This post discusses what constitutes a hostile work environment, what to do if you’re experiencing harassment, how and when to disclose incidents of harassment to Human Resources, and what to do if HR does not respond adequately to a harassment claim.Read More
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You’ve had it with your current job. Whether you feel frustrated, devalued, or stuck, you know that flat out quitting is a big step to take, and you want to make sure leaving is actually the right decision. However, everyone’s situation is different and there are no set rules for defining when it’s your time to move on.Read More
When external pressures in the workplace cause you to feel stress, it is certainly well worth the effort to address the external source. AND! It’s equally important to tend to yourself, ensure you’re promoting an internal sense of well-being, and giving yourself the opportunity to build resilience. Here is a simple exercise you can use — in the moment, in just a few minutes — to calm your body and promote s sense of well-being. And, it’s fun!Read More
If you’re intending on resigning from your job, you should have a plan in place for that initial conversation with your boss. Prepare your key talking points and practice your delivery with confidence in advance. However, not all bosses take the news very well. You should also be prepared to handle an emotional or harsh reaction. In some very extreme cases, I’ve seen some bosses totally reject a resignation. If you really think your boss could go nuclear, here’s how to handle that situation.Read More
Resigning from your job should be a straightforward conversation to have with your boss. However, whether you’ve worked at this organization for seven months or seven years, it’s never easy to say you’ve accepted a better offer elsewhere. It’s uncomfortable and tough. Most bosses usually understand, but there are some who don’t handle the news very well and some who totally reject it. Hopefully, you’ve been working with your boss long enough to predict how they’ll react. If you anticipate a potentially negative response or a full-on freak out, you should be prepared to deflect some pretty harsh comments.Read More