Amongst all the horrible things that could happen to you at work, the worst is putting up with a devil for the boss. Imagine a boss who takes a go at you just for the fun of it, or a boss who expects his command to be fulfilled, no matter how outlandish it may sound. Here are four such devil incarnations you could be working under.
If youâ€™re not in the loop about Administrative Professionals Week, itâ€™s time to catch up. If you have no idea why or how this week got started, look back at its roots. It used to be called National Professional Secretaries Week back in 1952 when the word â€œsecretaryâ€ wasnâ€™t considered a put-down. Todayâ€™s office multi-taskers prefer the moniker â€œadministrative professionalâ€, so the name was changed.
Very few people actually enjoy asking for a raise. Unfortunately, it happens to be an essential part of career advancement. Many employers simply will not pay you more until you ask for more. After all, if you are willing to work for less, who are they to argue? If you want that raise, you are therefore going to have to build up the courage to ask for it. Here are seven tips for getting the ‘yes’.
As an employee, you know how hard you work each day. Only you know the dedication and professionalism you bring to a job. In fact, you may even be thinking about asking your boss for a raise. If you are, then you should know that some times are better than others for asking for a raise. These tips could help you land the raise you need and deserve.
Getting promoted is a goal that most of us have, but it can be hard to know exactly how to go about it. After all, there can be a fine line between chasing opportunities and being annoyingly pushy, so it does take some care. It also takes planning â€“ before you get promoted, you have to prove why you deserve to progress, so make sure you budget for the time this will take.
This is a true career story as told to Patricia C:
“I have many stories in which I was unbelievably stupid, but for the sake of you, dear readers, I will narrow my embarrassing tales of confessional woe down to just one. My hope is that it saves someone else from committing professional suicide, as I so often do.”