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Feb 23,2007
Sometimes a career can swerve in unexpected directions. When Bill Burns was studying mechanical engineering at the University of California San Diego, he never expected to go into naval architecture or specialize in developing innovative hull designs. But what began in 1990 as an "interim" job with Alberto Calderon, a San Diego physicist, led Burns to the 21st floor of the First National Bank Building and a sweeping view of San Diego Bay. MARITIME ENGINEERING ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Anne Newbury is the embodiment of the Mary Kay dream come true. Newbury drove a pink Cadillac for much of her 38 years with the company, and won numerous mink coats, exotic trips and fancy jewels as rewards for her hard work.   A POSITIVE ATTITUDE - Anne Newbury started with Mary Kay in 1969 and collected more than $11 million in commissions over the years. CNS Photo by K.C. Alfred. But her biggest reward arrived when ... [full story]
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Dec 28,2007
The second hardest job in today's work world is to be a good boss. The hardest job in today's work world is to work for a bad boss. This is the kind of thing that should drive senior executives and human resources people nuts. But does it? Not very often. Because we live in a world where the boss is, well, the boss, the decisions handed down come with some sort of preordained respect. Even ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
I can't imagine that I will ever see a more pronounced case of an attempted career suicide than I saw last week. It happened in front of me and was so graphic that it almost seemed like a Greek tragedy unfolding in real time. Here are the quick facts: Hank, 53, is given a work assignment he doesn't like, one he thinks is not suited to his talents. He decides to quit a 27-year career ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Winning Over Anger and Violence has elected Alicia Mehlis, to the Board of Directors. She has been a teacher and principal in Southern California schools. She has served as a fundraiser and committee member for many community and professional organizations. As a member-at-large, Ms. Mehlis will help with promotions and fundraising.WINNING Over Anger and Violence has provided counseling services for 19 years in Central Oregon. It is currently seeking community members to help with fundraising, ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2009
Q: No one is addressing how long it will take for jobs to trickle down to us unemployed baby boomer sales management professionals. We are not going to be the recipients of the jobs President Barack Obama's program to rebuild the country's infrastructure will create. I was laid off recently and applied for a sales job at a good company. I have known the owners of the company for several years. They knew I had ... [full story]
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Mar 04,2009
Q: I was hired eight months ago as a supervisor for a small subcontractor of a state-funded, nonprofit agency. I took over for someone who ran the place into the ground, so I knew what problems I would be faced with. Since I took over, our office has been running smoothly, more efficiently than it ever has, and the staff and our clients are happy. For some reason, our contract manager has developed a personal ... [full story]
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Mar 27,2009
Q: I have an unusual workplace question because it combines volunteer jobs with paid jobs. I am on a volunteer board of directors for a condominium association's large complex. We have a paid management company and a full-time onsite manager, who is paid by the management company but takes instructions from our board. Some of the board members are more approachable than others. I am one of the approachable ones. Because of that, people stop ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2009
Q: I've been going to a gym for two years now, and I am having a problem with one of the employees. She is a part-time yoga instructor, and she spends several hours a day in the exercise room practicing yoga routines. Whenever she's there, she demands that the heat be turned up to 90 degrees. She says she will develop problems if it's not. She will not allow the heat to be lowered and ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2009
Q: I want a job in emergency management at a fire department, at an organization or company, or with the government. I have one certificate in emergency management and one year of experience, but many of the job ads for such positions require much more experience and other certifications. Should I apply for these jobs despite the fact that I don't possess the requirements? I have a passion for helping people, and I absolutely want ... [full story]
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Feb 25,2009
Q: I was told that I was laid off because of economic conditions and that I could return during the busy season. The company has two busy seasons, each lasting six weeks. I had been with the company for eight years as a full-time employee and five years before that as a temporary. I had excellent evaluations and attendance. I am receiving unemployment compensation for being laid off. Two months after I was let go, ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2009
Q: My friend from Europe has a bachelor's degree in business and a second degree, which is in international relations from a school in Vienna. She also speaks seven languages. She moved from Europe to Arizona and is having trouble finding a job. She wants to know how to tell a reputable headhunter from a bad one. She's attended good European schools but has no work experience yet. She's thought about working on the business ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Read a few pages of Anita Bruzzese's book and you probably will see yourself. And, you're almost guaranteed not to like the picture you see. "We hear all the time that people aren't happy in their jobs because of the boss, or because of the company, or because of something else," said Bruzzese, author of the book "45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy" (Perigee Trade, $14) "Never once have I heard from ... [full story]
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