Life At Work

Woman looking at her boss skeptically

Think your boss sucks? There’s an 82% chance you’re right.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 22, 2015 07:44 pm

A new study shows the state of managers in North America is pretty dismal, claiming the wrong hire is being made 82% of the time and that this is costing companies billions.

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Signs you're in the wrong job

Six signs that you’re in the wrong job

Peter Harris| Apr 16, 2015 12:47 pm

Being in the wrong job isn’t all bad. You can learn valuable lessons from a bad experience, if you don’t get stuck in it for too long. Here’s how you can tell when it’s time to move on.

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The world’s coolest offices

Elizabeth Bromstein| Apr 14, 2015 06:25 pm

I’m having a wee case of the jealousies right now. Because Bored Panda just published a list of 12 of the world’s coolest offices and one of them is on a pirate ship. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. But I want to work on a pirate ship.

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pair of feet in black high heels

Heels: how high is too high for work? (Featuring fascinating footwear facts)

Lisa Mesbur| Apr 10, 2015 07:37 pm

Staring at those six-inch stiletto heels sitting your closet and wondering whether you can get away with them in the office? Maybe. It depends on where you work.

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Woman contemplating quitting

Four good reasons not to quit your job just yet

Kevin Makra| Apr 2, 2015 01:11 pm

For many people the spring season seems like a great time for making a fresh start. However, let’s take a look at some of the hard truths about throwing in the towel at work.

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Prince Harry Windsor

Royals who hold down real jobs (just like the rest of us)

Melissa Allen| Apr 1, 2015 09:11 am

Here are some members of European royalty who have “real jobs” (in other words, acting, modeling, musician, art gallerist and other sexy, glamourous jobs aren’t counted).

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Executive on the stairs

Why not-so-smart but charismatic people get promoted, but the CEO has the least people skills of all

Nicole Wray| Mar 31, 2015 06:47 pm

If you’ve ever watched a not-so-smart but charismatic co-worker rise in the promotion ranks, then you know that IQ isn’t everything. So why are the people at the top so anti-social?

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April Fool’s pranks you can pull at the office and not get fired

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 27, 2015 05:47 pm

April Fool’s day is right around the corner. Here’s a selection of pranks you can pull on your colleagues and probably not get in trouble for.

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Man tying a tie

The ultimate guide to ties (and how to wear them)

Lisa Mesbur| Mar 12, 2015 07:52 pm

If you work in an office that requires a tie, you probably know the basic rules. But are you aware of the garment’s fascinating history on the French battlefield? Mais, oui!

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Plate of chicken wings

The ultimate office revenge story?

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 25, 2015 08:07 pm

So, someone keeps stealing your lunch from the office fridge. Do you a) lie in wait to catch them red-handed b) give up and buy another lunch c) set a diabolical trap?

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