Even the least-demanding of jobs can encroach on our sleep from time to time. Whether it's because we're stuck at work long after we should be hitting the sack, or up tossing and turning, thinking of the next day's to-do list, work is second only to small children on the list of slumber-interfering things. Some jobs, however, are apt to steal more Zzzs than others.
The end of the year is performance evaluation time for many workers, which means that now's the time to gather up proof of your awesomeness in the hopes of impressing the boss. But before you can make your case for more money and responsibility, you need to tally up your accomplishments. Here's how to do it.
The ADP National Employment Report is out for November, and the news is rosy: the economy added 215,000 private-sector jobs from October to November -- more than the 170,000 jobs predicted by economists.
When it comes to personal relationships in the workplace, many career experts say you should be like a contestant on a reality TV show -- in other words, not here to make friends. But although socializing with colleagues can have its downsides, there are plenty of benefits to making friends at work.
Blame TV shows featuring underage hackers or our post-Facebook culture for equating innovation with college kids who will drop out when they make their first million. Whatever the reason, it's a fact that many companies fill their IT jobs with folks who seem barely old enough to drive. But what if you're a slightly more experienced candidate?
The internet teems with lists of possible job choices, often focusing on growth industries and high pay, and we've certainly contributed to the literature on the subject. There's just one problem with using these lists as an approach to career planning: a hot career might not be the right career for you.
Working more used to hurt your salary, says a recent paper from Cornell University, but not anymore. In fact, say researchers Youngjoo Cha and Kim Weeden, the wage premium for working longer hours is growing. By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, "overworkers" earned about 6 percent more than their shorter-working counterparts.
Your CEO walks into the Monday meeting, dressed for business -- which, in his case, is a hoodie and jeans, or athletic apparel, or some other casual outfit that you'd usually reserve for washing the car or taking out the trash. Does this mean he's less professional than the average C-level executive -- or does it mean that he's just confident, and higher status?
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