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I Quit My Job: Can I Get Unemployment?

Unemployment insurance is designed to provide you money between jobs when you lose your job through no fault of your own, but is there ever a case where you can receive unemployment payments even when you resigned? Yes there are. There...Show More Summary

Ways to Get a Better Office Environment for Women and Men

We talk a lot about  making the workplace better for women, but the reality is, we should make the workplace better for everyone. Women and men do (generally) have different needs and wants in the workplace, but what benefits one group can benefit others. Show More Summary

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

You’ve probably heard about the company in Maine that will end up shelling out around $10 million due to the lack of an Oxford comma. The New York Times explains it as follows: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers...Show More Summary

This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem

Meetings are a fact of business life. Sure, a lot of things can be accomplished via email, IM or Slack, but sometimes you have to meet face to face or over video conference. These are good things–face to face can bring a lot of advantages and convey information more clearly than via text message. Show More Summary

Trump Wants to Create 5 Million Apprenticeships in 5 Years (Because Marc Benioff Told Him to Do It)

President Trump met this week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. One of the things President Trump talked about was Germany’s successful apprenticeship program. We often think about apprenticeship programs as being something you do...Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer’s Replacement, Thomas McInerney, Will Earn Twice Her Salary. Good for McInerney.

Altaba, what will be left of Yahoo, filed documents with the SEC regarding Marissa Mayer’s replacement, Thomas McInerney. McInerney’s salary is $2,000,000 a year, which is twice what Mayer’s current salary is. Same job, double the salary,...Show More Summary

When Your “Day Without Women” Press Release Announces You Are Violating Federal Law

My friend and fellow writer, Amy Alkon (author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say Fck) received a press release announcing a certain company’s celebration of International Women’s Day. The press release stated: [Company]...Show More Summary

When Lots of Praise Backfires

With some office environments being completely toxic, it should feel like a relief to land in one where everyone is kind to each other. But it can go south as well. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. The Wall Street Journal took on the growing trend of having people give […] The post When Lots of Praise Backfires appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Career Growth is Up to You

Wouldn’t it be awesome if when you were 18 you could sit down with a counselor who could help you plan out your career and then you’d just follow that path? “So, when you’re 22 you’ll take an entry level job as a marketing assistant. At 24, you’ll be promoted to an analyst position….by the […] The post Career Growth is Up to You appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Stacking Benjamins: ETFs and (More Importantly) Pay Cuts

It’s time for a guest appearance at Stacking Benjamins. The focus of the show is on ETFs, but my segment is about when you should take a pay cut. The whole thing is a good listen, but the best part is the very last minute. I mentioned...Show More Summary

The 25 Top Paying Jobs List Is Here! Here’s Why You Should Ignore It

Do you want to be rich? Of course, you do. Do you want your children to be rich so that they can support you in the style to which you’d like to become accustomed? Of course, you do. So you scour these lists and say, “Junior! Get a good...Show More Summary

Why You Should Absolutely, Positively, Work From Home Today

Yesterday, in most of North America, people lost an hour of their time. Unless you’re a person who goes to church or work on Sunday, the time change didn’t really hit you until you woke up this morning. Or, rather tried to wake up, because it’s freaking early. Show More Summary

Swiss Saturday: Fasnacht (Mardi Gras) Basel Style

Fasnacht is the German/Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras. It’s supposed to be a big party before Lent begins. However, Basel has their Fasnacht the week after Ash Wednesday. And what a party it is. 3 full days and by full days I mean full days. Show More Summary

When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

Political Scientist Robert E. Kelly was live, on the air, from his home, when his kids decided to see what dad was up too. What ensued is this hilarious clip with poor Dr. Kelly trying to talk about the very serious impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Show More Summary

The Best Companies to Work For in 2017

Do you want to work for a great company? Or maybe you already work for one of these fantastic companies. Every year Fortune surveys companies and their employees (this is important), crunches the numbers and comes up with the best companies to work for. Show More Summary

If Donald Trump Were a Woman, You’d Like Him More

There was a lot of talk during the election that Hillary Clinton would have done better if she were a man, but no talk that Donald Trump would have done better if he were a woman. But, a recent sociological experiment–and interesting...Show More Summary

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Fire

Sooner or later, almost every manager has to fire someone. And let’s be clear: Firing is different than laying someone off. The latter is a business decision in which the targeted employee is innocent, while the former is a response to employee behavior. Show More Summary

I’m a Single Parent Who Can’t Find an Overnight Babysitter. Help!

I was wondering if you could provide guidance. I was recently informed, with three weeks notice, that I was required to attend out of town, overnight, mandatory training. After exhausting many resources for availability for childcare, I informed my manager I would not be able to attend this training. Show More Summary

Does Free Speech Protect Me at Work?

I was recently terminated from my job as a part-time Administrative Assistant. My performance review was stellar—zero complaints, perfect attendance, great attitude and work ethic—and I had absolutely no indication that my job was even in jeopardy. Show More Summary

Ask the Readers: How Can You Get Women to Work on a Day Without Women

I’m a manager in a female dominated profession that serves some of the most vulnerable in our society. March 8 is a protest day in the United States called a Day Without Women. From employee lounge and other overheard hallway conversations,...Show More Summary

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