Tag: Hiring and Promotion

How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should)

The invisible nature of my chronic illness protects me from a whole universe of discrimination and microaggressions, but it also insulates me from potential support. Of course, I acknowledge that my position is a privileged one. Some disabilities announce themselves as soon as a job candidate enters an interview room, along with all of the […]

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My Aunt Has Alzheimer’s and Her Husband Doesn’t Seem to Care

My family is elderly, and my aunt — who is in her late 70s — was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. If someone does not go with her to appointments, she often forgets what was discussed, including medication, follow-up appointments or even why surgery is scheduled. We know that this will get worse with time. My […]

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How Data Can Help You Win in the Winner-Take-All Economy

This article is adapted from the book “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World,” to be published June 18 by St. Martin’s Press. On the day I met Brett Ostrum, in a conference room in Redmond, Wash., he was wearing a black leather jacket and a neat goatee, and his laptop was covered with stickers […]

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New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It

MADISON, Ala. — Across the United States, mammoth corporations and family businesses share a complaint: a shortage of workers. As the unemployment rate has tunneled its way to a half-century low, employers insist they must scramble to lure applicants. The shadow of age bias in hiring, though, is long. Tens of thousands of workers say […]

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At Work, Everyone Is in Fact Talking About You All the Time

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. You Are Not the Snack Czar My workplace provides a variety of free snacks. These usually include bananas, and there is no problem with taking one or three […]

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Want a Job but Have a Record? Who Cares? You’re Hired.

If you want a job at Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., just north of the Bronx, it’s yours. There’s no background check, drug test, credit check or call to references. Greyston won’t even interview you. You just go into the bakery and put your name and contact information on a list. When a job comes […]

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