Your Job Is a Tire on a Car
Apr29

Your Job Is a Tire on a Car

What do you do when you have been fired unjustly from your job? In your mind and opinion it was not fair. There are a couple of situations where being let go left you with this impression: A co-worker or several co-workers did not like you. Your boss did not pay close attention to your performance to know you were doing a great job. Management received complaints about you and you do not know who said it or what was said. Your boss...

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Do You Tell Your Employer that You Lied During the Interview?
Oct27

Do You Tell Your Employer that You Lied During the Interview?

I recently received a comment at Elephants at Work asking “Do you ever tell a new employer that you lied during the interview after you got the job?” Here’s his story: I was fired from my first job (was only there for 3 months) for staff misconduct; I refused a staff search and doing that lead to me being fired. I now have a new job but during my interview I was asked if I’ve ever had a job and I said no because I didn’t want to...

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What to Do When Your Friend is Fired
Oct22

What to Do When Your Friend is Fired

Each of us spends a lot of time of work and friendships develop. What do you do if your friend is fired? Do you stand by them or do you drop them as a friend? Well, as in life, it all depends. Sometimes friends are fired or let go because of something simple they did or did not do. For example, they may have gotten caught up in a layoff or their performance slipped and management needed to take action. Being let go or fired because of...

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How to Make a Good First Impression at Work
Aug13

How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

Making a good first impression with your new employer is important. It can be the difference between being successful and losing your job. You’ve landed a job – it may be your first job or it may be a new one. Either way, how you come into an organization and your first impression may signal the start of a great career or one where you meet some bumps along the road. Let me ask you – what do you think you need to do to make a good...

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Is it Time to Leave Your Job?
Apr14

Is it Time to Leave Your Job?

While traveling from Charlotte NC to Rochester NY, I met a woman in the seat next to me and we talked about her career. It turns out she has been working for the same organization for 35 years, most of that in the same job. She has six more years until she wants to retire. The question she is pondering is “Is it time to leave my job? Do I stay even though something is missing?” She has not gotten a raise in years because she is at the...

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Fired for Being Ethical
Jan28

Fired for Being Ethical

I received a letter from a woman in India who was recently fired for being ethical and upholding her values and principles. Here’s her story: I’m from eastern part of India. I have work experience of 14 years in IT. Last April 2014, I joined a start-up company as Technical Lead & Project Manager as they wanted my ability to help the company grow. Things were good till I hired an ex colleague of mine as my junior. After a month...

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