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Wrong Impression

Want to be friends, but not be seen as too close at work. How do I tell her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me define a job role or career path based on my interests.

What jobs or careers match my interests? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jan 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Broom of the system

Giant, multi-faceted, possibly-career-making project about to begin. How to reorganize my workspace so I completely kick ass, take names? [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Jan 25, 2008 - 12 answers

40 hours a week is a lot of your life.

Statistics-n-facts Filter: I have a whole bunch of queries regarding a variety topics. So far my search for answers has been fruitless, and so I was wondering if A) you happen to know the answers to the included questions and/or B) can refer me to a website that might be able to help? [more inside]
posted by mwachs on Jan 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Is a job in Education sheltered from the market?

I have just been offered a staff position at a large University of California campus. Given that my current job is with a small (employees<15) consulting company in the technology field, and given the current national (and global) economic situation; is a UC job more likely to be stable in the next 5 years when compared to one in a small tech company? Also, what's it like to work at a UC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 - 16 answers

How can my dreams of being a baseball player come back?

I need help finding goals and dreams for my life [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 22, 2008 - 20 answers

Oh, Bloody Ell-Lay!

Where can one get inexpensive blood work-ups in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Jan 22, 2008 - 1 answer

Need job. Need fun job.

[grownupfilter] What is the most unique job you've ever heard of - the one that made you say, "Damn, if I wasn't 5 years away from retiring, I'd TOTALLY do _________!" [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel on Jan 22, 2008 - 69 answers

How can I move to Spain for a couple of years?

I think I want to move to Spain for a couple of years to experience life in another country. But, as a US citizen, I don't know how I would go about supporting myself over there. Can I get a job there? Should I become a student? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Jan 21, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I write a business proposal without coming across as a complete rube?

I've never had to orchestrate a business proposal before, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Jan 21, 2008 - 4 answers

How so I get an Apostille done quickly from another state?

How so I get an Apostille done quickly from a state other than where the event occured? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Jan 19, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I encourage my talkative boss to stick to a meeting agenda?

How can I encourage my talkative boss to stick to a meeting agenda? [more inside]
posted by katala on Jan 16, 2008 - 17 answers

Can I save my job?

I am 99% sure I will be out of a job this I on the right track professionally? What next? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jan 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Feeding the beast – on time

Journalists of Metafilter – hit me with your tips for fast filing. My job (as a reporter at a daily newspaper) has gone really well and I just got a promotion!!!! Hurrah! But soon I'm going to have to do a lot more work in a lot less time. So I need to file my copy much, much faster. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jan 13, 2008 - 12 answers

how to become a genius application developer overnight!

Second-Day-on-the-Job Panic: How can I get my mostly-self-taught, LAMP-loving self to be more confident and capable with developing corporate/enterprise applications? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jan 8, 2008 - 11 answers

How Can I Best Deal With Working Around a Pregnancy?

What is the best way to deal with informing my employer of my pregnancy? The benefits situation is questionable at this point. Details below. [more inside]
posted by tk on Jan 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me get the tips I earn!

I've been working as a waitress at a restaurant. People leave tips for the waitstaff. The restaurant takes these tips; I never get any. This cannot be legal, can it? What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Jan 4, 2008 - 58 answers

Yes, that's me, your friendly temporary employee!

Have you worked for a temp agency in New York City? Which one? [more inside]
posted by sondrialiac on Jan 3, 2008 - 14 answers

I'll wait (tables) in the pouring sun.

I've just moved to L.A. and need immediate employment to provide some short-term financial security. Locals, who (or what) would you recommend? (e.g., What are the least insane and/or most humane temp agencies? What are some cool places to do menial, customer-facing work that actually pay a living wage?) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How do undocumented immigrants work "legal" jobs?

How do illegal/undocumented immigrants work "legal" jobs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2008 - 16 answers

Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Should I take a job at a company I'd really like to work for if it involves a pay cut? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2007 - 22 answers

But what does it DO?

Corporate trainers, I need your help. I need to train some colleagues on the capabilities of an software package to prepare them for designing some upgraded features. However, they are not users of the software, so my standard new-user training is not going to cut it. Do you have any tips on how to do this kind of training/education? Any suggestions of training books or websites that can help? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

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

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