I have not discussed with my potential employer my 5yo and 8mo children being at home during the work day.
I would say 25% of my job is going to be on meetings where I may or may not be talking. My children are very used to me being on meetings much more due to being a remote sales rep.
My biggest concern is background noise. The kids play by themselves during meetings, the baby has a safe place to explore but we have a very open house and there is no space for a designated office. The sound travels and even when I’m on the other side of the house people will still comment on the baby.
I know who am I, and the work I put into my job. I do not want to disclose the kids being in the house because as my husband pointed out no one would ever ask him.
My question is have you worked remote with your kids post pandemic? How did you approach it with employers? The majority of my job will be building content and sales trainings which is independent work.
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I was let go from a job I had been at for 25 years.
Yes, it’s been a struggle! I’ve been with my new job for about 3 weeks now and I’m just not feeling like I fit in. My office is tucked away in a corner of the building and I’m isolated from the rest of my co-workers. I’ve been taught jobs here and there but I’m still left with nothing to do for roughly 1/2 of my time. I had constantly been asking for tasks but, after never really being given any tasks, I’ve pretty much quit asking. There is also a co-worker who is pretty difficult to work with. She’s only been there for a couple of months more than me but thinks she runs the office. She claims to have a masters degree and to be an expert with Quickbooks but some of her actions tell me something isn’t right with her story. What do I do???
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Help me make sense of this...
I've been unhappy in my job and sat with my boss last week. I told him that I have begun a search for another job and I let him know my issues / concerns. He shook his head and said "you're too valuable to lose". Then he got up and walked out of the room. He's been avoiding me ever since.
A bonus and raise could keep me here, he knows this. Instead, he's ignoring me. WTF???
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TW: death of a colleague, death of a young person, mental health struggles, suicide.
If these are too upsetting for you, I advise scrolling on.
I learned recently that a former colleague of mine from a different department died by suicide on the same day he was laid off. His obituary suggested mental health struggles that predated his termination and I know that someone would have had to be struggling already for a layoff to trigger a crisis like this. But my job has not acknowledged this person’s death in any way. I found out through the grapevine. We did not work closely so this is not a personal loss for me, but I’m deeply shaken and disturbed. He was very young, mid-20s and extremely kind and helpful the few times I did interact with him. I know that we cannot expect our employers to be anything more than just employers. We are not a family, we are hardly even friends except for a few notable exceptions. But we are a community. Allowing news like this to spread slowly through word of mouth is so disturbing. Am I wrong to think they should have shared this news along with some resources for how we can support each other? Again, I know we are not supposed to be more than professional with one another but a workplace is one of the most reliable places that people show up every day. I feel like we should be able to at least notice and respond if someone is experiencing a crisis this large? This is my first corporate job so I might be totally naive. I would love to hear some advice here. Should I confront management? Or is this par for the course in a corporate job like this and I should just keep my feelings private? Thank you all in advance, I’m really upset and not sure how to proceed.
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It's self-assessment season.
Those weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year when you know you *should* sit down and reflect on the past 12 months.
But, you keep moving it back on your to-do list until all of a sudden it's New Year's and you still have that same blank piece of paper.
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finding time to think and write
remembering the details of the year
hard to 'sell yourself'
don't feel like it actually helps you grow
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First it was The Great Resignation. Then came Quiet Quitting. That’s the latest career trend circulating on social media.
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I am outspoken it has jeopardized previous jobs.
Following procedures and protocols is important if a company is not doing that why would I stay quiet? I learned from this experience and can present it better if it ever arises again. I feel like I was too bold but the higher-ups in the company were happy no coworkers or managers.