Tag: Careers and Professions

Vomiting at Work Doesn’t Mean You’re Bad at Your Job

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Good morning! It’s me and I’m here: your new Work Friend, assembled from the frantically selected parts of expired Work Friends. Choire Sicha’s blog-hardened heart; Megan Greenwell’s Millennial […]

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Using Technology to Close the Autism Job Gap

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. Byran Dai was 24 when he promised his mother, who passed away less than two months later, that he would look out for his younger brother Brandon, who is autistic. Brandon, 15 […]

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Women Are Missing at Central Banks

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank might seem an unlikely place to hold a conference on gender equality. Or it might be exactly the kind of place that needs to. Only one member of the bank’s policymaking Governing Council is a woman — and she recently announced her resignation. The situation is similar at other […]

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Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals

At Birchbox, the beauty and grooming subscription service, there is something called the “tri-bat.” Birchbox offers full-time employees who have been with the company for three years a $750 stipend (on top of their salary) and three weeks off in addition to standard vacation time. At six years of service, employees receive the same time […]

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Blogs Cannot Tell You What to Do With Your Career

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Richard Scarry Prepared Us Poorly I am a typical late-20s cubicle-working dude. I make enough money to support the life I have and save a little bit each […]

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I Buy Kegs for the Office. Do I Have to Buy Tampons, Too?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Tampons or Wine, the Eternal Dilemma I run a small but growing start-up and employ many young female employees. As is standard for the start-up world, we buy […]

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In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

For students chasing lasting wealth, the best choice of a college major is less obvious than you might think. The conventional wisdom is that computer science and engineering majors have better employment prospects and higher earnings than their peers who choose liberal arts. This is true for the first job, but the long-term story is […]

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An Open Letter (and a Rant) on Age Discrimination at Work

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Let’s start with two letters this week. No. 1: I am an advertising creative who has been unemployed for over six months. I’m having difficulty finding a full-time […]

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‘I Put My Own Life on Hold’: The Pain and Joy of Caring for Parents

Daughters said they sacrificed careers when their relatives wouldn’t. Others said hiring help sapped finances. And more than a few found treasured final moments with loved ones despite the overwhelming work of caring for them. After The Times published a pair of articles on elder care — one about a Connecticut home health aide and […]

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In a Tight Labor Market, a Disability May Not Be a Barrier

ROUND ROCK, Tex. — When Kate Cosway completed her master’s degree in 2014, her résumé drew plenty of interest, but she rarely advanced far in the hiring process. She was pretty sure she knew why: She is on the autism spectrum and struggles in traditional interviews. Her luck finally turned this summer when she landed […]

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Is My Millennial Co-Worker a Narcissist, or Am I a Jealous Jerk?

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Millennials’ Revolt My co-worker seems to work more for their (I don’t want to specify gender) personal brand than for the company. This team member posts their whereabouts […]

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How Job Retraining Can Yield Lasting Wage Gains (It Isn’t Cheap)

SAN ANTONIO — The economic odds facing Avigail Rodriguez a few years ago couldn’t have been much worse. An undocumented immigrant and a single mother, she lived in a cramped apartment in a tough neighborhood in San Antonio and earned just $9 an hour working as a nurse’s assistant. Today, Ms. Rodriguez, 26, owns her […]

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Art Disappears in Private Hands. Can Social Media Resurface It?

The private art collection of Roberto Toscano and his wife, Nadia Toscano-Palon, features works by artists including Daniel Turner, Anish Kapoor, James Turrell and Oscar Tuazon. Since 2012, the collection has grown to more than 100 works, which are partly in storage because of renovations — and, like most private collections, are rarely seen by […]

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My Librarian Boss Hates Science and Public Services. Help!

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Where Human Decency Meets Professional Standards I am a part-time children’s librarian in a diverse, small-city public library. I love our patrons and community and have worked to […]

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Doctors in Debt: These Physicians Gladly Struck a Deal With California

Dr. Michael Gabriel Galvez, a pediatric hand surgeon who treats mostly low-income patients at a hospital in California’s Central Valley, jokes with families that he went to “30th grade.” But that did not come cheap. The debt he has accrued from 18 years of higher education and medical training, including Stanford Medical School, fellowships and […]

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The Last Toll Collectors

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gerry Flint has collected tolls for 40 years on a 570-mile highway that crosses New York State. But he does more than just count money and make change. He gives directions to lost drivers, offers hotel and restaurant tips […]

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