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Joyce Lain Kennedy

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  • Stand up for yourself: Push co-worker to pull his weight

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm happy to share work assignments but I'm currently paired with a guy who seems content to let me stay late and do most of the heavy lifting in the monthly production reports. I dislike conflict and wind up saying nothing. How can I handle...
  • How to tune up a tired job

    DEAR JOYCE: I am no longer interested in my job. I once enjoyed the work but it's fizzled, becoming tedious and mind-numbing. Have others complained to you about this issue, and what did you recommend? -- K.B. Absolutely, yes, over the years I've heard...
  • Can boss cut lunch hour for hourly employees?

    DEAR JOYCE: Is it against any laws or rules for a private employer to cut lunch hours to only 30 minutes for all hourly employees -- claiming that the workload demands the change?" -- J.J. "Absent a state or local law to the contrary, there is no federal...
  • Grads: Is keeping a job harder than landing it?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm graduating this year. I have no work experience. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to fit in an internship experience. I'm in the same spot as my brother was two years ago when he didn't last three months on his first real job. What are my best...
  • Will online education replace college in 15-20 years?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm reading blogs insisting we won't need college in 15 or 20 years by replacing higher education's brick-and-mortar learning with online education tools. Yes? No? Maybe? And what are those tools? -- J.J.N. Soaring tuition costs and an...
  • Am I getting my fair share of paid time off?

    DEAR JOYCE: I have been employed by my company for five years. When recently meeting with friends, I was upset to learn that two of them, who have held their jobs for only a couple of years, are getting more vacation time than I am! Unfair! -- T.O.J. The...
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • Boss catch you job shopping? Three tips to avoid being fired

    DEAR JOYCE: I've been job hunting on the sneak for about two months. My boss, a take-no-prisoners type, fired two co-workers last year for the same thing. I thought I was in the clear but now I'm concerned that my intent has become suspect. What's best:...
  • Make a career fair pay off for you

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm in the wind hoping to find one or more job connections at an upcoming career fair. Is a job fair the same thing? How effective are career fairs? -- S.T. The what: A job fair is a career fair is a career expo -- by any title, this...
  • Five tips to save your resume from death by computer eyes

    A resume revolution is here. Driven by technology in large and small companies across America, automated applicant tracking systems (ATS) use computer software to not only read but judge resumes. Why? To save employers time and recruiting costs. ATS...
  • Don't miss the now-new-next acts in critical career trends

    Staying on top of job search and career management requirements in changing career times -- from applicant tracking systems, social media and big data decision making, to evolving industries, job offshoring and worker preparation -- is a colossal...