The business casual bro code – for women

The business casual bro code – for women

*Contains affiliate links While working for a supply chain management company, in Human Resources, we had a “business casual” dress code. Luckily, this was typically always followed and never really became an issue. Other times, I could not believe the clothing choices I saw as I walked down the hallway. THE BUSINESS CASUAL BRO CODE – FOR WOMEN   Thou shall wear work appropriate pants Typical business casual pants include materials such as wool, cotton, linen, gabardine, and sometimes polyester. You…

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Close to death and my boss didn’t care

Close to death and my boss didn’t care

Living in Utah then moving to Texas was a very big environmental change for me. I thought my body was going insane a few years in because it was more than common for me to pass out. I had even once passed out in the shower and had to get an MRI afterwards. It was interesting because nothing seemed to be wrong upon my hospital release. I blamed it on dehydration and the Texas heat. Interestingly enough, while looking back…

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Managing Stress in your Career

Managing Stress in your Career

Stress and anxiety, two things that are no strangers to the workplace. Stress can cause an extremely negative impact on your work life if you are not careful. Almost half of today’s workforce claim they are “stressed” or have “too heavy of a workload”. There have been times where employees have turned down promotions, travel requests, lunches or parties, deadlines, managing staff, and presentations due to stress and anxiety – all of which could be completely avoided with the following…

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Are you meant to be self-employed

Are you meant to be self-employed

Have you tossed around the idea of being self-employed? Has your boss or colleagues been driving you insane? Are your amazing ideas being ignored? Have you experienced discrimination, been laid off, or feel as if you are under-valued? Yes, thoughts of self-employment are terrifying! Ignoring any of these feelings, however, can take an extremely unhealthy turn if they are ignored or remain unacted upon. ARE YOU MEANT TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED? Do you like control? Most self-employed individuals have a way…

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Confused if you are an independent contractor or an employee? Two common job types when you get hired by a business are Employee (W2) and Independent Contractor (1099). While an independent contractor supplies goods or services to a company, an employee carries out the services for the business. Hiring an independent contractor gives more flexibility and less financial burden to an employer. An independent contractor is required to pay for all supplies used, employment taxes, and insurance. While these obligations…

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Surviving Unemployment

Surviving Unemployment

The dynamic of my previous workplace was one for the books. In my previous blog post Working with Family SUCKS, I discussed my time as an HR Generalist working under the direction of my Aunt-in-law. Our relationship really took a turn for the worst when the issues from our personal lives started flowing into the workplace. During this time, a friend of mine saw a job opening at one of my favorite companies. A few days after I applied to this company,…

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What is Unemployment Insurance?

What is Unemployment Insurance?

You are young, lost your job, and of course, terrified. I assure you this is not the time to panic and take the first job that will hire you. There are many resources available to you; you just need to know where to look. One of these resources many people know about but have too much pride to look into is Unemployment Insurance. Though this resource is readily available, there are multiple negative connotations connected with Unemployment Insurance. One of…

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WORKING WITH FAMILY SUCKS

WORKING WITH FAMILY SUCKS

We see it all the time! Even if our handbooks say not to. Family in the workplace! I’m here to tell you they are not easy, and my best advice is to run- run far away. Now don’t get me wrong, family relationships for entry-level positions is not too strenuous, unless of course there are residing issues at home. One foul word, intentional or not, could ruin someone’s career. Is that a risk you are willing to take? Traditionally, when you…

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