Have you ever disengaged from work instead of quitting? Where are the boundaries between disengaging, leaning out, and having healthy work/life balance — and is there business etiquette associated with them?
The Right Way to Take a Mental Health Day
Readers, what say you — what is the right way to take a mental health day? If you’ve taken a mental health day at work, what was your technique? If you manage people, what have you seen others doing that strikes you as the “right way” to take a mental health day?
4 Sneaky Signs of Burnout
What are your early, sneaky signs of burnout, readers — and what do you differently when you notice the signs?
Dealing with Anxiety (Post-Interview Or Otherwise)
A reader wrote in after a job interview: “I think it went well, but I’m so anxious. … [W]hat to do with anxiety while waiting to hear back about a job?”
Crying at Work: How to Deal
How do you keep from crying at work, whether due to personal reasons or as a reaction to something work-related? What are your best tips to prevent it, explain it if it happens, and clean up your face once you’re done?
The [email protected]#$ Off Fund
Do you have an F-off fund? Is it separate from your emergency fund? Do you keep it a secret from your partner?
Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career?
I’ve gotten a few requests lately to address “career hiccups” — how to deal with failing the bar, being awkward with coworkers, making a huge mistake — and I think this is a great question. So: let’s discuss. For my $.02, I think that YOU are the biggest hurdle to get over after a career hiccup. You … Read More about Career Hiccups
When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
A reader wondered how to push through fear and low self-esteem to build the career you want.
Tips on Battling Burnout
These are our top tips on battling burnout…
How Your Career Affects Your Happiness (or: Are There Any Happy Lawyers?)
Reader C wonders who the happy lawyers are… but I think this leads us to a bigger question that will hopefully make for an interesting discussion: how do you view your career in your general quest for happiness? Hi Kat, I have a question for you and your incredible readers. I am an undergrad applying … Read More about How Your Career Affects Your Happiness (or: Are There Any Happy Lawyers?)
Open Thread: Ways to Relax?
Today’s reader mail is asking for an open thread discussing relaxation techniques… so let’s discuss! What are your favorite ways to relax? It would be fun to see an open thread discussing what readers do to relax/pamper themselves. I just bought the Discovery Channel “Planet Earth” series, for example, because it was on sale and … Read More about Open Thread: Ways to Relax?