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Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

Why Do Incompetent Managers Get Promoted?

Dr. Peter found that “an employee is promoted based on their success in previous jobs, until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent, as skills in one job do not necessarily translate to another.”

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

What does happiness at work mean?

I consider myself significantly happy at work, but I have always wondered, can we objectively measure and quantify the attributes of a job that influence happiness in order to build some kind of (completely subjective and “unscientifical”) recipe to help people target jobs which can potentially bring them more happiness?

How many of you became nomads for darker reasons such as your life went to hell and you wanted to escape?

I’ve been curious about nomadding for awhile and listened to some people’s stories, etc. Well my life went to hell. My gf of 6 years and I split off, my family and I don’t talk much anymore, I have no friends, and I’m miserable at my job. I’m thinking, “screw it. Screw trying to make a life for myself here in a city I don’t even like. I’m just gonna be a lone wolf, fuck off and leave all of my problems in the rear view and start over”

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

The Shifting State of Remote Work

An exploration of what has changed and what has remained the same over the last three years in remote work.

Corporate Buzzwords Are How Workers Pretend to Be Adults

If there’s anything corporate America has a knack for, it’s inventing new, positive words that polish up old, negative ones. Silicon Valley has recast the chaotic-sounding “break things” and “disruption” as good things.

Monday, Feb 24, 2020

The 2020 State of Remote Work

Top insights and data from one of the largest remote work reports.

Paris Mayor: It's Time for a '15-Minute City'

In her re-election campaign, Mayor Anne Hidalgo says that every Paris resident should be able to meet their essential needs within a short walk or bike ride.

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

Weekly Remote Jobs

This week’s NODESK remote jobs newsletter features 26 new remote jobs.

Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Startups Bet That Lonely Freelancers Crave Company

Work clubs say productivity improves when you have a buddy.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Where in the world are GitLab’s workers? Anywhere

Although the maker of software development tools has more than 1,150 employees, has raised $426 million and is valued at $2.75 billion, it has no headquarters — in fact, no physical location at all.

How to explain job gaps on the resume?

I’m interviewing with several companies for SDE roles and have a gap of > 12 months since my last job. Is this a career killer and a huge red flag for any hiring manager? The real reason for a break was medical but then got out of hand given i had enough savings to support myself and sort of slacked for a while (like 3-4 months). What is the best way to mitigate this issue when applying/interviewing?

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

People who work solo in coffee shops, do you worry about getting your computers stolen?

People who work solo in coffee shops, do you worry about getting your computers stolen?

Monday, Feb 17, 2020

You Aren’t Communicating Nearly Enough

If you are a new employee, in a new role, or on a new team, overcommunicate and make it easy for your manager and teammates to have visibility into what you are doing and what decisions you are making. You’ll be rewarded with better feedback earlier, and get on a much faster path to being trusted and highly valued.

Research: Gender Pay Gaps Shrink When Companies Are Required to Disclose Them

We have just conducted the first empirical study on the impact of mandatory wage transparency. That study’s results suggest that disclosing disparities in gender pay does in fact narrow the gender wage gap.

Friday, Feb 14, 2020

Tracking the future of remote workplaces: Apps, communication, and liability

Email here; Slack there; dedicated VoIP over there; Google Sheets down yonder; and a sprinkle of Zoom.US videoconferencing in a pinch. It sounds like quite a juggle, but in these Wild-West days where remote workforces are the minority, that’s arguably a smarter way to operate.

Coronavirus Forces World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment

Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, working from home is no longer a privilege, it’s a necessity.

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Weekly Remote Jobs

This week’s NODESK remote jobs newsletter features 28 new remote jobs.

Splendid isolation: how I stopped time by sitting in a forest for 24 hours

My life seemed to be getting busier, faster: I felt constantly short of time – so I stepped outside it for a day and a night and did nothing.

How to Double Your 9–5 Salary in 12 Months

Strategies for staying at your current company or moving on that avoid the typical advice offered by popular career websites.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Better work in the gig economy

Enabling gig workers to live with financial security, dignity and dreams.

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