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?
What are your early, sneaky signs of burnout, readers — and what do you differently when you notice the signs?
Reader M had a question about post-interview anxiety, something I notice coming up in the comment threads a lot… I had a second round interview this week, and I’m waiting to hear back. The job is working in-house for a big company. Their legal team is spread throughout their offices, so my first interview was … Read More about Dealing with Anxiety (Post-Interview Or Otherwise)
OK, ladies and gents, let’s discuss: 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? First, in case it needs to be said: No … Read More about Crying at Work: How to Deal
Something that everyone seems to be talking about is the concept of the “f$*@#$ off fund” — the original piece in Billfold went viral, and I’ve seen it popping up everywhere in conversation from FreeKesha stories to the discussion of that Yelp employee who got fired after complaining about her salary publicly (here’s Ask a Manager’s brief link to … Read More about The [email protected]#$ Off Fund
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? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your 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
A reader wondered how to push through fear and low self-esteem to build the career you want.
These are our top tips on battling burnout…
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?)
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on ways to relax (don’t miss the comments; lots of great ones!), but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on the best ways to relax after a stressful day. Today’s reader mail is asking for an open thread discussing relaxation techniques… It … Read More about Open Thread: Ways to Relax?