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No, this ISN'T a mortuary, and no this ISN'T a meat locker.

I want to buy an "official" sign or sticker that implies to the reader that "THE ROOM YOU ARE ENTERING IS GODDAMNED COLD!!!" [more inside]
posted by melorama on Dec 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Working while "secretly" going to grad school to change careers

Going to graduate school to pursue a different profession while still working at my job? [more inside]
posted by Rae Datter on Dec 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Don't get your honey where your money is.

How do I maintain positive relations with a group of work friends recently turned neighbors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I ask for a part-time job from my full-time employer?

What is the best way to ask my current employer to offer me a part-time position? I'm a single young male with no other responsibilities or commitments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I get my predecessor's collection agencies to stop calling me?

My predecessor's creditors are calling me up to 10-15 times a day: What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Dec 13, 2007 - 17 answers

What's it like to work on a skyscraper these days?

What's it like to work on a skyscraper these days? [more inside]
posted by nameless.k on Dec 11, 2007 - 7 answers

I just batted the cycle, time for something new.

I have just been fired. I now want to transition into creative brand management and marketing immediately. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Dec 11, 2007 - 8 answers

I have a nice and irrelevant job. what to do?

I have a nice job at a nice company, however my work is completely irrelevant. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I fire someone without demoralizing the rest of my team?

How do I fire someone without demoralizing the rest of my team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 38 answers

How do I housebreak a true feral dog?

Feral Dog Filter: How do you housebreak a true feral dog who has proven to be untrainable after 3-4 weeks of crating? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me be a nice guy AND get paid.

Whats a better way to say "Just pay me whatever you can afford for fixing your computer" than calling it a free will donation? [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I find a new job while working on my MBA?

I need a new job and have very odd and hard to explain experience, resume thoughts, job hunt thoughts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I say farewell to my colleagues on my last day?

Tomorrow is my last day at my job, and I'd like to go out with my team knowing how much I have loved working with them. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Translating normal thoughts into office speak

I could use some help translating normal thoughts into office-speak and playing it cool at the office during professional negotiations and meetings. [more inside]
posted by salvia on Dec 6, 2007 - 11 answers

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work.

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Dec 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Getting over a coworker

How do you get over someone you work with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Help! I think my boss is going to try to fire me tomorrow!

After a short encounter with my boss today I have reason to believe that I will be fired tomorrow. In this particular situation, would it be better to quit or be fired? (sorry, kids - semi-lengthy post!) [more inside]
posted by lolalivia on Dec 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Looking for financing to start a small business

My husband has been given the opportunity to purchase a small business. He knows that the company will be sucessful. We need about $10,000 to start it up. Here is the problem: he has a great credit rating, but he is currently unemployed and we do not own a home to put up as collateral. Are there any creative financing solutions out there for him?
posted by amysk on Dec 3, 2007 - 19 answers

My employer's gone back to allowing smoking.

My employer has decided to become a smoking facility. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 2, 2007 - 18 answers

How does a woman wear a pager and still look stylish?

How does a woman wear a pager and still look stylish? [more inside]
posted by origami on Dec 1, 2007 - 19 answers

How long is waitlist at WMA or CAA?

How long is the wait list to start working at William Morris or CAA? [more inside]
posted by dannon205 on Dec 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Compensation Questions

Can an employer reveal your compensation, benefits, etc. to 3rd parties? Alternately, is there any way for a 3rd party that you do not directly authorize find out this information through any channels? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2007 - 7 answers

I am a special snowflake and I need eveyone to be quiet

I have to share an office with a "percussionist." He drums on his desk, taps his foot, etc. It drives me crazy, and I feel like my head is about to explode. Is it rude for me to ask him to stop? If so, what else can I do? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 29, 2007 - 56 answers

Negotiate a raise without issuing an ultimatum?

How does one best go about negotiating a raise when one is not inclined to use resigning as a negotiating tool? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Nov 29, 2007 - 15 answers

I'm being screwed over for overtime. How do I stop this from happening in future?

When/how should I argue about the overtime I've worked? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I come to terms with making mistakes?

How can I cope when I make mistakes? I'm starting to feel I'm failing in my career, and am very isolated. Warning - long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2007 - 23 answers

No woman is a good woman?

Is keeping myself out of a relationship the right thing to do at this time in my life or self denial of a life pleasure? [more inside]
posted by blackout on Nov 25, 2007 - 15 answers

How long before I get hit by a cab or have my bike stolen?

Boston Biking 101: Does biking in Boston for daily commute/activities make sense? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Nov 24, 2007 - 15 answers

How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?

How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 21, 2007 - 19 answers

How to deal with two offers in the same department?

How to deal with two offers in the same department and ensure there's no hard feelings afterward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2007 - 6 answers

dear mr. president...

i'm quitting my job because it sucks. a lot. i want to tell the man-in-charge. should i? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Nov 20, 2007 - 38 answers

How can I repair a history of poor workmanship and communication to my boss?

I do very small-time contracting for a small, casual, cutting edge usability consulting company and I'm in school at the same time. My boss (the youngish CEO) scheduled an ambiguous meeting with me this week which is surely to tell me I need to shape up. [more inside]
posted by oneous on Nov 20, 2007 - 13 answers

No work today

how to explain the lack of... uhm work... at work? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Nov 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Is there a minimum amount of power required to sustain a given bandwidth?

What, if any, is the relationship between bandwidth and power? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Academia: Should I stay or should I go?

I will finish my PhD in a few months, and now is the season for postdoc applications. Thing is, I am not sure if I want to stay and academia. Should I apply for postdocs anyways and keep my options open? If not, any Ph.D.s out there (especially physicists) who have any advice on making the transition away academia? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Nov 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Please tell me about your employee referral program (if you have one).

Please tell me about your employee referral program (if you have one). [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Nov 15, 2007 - 13 answers

How to stay sane while searching for work

What do you do to stay positive and sane while job searching? [more inside]
posted by onoclea on Nov 14, 2007 - 13 answers

work cliques

Social situation at work is making feel like I'm in junior high again. What is the appropriate response? [more inside]
posted by SMP on Nov 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Legitimate "work from home" opportunities while living abroad?

What are some legitimate "work at home" opportunities for someone looking for something to do while in "early/semi" retirement and living abroad? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Nov 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me make something for money!

As a college student in a dorm room with a large amount of free time, how can I make money? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Nov 11, 2007 - 21 answers

I need you for a consult

In follow up to my highly unsuccessful question from last week (which btw you are still very welcome to answer), what do you actually do when you work in "consulting" and how do you get there? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Nov 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Need advice..

I sit adjacent to a nice woman at work. I get bad thoughts. I do not have any bad intentions. Since i suffer from Obsessive compulsive disorder i find it extremely difficult to get rid of these thoughts. Can people give me some insights. I am married to a nice woman. I do not want to change my work/ location, since i want to grow in my life by overcoming problems.
posted by mot123 on Nov 8, 2007 - 26 answers

I am suffering from depression, do I tell my employer?

I am suffering from depression, do I tell my employer? [more inside]
posted by Gervais Brooke-Hamster on Nov 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Short days: how do you deal?

It's getting colder and darker by the day. Give me your strategies for coping with winter! [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Nov 7, 2007 - 25 answers

looking for legit au pair placement agency in France

can anyone recommend a legitimate agency in France that places people into au pair or similar jobs? 23 year old Canadian female with extensive experience working with children and currently teaching in Korea would like to spend a year in France, probably working as an au pair or similar child care position. Any ideas about how to go about finding a decent position? There are tons of places mentioned on the net--but how does one know which are legit? [more inside]
posted by Dcotton on Nov 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Iconify my site. Do this now.

How long should it take to create icon sets? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Oct 31, 2007 - 12 answers

LCSW or Ph. D in Psychology?

I'm currently completing a B.A. in Psychology with the intentions of becoming a practicing therapist (mental heath, family, individual, children). Here's my question: the path to practice as a therapist diverges. I can get a Masters of Social Work in two years following my undergrad, but in order to be able to practice, I would need to get my license, which would require typically another 2 years of supervision. I could work, by at a low salary. The other path would be to following up the Undergraduate degree with a Masters in Psy and then a Ph.D. Any thoughts?
posted by bydar on Oct 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Buried by the details that I can't find...

How can I get organized at work? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Oct 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Zelig Redux

Reinventing myself once again at age 59, ideas please? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Oct 30, 2007 - 6 answers

I just don't know what to do with my life

If you were 22, in good financial shape and completely aimless: What would you do with the next 2-3 years of your life? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Oct 28, 2007 - 34 answers

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