Topic: office relationships

Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Exhibit #7,849 why you shouldn’t have an affair with an underling at work: Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has been suspended in the midst of a tawdry scandal that began with his affair with an officer working under him. After his mistress found out he was at a conference with yet another woman, she tweeted a photo of herself with her service weapon in her mouth, and things spiraled downward from there. More »

The Awkward Aftermath Of Co-Worker Relationships, Brought To You By Kristen Stewart

The Awkward Aftermath Of Co-Worker Relationships, Brought To You By Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Rupert Sanders obviously have a lot of personal issues to work through. I hope that they manage to do that in private. But there’s also some serious workplace awkwardness that’s bound to arise when you cheat on your co-star with your director. And it might teach Stewart some valuable lessons about office romance. More »

4 Unlikely Allies in the Workplace

4 Unlikely Allies in the Workplace

Katie Holmes’ filing for and resolution of divorce from Tom Cruise was fortunately over so quickly that prying media had very little chance to milk it. But smart professional women paid attention to one aspect of the information that was made public.

News outlets had reported that Holmes had shared confidences with Cruise’s second ex-wife Nicole Kidman who proved supportive of Holmes’ plans to terminate the marriage.

On the surface, Kidman might have seemed an unlikely ally. But Holmes was smart. At a deeper level, who better to connect with than a person who has the experience and inner resources you need? More »

5 Ways To Convince Co-Workers To Do What You Want

5 Ways To Convince Co-Workers To Do What You Want

Blame the charming new romantic comedy movie Ruby Sparks for the explosion of penned-in cubicle workers shouting “If only!!!”

Ruby Sparks is about a once successful young writer named Calvin. One night Calvin has a dream about a gal named Ruby Sparks whom he begins to use in his writing. Then she magically turns up in his apartment. And, much to the amazement of Calvin, she does whatever he writes her to do.

Were we all in possession of that magic wand capable of provoking co-workers to do our bidding when it comes to improving personal hygiene, creating beneficial company-wide programs and, not least of all, getting raises and promotions. And, just like Ruby, our office mates would have no clue that they had been “worked on” through our under-the-radar strategies. More »

CNN Needs To Learn To Share The Responsibility, Not Spread The Blame

CNN Needs To Learn To Share The Responsibility, Not Spread The Blame

If I had one pet peeve from working in an office environment, it was people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. I can handle a mistake, as long as the person owns up to it. Attempting to blame everyone else without taking a little responsibility for yourself when things went wrong was basically the mortal sin of office survival.

So I guess that explains why CNN’s ratings have to gone to hell. More »

How Marriage Makes Me a Better Employee

How Marriage Makes Me a Better Employee

There’s something about making a commitment to care about someone else’s needs above my own that has a profound effect on the way I make decisions. Exchanging wedding vows didn’t just change my living arrangements, though sharing a closet is definitely a compromise I wasn’t prepared for. It didn’t just impact my budget, though thank the Lord for a single mortgage payment. Becoming a wife added a very important step to my decision-making process. It added the step where I actively look at the way each and every choice will effect someone else. That step has made all the different in my work performance. More »

Under New Management: 7 Bosses Tell Us How To Handle The Transition

Under New Management: 7 Bosses Tell Us How To Handle The Transition

In the wide range of awkward office situations, meeting a new boss after your recent one was let go might rank right up there with the day after a wild holiday party. Everyone is averting eye contact, trying to get the lay of the land before they speak up or stand out. There are a million rumors about what might or might not have happened before lunch time even rolls around. New management is a tense and potentially tricky part of office life.

So we decided to reach out to some managers and career consultants to find out the best ways to thrive after your company undergoes a shake-up. More »

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Working Together: Would You Collaborate With Your Fiance?

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Working Together: Would You Collaborate With Your Fiance?

Music fans of Justin Timberlake can get excited. After three long years, he’s getting back in the recording studio. But he isn’t consulting with Timbaland and he won’t be releasing a new album. He’s composing the music for Jessica Biel‘s new movie, where she’ll be both starring and producing. In other words, his new fiance will kind of be his boss.

So now seems like the perfect time to discuss collaborating with your significant other. More »