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Do I have to share a hotel room with my coworker?

Is it common in your academic workplace for people to share hotel rooms at conferences with colleagues? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on May 9, 2013 - 60 answers


How frequently do you screw up at work? I'm wondering if it's "normal" to screw up at work with the frequency that I am, and I should cut myself some slack. Alternately, I'm considering the possibility that it's a big problem. [more inside]
posted by silly me on Mar 26, 2013 - 18 answers

How can I be a better communicator?

I'm about to enter a second-degree program, and I expect that my small cohort group and I are going to be very different people. I'd like to bridge the gap, but I worry that my weird, assertive, and outspoken tendencies are going to alienate me. Help. [more inside]
posted by sibboleth on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 answers

My own personal Lord of the Rings quest: to find a backpack for adults

Professional laptop case with straps, a.k.a. a backpack for adults, please? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Mar 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Is it looked at as unprofessional to not have mobile internet?

My career in web design is progressing and I'm wondering how long I can get away with not shelling out for a data plan before it makes me look bad. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Feb 3, 2013 - 28 answers

How to make dark background professional catalog photographs ?

Hi, My wife wants me to take professional catalog photographs for her blog (she builds earrings) where the objects are seen over a black background with a similar effect to this one: sample photograph After asking google and going through lots of info on catalog photographs I believe I know how to more or less get this done but for the mirror effect on the floor. If you see the image they get the product reflected on the floor. How could I get this same effect? Thanks
posted by chrishead on Feb 2, 2013 - 12 answers

Large, Professional, Lightweight Handbag/Briefcase

I'm starting a new professional job, and I need a new, professional bag. I need something large, very lightweight, and preferably with a cross-body shoulder strap. [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jan 29, 2013 - 12 answers

I've got to change my ways, dress for business every day

Cluelessly-dressed 30-year-old office-working lady here. I have come to the conclusion that it is in my best interest to start leaning much more toward the business side of business casual on a daily basis. Professional women/fashion mavens of Metafilter, could you lend me a hand with these business wear-related queries? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Jan 24, 2013 - 48 answers

Please help me phrase an uncomfortable but important email.

I thought he was attracted to me. I'm really attracted to him. Turns out he's just really excited about my creative work. Help me find the words to be honest about the attraction and the fact that I'd like to get past that imbalance so we can do all the collaborations we want to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 19 answers

Can or should I be a professional phoenix?

I've been in my professional field for about a decade. For the first five years of that, I was a bit of an alcoholic. I shudder when I think back to some of the unprofessional ways I behaved. I'm worried that I now have a reputation of being flaky within my rather small professional community. Short of changing fields, is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by silly me on Dec 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Too scared to work

How can I cope with extreme professional/work anxiety? [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Dec 5, 2012 - 21 answers

We ain't got no budget!

CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Best/Cheapest Men's Hair Dye In New York?

Looking for a place in NYC where I (a dude) can get good, natural-looking hair coloring for about a hundred bucks. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Is this kind of professional grooming the norm?

How much say should my employer have over my physical appearance? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Sep 26, 2012 - 78 answers

How do you spot an amateur?

How do you spot an amateur in your trade, profession, or hobby? Specifically, what are some examples of things that people without experience do, while attempting what you do or know well, because they don't know any better that make their lack of experience obvious? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Sep 18, 2012 - 266 answers

Good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400?

Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Aug 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 authentication code help, please?

I bought a Thinkpad through Gumtree (UK) last year and now Microsoft Office Professional Plus 10 is asking me for an authentication code. When I got the computer, windows had just been installed but I don't know if I got a trial version or a corporate version that was imaged onto the machine. Do I need to pay for an authentication code or is there a way to otherwise disable the authentication request message?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 7, 2012 - 3 answers

I Want my Clear Conscience Back

I owe a person money and want to pay her back. How should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Job interview outift

Is this outfit appropriate for a job interview at a nice restaurant? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Have you seen the movie "Secretary"? Yeah, like that.

Asking for a Friend/CoWorker: Boss and underling develop feelings for each. Both break it off, but now friend is feeling hurt and rejected. What advice can I give her? [more inside]
posted by Danithegirl on Jun 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Work This Workshop! Work It!

What makes for a really, really kickass professional workshop? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find a blog.

Help me find a blog. [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on Jun 14, 2012 - 5 answers

How to make the AIGA membership fun and exciting?

How do you get the most out of your AIGA membership? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 5, 2012 - 2 answers

Please suggest some appropriate non-alcholic gift to HR team.

Please suggest some appropriate non-alcholic gift to HR team. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on May 29, 2012 - 5 answers

90s Pro video equipment - Betacam SP - recycle, donate, what ?

I have a Betacam-SP UWV 1800-p player/recorder. I cannot think of any use for it. Would it suit a college AV department ? Or a museum ? I'd like to see it find a good home, but I will settle for getting rid of it. Can any Mefiers recommend a next step ?
posted by devious truculent and unreliable on May 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Any positive experiences with moving? Any at all?

Moving across the country and I'm overwhelmed and confused by the reviews about moving companies. Help? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on May 1, 2012 - 27 answers

no seriously, is this masters worth it?

Help me make a decision I keep circling over again and again -- interdisciplinary masters that lets me do some cool research now, or continuing to work/exist in desired city and a more professional and/or appropriate MA/PHd in the next year or two? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Have you taken editing classes at UChicago's Graham School?

Do you know anything about UChicago's Graham School, particularly its Editing curriculum? [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Apr 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find videos of professional athletes competing in a sport other than their professional one.

Help me find videos of professional athletes competing in a sport other than their professional one. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Feb 26, 2012 - 18 answers

What social network lifestream sharing and web marketing philosophy do you recommend for a freelancer?

What social network lifestream sharing and web marketing philosophy do you recommend for a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Feb 13, 2012 - 4 answers


Work colleague accidentally cc'd me an email containing personal insults directed at me and now wants to meet to discuss the issue. How do I diplomatically and professionally say that I don't want to meet and would rather just ignore the email and keep working? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 61 answers

Momma needs a brand new bag

I adore my Kate Spade black messenger bag, but it's wearing out. What should I get to replace it? [more inside]
posted by southpaw on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Strategic planning for anxiety sufferers.

Do you over think things? How do you channel this power for good while avoiding research-driven procrastination and anxiety? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Where does this myth/rumor/fact come from?

Are stylists telling the truth when they say that professional haircolor after drugstore haircolor will literally destroy your hair? [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Confused about a confrontation in therapy

In my last session, my therapist kind of forced a confrontation with me and I feel weird about it. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Be my high school guidance counselor: what career should I choose?

What are some jobs that are task-oriented but will still make use of my creativity and university education? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Dec 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Guide me; maybe I'm just lazy

The truth is that in 50 years or so, I'll be on my deathbed, and I can guarantee you that I won't be spending the experience ruminating about my time at the office. What kind of job should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me paint like a pro

Help me paint like a pro! [more inside]
posted by Becko on Oct 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Prof Accr Web Dev

I realised last night that I've never seen a Web Developer (like wot I is) claiming any kind of professional accreditation. Why not? Is there another professional organisation that would take us? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Sep 26, 2011 - 11 answers

how to present this?

Should, or how should, I represent this cataclysmic but plum past job in my employment history? Way, way more within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

So I have to wear a suit...do I have to lose my edge?

So I have to wear a suit...do I have to lose my edge? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Process documentation service?

I need a professional process documentation service in the central / South Florida area. [more inside]
posted by jseven on Aug 19, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I avoid slacking off at work?

How do I avoid slacking off at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 25 answers

What's a good way to package professional documents?

What are some creative, yet professional ways to present documents to clients? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Jul 12, 2011 - 4 answers

how to politely say no

Someone that I have a professional relationship with just asked for a personal favor that implied they see me as more of a friend. How do I politely explain that I'd like to keep things professional only? [more inside]
posted by bizzyb on Jun 30, 2011 - 28 answers

How difficult is the LEED green associate exam?

I am inquirying about the difficulty of the LEED Green Associate exam. Specifically, how much studying is needed or is it just all common sense? Have you taken the exam? What materials would you reccomend? [more inside]
posted by berkshirenative on Jun 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Is it OK to use a nickname / short name on a business card?

What is the best form of your name to use on business cards and email signatures? Is it OK to use nicknames / short names? [more inside]
posted by dr. strangelove on Jun 13, 2011 - 23 answers

What professional certifications/licenses should I be studying for?

What professional certifications/licenses should I be studying for? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on May 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Organizational skillz

How can I become less scatter-brained? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on May 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Is professional detailing worth the money?

CarDetailingFilter: Is professional detailing worth it? IOW, do the professionals have tools, skills, or something else that means they can do much better work than a determined person can do on his/her own? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Apr 28, 2011 - 8 answers

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