Author: Laura Lee Rose

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Is it undermining or rude to email the boss to ask him to get his act together?

  A busy professional asked me this question:   Is it undermining or rude to email the boss to ask him to get his act together after 1am? This is one of the reasons- undermining management, the HR dismissed me for gross misconduct. I was a chef and finished very late every night.   I would not do it. It’s…...

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Single Biggest Mistake You Are Making With Your Resume

You feel you’ve done a great job on your resume. Your career summary is modern, defines you as a professional, and covers those areas most relevant to your career level and job target. Your visual presentation and organization are fresh and just the right length.  You’re going in the right direction but you’re not done.  The key component to compel the…...

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What if a new co-worker lied about me at a previous job?

I received this question from a busy professional: What should I do when I found out that the new co-worker was the one who lied to my boss that made me quit my job of 18 years? I realize that I do not understand the full background. But I would like to point out that you (and only you) can…...

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What if my manager recruited a new employee to do my job?

I received this question from a busy professional: To reduce my political strength, my manager recruited a new employee and transferred part of the development I’d do, to him. In addition, he’s giving me dirty assignments that I’ve never done before. Are there any ideas how should I deal with this? I am not sure your premise is correct regarding…...

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What should you do if your boss doesn’t respond to you.

I received this question from a busy professional:  What should you do if your boss doesn’t acknowledge or respond to your emails and text messages? Since I don’t know the specifics, how often you are emailing or texting, or what time of day/night it is, my answer may not fit your specific situation. But here it goes. Put yourself in…...

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Which is the best function of HR? What is the scope for it in the future?

I received this question from a busy professional. Which is the best function of HR?  What is the scope for it in the future? The best function of Human Resources is the function that is needed at the time. It is normally the department of a business or organization that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of personnel. And…...

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Is it considered bad etiquette to ask when to leave work?

A busy professional asked me this question:   Why is it considered bad etiquette to ask when to leave work? I wouldn’t call it “bad etiquette”. But there are different ways to get the information that you need. One way, that is more professional and business goal oriented, is to simply ask about the policies and expectations. Ask about the…...

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4 Job Skills Needed to Rebound from COVID-19

As most of us are in lockdown at home, we wonder what a post-coronavirus-world might look like. It is extremely unlikely that things will just go back to exactly the way they were before. Our workplaces are likely to change, and with it, the skills companies will require. Here are 4 job skills that are likely to be in high…...

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Coronavirus: Is job hunting totally pointless during the coronavirus outbreak?

I go back and forth on this.  There is no “logical” reason why anyone should stop interviewing and searching for a job during this coronavirus outbreak.  We have the technology for individual and group virtual interviews.  There are various positions and ways to conduct roles, responsibilities and performance evaluations remotely.  We are in a global economy and everything that we…...

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Avoiding the 3 massive mistakes business owners make as they scale Part Two

Typically, the difference between a small business and a successful and profitable company is time and experience.  But there are certain factors that play a big part in how those companies grew to be successful — things like timing, having the right people, focus, and intensely hard work. And as your business begins to grow, you may be tempted to…...

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