What to do when the boss hates you

Do you suspect that your boss hates you? Do they give you a hard time, micromanage, treat you rudely, and never seem happy with anything you do? Maybe it’s nothing. Or maybe they’re out to get you and you’re about to lose your job. Here’s what to do about it. Don’t take it personally First…

7 dumb things you’re doing that make you less hireable

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to get every job and promotion they go after while others can send out 150 resumes and not get one single interview? What do those first people have that the others don’t? Skills and qualifications, maybe. But they are also probably socially savvy and engaged with the…

Canadian women lose thousands to job scam

Job scams continue to circulate and cost Canadians thousands of dollars. Please be careful. The CBC is reporting that a 23-year-old woman was recently defrauded out of $3,820 when she fell for a job scam. Sent a cheque and told her to deposit it Angelik Mangone-Trepanier believed that she was being hired as an assessment…

The industries most likely to show up to work hungover

Would you go to work with a raging hangover? Many people would. And if you’re in the legal industry, you more likely than others to do so. This is according to a study by Delphi Health Group, which surveyed over 1,000 full-time employees about working while hungover. Hangovers are the worst Apparently, nobody knows exactly…

Work from home jobs that pay more than $100K

Remote work is growing in popularity, and the number of jobs one can do from home is also growing, as employers begin to grasp the benefits of offering flexible work options. And if you think work from home jobs are only available to entry- or mid-level employees, think again. Yup, your living room can be…

Study finds attractive women viewed as less truthful, more fireable

If you’re a woman and you’ve been fired, maybe it’s because you’re too darn gorgeous. Attractive businesswomen are seen as less trustworthy, less truthful, and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. This is according to new research from CU Boulder and Washington State University. Stefanie Johnson, associate professor at CU Boulder’s Leeds…

Survey shows people are unaware of skilled trades opportunities

A new survey of young workers suggests that people are sadly misinformed about the opportunities offered by skilled trades and trade schools. While Canada suffers a shortage of skilled trades workers, people are becoming less likely to go into these jobs, which have come to be viewed as less attractive career prospects. The new poll,…

The worst workplace behaviours

A recent survey provides some insight into which behaviours are most annoying to your coworkers and bosses. The study was conducted by signs.com, a customized signage company, surveying more than 800 people in both employee and management roles, on which workplace behaviours they found most irritating. “We were determined to explore the violations of workplace…

How to use five basic punctuation marks

Punctuation is hard. Even I find it hard, and I’ve been a professional writer for a long time. I know others find punctuation hard also, because I see mistakes all over the place, all the time. This isn’t a big deal, in and of itself, despite what people who like to get contemptuous over this…