Topic: raise

Gunning For A Promotion? Try To Be A Better Version Of Your Boss

Gunning For A Promotion? Try To Be A Better Version Of Your Boss

Yesterday I announced to the world that my dear boss John* is leaving our company. (Not The Grindstone, don’t start crying. Meredith is here to stay! I have another employer as well.) After 30 years leading a multi-million dollar company, my boss is retiring. Understandably, our company is going to miss him dearly. But that hasn’t stopped the more ambitious among my co-workers from preparing for their own shot at running the show. Everywhere I turn, team leaders and middle management are dusting off their resumes and putting on their most successful face with the hope of snagging the top job. Since I’m not in the running, I decided to ask my boss what he’s looking for. More »

10 Things People Would Rather Have Instead Of An Office Holiday Party

10 Things People Would Rather Have Instead Of An Office Holiday Party

hough there is expected to be an increase in holiday office parties this year (6% from last year) according to CareerBuilder.com, most of you would rather be getting appreciation from your company in other ways. In fact, most of you would be rather be getting almost anything else than a holiday party. Only 4% of the respondents in a Harris poll, put a Christmas party on the top of their holiday list. The top thing everyone wants is cash because at the end of the day, apparently we all have a little Ebenezer Scrooge in us. “During tumultuous times, cash is king,” said Rusty Rueff, a career and workplace expert with Sausalito, Calif.-based workplace culture website Glassdoor.com. “Until employees feel confident in their jobs, have cash in their pockets, can take care of the basics, and have enough time to take care of what needs to get done, everything else feels like fluff.” More »