Seven Steps To Do To Get Laid-Off

*Disclaimer: the below tips shouldn’t be confused with getting fired on purpose. Because, well, that would be foolish. Steps and tips are untested.   I recently had a discussion with some girlfriends who wanted to quit their jobs to either travel or go back to school. The dilemma? they didn't want to lose their employment ...

When Managers Gossip

I love a good gossip session (when it doesn’t involve me, obviously. Is that even fair to say?). And I think it’s perfectly okay when co-workers, who are peers, gossip as a way to relieve stress or bond. But I can not get behind managers who gossip with subordinates about other employees in the office. ...

#ShitMyBossSays: January 18, 2018

Thank you, thank you for reading #ShitMyBossSays. You can catch up with the series here. Today's scenario is highlighted by my absentmindedness. It's on full display where I take full responsibility and a slap to the ego.   SCENARIO 1   Context: One of my work responsibilities is to order and coordinate all production pieces ...

The Fear of Losing Your Job Shouldn’t be Punishment for Demanding a Safe Workplace

During Peak Harvey Weinstein, I read an article about why the sexual harassment rates are so high in the restaurant industry. Like Hollywood actresses, but considerably worse off financially, waitresses endure rampant sexual harassment with impunity. I’ve never worked in the restaurant industry in any capacity, so I can't relate to the open, and often ...

#ShitMyCoworkerSays: January 12, 2018

UPDATE: If you read my post from a few days ago, I'm happy to announce that another Canadian was hired, although for a different department. Anyway, let's move on to this week's #ShitMyCoworkerSays post. This is a good one. Have you ever encountered anyone like this? How did you handle it? SCENARIO 1 Context: Three ...

#ShitMyBossSays: January 10, 2017

The constant bullshit of my past and present bosses is the source of my entertainment and hopefully yours. I'm struggling to bite my tongue around them, which is why I started this blog as a source of therapy.   SCENARIO 1   Context: My boss LOVES to delegate assignments through email. Under tight deadlines, most ...

Men Who Throw Tantrums in the Workplace Get Rewarded

Last year, I came across this THR report article revealing Paramount's negotiations with Mel Gibson's Braveheart budget. Apparently, the studio's initial offer was lower than Mel's expectations for what he would need to shoot the film. So, during a meeting with Paramount, when he was told how much money they were willing to put up, ...

#ShitMyCoworkerSays: January 8, 2018

Like bosses, coworkers also say dumb shit. Like a lot of dumb shit. And the more people you work with, the number of dumb shit goes up - exponentially. So, to honour my cowokers of past and present and the heaping pile of bull shit you feed me, I’m happy to document it all with ...

Cooler Talk

What job am I interviewing for? is my go-to line. And I'm proud of it. - Business Insider   #WHYWEWEARBLACK. 'nuff said - Glamour   I'm so confused. Is Derek Zoolander actually Donald Trump or is Trump actually Zoolander? I have so many questions. - The Daily Beast   Self care is so 2017. But ...

Somewhere In My Fragile Ego, I’m A-Okay With Getting Laid-Off Five Times

Truth time. I have five layoffs under my belt. And I’m only 30ish. I barely had time to learn the names of my coworkers before each place I worked at decided to show me the door. Just my luck.   I'm gainfully employed now (*knock on wood), but I've considered moonlighting as a professional laid-offer ...

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