Fired From Job

  • What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

    What NOT To Do When You Lose Your Job

    When you lose your job, it's very tempting to lash out at anyone in your path. After all, you've been wronged, so someone needs to take the heat. Everyone expects you to be angry and upset at getting fired or laid off, but don't take the bait. Being outwardly bitter and vituperative will only prevent you from... Continue Reading

  • Checking Your Facebook At Work Could Be A Federal Crime, Study Says

    Checking Your Facebook At Work Could Be A Federal Crime, Study Says

    By Abby Rogers Updating your Facebook status or adding to your shopping cart on Amazon at work isn't just a violation of company policy. It might also be against federal law, according to a new paper by two Boston College professors. Continue Reading

  • 4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

    4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

    By Susan Ricker There may be a bigger roadblock to your workplace productivity than the voice in your head telling you to play solitaire. It's that notion in your brain, called cognitive bias, which makes you confused, uninterested, wrongly informed or ignorant. A cognitive bias, or a pattern of inaccurate... Continue Reading

  • Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

    Fired From A Job? How To Explain It To Future Employers

    Q: I am a medical technologist with 10 plus years experience working in a hospital laboratory. I was terminated two years ago and have not been able to land a job with any hospital in my area. I complete applications honestly admitting to being terminated. I feel this has been a HUGE red flag; I am feeling... Continue Reading

  • 1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Continue Reading

  • True Tales: Fired by E-mail

    True Tales: Fired by E-mail

    Breaking up has always been hard to do. It's emotional and the whole thing can be awkward. (Umm, so you're wearing my sweatshirt -- do you mind if I get that back?) Which is why, since the dawn of the Internet, people have been dumping each other via e-mail. Although it's considered to be the most impersonal and... Continue Reading

  • How To Get Fired

    How To Get Fired

    I'm supposed to do this book review, but I don't really feel like reading the book. So, I'll just read the liner notes, make up some stuff about the book and go back to checking my Facebook page and drinking coffee. No one will ever know, since you'll probably never read the book anyway. And, that is how I would... Continue Reading