I feel intimidated by a male colleague.
Some male colleagues come across as fairly aggressive, and use their personality to intimidate others, directly and indirectly. How do I deal with this.
Ask them questions related to the work at hand. Just heep doing that.
I'm just returning to work after maternity leave and the amount of emails I have to go through is enormous. Is there a way to tackle these that won't take months?
Hi Fairygodbosses! I am writing here on behalf of my mom because I love and want the best for her. She has been working at a non-profit for the last 9 years and has become miserable at work. She wants a career change but doesn't know what she wants to do or how to get there. She is only now making the salary she should be making at 58 years old and I think that holds her back from taking a chance and leaving her company. Do any fairy godbosses here have some advice or resources for a middle-aged woman looking for a career change (and feels like a life change)? How can my mom build her confidence and self-worth to go after what truly makes her happy (or at least start trying to figure it out?) Appreciate any of your thoughts.
I worked for a company that does transportation on demand and is constantly in the news concerning their treatment of customers and employees. I left the company at the end of my first year, despite loving the work I was doing, because I found company culture to be so toxic. I was lucky, in that the first job I got after leaving didn't ask me about my experiences there or what caused me to leave. Now, however, every interview I have asks why I left and starts asking questions about the company culture. Some of the questions have been way too personal. and I don't want to spend my entire interview deflecting questions or being asked to trash talk, my former employer. Any ideas about what I can say when I'm asked why I left and how to steer the conversation back to the interview?
I am considering a move to a new company and their maternity policy states that employees receive 3 months fully paid. It does not specify a minimum length of time one must be employed with the company to receive this benefit. Am I then legally protected to receive this benefit if I end up becoming pregnant within the first year of employment? Or must I clarify now (before deciding to accept the job) that I will receive this benefit regardless of my length of employment? I am nervous to be unhappily surprised down the road but also skeptical about bringing up this clarifying question now considering I am not currently pregnant. Would very much appreciate thoughts/help on this topic!
Post a Question
Thank you. We'll review your post to ensure it meets our content guidelines and post it soon.
Post a Question
Would you like to receive personalized, pregnancy emails directly to your inbox? Sign up now for our free week-by-week emails.
Managing Director Reveals the Upside of Working in Consulting, Plus Her #1 Career Tip
Her advice will reframe how you think about networking.Read More
If Elon Musk Doesn’t Care If You Have a College Degree, Should You?
When one of the world's most successful business people says you don't need a degree, we listen.Read More
12 Steps to Acing an Interview, According to this CEO
There are a lot of interview tips out there but here's what the CEO of a career advice company says.Read More
3 Things You'll Miss At Work If You Aren't Aware of Nonverbal Communication
More than half of what we communicate is nonverbal. Are you fluent?Read More
5 Things You Should Never Say During a Negotiation
These mistakes are common — but they'll cost you.Read More
Advice, jobs & articles just for you.
Our newsletter is on it's way!
Just a few details, please: