Life At Work

Party scene from The Office

Stop trying to make me have fun

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 10, 2015 02:27 pm

An employees willingness or unwillingness to have fun shouldn’t affect their chances of advancement or management’s opinion of their performance.

Category: Life At Work
Canadian man looking out the window

Two reasons not to quit your job

Peter Harris| October 23, 2015 10:00 am

Some of the best career advice I ever received was from the boss at a job I was trying to quit. Here’s what he told me.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Life At Work

Canada’s 10 most haunted workplaces

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 21, 2015 09:37 am

Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate the month of October with the tales of Canada’s spookiest places to work.

Category: Life At Work
Barber surgeon

10 jobs you should be thankful you don’t have this Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 9, 2015 03:53 pm

If you’re between jobs or longing for something better, it helps to keep things in perspective. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought we would give you a list of jobs you should be thankful you don’t have.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Gerod Roth

Man fired over racist social media posts

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 11:41 am

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Family out in a pumpkin patch

Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Should we follow suit?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 2, 2015 03:18 pm

The CEO of one Swedish company that has switched to a six-hour workday says employees are happier and there has been no drop in productivity. Could this work for you?

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Woman serving a coffee to a man in a cafe

What your coffee reveals about you

Peter Harris| September 29, 2015 06:07 am

Do you judge someone by their order at Starbucks? New research shows which professions consume the most coffee – and what how you take it can indicate about your personality.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Woman in a skirt, top, and jacket

3 benefits to a seriously small work wardrobe

Lisa Mesbur| September 23, 2015 11:03 am

A tiny, well-planned work wardrobe has tons of advantages, both in the office and outside of it. Here are three big ones.

Category: Fashion, Life At Work
Skeptical group in a meeting

10 things nobody at work needs to know about you

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 18, 2015 03:31 pm

We are living in the age of the overshare, but the office is not the place for it. Here are several things you should not share with your coworkers about yourself.

Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work
Concerned businessman

Five snap decisions that can ruin your career in an instant

Peter Harris| September 18, 2015 10:50 am

It takes a lot longer to build and maintain a successful career than it does to wreck it. Here’s a look at some of the most common split second blunders that can derail all your hard work.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Life At Work