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My brother runs a sweet shop and sweet wholesaler in the UK. He has a van and an employee who normally works in the shop, but occasionally goes to drop off orders with his retail customers. The employee in question is very suited to the delivery work, and who thrives doing it. He's not so good with the shop work. [more inside]
I'm disabled but able to work, unemployed, and it looks like I will run out of money and have to give up my rental home, possessions and the hope of paying off my credit card before I can land a job. YANML nor accountant. Please tell me how to handle the legal/financial logistics of navigating this. [more inside]
I have some invisible disabilities that have made finding and keeping a job difficult. Are there career counselors who work with PWDs to help them find suitable work and navigate around challenging office culture?
The good news is I got called back for a second interview. The scary-to-me news is it will last ALL DAY. Can you give me advice on this type of interview? It's for an administrative position in a large organization and I will be meeting with various groups having somewhat competing interests. I also need advice on negotiating the salary if they offer it to me. If you can give me examples of specific things to say, that would be super. Ugh, god, the anxiety.
So I’m sick this weekend- I was out of action yesterday and am trying to rest today. But I have a whole pile of chores to do. If I rest today, I will probably be more or less well again tomorrow. If I am well enough to go back to work, is it ethical of me to take the day off to do the chores? If not when am I meant to do them? I live alone and there is no one else who could step in.
I'm a bit lost and struggling to find part time or temporary work, and I really need to find it ASAP. I feel a bit lost because I've had little to no luck and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. It's been so long since I've looked for work that wasn't related to my career that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. [more inside]
What is the best way for a 30 year-old person making $22,000/year and living paycheck-to-paycheck in the US to save even a small amount for retirement? [more inside]
Are there any good tips about how to approach writing a letter of recommendation for someone on my team, who I technically manage but isn't my direct report? [more inside]
It's been a while since my last job hunt, and I'd like to be as productive as I can with the next 30 days before I'm officially let go. I've got some theories about next steps below, but would love to have some advice from others who have navigated this recently. [more inside]
Do you get any unusual benefits as part of your employment? Like, they give you a pet boarding allowance if you need to travel for work or once a month you get X amount of product you can take home?
Person A "Anne" asks Person B "Bryan" to fill in for her during a day at work, a day when she has a professional conflict and has to be out of town. He is in the same profession but they have met only once or twice, have different job titles and different permanent employers. [more inside]
I did not go to camp as a child, and had never heard of Leader in Training Programs. Where I work, a number of colleagues have teens who spend part or all of their summers as LITs at sleep away camps in cottage country. They teens don't get paid to work, in fact they pay for the privilege of working as camp counselors. My question is - how is this unpaid labor legal? [more inside]
Checking one of my credit cards, I noticed my June payment had been cancelled, resulting in a late charge. [more inside]
I have been in my current role (corporate marketing) at my company going on five years now and am ready for a change. For the past few months I have sadly realized that at my level there are no real horizontal opportunities in my current city, and don't feel like with my recent promotion that I am ready to move up another level. I could use some advice. Details below. [more inside]
Was just placed in a temp-to-hire job via a staffing agency. Three days in and I know this is not the job for me. How do I handle this without burning a bridge (if that is even possible)? [more inside]
I'm unhappy with where I am career-wise. So here's my situation and a kind of a crazy request for ideas... [more inside]
Our NYC co-op's management company stopped sending us statements a few months ago. We didn't notice until we missed an extra assessment last month and they put a paper notice under our door for the remaining balance and a late fee. We're now all paid up except for the late fee, which we want to dispute. How do we do that? Note: communication with the management company is difficult. [more inside]
My bank allows me to add Payable on Death beneficiaries to my account that supposedly bypass probate when I die. Is there any downside to this? [more inside]
We recently had to call 911 related to a medical situation, and they sent an ambulance. After providing minimal care, the ambulance drove us two miles to the hospital, for which we were billed thousands of dollars. The ambulance is "out of network," so insurance covered only a small portion, and the ambulance has billed us for the rest. We are in California. We have Blue Cross Blue Shield (of AZ) PPO insurance. What do we do? Can we negotiate this down? Is this even legal? (And if so what can I help do about that??) [more inside]
At mid career, I feel like I can't keep up with the rate of change and new demands in my field. Should I keep at it or downshift? [more inside]