Can an MBA Improve Your Career?

Many visitors to Work Coach Cafe have been asking for advice on how to improve their career. If your career is stagnant, an MBA may provide a path to the next level. Plenty of people have discovered an MBA is worth the effort.

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Job Interviews: Is There a Good Way to Ask for More Time Off in Exchange for Less Money?

Dear Work Coach, I am in a position that if I choose to negotiate at some point during the job interview process, I would be inclined to accept less money in exchange for more flex time or more vacation time (I have family and friends who live all over the world.)  Is it possible to […]

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Some Thoughts on Job Interviews and Salary

I get questions on how to handle the whole salary issue during the interview process…What am I worth? How does it compare to a similar job. What if the offer

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I Got the Job Offer and My Current Job Countered

Dear Work Coach, I really need your advice. So the offer finally came Monday morning…but when I called my boss to give notice, she made a counter-offer

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Asking for a Raise in Salary – A Few More Thoughts

So what does it take to get a boss to give you a raise – even in a tough economy? First, you have to ask for it! I just read a wonderful post about this on

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Help! My Hollywood Dream Job is Eating Me Alive

I’m 27-years old and work in the movie business…I thought I was doing pretty good. Cut to six months later and…I can never do it ‘just right’ for my boss.

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Negotiating Job Salary: You Mean You Have to Ask?

Ask For It!

One of the hardest things for many working people to get a handle on – especially women – is how to negotiate for what they want and deserve. Like…raises.

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Wuhoo! 4-Day Work Week in Birmingham, Alabama

I hate that people are being hit so hard by the high cost of gas, but what a smart thing for that City to do. Now that’s taking lemons and making lemonade!

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My Boss Won’t Let Me Take My Honeymoon!

My boss left a message on my phone last night saying he had to schedule me to work during my “vacation”. He knew I was getting married and already booked hotel

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Should I Ask for Time Off Before Starting My New Job?

Dear Work Coach, I’m currently unemployed but have a 2nd job interview. I also have a friend coming to visit from overseas…Would I completely kill my chances of being hired

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