Weird question, I know, but have any of you tried any of the company's that are making custom shoes? I have such problems with footwear that I'm wondering if this might be a good way to go. I'm currently looking at the styles at True Gault but I'm interested in seeing other brands before making a decision. Thanks!
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Transitioning from 9-5 to self-employed or business owner.
Hi ladies. I am looking for advise or insights from those of you who left corporate careers to set up your own business, either online, or physical location (café, wellness studio...). Thank you!
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How do I best handle the timing of job offers?
I've been out of work for almost a year, although I have only been seriously job searching for the past three months, when I opened myself up to looking nationwide. I'm currently a finalist for two jobs. Both good opportunities, lateral moves, in places I'd be happy to relocate to. I will probably get at least one offer by next week.
I also just was invited today to a second round of interviews for a bigger opportunity - larger scope of responsibility, a lot more money, another attractive location. It's a executive level role, and the interview process will extend into early next year. I'm super excited, but it is still too early to get my hopes way up. So I need to decide how to play this out.
If get an offer from one of the lateral opportunities, should I take it and just continue interviewing with the bigger opportunity? Or is that just too big of a bridge to burn, saying yes to one company and then resinding my acceptance a short while later to take a better job? I'm somewhat worried about turning an offer down given how long I've been out of work (oh, and I'm over 55).
Other suggestions for how to handle this situation?
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NOT promoting from within - advice on how to handle?
EDIT: Thanks all who replied. I work for the Courts so the Judge will actually have the final say but my input is strongly considered. Both employees are fairly young and have been at the office for 3 years. They know the basic ins and outs of the actual job, but they have a lot of bad habits ingrained from previous leadership (poor customer service skills, negative attitudes toward clients, and a general attitude of doing the bare minimum, not reaching out and working toward growth and development), which is what makes the Judge and myself feel they are not ideal. We have received no candidates with experience directly related to the job role and at this point, it's more about personality fit, mindset, and soft skills than experience. I've only worked with them for about 5 months so maybe they could rise to the occasion if given the chance but it feels risky. Especially since the issues were addressed with them on several occassions before I came aboard and little change was made. It's a tough situation!!!
I'm a brand new Director with no prior leadership and was put in this position to change our office culture. A blessing in disguise has been that the person who was the main problem resigned but now I need to hire. I only have 2 staff and both desperately want the promotion but are not really in the running. It boils down to moving the office culture in a more positive direction. Is there a good way to address this??? I like both and know it will create hard feelings. Any advice is appreciated!
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Tale of 2 bosses
I report to 2 managers. With very different ways of leading and communicating, both with their own pros and cons.
One leans more into a different department, so they usually focus on that side of the business. Whenever I submit work and projects to them to review, their process is a quick 2-minute check, slap a bow on it, and send it out into the world. Which is fine but there’s never any feedback on whether the work is correct, or quality or not. However the good thing about them is when I ask a question they completely understand my point and give great answers. They’re just not great at giving me personal feedback.
The other manager regularly questions everything, even if I have a good reason for things. And even when I explain my reasoning, they shoot down my ideas and I just have to try to read their mind to figure out how they want me to do it. Or they just straight up remove 30%-60% of my work and redo it. Or tell me to redo it and I have to be a mind reader again. It’s not that the work’s incorrect, it’s just not the way they want it. Whenever I ask them a question they answer in a way that indicates to me they didn’t understand my question or my point. And they just repeat the instructions again.
Is this normal? Is this how you learn? By doing something and then redoing it over and over again?
There’s no happy medium between the two bosses and I’m feeling just generally confused. Is my work good? I feel like no one can objectively tell me if my work is quality and if not, what to do about it. I feel like I’m not actually learning anything. And the constant rework is really frustrating and time-consuming. Is there a solution? I could try to go above both their heads but that’s pretty ballsy and might backfire. Do I just keep doing this dance of work, rework, idea, idea killed, until I can move away from under that boss?
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"A Job, A Career...
Which Do You Really Want? Why?
Is the juice (a career) worth the squeeze?
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I like the idea of fairygodboss.
It has a we are all in it together feeling except we are not all in it togther
None the less in those times when we feel isolated or defenceless. Some on might have a perspective that is neutral, allowing us to access our inner resources.