How to Handle Stress at a New Job

How to Handle Stress at a New Job

Starting a new job can be a very exciting and stressful time in your life. The promise of new opportunities is often accompanied by the fear of the unknown. This means that many of the stressors that you feel come from not having the experience of being around new people, bosses, and an environment that is different than what you have grown accustomed to.

A little stress is actually good as it provides motivation and the extra effort needed to get you through the first few days on the job. However, too much of it can negatively affect your performance as […]

Managing a Relationship when you Both Work Different Hours

Managing a Relationship when you Both Work Different Hours

Working different hours for some couples can be a nightmare when it comes to the relationship. The reasons are fairly simple especially in the early stages of marriage spending time together is essential for the relationship to succeed. The pressures of pursuing a career can really affect the work-life balance when one of you works during the day and the other is working the graveyard shift.

However, there are methods you can use to minimize the impact of working different hours so that your relationship can continue to grow.

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Pros and Cons of Working the Graveyard Shift

Pros and Cons of Working the Graveyard Shift

For many people, working the graveyard shift is something that they need to do when a recruit is starting a career, looking for higher wages, or as simply a required part of the job that they want to pursue. It is against conventional standards to work a shift outside the typical 9 to 5 that most workers enjoy.

Working this type of shift has been going on for well over a century and there are certainly positive and negatives to putting yourself through this process.

Advantages

There are a number of benefits that working this type of shift brings, particularly for those who […]

Modern Trends in Telecommuting

Modern Trends in Telecommuting

More and more people are choosing telecommuting as a way to work from somewhere other than the usual office environment. Having a career that gives you the flexibility to work from your home, hotel room or other remote location is so much easier with the advancements in modern technology. Employment is something that can be sought without even having to leave home in many cases; you can even recruit new staff from your chosen location and of course have the benefit of changing where you work from!

Flexibility Around Other Commitments

There are many barriers that can stop a person/people from […]

Listening to Music While You Work

Listening to Music While You Work

Throughout history many people in a variety of job roles have used music to help increase their productivity. On boats it has been used to keep the rowers in rhythm and in factories to keep the staff happy and keep them from getting bored when undertaking repetitive tasks are just two examples of where listening to music while you work has proved valuable.  Being pent up and anxious can cause you to stray from the task in hand which will of course cause you to find something else to occupy your mind.

Great for many working environments

Whether working at a desk […]

Working in the Office While You Are Sick. Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Working in the Office While You Are Sick. Good Idea or Bad Idea?

It is important to make sure that you show up to work on a regular basis. Having a great attendance record at work is something that should be commended and will help you earn promotions overtime. However, if you are really sick, it is not a good idea to go to the office. Your career is important, but going to work when you are sick is not the best thing for you or for your fellow employees. Your employee would actually want you to stay home when sick than to try and power through a work day.

Here are two¬†reasons why […]