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How To Enjoy Your Weekend

Enjoy the Weekend

It’s the weekend or your days off.

You’ve planned the best day-off ever

And, now it’s here,

But, you wish you could cancel it all!

It’s just seems too exhausting to follow through.

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How to Boost Your Small Business

Diverse Workplace

Want to boost your small business?

Increase profits and grow?

The key is taking a page from other small businesses,

Those who focus on developing, involving and rewarding employees on a budget.

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Messy But Efficient?

Messy Desk

Are you working with a Corner Cutter?

Slackers who seem to be getting everything done?

You know they’re not playing by the rules, like everyone else

And, it’s not only frustrating, it can be dangerous too.

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I Hate My Job But I Can’t Quit

banging-head-on-wall

You’re fed-up with your terrible job.

Quitting is an option.

But, it’s easier said than done.

So, you think: I’ll just tough it out.

Here’s why workers stay in miserable jobs.

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Menopause Is A Fact of Work LIfe

menopause at work

It may be a taboo subject.

But reaching menopause and all it entails, is an increasing reality for many workers.

It may be hard to talk about,

Embarrassing or mystifying for some.

But it’s a fact of work life for

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When The Rich Get Richer & The Poor Get Poorer

Rich People

The rich may be getting richer and the poor, poorer in 2017.

And, if increases in precarious employment continue,

Workers may find their financial and psychological wellbeing compromised as a result.

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How To Ask For A Raise

hand shake office

So you want to ask for a raise?

You deserve it.

You haven’t had one in awhile.

Your colleague just got one.

But, how do you talk about this with the boss?

 

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Sexism at Work?

sexism-business

Whether it’s revealed in reports of sexual harassment in the workplace,

Or, the topic of repetitive calls for equal pay for equal work,

Women face subtle and not-so-subtle stereotyping at work.

How do women cope with these sexist attitudes and

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Good Gossip?

Gossip 2

Talking behind a colleague’s back is mean, nasty and unfair.

But, what about when it’s not?

There are times when gossip can be helpful to organizations.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview

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Why Are You Snacking At Work?

Eating at Desk

Are you snacking-on-the-job?

Munching on a treat, or slurping down a sugary, or caffeinated beverage?

Not to worry, you’re not a snack-addict.

The fact is we snack more at work than at home.

Sometimes it’s healthy.

And, sometimes not.

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