This is the time of year when some of us find a little extra in our paychecks, or get a nice fat bonus after we’ve already been paid. It’s a great way to end the year, but if you don’t plan ahead and think it through, that bonus could disappear quickly, along with the smile it gave you.
This time of year, with all the present buying, snow shoveling and family visiting, rarely do we have a moment to really think through that year-end bonus we hope is coming. But there are some important things you should know about your bonus—before you rely on it to cover the cost of all the gifts you just bought.
There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.
Nobody's perfect, but even the best of us is occasionally going to come up short at the office. But there’s a difference between the occasional missed meeting and a career full of bad work habits that remain unbroken. And that difference could cost you your job.
Not all seasonal jobs are created equal. Last week we took a look at some examples of holiday employment that offer good opportunities and benefits; now it's time to examine what kind of work you should actively avoid this season.
If you’ve been considering a seasonal job to bring in some extra cash during the holidays, it’s time to start going through the job listings. (Check sites like Indeed, GrooveJob and Snag a Job for opportunities in your area, or visit a company’s site or location directly.) There are numerous opportunities and possibilities that open up to you when you land that seasonal holiday position, beyond ju