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It's a sticky situation for many couples -- how do you pick and choose between co-workers for your wedding guest list? And what's the etiquette around inviting colleagues to your big day?
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Even though the workplace is not the same as the home, and even though the people at work aren't our family, when we're grouped together day after day with the same individuals, we human beings naturally have family-type reactions to one-another. In other words, interpersonal dynamics at work will often mirror familial ones.
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Who is the most difficult person you work with? Does it feel to you like they spend each evening plotting and planning on how to ruin the next day for you? Does it drain your energy just thinking about this person? You're not alone.
It doesn't matter whether you're from Wall Street or working the phones in a cubicle, whether you're a journeyman welder or a coding genius .. we are all vulnerable to becoming the target of a false rumour in the workplace.
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Few managers and workers are immune to gossip, bad-mouthing, having their ideas stolen or being set up by others who want their job or status. But it is possible to be respectful to your colleagues by staying neutral and staying focused on your performance instead of the politics that may surround you and your team.
One study, reported in 2011, of 10,000 graduates of Wisconsin high schools found that overweight men experienced few barriers to getting hired and promoted but fat women, for a variety of reasons related to reactions to being overweight, were less likely to earn college degrees, had jobs with lower earnings, and less social status than thinner female peers. Women working in television have been required to be thin (and young and beautiful) to be hired and retain their positions. Fat females, in day to day situations, confront discrimination in many forms. A 250-pound aerobics instructor in California who was fit, had many students, and no record of performance issues was denied a Jazzercise franchise.
Women bring a different perspective in terms of diversity of thought and experience, and are passionate about making a contribution and adding value from the start. If you're anything like me, you're probably asking, "Where do I sign up?" With that in mind, I'd like to share some tips based on my experience as a board member within RBC to help you get started.
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