Tag Archives: office politics

Please Do Not Wear Fragrances to Work

My manager often complains about the perfume I wear to work. I tried changing to another brand, but she still didn’t like it. She says perfume gives her a headache, so she’s moving me to a desk which is farther … Continue reading

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Self-Care: Pages of a Career Journal

It is common in my organization for people to disclose their illness when calling in sick. I don’t mind doing this when it’s something mundane, like a cold. But sometimes one has personal issues that you don’t feel like telling … Continue reading

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Gender Bias in the Workplace

  A female friend of mine is a computer engineer at a large, global corporation. The real-life story she related, while funny, is typical of what continues to happen to women everywhere. Female friend: “A guy walks into my open … Continue reading

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Life’s Appointment

“According to a trusted colleague, one of my employees recently called in sick when he was actually taking a trip to the beach. Although “Greg” is a bright guy with lots of potential, I have previously had some concerns about … Continue reading

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