Q: A few months ago, my colleagues and I got a new manager who makes our lives a living hell. "Kristen" has no management experience and nitpicks everything we do. She gets angry about small stuff and talks to us like we're in third grade. She has also allowed the office to get disgustingly filthy.
I recently walked into my local coffee shop and saw a wall covered in posted notes with handwritten customer comments about what they are thankful for this time of year. If I were to look for a similar gratitude wall in most workplaces, it is unlikely I would find one.
LOS ANGELES - The gig: Christian Navarro, 48, is president, chief wine taster and partner of Wally's Wine and Spirits and Wally's, both in the Los Angeles area. The latter store opened last year and holds 2,500 wines, 200 cheeses, meats, caviar, chocolate and truffles.
MINNEAPOLIS - Jamie Lanegran grew up with animals "my entire life - dogs, cats, lizards, snakes, horses," she said. She entered college as an animal science major, took a break from school and then completed a business management degree. "The original major wouldn't have created as many opportunities as management," she said.
LOS ANGELES - Since the California Fair Pay Act was signed into law in October, companies have been scrambling to check their books, review their hiring statistics and get legal guidance to navigate what's being called the toughest equal wage statute in the country.
Social media is a big part of many people's lives, and it can be a great tool to help build and maintain relationships, and for general self-expression. LinkedIn has 396 million users, Twitter has 307 million active users, and Facebook almost 1.5 billion active users, according to Statista.com.