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Sick Note

And so it is. We’ve officially reached the sickest days of winter, the stretch during which so many of our ranks fall victim to the aching, dripping, draining dreadfulness of flu season. It’s also a period of intense moral conflict, during which employee and employer,...

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Business-Based Blues Busting

Oh, bleh. We are well and truly barking in the dog days of winter now. Here is the season during which our existence is marked by short, dark stretches during which we grow endlessly fatter and less motivated. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of...

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Porn at Work

In one of those perfect end-of-year stories, find an account of a CSIS employee who was reprimanded for summoning himself up some pornography at work. The 2014 incident—among a multitude of others—was part of the 100-plus pages of just-released top-secret...

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How Not to Blow Up at the Holiday Party

In the spirit of the season, and always in the interest of bettering everyone’s traction on the professional playing field, here are five tips on how not to mess up your work life at the big Christmas shindig. You’re welcome. Don’t forget for a moment that the same...

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How to Shake Up a Job That’s Become a Slog

There’s nothing more spirit-crushing than the realization that your job has become a drag. Should you quit? But what if your next job is filled with as much day-to-day dredge? Is there another solution? Maybe. Consider: Mixing up your scene If there’s any way you can...

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Can’t Knock the Hustle

The side eye had its day. The side boob, same. Now is the age of the side hustle. It seems all the rage now, this notion of everybody needing to have a little something à la mode to make ends meet. GoDaddy just did a study and found that a full fifty percent of...

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The Benefits of Getting Bendy

Stress in the workplace is a serious issue and the government spends vast sums on the various byproducts of mental health and blah blah blah. Time to stop ruminating on it and start doing something about it. Enter yoga, an ancient means of wellness enhancement that...

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#Metoo

Sexual harassment is on everyone’s lips these days. That’s courtesy of the roaring torrent of accusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour of which a certain Hollywood bigwig has been in recent receipt. Harvey Weinstein is a fatcat Tinseltown producer who’s been...

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Feds Incent Companies to Hire STEM Grads

Along with three-ring binders and mechanical pencils, some students picked up 10,000 work placements as part of this year’s annual back-to-school routine. The Canadian government’s promise last week to pay companies $73 million to create co-op opportunities means...

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The Radical Concept of Taking a Holiday

Summer’s last days are dropping off the calendar like it was a cliff face, and the return of the short, brisk, collar-upped workday looms large. In other words, members of the Canadian workforce who have yet to indulge in a warm-weather vacation better get on with it....

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Can I Get Fired for Political Rallying?

In light of the social-media-assisted identification of participants in this past weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and the subsequent firing of some of these mean-spirited bozos, let’s have a noodle about employee rights as they relate to...

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The Canadian Workforce: Hewers No More On July 1, 1867, Canada’s four founding provinces officially became a Dominion. Today, 150 years hence, we are a bigger, more prosperous, politer nation. We have world-class cities and hipsters and activated-carbon gelato. Our...

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The Minimum Wage Effect

On May 30, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the minimum wage in her province would increase to $14 as of January 1, 2018, and, a year later, to $15. And nothing’s been the same since. Like local flora and fauna, minimum wage varies wildly around the...

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