If your boss tends to give you a cost-of-living raise each year, ask for a larger raise 90 days before performance reviews to avoid competing with colleagues for a pay bump. Before you meet with your boss, research your market value and be ready to summarize your accomplishments in order to justify the raise you're requesting.
Try and rise above passive-aggressive or snarky comments in the workplace and, if needed, walk away from the situation, writes Amy Morin. Trying to understand why these comments are being made is taxing and counterproductive, according to a study from Michigan State University.
You must approach networking differently depending on how you meet a new contact and how you're connected to the person, writes Marcelle Yeager. Meeting someone in person provides an opportunity to build a faster bond as long as you follow up after the event, for example, while introducing yourself to someone over LinkedIn is best done with a concise, personalized message.
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Workers who miss work during a hurricane in right-to-work states such as Florida can be legally fired. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not specifically require companies to evacuate during hurricanes, but it may be possible to argue that such a course of action is necessary under rules requiring a safe workplace, Monica Torres writes.
A good way to enhance your online presence is to highlight industry-specific knowledge by using appropriate keywords in your online profiles. Try to share content that's helpful to others in your industry, writes Susan Joyce.
Seven live sandbar sharks, two leopard sharks and a hammerhead shark were found in a 15-feet-diameter above ground pool in a Lagrangeville, N.Y., basement. The sandbar sharks, which are a protected species, were taken to the Long Island Aquarium, while the leopard sharks and hammerhead shark were dead when authorities arrived.