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How to succeed in business without ever flying

What categories of (or what specific) jobs and/or career paths in large corporations are least likely to require travel with turnaround and/or distance that necessitates flying? What types of industries (while otherwise thriving) seem to be paring down their travel budgets and relying more on videoconferencing and similar tech? What about government jobs? Are you a highly successful ........ and don't, or at least have never been required to, fly for work? I would love to know about your job. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Sep 11, 2014 - 27 answers

Business and Economics 101 for a complete newcomer

I want to become literate in two of the major fields that are the most foreign to me, business and finance or economics. Can you help with book or website recommendations? [more inside]
posted by quiet earth on Sep 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for a Book on Corporate Personhood

I'm looking for a well-written, balanced book on corporate personhood for research. Actually, could use two or three if possible, and links to good, extensive and well-researched non-political articles on the web would be helpful as well. [more inside]
posted by nathanrudy on Jul 3, 2014 - 7 answers

On transitioning to the 'alien' corporate world...

My background is touchy feely/health based. I've been developing a business idea that has relevance to the corporate world and could offer this in a training/advisory type capacity. I've been advised to start meeting with representatives of organisations to explain how I could help them. How do I do a good job of this? [more inside]
posted by tanktop on Jun 17, 2014 - 5 answers

JobFilter: help me choose

Choice 1. Tech startup - smart people, legitimate prospects, lots of autonomy, good upside, exciting work. Choice 2. Young but growing company - #5 with a bullet in their industry, much lower risk, 15% higher pay, potentially boring work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 - 22 answers

Do IT Jobs REALLY Have to be This Way? Is It Me?

Hello all. I'm a software developer, and I seem to be a magnet for batsh*t when it comes to jobs. During interviews, I've been outright lied to. Once I get on the job, I invariably find the positions I take are just not what the interviewer made it sound like they would be. Ultimately, I find these jobs descending into madness. Literally. I've found myself on the receiving end of everything from disrespect to downright mentally abusive behaviors. [more inside]
posted by Grimmie on Aug 13, 2013 - 17 answers

Corporate information database

My friend is looking for a resource that will identify by states buyer contact information for large retail companies. She is a "key account representative" for a national company with a presence in half of the states in the US, and wants to find information regarding buyers for large national retailers. Years ago there was publication called "Contact Influential" that supplied this sort of info. I'm marginally familiar with Hoover's, and believe it is along these lines. Does the hive have any other suggestions?
posted by ecollie on Jul 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Dress advice for software developer in corporate office

I am starting a new job soon. It's my first job in a corporate office, instead of a startup. What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by adgl on Jun 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Is this company expense policy whacked out, or is it just me?

Corporate has just handed down a large change to our T&E policy that involves us submitting original unredacted copies of credit card bills and/or applying for a company credit card that we need to pay ourselves. This seems really out of line but I don't know how to respond. Slight snowfall to follow... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Examples of bad vision statements?

I'm looking for a list of bland, lifeless, corporate mission statements and slogans. I remember seeing a list once where you were supposed to match the statement with some major companies, but they were all so generic that it was impossible. Things like "innovation for a new economy..." [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Appropriate corporate travel policy for cost conscious SME in the UK?

You run a growing private limited company in the UK. Turnover between 2 and 5M with a close eye on costs. Your employees sometimes need to travel at weekends or in their own time in evenings. You keep them happy, and remain profitable. How? [more inside]
posted by BOfH on Mar 27, 2013 - 6 answers

GoodCorporateCitizensFilter: Help us have fun while helping others.

I'm looking for a new charity/fundraising event that my whole mid-sized company can take part in and get excited about. Ideally it has an outdoor/physical component so that us cube dwellers see a bit of the day-star. The physical requirements should be low, and bonus points for a charity that is in some way related to technology/connectivity-for-all etc. [more inside]
posted by Sleddog_Afterburn on Mar 26, 2013 - 3 answers

I would rather you fall on the floor then do a trust fall exercise

Tactful ways to get out of a corporate retreat when company recently spent a great deal of money on you [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Have to face my boss tomorrow; reported her to internal auditing today

I am a temp employee in a very small office. Obviously I can't comfortably say what kind. My boss made a dangerous error Friday, repeated the error today and then covered up both errors, in front of me, and not giving me any plausible deniability of knowin what she was doing. I reported this over her head and am now nervous about handling the fallout. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Mar 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Gift ideas for corporate gala party favor?

Gift ideas for corporate gala party favor? Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. -Pindar [more inside]
posted by little miss s on Mar 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Moving from a small office to a very, very big one. Tips?

What should I know before starting my first job at a large, corporate company that I may not be prepared for coming from a tiny, flexible office environment? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 12, 2013 - 28 answers

Help me put my foot down while still keeping my cool at work.

I need advice on calmly asserting that a new task that's been dumped on me is A) unsuitable for my skill set and B) unreasonable in terms of time and expectations. [more inside]
posted by andraste on Jan 15, 2013 - 24 answers

How do I work within the system in spite of the system?

Corporate dysfunction and general structure is causing my job to be difficult, and sometimes impossible. How can I cope best? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Corporate America is sucking the life from my very soul

How do I transition from corporate America to working for a small business? [more inside]
posted by Falwless on Nov 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Corporate Fitness Challenge?

Corporate wellness challenge tips, tricks, websites? Smallish company (150 employees, scattered across country, many in one area, however) Looking to do a combo weight loss challenge (and healthy challenge for those not looking to lose weight). Mostly virtual, thoughts on administration, non-weight loss competition, tips, tricks, websites?
posted by sandmanwv on Oct 29, 2012 - 6 answers

The Fallacy of "Brainstorming"

There was a study (or maybe it was just an article) that drew a lot of attention some time ago for challenging long-held tenets in the corporate world about brainstorming (e.g. "no idea's too dumb to offer", etc etc). Can anyone point me to it? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Oct 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Left counterparts to ALEC?

What are US Left counterparts to ALEC? I mean this ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Any national or state organization that coordinates efforts in multiple jurisdictions would interest me. Actually, I would be interested in non-US examples too.
posted by univac on Oct 7, 2012 - 6 answers

90s japanese film about love in faceless corporate world

Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
posted by cmp4Meta on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Tell me why I should or should not incorporate in Ontario, Canada

I'm a web developer in Toronto who is currently operating as a sole proprietor. A prospective new client would really like to hire me for a major new project, but they can only deal with incorporated companies and cannot hire a sole prop. I'm looking for advice on incorporating from a) people in Canada and especially Ontario, but also from b) anyone who has any relevant advice about the experience of becoming an Inc., even if you are not Canadian. Yes, I will be engaging an accountant or lawyer for specific advice if I do decide to move forward, so I'm not worried that some specific advice may not be appropriate for my jurisdiction: I'm just trying to get a broad picture of what it's like (and some recommendations for lawyers/accountants). [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Aug 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Are there any corporate CEOs who have embarked on a side-business of writing self-help books or giving tours?

Corporate CEOs turned Self-Help gurus? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Sleep apnea is causing me to fall asleep at work. HELP!

I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea and it's affecting me at at work. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jul 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Chance for a change... good? or bad?

My best friend is leaving her job at a local, well established physician’s office, and the position could be mine, as I understand it. In my head, there aren’t many downsides, but my SO thinks otherwise. Am I just blocking out major downsides because I feel like I want out of my current job? I feel if I go against my SO’s wishes I’ll never be allowed to have a bad day and rely on him, but I also don’t want to resent him for stopping me from making a switch if I become even more unhappy with my current position in the future. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Outlook 2010 tortures my poor corporate soul

Outlook 2010 Filter - Why oh why do the changes I make to body portion of .oft email templates not save correctly? Woah not all at once now! [more inside]
posted by amazingstill on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 answers

How do you make design decisions in a team with a flat hierarchy?

How do you make design decisions in a team with a flat hierarchy? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Are we trashing our recycling?

How bad is it if non-recycling/non-compost items end up in recycling/compost bins? Is it counter-productive to green efforts to give office workers ONLY recycling and compost bins and their desks, no trash cans? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy on May 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Am I just not cut out for the corporate world?

Any advice for what I should do when the inevitable happens, and I am informed I did not get this promotion? How can I prevent losing faith in everything job related if this is how things work around here? [more inside]
posted by Quincy on May 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Decent "corporate retreat" spaces in metro DC?

Decent "corporate retreat" spaces in metro DC? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Marketing Plan

Existing Corporate Marketing Plans [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Apr 19, 2012 - 1 answer

How do the owners make money, while the companies make money?

Asking-for-a-friend filter: How do you create a corporate rate for a fitness club? [more inside]
posted by emorev on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Gift for a corporate gal.

Corporate ladies, help me pick an amazing gift for my newly corporate bff. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Taking control of iPads....

Setting up 20-40 Apple iPads at my company. We'd like to have these "locked down" to some extent. Also, setup standardized logins. Details inside...... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Apr 9, 2012 - 6 answers

What does it *mean* for a corporation to evade taxes?

I have a question that I feel stupid asking, but I don't know how more elegantly to put this: what does it *mean* for a corporation to not pay its taxes? What exact taxes are being bailed on? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Mar 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Hit me with your ideas for a staff day/event for a company with 3000 employees in US and Europe

Hit me with your ideas for a staff day/event for a company with 3000 employees in US and Europe [more inside]
posted by guy72277 on Mar 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Going too fast at work

I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

What corporate entertainment can I find in Austin, TX?

Please help me find corporate entertainment for a banquet being held in Austin. [more inside]
posted by jacindahb on Feb 28, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Online examples of excellent company presentations?

Please show me examples of fantastic corporate presenters and presentations that can be watched online. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jan 18, 2012 - 1 answer

American (Express) Hegemony?

Why is the corporate credit card space seemingly dominated by American Express? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Nov 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Protection vs. patent trolls?

How might one structure a company for maximum resilience against patent trolls? [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Oct 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Financial Analysis books Primer

Hey, Im looking for some good books to give me an intro / primer on financial analysis. Im applying to a job working under a corporate financial manager. It would be great if the book had a good intro to accounting and went over some corporate finance basics and basics in financial analysis in: financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing, forecasting, treasury/cash management, or commercial finance [more inside]
posted by happydude123 on Oct 18, 2011 - 1 answer

To tip or not to tip

Corporate housing etiquette for morans... [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Oct 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What's the best solution for a company to manage their Twitter account?

What's the best solution for a company to manage their Twitter account? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Where, oh where did my retirement go?

How do I find my old retirement account? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Corporate Trademark Registration

How difficult is it to register a corporate name for trademark purposes? We are just reviewing the Government USPTO "trademark electronic application system" TEAS and they recommend hiring an attorney to assist. Is this necessary or is it really possible for a common person like myself to navigate through this whole process. I am really leary about hiring a Lawyer as I have had a bad experience in another situation for a patent where I was charged lots (more than 5k of money for forms and little real contribution).
posted by kmurray24 on Aug 25, 2011 - 10 answers

CPA / Accountant / Lawyer with Tax please!

Accounting/Law Filter - How to study Tax Law? and other accounting courses? [more inside]
posted by iNfo.Pump on Aug 25, 2011 - 1 answer

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