be there, it wasn't like I had season tickets to the opera or anything...

Help me be less Millennial. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 12, 2010 - 31 answers

Ok, this has been fun, what's next?

I think it's time to look for a new job. The problem is, I'm not sure what I want to do next, and I don't know how my skills translate. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Apr 8, 2010 - 8 answers

How dumb should my resume go?

I've been a professional musician, music entrepreneur, and music educator for nearly 10 years (I'm in my mid-twenties). I have a day job in public school teaching for the fall, but I need a job in the "in between" - ie the next 6ish months. However, because my resume is very heavily music biz and music influenced, I'm having a hard time getting taken seriously in any regular retail or restaurant job interviews. I've tried dumbing down my resume with decent results, but do I need to go dumber to actually get a job? [more inside]
posted by vilolagrl on Apr 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Need some perspective on "hard work."

I'm dealing with feelings that I'm not ambitious enough and not enough of a hard worker, and I'd like some perspective on how hard is 'hard enough.' [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Apr 7, 2010 - 11 answers

StressFilter

Straight to the next leg of the librarian rat race? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 6, 2010 - 16 answers

"In this economy?!"

Job Offer Dilemma: Do I take this offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I stay working here?

Should I stay at this job or should I go? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Mar 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Weight loss challenge websites wanted

My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

How to overcome fear of starting my own business

How did you feel about starting your own business? Specifically looking for stories from people who left a fairly good corporate job, and how you found the courage to do it to help inform my own decision to stay or leave. (lots more inside) [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Mar 2, 2010 - 13 answers

What do I need to know about apprenticeships?

I am currently applying for apprenticeships in a few fields, including carpentry and cement masonry. What can I expect from the process, and is there anything I can do to increase my chances? [more inside]
posted by Ortho on Feb 25, 2010 - 6 answers

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

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