Author Archives: Colleen Clarke

My male colleagues are being paid more, and I’m not sure where to turn

Globe and Mail

Things are not always what they seem. Before you get concerned about what you deem to be injustices in the workplace, have all your facts, do your homework, then take action. Colleen Clarke Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, October 11, 2015 THE QUESTION I am a visible-minority female working […]

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My company paid for my move. What valid business reason can I give them to move back?

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, September 6, 2015 THE QUESTION A few months ago, I relocated from [one part of the country to another]. My company paid for the move because most of my team members were in the other location. It was my decision to move. However, now […]

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My sales territory has been cut. What rights do I have?

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, August 17, 2015 THE QUESTION I sell and renew memberships for a large association. Last year I had several hundred members to look after and my membership total (after renewals, cancellations, new sales, and those that went out of business) ended up being one […]

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Help: My colleague acts as though she’s the boss

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, July 12, 2015 THE QUESTION I work at a technology company and have a difficult time working with my colleague. We’re team leads who need to interact to do our jobs. We got off on the wrong foot when I started three years ago, […]

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Webinar: Developing Your Successful Mindset

13, 752 Chartered Professional Accountants, and friends and colleagues, signed up to listen in on my webinar today called, “Developing Your Successful Mindset.” That many people must know a thing or two! Register for the free one hour webinar, without being a CPA Canada member, and hear about changing your life with positive thoughts, verbiage […]

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My job is nothing like what was promised to me

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, May 24, 2015 THE QUESTION I’ve been in my job for four months. After completing my masters in engineering, I was excited about getting this job right away. But after two months, I realized everything I was told in the interview about my role […]

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It’s all about the holograms

Focus2040 student competition offers glimpse of working world in decades to come By Colleen Clarke Have you ever wondered what the working world will look like in the future? It’s something that never really crossed my mind over my career. That’s because, until recently, change seemed to occur in workplaces gradually and without much fervor. […]

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My attempt to climb the ladder backfired

Globe and Mail

Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 THE QUESTION I was trying to move up at work and asked my boss whether I could supervise clerical staff. He approved, but the staff did not want to be supervised and went to human resources. HR then said I couldn’t […]

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I’m worried about a reference. Should I ask her what she’ll say?

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Nine To Five: Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Sunday, March 13, 2015 THE QUESTION I am about to be interviewed for a great job at a company I really want to work for. This is a large organization with 5,000-plus employees, so I will be dealing with recruiters to start. However, I am […]

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Interviewing Success After Being Fired

I have been fired more than once in my life. Little did I know at the time that those experiences would help make me a more understanding, empathetic and wise career consultant in my 5th incarnation. While on a job interview after my last firing the interviewer knew I had been ‘let go.’ He was […]

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