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Email etiquette and expectations for night owls?

After reading this WSJ article about two types of responders to the work-life balance (the "integrators" who mix up work time and home time, and the "separators" who try to draw a line between the two), I realize that I fall firmly into the first camp. I often write emails at midnight or later, after the kids are asleep and the house is quiet. But is this unfair to the recipients of my late-night messages? [more inside]
posted by math on Mar 30, 2016 - 67 answers

How to not fall asleep for 2 hours after working full time?

Hi I'm a young adult woman im returning to work after health issues I have not worked full time much before it was less than 3 weeks that was about 5 years ago Ive worked more part time but I remember my first day at work I was so cranky at my parents my older brother usually sleeps 1 hour or more after work. Working full time I was a Earlychildhood relief teacher but even though that job can be tiring I would get tired after my lunch break. [more inside]
posted by re on Sep 24, 2015 - 15 answers

How to deal with hostile, but passive-aggressive, coworker?

I recently took some disability-related work accomodations and time off. This pissed off a coworker of mine, who doesn't think I should get accomodations for a disability she doesn't think is that serious. Since then, she's been treating me badly at work and taking passive-aggressive action against me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by corb on May 21, 2015 - 32 answers

How do you motivate yourself to do useful things at the end of the day?

I have all these goals that I want to pursue right now, and I am making very slow progress. A large part of it is being tired after a day of work. Have you successfully pursued personal-growth activities after work during the workweek? How did you motivate yourself? [more inside]
posted by knownfossils on Apr 1, 2015 - 26 answers

Small business guru, may I sit at your feet?

You've started a small business, things have been tough, you've been staring down the barrel of failure, but you've turned it around, you made it work. How did you do it? What changes in practice and attitude really made a difference to your success? What resources did you draw upon? I'd really like to hear how you made it through the tough times. If your business is arts/craft related, even better. [more inside]
posted by M.Onniker on Apr 7, 2014 - 4 answers

To job hunt or not to job hunt?

I really dislike my work situation and I'd like to find a new one. Problem is, my husband and I are planning to start a family soon. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2014 - 21 answers

How do I stay on track with my goals after I have this kid?

How did you find ways to have a great family, and to keep trucking along with what you need to do to fulfill yourself professionally, especially when that professional work is really tough (but rewarding?) In other words, how do I keep myself from just drooling over strollers all day? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Mar 4, 2014 - 19 answers

HOw do I fight authoritity (politely)

My boss just sent out an email to members of a team that questions my competence. How do I politely ask her not to do this? [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Feb 24, 2014 - 29 answers

Help me be more productive in the morning

I have a hard time being productive in the morning. I'm more productive in the afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, I have to be at work in the morning so it would be helpful to be more productive then since I have to be there anyway. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Mar 5, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I write a blog that's professional and personal?

I work in communications and would like to start a blog that I could link to from Twitter and LinkedIn. But I'd also like to write about my personal life. How do I thread this needle? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 8, 2013 - 8 answers

It's the little things ... and the pain they bring.

I need to get better at being "detail-oriented" ... So far? Not good. [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Jan 3, 2013 - 17 answers

What am I worth?

OK, I'm officially fed up with my university job. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 3 answers

They'd offer you the job if you didn't look like you already have one ... walking the stroll

How do I tell a friend that she looks … unprofessional … and that it’s hurting her job search? [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Sep 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Striking a balance

What are some strategies for making a rational decision about work/life balance in terms of a job search, taking both quantitative and qualitative factors into account? [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Career change dilemma

I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Apr 8, 2008 - 20 answers

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