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Asked by Jonathan on June 27, 2017

I'm currently on an international stint for 2 years with my company and it is coming to an end. I'm ready to come on home and I have two options. Take another year assignment abroad at a higher career level or return home at the same career level to work in a difficult group with extremely high expectations (but high exposure). Any thoughts on what would be best path?

Cardinal Health, AT&T, ManpowerGroup, ADP have responded.

I think the answer to this question depends on your personal and careers interests/preference. I don't think there is a right or wrong option here. There are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself.…

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Asked by Nathalie on May 5, 2017

What time is too late to email an boss? I usually send emails between 6am-5pm but have found myself emailing sometimes between 5:30-6pm. I know never to send emails over the weekend but I was just wondering what time is too late to send emails?

HPE, Textron, AT&T, ADM have responded.

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The most important aspect to remember is that you are responsive to your manager. I usually  list them as top priority  when clearing my  emails because they are depending on…

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Asked by Mike on March 1, 2017

I'm an intern and it's my second week on the job. There is a jeans casual day this Friday - should I still dress in my formal business attire given I'm just an intern. Thanks!

Textron, Worthington, Broadridge, BNYMellon have responded.

Hello and congratulations on starting a new internship! If the company culture is to wear jeans on Fridays, I would think it is safe to follow your colleagues. However, I would also recommend asking either…

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Asked by Maura on February 6, 2017

I just accepted an internship but realized I have a scheduled trip the first week of work. Is is ok to ask for time off since it was previously planned?

Worthington, Cigna, ADM have responded.

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I would reach out to your new employer as soon as possible to let them know about this trip. It is typically OK to miss work for prior engagements. I would recommend saying that this trip slipped…

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Asked by Maura on February 5, 2017

I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.

ADM, Emerson, Cardinal Health have responded.

The best approach to base the answer to this question on your relationship with your supervisor. If you have a solid line of communication and feel comfortable enough sharing your personal business…

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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