Just a reminder of a few things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. 1. Your commute. It’s long and potentially tiresome, but it’s an opportunity to be productive or even just to reflect on the day. It’s what you make … More
Thanksgiving causes more holiday traffic than just about any other holiday combined. Here’s how to beat it, or at least hedge your bets on not missing out on some quality stuffing. 1. Whatever time you think you need to head … More
In the beginning of my career, business travel was a treat but after my gazzilonth trip to New York, I realized why people complain about traveling for work. Between the flight delays that airlines are famous for to the jetlag that leaves you wading through deadlines like a zombie, business travel can suck. More
Happy Thanksgiving!!!! From, Your friends at The Grindstone!
This Thanksgiving weekend, it’s easy to be thankful for the obvious stuff: Friends, family, turkey, blah blah blah. But as you’re enjoying a few days off work, and maybe already dreading returning to work on Monday, let’s take time to count the reasons why it’s still pretty darn great to have a job. More
Tonight is Thanksgiving Eve, which for many of us means heading to our hometown and stopping by the local bar and seeing everyone you went to high school with. More
Thanksgiving is a day away, which means lots of food, family and traveling. While Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year, its not a holiday. Its the day before the holiday. This means you might be expected to get some work done this Wednesday, but how? With all the traveling you’ll be doing, it may seem impossible to get any work done, right? Wrong. There are ways to be productive wherever you are stuck this Thanksgiving. Here is a how-to guide on setting up a work station anywhere from grandma’s, to the airport and everywhere in between. More
Yesterday we wrote about what to do when you hate your family and have to spend Thanksgiving weekend with them. But your family may start to look pretty good when you look at the following people and imagine what their Thanksgiving is going to be like. These people were just in the news for extramarital fairs, quitting their jobs, sleeping with minors, drug overdoses and emotional abuse. Their Thanksgivings are definitely going to have some awkward moments. More
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are taking a few extra moments to reflect on what we’re most thankful for. Some of you are thankful for friends and family, or for the delicious meal you’re about to dig into. But when was the last time you said “thank you” during your job search? More
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I don’t know if it’s just me but sometimes when I watch those Thanksgiving TV episodes where no one ever seems to home to their families (even if they like down the street) and instead do dinner with their friends, I get a little jealous. Dinner with friends just seems like so much less work and funnier, though that may be because these are all comedies. But for some people spending this holiday, after traveling on a crowded plane or train or car, with their family can be quite stressful. Maybe you don’t get along with them or you are just on edge because of work and don’t want to deal with seeing cousins and their five children right now. As we saw on Saturday Night Live this week, going home is never perfect so we came up with some strategies for helping you get through it. More
Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Sears and KMart will be the first large retail chains to open their doors for crazed bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Many other chains are open Thanksgiving Day, but their Black Friday sales don’t start until midnight or Friday morning. This is why a handful of employees have started protesting these work schedules on the grounds that these companies should be promoting that Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. More
It’s November, the month we all remember how important it is to give thanks for what we have. With the tough economy and competitive job market, having a job is reason enough to give thanks. You might be thankful you were impressive enough in your interview, whether in-person or through online video, to snag a great job. However, being grateful isn’t the only thing Thanksgiving is about. More
With my therapist’s permission, I’m going to relive that traumatic November day so that our readers can get a glimpse of what it’s like from the other side of the checkout aisle on the craziest shopping day of the year.
Though nearly half (48.4%) of our readers who took our Black Friday shopping poll said they would rather stay home or shop online than fight off the crowds, an estimated 152 million people are expected to participate. Perhaps what is keeping some people home is that they believe certain myths about this shopping day. Here is some clarification on those Black Friday legends. More