4 Mistakes Women Make at the Office

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4 Mistakes Women Make at the Office
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 3:29pm


Political analyst Donna Brazile calls out common yet ill-advised career choices women should watch out for.

1. Taking a backseat, literally and figuratively.

2. Accepting lower salaries.

3. Doing too much for free.

4. Treating other women like adversaries.

Read why here.

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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 9:48pm

Thanks for the post Evelyn - but that is one analyst that I never listen to anything she has to say.

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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 2:15pm
While I'm not at all familiar with this political analyst I think her 3rd point is excellent. Why is it that managers always feel it is appropriate to ask women to take on extra tasks for free, but they never ask the same of men? And then when a woman says no their view of them changes. Well I for one refuse to put up with this. I am much more willing to speak up for myself and decline free work. We should all be valued for what we have to offer and compensated accordingly for the work that we do.
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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 7:19pm
I think the whole men vs. women thing in the workplace is overdone. Men work for free all the time if they are exempt employees. If you are not familiar with the term, exempt employees are those who work over 40 (I think it's still that) hours without receiving overtime pay.