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Was your manager competent enough to guide you in building your career?

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I have had a few weird and unusual experiences in my life, especially, in the workplace. Those experiences compelled me to wonder about the work ethics that are followed in these places as many of such practices adversely affected my career as well as others too. But before beginning what I endured let's read a story first:- The Story of a gem-cutter Once upon a time, there was a gem-cutter who was not so skilled in his trade. But he was a favorite of his master. One day his master gave him a very precious stone to cut into a beautiful piece of jewel. The gem-cutter could not do it properly. He broke it into several pieces. His master realized his mistakes and soon replaced him with a skilled one. The new gem-cutter collected the pieces of this broken gem and cut each one of them beautifully. They are now smaller in size but they shone brilliantly. The mistake done by the jewel shop owner was that he relied on somebody based on favoritism and not on the skills he possessed to perfo

Three Signs Your Manager Demonstrates Toxic Behavior

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When you first leave the professional world, you may want to become a good employee and do everything your boss tells you. But how do you know that your workplace and employer are toxic?

When agency people could not find anything to undermine my merit, they looked for personality disorders.

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Based on a true experience of a dedicated worker who just could not give up... A few years back, Sheila got a job as a social media executive in a reputed IT firm. Sheila was chosen to work for them after successfully completing a course in digital marketing from an institution run by the same company. Sheila was practically thrilled at first, but soon realized she had made a mistake. 

Nepotism In India

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Animosity towards nepotism has again revived due to the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a vivid and successful Bollywood star. People were taken back when they got to know about this tragedy. Who knew someone who had it all was going through so much that the only choice he had was to take his life. Such is the condition of the industry that is Bollywood. This malady is for the outsiders who have no acting or film industry links. This is not limited in Bollywood but also in almost all areas of importance.

Growing Up As Heather - Part 3

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After Buff passed away Emily and Kotton became friends. Watching them playing outside just made my day better. There was not a moment that we did not laugh. Kotton would get Emily in trouble for running through Debbie’s flowers! There was one time where we actually caught them sleeping side by side together one night. 

How micro-management can destroy an entire team in an office

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Teamwork is all about the synergy between the members. Any individual no matter how adroit he is can't accomplish all by himself. A robust team will always deliver. But if the members are not allowed to work in an unrestricted environment,  the efficiency of the team as a whole will fall. When the leader or manager tries to control or take everything in his hands, the one's under him are sure to despise his methods and won't like to work there. Micromanagement is the perfect example of this shortcoming.

Growing Up As Heather - Part 2

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Continued from  Growing Up As Heather - Part 1 Buff Meet Buff. He was my first dog in my life. He was there when I came to Debbie and Kirby’s house. He was dropped off at their house when he was a puppy during a thunderstorm. No one claimed him. So they kept him and took care of him and made him part of their lives.