I work for a curriculum developer and just had to interface with a potential new site (a teacher, and a principal) and after a knowledgeable conversation in which I answered their questions, they asked if there was someone I could connect with their colleague who is in charge of the curriculum with "to talk to her on 'her level'" about our materials. Meanwhile, the fact that I'm a candidate in a doctoral education program is listed in my work signature. So, on a practical level, I'm the best person for their colleague to be connecting with given my deep knowledge of our content, experience as a teacher, and academic training.
I also think that ageism was at play in this scenario. I'm 37, but thanks to good genes and a gallon of water a day, I look about 10 years younger. I'm just tired of people seeing me and acting like I'm in need of adult supervision or something. If they took two minutes to listen to what I was actually saying, they would have no doubts that I'm the right person they should be speaking to.
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A reporter at NPR reached out to Fairygodboss because they're looking for women who have recently joined or rejoined the workforce about what drew them into the job market, what some of the challenges are, and any steps their employers might be taking (or that women wish employers would take) to build a more inclusive workplace.
Anyone have relevant experience + interest in speaking with NPR? Comment or message me and I'll connect you. Thank you!
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I work for a non-profit. I am concerned about workplace bullying. I would like feedback about potential toxicity in my workplace. We have two colleagues who are named Bert and Rich. I am on good terms with both of them. They seem to be on the lower end of the social structure at work. Last year someone began to jokingly refer to them as Bert and Ernie. I was taken aback as I was a new hire. Now people are using those names more often. They are now basically referred to as Bert and Ernie in every meeting that I attend that they are not present for. I find this behavior unprofessional. Do you think referring to two colleagues behind their backs as Bert and Ernie would constitute bullying? How concerned should I be about the culture of my workplace overall?
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Has anyone ever used My Jobs Corner?
Looking for a remote job and signed up with this website. I feel like I’m getting a lot of fake job request. I’m just wondering if anyone has used this and what your thoughts are on it. Or if anyone has any good sites I can explore.
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Temp Agencies, Staffing Agencies, Headhunters, Recruiters, and All In Between
For FBG users, anyone else working with a temp or staffing agency, being placed at a job with the agency, or job seekers considering working with an agency, A Life After Layoff founder and recruiter Bryan Creeley released a new video titled:
“The Recruiter’s Job Isn’t To Help Find You [job seeker]. It’s The Other Way Around”: https://youtu.be/oBNjNqWnaAQ.
Please sincerely check it out. Mr. Creeley truthfully tells you how temp agencies and staffing firms work. Note: These agencies are not there to help you and don't care about you, the job seeker. They are there to benefit the client company since that company pays them solely for achieving and executing their staffing hiring goals and foots the bill. The agencies, in turn, are looking for people (warm bodies) to fulfill a company’s staffing needs before moving on to the next opportunity with another company. A non-profit organization I previously worked for officially admitted this truth hack in a Google review regarding the temp agencies. The temp agencies are making money off of you, the job seeker, for assignment job placements (temporary, temp-to-hire, or permanent) to fulfill a client company’s needs and obligations. They neither care about you, the job seeker, nor your career endeavors.
This video is worth checking out and is essential as some FBG users do encounter temp agencies with similar situations like the one seen here. Please do not rely on a temp agency or return to a temp agency to get a job. This concept also applies to recruiters and headhunters at all levels. They are not there to help you, the job seeker, and are using you. It’s simple as that and is the truth, and this video is from an actual recruiter who truthfully explains that.
Please share it with friends, family members, neighbors, strangers, or anyone who needs to hear this truth. Thank you, and I truly and honestly believe it will help you. Don't just take my word for it. See it and believe it for yourself. Knowledge is power. Again, thank you.
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I am a beginner in design and looking for a good website where I can find images with a good quality.
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Use of BCC
We have a DH who used BCC a lot. I know this because I will suddenly get answers on a string of emails from someone I had no idea was included in the ‘conversation’. How could I let her know that this is considered bad form? It happened yesterday and I just forwarded my answers to the person who called me (one of her supervisors). He even came in and asked me why I didn’t ‘show him this while the conversation was occurring. I explained that this DH frequently uses BCC and the downside is that everyone’s responses are not visible. This DH is NOT transparent. Everything is considered compartmentalized and on a need to know basis…even when I really need to know! Mistakes are made and communication misunderstandings occur regular because of this practice.
Any ideas on how to (or if I should) approach and let her know this practice is fairly considered impolite at best…?
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