Life At Work

Two unfriendly people

Who wins: Nice guys or jerks?

Peter Harris| Jul 22, 2014 10:36 am


While it has long been acknowledged that likeability plays a major factor in getting hired, there is rising evidence that the jerks out there have some advantages too. Who comes out on top?



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Man On Couch With Phone

Stop using this word. You’re not fooling anyone.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 10, 2014 08:31 pm


When I ask you how you are and this is how you respond, I immediately assume you’re lying. Don’t say it.



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10 jobs that let you retire early

Melissa Allen| Jul 10, 2014 07:34 pm


Believe it or not, you don’t need to win the lottery or inherit millions to retire early. Here are ten everyday jobs that will put you on the path to early retirement.



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Office Space 1999

Ten weird things about work that aren’t in your job description (and HR won’t tell you about)

Peter Harris| Jul 9, 2014 11:42 am


Work is a strange place. A lot of odd rituals have formed to keep so many disparate personalities coexisting in a shared space as part of a team. Here’s what they don’t teach you in school about life on the job.



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Woman's feet in sandals

“Nobody wants to see your toes:” Should you be allowed to wear sandals to work?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 19, 2014 07:36 pm


There are those who think your toes have no place on display at work. We discuss how to dress for the office when it’s hot outside.



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Woman wearing Google Glass

Wearable tech: time saver & privacy invader in the workplace

Simon Cohen| Jun 13, 2014 08:50 pm


Wearable tech is suddenly and massively all the rage. From the FitBit to the Pebble, people are strapping on connected devices as fast as companies can make them. But how will this rising tech trend affect your work life? The answers may surprise you.



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Woman talking to her boss and laughing but maybe wishing she could say something else

8 things employees wish they could say to the boss

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 13, 2014 07:17 pm


Everyone, from the intern to the CEO, has to watch their mouth around their superiors. Here are the top eight things employees would say to the boss if they could.



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Real office worker on meeting

11 examples of the worst possible boss behaviour

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 10, 2014 06:45 pm


Half of Canadian workers think they could do the boss’s job as well or better. Here are some of the worst boss horror stories they shared with us.



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Attractive woman using her phone to type

140 career tips in 140 characters or less

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 6, 2014 03:02 pm


140 bite-sized bits of career advice from our archives – from the search to the interview to the workplace. These should answer most of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
Tattoed business man carrying laptop

Controversy over workplace tattoos gets nasty

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 4, 2014 02:49 pm


The Ottawa Convention Centre locked out three employees who refused to cover their tattoos. The workers are calling the move “prejudiced.”



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