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The Holiday Party, With Regrets

’Tis the season of the holiday party and all its attendant follies. Think hazy encounters with your supervisor outside the bathroom stall, spiked careers around the spiked punch bowl, crushed egos amidst the crudité.  How egregious the follies, as it turns out, is at...

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How to Work 100 Hours a Week and Still Have a Life

Nobody, Elon Musk tweeted on Monday, “ever changed the world on forty hours a week.” When a Twitter user asked just how many hours one needs to put in to “change the world,” Musk suggested anywhere between eighty and more than 100 weekly. “Pain level increases...

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How to Murder the November Blahs at Work

It’s mid-November and everyone’s hurting. The reality of summer’s retreat is hard to ignore and the cold weather’s got you by the wrists. The days are short, the skies are grey and you look like a dork in your toque. Worse, work sucks because the same cheerless gloom...

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Choosing Phlebotomy

What better way to choose a career that’ll furnish you with a satisfying life than to pick it from a list? To that sophisticated end, a few job-centric lists for your consideration. The Ten Most Popular Occupations for Canadians for Women Retail salespersons...

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The Home-Run Combo of Sports and Work

With Toronto’s so recently dubious hockey team carving an entirely new storyline into this season’s ice, along with basketball tipping in after a terrible drought, soccer winding down with Toronto in the spoiler seat, football finding its stadium legs and baseball...

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#MeToo Lessons for Canadian Workplaces

It’s hard to remember a time when our daily news feed wasn’t dominated by reports of sexual transgressions, with one camp taking square aim at another. It seems like every day since Harvey Weinstein’s story broke more than a year ago dawns with a fresh tangle of...

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Labour’s Lost Loves

Like heartbreak and booty, employment is a popular focus for songwriters. From a collection of industrious mine workers who launched their every workday with a seven-person chorus of “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go!” through Loverboy’s declaration of...

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Airbnb for Work Broadens App’s Utility

Airbnb for pleasure travel? So 2008. Hotter now is the app’s extension into the corporate space, where its usefulness for business is realized in a trio of features that acknowledge the corporate traveller’s desire for leisure in their work travel. Among them is a...

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How to Know if You Squandered Your Summer

Amazingly, distressingly, horrifyingly, the end of summer is upon us. The fin de saison. The last piece of the pie, the final revolution of the carousel. The death. Upon us, too, are the thoughts that assail the brain at such occasions. Thoughts like: Did I get all I...

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The Best Business on the Big Screen

Something there is about a steamy summer afternoon that beckons a person into an air-conditioned theatre. There, relief—ideally—extends itself with not only a chilling call to attention for the hair on your arm, but a gripping flick about the hairy life of corporate...

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Robot-Proof Jobs

It’s a hard time to be employed. With employment, after all, comes the constant threat that today might be the day your job is stolen by a robot. The news fairly thrums with warning knells from on high, gravely advising the employed masses that their jobs are in...

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The Desuetude of Work

Remember the last elevator operator whose company you enjoyed on the trip up to the thirty-eighth floor? No? That’s because he hasn’t had the job for seventy-two years. One day in the not-so-distant future, it could be we’re making the same wistful comments about...

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The World’s Quirkiest HR Deets

The working world is nothing if not replete with peculiar rules, requirements and riders. In some cases, it’s employers and politicians making bizarre demands of employees; in others, it’s employees winning some pretty dubious professional rights. A down-filled...

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Canada’s SMEs Perk Up

The latest roundup of Canada’s superstar SMEs—produced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.—offers definitive proof that you don’t have to score a post with a big-guy employer to cash in on some nifty work perks. From on-site tiki bars to canine coworkers, lots of the companies...

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Five Ways to Manage a Gig-Economy Workforce

No question the labour force is in flux. Everything we thought we knew about how and where people work has been swept aside to make room for the gig economy. It’s a population whose ranks have recently exploded to include not just freelancers and carnies, but a whack...

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Trivia on Toil

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci wrote the world’s first-ever resume? How about that garbage collectors and bartenders are more likely to die on the job than cops? Or that the average office worker spends a full 50 minutes a day looking for lost files? There’s...

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How to Spring-Clean Your Job

Something there is about the spring that ignites an impulse to overhaul, pare down, spruce up. Your job’s a sweet place to apply these renewing energies. Here are five ideas to get your spring-cleaning juices flowing at the workplace. Take stock. There’s no time like...

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