Under the banner of “Pushing Back/Marching Forward,” Women’s Equality Week will be observed Sunday through Saturday by multiple organizations in the Kansas City area. Panels focused on pay equity, the power of the vote, and civil rights will be part of the commemoration Aug. 24-30.
Proponents say a “schedules that work” law would help part-time workers have more predictable shifts, making it easier to plan family activities and possibly hold a second part-time job. Opponents say the proposal ignores the variability of business staffing needs and is an unwanted government intrusion.
DEAR CARRIE: I am a career coach. A client told me about an unusual interview her 23-year-old daughter had recently. An interviewer asked her, "What's one thing you don't want me to know about you?" It seems like an inappropriate question. Is it even legal? I've also heard of people being asked, "What was one question you were hoping I wouldn't ask today?" Just wondering what your take is on these kinds of queries.
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Q: My recent promotion has turned into a disaster. About three months ago, I was made an assistant manager at the fast food restaurant where I worked. Almost immediately, I was told that I was being transferred to another location because the manager there needed help. However, "Mark" has made it clear from the beginning that he doesn't want me around.
Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.
Is one to never bring up anything from current events at work? "Never" is a big word. But it is important to stay vigilant on the effect your opinions have on others. Notice whether they are getting irritated, emotional, impassioned. Notice when a usually talkative or effervescent person gets quiet.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, said 4.67 million jobs were vacant in June, up 2.1 percent from May’s 4.58 million. The report also said hiring rose in June to 4.83 million from 4.74 million in May, but the hiring rate hasn’t grown as rapidly as the job vacancy rate.
DEAR CARRIE: I lost my job as a manager after 14 years. I put in a claim for unemployment benefits and started receiving them. In the meantime a former co-worker told me about a restaurant job. I called and was hired over the phone. I jumped right in even though I wasn't sure if the job was for me. Well, two weeks into the job I was told that I wasn't cutting it. I felt uneasy after that and decided to give a two weeks notice. But the owners said the two-week notice wasn't necessary and told me not to come in anymore. When I reapplied for unemployment benefits, the state Labor Department told me I was ineligible because I had quit the job without a good cause. Do I have any recourse?
Q: I do not understand how recruiters can be so thoughtless. After a networking contact gave my resume to a recruiter for a large local company, I received an email expressing interest in my background and suggesting possible times for a phone interview.