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How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan?

How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jan 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Demanding Work Life vs. Nightlife

Woe the aging hipster: How do I fit late night concerts/DJs into a demanding adult working life? [more inside]
posted by morallybass on Jan 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Our company's website sucks. Let me fix it.

I want to redesign my company's website. How do I make a move to do it? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Daily Grind for Dummies?

For those of you that have a 9-5 type job that you're not absolutely passionate about, how do you survive the daily grind? [more inside]
posted by mumbleitaliano on Dec 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Supporting someone returning to work after depression

How can I best support a staff member returning to work after a period off with depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

J'ai ce travail à faire, Montréal

What are good spots (cafes, libraries, etc.) for laptopping in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Dec 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Grieving vs. Working

I just got back to work after taking a week for the holidays, which is apparently a big no-no at my job because this is an insanely busy time for the office. My boyfriend and I just learned that his best friend committed suicide last night. I'd like to take off [more] work but I don't know how to tell my colleagues what's going on without sounding manipulative or lazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 26 answers

How can I stand comfortably / work on my feet for long periods?

Hi MeFites :) I've recently changed my desk setup so I'm standing, instead of sitting, to help reduce my lower back pain. However I'm not used to standing for long periods and would love any tips you can offer me for standing comfortably for hours at a time. [more inside]
posted by katala on Dec 27, 2008 - 23 answers

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA?

Is my mom really not eligible for FMLA to take care of my sister when my sister gives birth? [more inside]
posted by Monday on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Heated Mouse: Handy, or a Trap?

Can anyone offer advice about purchasing and using a heated computer mouse? I'm developing symptoms of secondary Raynaud's and a heated mouse sounds promising, in theory. How well do they work? Super warm nimble gloves would also be welcome if anyone could suggest a type to try.
posted by woodway on Dec 26, 2008 - 11 answers

When to apply for a job?

I'm graduating from college in May and will be entering the real world. I need a job, but how early should I start applying? [more inside]
posted by firei on Dec 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Workplace Harassment

How do I respond to a physical threat from my supervisor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2008 - 27 answers

Helping out a friend..

Is it possible to find casual work in Hawaii in a financial or accounting field... without a visa? [more inside]
posted by osloheart on Dec 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Asking for tuition support instead of a raise

There will be no raises this year - so be it. But I'd like to try negotiating for tuition reimbursement in leiu of a raise. Can you give any advice on conducting this conversation with my boss? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Dec 19, 2008 - 10 answers

How to climb up the ranks?

How do I develop a professional relationship with a senior executive in the business in order to move up the ranks? [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Dec 19, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I respond to the question(s) Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job?

Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Part-time PhD, full-time work: is this a bad combination?

Part-time PhD, full-time work: has anyone tried to combine the two? What advice would you give to someone considering this? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me find work for 2-3 weeks.

I really need a job for 2-3 weeks. Where should I look / how do I begin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 20 answers

Is there a application or web app that I can use to keep track of my time at work?

Is there a application or web app that I can use to keep track of my time at work? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Dec 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Getting credit for your ideas / combating someone who steals/takes credit for them

Do you know any effective strategies for getting credit for your ideas and work? One of my coworkers (a gentleman my senior by 20+ years who was recently quietly demoted below me because his lack of vision and tech skills) is regularly taking credit for my ideas at work and outside of work among industry leaders. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Fun and money required

Eight months out - how to have fun and earn money - preferably abroad? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Dec 15, 2008 - 3 answers

It was a dark and stormy night…

Who does one call to reconnect gutters to stormdrains? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Smart kid with some bad luck looking for a new start.

I never finished high school. I am very tech-savvy, and I would like to know the best way to go about getting a tech job. Should I go for certifications? Get my GED and go to a technical school? Continue learning on my own? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Dec 11, 2008 - 22 answers

Streaming movies @ work = fired?

I've been streaming movies and tv shows while at work. Is my job in jeopardy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 16 answers

office party scavenger hunt clues

Help me come up with some good riddles to use as clues in my work's holiday party scavenger hunt. [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me help them.

I need help implementing a fair scheduling system for a time-limited resource. [more inside]
posted by sophist on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 answers

How/can I learn to write and think faster?

Can I learn how to write and think faster? Any tips you'd suggest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Intern Central

Please share your experiences with hiring and managing interns. [more inside]
posted by mazienh on Dec 9, 2008 - 13 answers

I'm changing teams at work. How do I show appreciation to my old team?

My department at work is restructuring, and it was just announced today that I am moving to another team. How can I show my team that I've loved working with them, and that I truly appreciate everything that they have taught me? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you make friends at work?

I have a number of co-workers that I'd like to get to know better and become friends with if they're interested. We're friendly at work, but it's never gone farther than that, and I don't know how to try to move towards a real friendship. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Dec 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Grandiose Self Promotion?

Grandiose Self Promotion. Is that the way to get ahead in the long term? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Dec 7, 2008 - 29 answers

Unwelcome flashbacks

My past experiences are coloring my perception of the present, my personal life is crashing into my professional life, help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2008 - 17 answers

I can tell you how to make your site better! Really!

How do I go about marketing myself as a usability expert? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Dec 4, 2008 - 8 answers

WorkFriendly.net has been gone for a while, though I'm looking for other potential websites that do the same job.

WorkFriendly.net has been gone for a while, though I'm looking for other potential websites that do the same job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me start my own ecommerce website.

I have an idea for a ecommerce web site. I am currently a web application developer, and I ran an ecommerce site for a few years so I have a great concept of the nuts and bolts. I just wanted to ask for help because I am likely to be weak on the business end and design end of things - I have no clue how to start a business or design an entire website from scratch - let alone do in part-time on top of a full-time job. [more inside]
posted by scottschulthess on Dec 2, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm so mentally exhausted, it's making me physically exhausted

How to I keep my energy and spirits up while working a job I heavily dislike? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Dec 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Do you hear what I hear?

Office Filter: I need to listen to music while working. However, we cannot use streaming music at my job. Also, I work in a cave and traditional radio gets no signals. I don't own a ton of music and really like Pandora and various NPR stations. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Dec 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Mac Word 2008 TOC Issues

How can I get Mac Word 2008 to display additional heading levels (below 3) in my table of contents? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Nov 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Does my website revenue count against unemployment?

UnemploymentFilter: How do alternate income streams factor into unemployment and how many months do I have left? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Will Company A wait for me while I interview at Company B? (3-4 weeks from now?)

I am likely to soon get a job offer from Company A. Yesterday, Company B called to schedule an interview for a few weeks from now. I would prefer to work at Company B, but if I didn't get the job, I would want to work at Company A. How do I handle this delicate situation, seeing as we're talking about almost a month until I would have an answer from Company B? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Nov 25, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I rise above mediocrity?

LawFilter: How can a person with poor grades and limited experience as an attorney find a good job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Small & silent snacking suggestions?

What small (snack-sized), quiet (non-crunchy), neat (non-crumb making) and relatively healthy foods can I keep at my desk? [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Nov 24, 2008 - 42 answers

Sysadmin advice for a first timer?

I'm starting a new job as a system administrator for small business in a few weeks, what can I do to prepare myself? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Nov 23, 2008 - 15 answers

I wonder if I can buy a gag in the company colours...

Please help me find the most tactful way to deal with a coworker who never shuts up. Long ranty details follow. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 22, 2008 - 29 answers

Hit the road or suck it up?

Is now a bad time to leave a stable, solid job for traveling contract work? Am I setting myself up for financial disaster in a few months? Will this economy affect health care jobs to a degree that this is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me turn my Excel crush into a meaningful relationship.

Help me turn my Excel crush into a meaningful relationship. [more inside]
posted by mephisjo on Nov 21, 2008 - 16 answers

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace?

How have you handled ethical dilemmas at your workplace? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Build My Work Wardrobe From Scratch

Fashion Help For The Clueless Girl: After two years in a job where wearing a clean pair of pants each day was considered a major fashion accomplishment, I'm moving on up and I desperately need new clothes. Help me build a work wardrobe completely from scratch. [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Nov 21, 2008 - 34 answers

With the recent election, when's the best time to apply for a gov. job?

Given the recent presidential election, what's the best time to apply for a job with the Federal Government? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 14 answers

How to survive this horrible job one day at a time?

My job is making me miserable. I need some short-term coping strategies. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 26 answers

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