Opinion: Depression and anxiety are what keep me from working at a real job
I hate to admit it, but the biggest reason I don’t have a “real” job is that I am too anxious and depressed to even consider applying for jobs. I have struggled with my mental health for years, but my last job, well, my last boss to be precise, took a toll on me that has kept me from wanting to re-enter the regular workforce for years.
There Lies A Significant Capitalist Influence In The Way That We Regulate Our Health.
Our health is influenced by what is best for business — there’s no doubt about it. We know, for instance, that an excessive consumption of sugar is bad for our health, but yet processed foods are continuously being advertised and shoved into our faces.
Walmart associate brings her child to work and makes her help out without getting caught
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. When my mother worked as a Walmart associate for a decade, she saw enough strange things to fill an entire book. There were times she felt shocked at the events that went on in the workplace. One of the most surprising incidents that happened while she was working at Walmart involved a coworker who brought her child into the store and put her to work all day long without getting caught.
Woman hires lawyer after nearly getting fired over on-the-job napping
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. My mother worked for a popular retail department store. One of my mother's coworkers injured herself on the job. While this woman didn't have to miss work due to her injury, the doctors prescribed medication to her and gave her a note instructing her to perform only "light duty" at work.
Opinion: How to Keep From Burning Out At Work
In the professional world, we are often asked to give more than we can take. Workloads pile up and until someone has a breakdown, they’ll keep getting more because that’s the glass ceiling. The more you give the more you will be asked to give.
Pregnant Mom Called 'Fake Feminist' for Accepting Help from Husband
How much special treatment should pregnant people get?. Pregnancy is no walk in the park. In fact, it takes a real toll on a person's body, and can cause a lot of general discomforts. Many people acknowledge all of the discomfort that a pregnant person goes through, and believe that pregnant people do deserve some accommodation.
Funny excuses heard in HR from employees late to work
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. As an employee working in HR, I’ve heard some great reasons for people to be late to work. After several years of these excuses, I decided that I should keep track of them and share them in an article. Here are some of the funniest (and even a few plausible) excuses that I’ve heard in HR for people being late to work.
Former bank teller forced to work while sick after asking to go home and being refused
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I got my first real full-time job six months after high-school graduation. I had decided not to go to college, and I kept my part-time after-school job for half a year after I left high school before my parents convinced me to enter the real world.
Boss Refuses Employee Leave after Loss of Mother
There is nothing more devastating to a person than losing someone they love. And for the loved ones of the 3.3 million people who die every year in the US, this is unfortunately something that many have to confront.
A Healthy Work-Life Balance Can Support a Better Lifestyle
If you love yourself it’s easy but you must be aware of your actions. Have Fun, Relax and Enjoy Life, not only WorkRob Hourmont. With my coaching, I talk with a lot of people daily on- and offline. 90% struggle to find a good, healthy, and happy work-life balance.
I'm Happily Going Back to The 9-5 For My Mental Health
It’s going to go to sh*t. No matter what, I couldn’t shake the feeling. It’s going to go to sh*t. It’s going to go to sh*t. Believe me, I tried. I journalled, I gave gratitude, I wrote articles. All of this was an attempt to self-soothe.
Mental Health Month: 3 tips for the workplace
Unaddressed mental health issues can create larger problems in the workplaceAndrea Piacquadio. May is Mental Health Awareness month. The goal, established in 1949 by Mental Health America, is to promote good mental health and encourage proper care and support for people that need it.
The female social entrepreneur from New York giving away her fortune
President Kagame at a dinner hosted by Francine Lefrak and her husband, Rick Friedberg.Image from Flicker under Creative Commons license. Last week I wrote about the New York billionaire giving away his fortune.
Architect Demands In-Laws Pay for Services
We live in a world where money is king. We all have a particular set of skills and training that we can apply to the workforce, and get paid in exchange for our labor. No one should work for free. In fact, basic human rights laws protect individuals from being taken advantage of by not being paid for their work. This can especially be the case when it comes to family looking for handouts or discounts.
Work on Your Life
Many years ago, Michael Gerber, famously known for his book The E Myth, introduced a concept I had never heard before. Gerber’s ideas changed my life and career radically and permanently.
Woman's Job 'in Jeopardy' After She Cares for Son Post-Surgery
Working parents have to juggle a lot. When a person chooses to become a parent, they are sacrificing a lot of their freedom and flexibility. Along with a child comes the responsibility to be there when the kid needs them, through sickness and in health, and drop everything if required.
Opinion: There's No Need to be Afraid of Saying No to Opportunities
You give your little finger and they want to take your whole hand. I’ve been reading about saying no more frequently of late than about saying yes. It’s a strange concept to me as I tend to always want to say yes and give far more than was agreed.
Office Relationships Prove Tricky To Navigate
I have a confession to make that often surprises even the closest people in my life. My partner and I met at work. We started off as friends, it turned into a romance, and we ended up keeping it a secret until he left the company to pursue a new opportunity. We no longer work together and have been together happily for years, but because it’s such a controversial topic, I want to touch on it.