Tag: employment

5 Things You Should Have Together Before You Ask for a Raise

This past week I asked my boss for a fairly sizable raise. I’ve been with this company for over 5 years now and thought it was time to “ante-up and kick-in” (as Denzel Washington’s character boldly declared in Glory) and make a request. Needless to say, it was not easy. I haven’t been that nervous …

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How to Keep Your Job – 10 Tips in a Tough Economy

Keeping your job in a tough economy is extremely hard, and this past week definitely proved it for me. On Friday I watched about 300 of my co-workers get laid off in a single day (end of the Federal fiscal year). One of my best friends at work got one week notice that his contract wasn’t being …

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How to Prepare for a Layoff

How are you prepared for a layoff? As a single income provider for my family of 5 (wife and three kids) being prepared for a layoff is something I need to be ready for. I never want my kids to go without just because I’ve been laid off. When I talk to my grandparents about …

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