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How to escape from a vicious cycle of low earnings?

How to escape from a vicious cycle of low earnings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous_account on Sep 11, 2014 - 16 answers

Got sent home from work for being 4 minutes late one too many times.

I work in a large, highly corporate sales company where they're hardcore on discipline, time management, organization. I work hard whilst at work and I am learning and growing, but I have such a hard time coming into work on time. We start 7:45 in the morning sharp--by this time we junior salespeople need to be at our account managers' desks, prepared for the day, read emails and self-organized. I. suck. at. this. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Aug 12, 2014 - 77 answers

How have you improved job-related self confidence?

I've only very recently identified a recurring behavior/thought pattern in myself. In hindsight, I am surprised it's taken me this long to realize what I'm doing. I guess I'd just call it a lack of self confidence when it comes to work, but there may be more at play. I doubt this is totally unique, so I'd appreciate any advice people have had on improving it. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Jun 2, 2014 - 11 answers

I can't quit, you're firing me

My job is trying to counsel me out for "performance" issues. I think this is unjustified, but either way, the relationship is over. How do I position myself to end my employment on the best terms for me? [more inside]
posted by maximumminimum on Mar 25, 2014 - 22 answers

I have a big task ahead of me today...

I have a new client, and I have to deliver a project by the end of the day. Doing the work I love is a dream come true, but in all honesty, I feel I will vomit out of nervousness. Any advice for someone beginning a challenging new career?
posted by Cybria on Jul 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Help feeling more motivated and less negative about work.

I have a pretty decent job but don't enjoy it and have started underperforming - how can I motivate myself to work harder again? [more inside]
posted by sock of ages on Jan 20, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I respond to professional praise?

My manager fairly frequently sends me email praising me for my work. I think I'm just doing my job. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 28 answers

What is it that you do here, exactly?

I have been asked to assist in drafting my "critical elements" for success, which will be used to evaluate my job performance. What should I be on the lookout for? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Mar 9, 2012 - 4 answers

I feel like I'm being set up to fail at work

My boss recently spoke to me about my performance and then today just dramatically increased my workload in a way that will pull me away from my primary job responsibility without a discussion. How should I approach this situation? [more inside]
posted by GilvearSt on Jan 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Best Possible Annual Review Experience?

What could your manager do to make the annual review most productive and effective and least painful? What should your manager ask you to prepare for the annual review? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jul 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan.

Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jun 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Keep up the great work! And don't forget to look for your next job.

Has your manager ever told you, "as a developmental exercise" or otherwise, to search and apply for other jobs, internally and externally? [more inside]
posted by clever sheep on Jun 7, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm afraid my work's bonus program will backfire.

My work now offers bonuses if our performance meets certain (fairly high) standards. I'm concerned this will hurt more than it helps. Are my fears unfounded? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 14 answers

When and/or how do I ask for feedback at work?

Have you initiated asking your boss for feedback on your job? When is the time to do it, and how's it done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 12 answers

They slammed me and then gave me a raise.

PerformanceReviewFilter: I got a less than sterling review at work, but I still got a 10% raise. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2008 - 17 answers

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