Monthly Archives: March 2014

Career advice: How do I handle a boss who hires women for their looks?

Workopolis

Dear Colleen: I work in the high pressure sales end of a data marketing office in Mississauga. Things are pretty good and commissions are high, but I can’t help but notice that one of the managers seems to be hiring less on sales ability and more on-how can I say this?- looks. Basically, if you […]

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I made a mistake by moving to a new job. What should I do?

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, March 9th THE QUESTION I changed jobs about three months ago, and am having a bit of a tough time adjusting. At my previous job, I had a stellar reputation as a junior employee and a promotion was in the works. I wasn’t entirely […]

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Who goes through the door first? A refresher guide to workplace protocol

Workopolis

Operating in a corporate environment with colleagues and superiors is a whole different world from what you knew at school – or in public situations where you don’t know anyone. Respect and thoughtful consideration are the hallmark of congenial work relations. Consider these niceties as you go through your day: Doors Whoever gets to a […]

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Career advice: What do I do about a sabotaging co worker?

workopolis

Dear Colleen: One of my coworkers is seriously making my life difficult. She’s lazy and often late, and we share responsibility for the same tasks, and I usually end up doing them. She takes a lot of days off, and sometimes she’ll text me on the weekend and say “I don’t feel like doing this. […]

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