Welcome, everyone, to this blog about issues in the workplace. It is a natural offshoot of my nationally syndicated workplace column “On the Job” for Gannett News Service and USA Today.com.
I’ve always believed that knowledge is power, and we’ve all got something to share that can help others. Have a co-worker who is getting on your last nerve? Tell about it and then let others share how they confronted a similar problem and dealt effectively with it. Want to ask for a raise but don’t know how to do it? We’ll try and give you the skills you need to successfully bring home some extra bacon. Need some advice to recover from losing a job? There are plenty of folks who have been in your shoes and we’ll be there to keep you going until that next great opportunity comes along.
I think we’ll have plenty of lively discussions, lots of ideas and opinions about work today and how we can best do our jobs. I’ll write about different topics from time to time, as I believe my most important task is to keep you armed with information that will help you earn more money, be more successful, be more satisfied and lose weight (OK, so maybe not that).