The majority of the time, working for a boss means taking instructions and being asked to do stuff. However, sometimes we get asked to do stuff that we're not too keen on but because it's part of the job, accept the request, and get on with it. Occasionally though, we will be asked to do something by our boss that we are just not happy to comply with and this can create a real problem. Do we just accept it and get on it, probably with growing resentment to our boss and job, or do we stand our ground and say "no, I am not happy to do this"? A lot will depend on the type of boss we have, but if we do decide to go ahead and say no to our boss, there are ways to increase the possibility of our refusal being accepted without a major drama occurring. Be Clear First and foremost, establish a clear and concise rationale as to why you are saying no. Have the facts and figures, and reasons clearly outlined in your mind. You will increase the chances of your request bring granted if you also … [Read more...] about How to Say "No" to Your Boss
Archives for August 2021
Remote Work: How to Stay Motivated
The remote work lifestyle, whether you travel or work from home, offers a certain degree of freedom. However, with it comes complete and utter responsibility. It’s also challenging to stay focused and motivated, especially when you don’t have the friendly competition of co-workers and there are a million projects around the house you’d rather be accomplishing. … [Read more...] about Remote Work: How to Stay Motivated
5 Crucial Tips for Creating and Formatting Your Resume
When creating and formatting a resume, you need to make sure that the final product is not only polished but also professional. Those who do not achieve this with their resumes might not even have a chance of any hiring manager having a second look at their job application documents. … [Read more...] about 5 Crucial Tips for Creating and Formatting Your Resume
Interesting Reasons to Start Wearing Glasses in the Office
People wear glasses for all sorts of reasons, naturally, their vision may need correction or perhaps they simply prefer wearing frames to contact lenses. Whatever the reason, people who wear glasses at work often feel like they’re at an advantage over their co-workers. Perhaps it’s their particular style choice or the fact that glasses make you more memorable to your peers and those big bosses you’re trying to impress, but it’s true that more people are wearing glasses at work and not just to help correct their vision. Just a few short decades ago, wearing glasses often meant being pigeon-holed into being a geek, or someone overly bookish and shy. Today, thanks to the development and advances of glasses and lens technology – check out EyeBuyDirect.com for the latest in high index lenses – glasses have never been more on-trend, giving the wearers confidence, style and even a much-needed performance boost at work. In this post, we’ll explore some interesting reasons you should … [Read more...] about Interesting Reasons to Start Wearing Glasses in the Office
What Should You Include in a Payroll Record?
Payroll records are essential documents in any commercial setting. They capture a lot of information concerning the payment of workers. As an employer, you will find yourself following a specific guideline by the government on how to proceed with payroll recording. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for example, needs a manager to keep such documents for three years. … [Read more...] about What Should You Include in a Payroll Record?
3 Tips to Save Money in Your New Business
Regardless of whether you are just starting your business or have been doing it for some time, there are always savings to be made. However, some areas where savings can be achieved can have other benefits for your business as well. Here are a few ideas that may help your business save some money and help in other ways too. … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Save Money in Your New Business
Understanding Mandatory Overtime Laws
Some people feel happy when they hear the word “overtime” at their job. If their boss offers them overtime, and they need money at that moment, it might seem borderline miraculous that they can put in some additional hours, thereby padding their paycheck. Other individuals will be less thrilled if their boss tells them they’d like the employee to work longer than their designated shift or more hours than they expected each week. You could be in a spot where you want that extra money, but you also must take care of your kids, prepare meals, clean the house, and do other chores for which you now won’t have the time. … [Read more...] about Understanding Mandatory Overtime Laws
Abilities and Skills to Practice for PLI Test
PLI testing is a method small to large organizations use when onboarding employees to get to know the applicants a bit better. It is generally one of the first steps of selecting suitable candidates for an available vacancy, and this test helps filter through and shortlist individuals with great potential. … [Read more...] about Abilities and Skills to Practice for PLI Test
What Can a Tax Preparer Do for Your Business?
All businesses bloom from starting small to somehow get into the big leagues. Having your taxes and finances in check is quite a challenging process. Furthermore, attending to the proper management of your resources results in a smooth business operation. Now, you might be wondering about its possibilities. Improving and straightening your finances can help you gain traction when building a business empire. Hiring the proper individuals to aid you with tax preparation processes is valuable for success. … [Read more...] about What Can a Tax Preparer Do for Your Business?
How Not to Communicate in Business
Communication is a critical skill for anyone in any business setting. It doesn’t matter whether you aspire to grow your own corporate empire or you are happy working as an employee; if you can’t communicate effectively with those around you, you won’t find any sort of success. Unfortunately, being able to use language is not exactly the same as communicating. In fact, there are plenty of ways you might be communicating incorrectly, which could be debilitating your business opportunities. If you suspect that your business communication skill might be lacking, you might consider enrolling in a strategic communication course after you check your communication style for the following issues: … [Read more...] about How Not to Communicate in Business