How Political Discussion Breeds Workplace Tension

The 2016 presidential election was a catalyst for the political feuds we still see today, but whether an election season has just ended or is on the cusp of beginning it should be avoided at all costs to discuss in the workplace. Topics I consider to be taboo are based on religion, sex, and politics. Although you may feel a simple conversation is harmless, funny and non-offensive, it may come across as an insult to another person or listening bystander. The consequences of engaging in an emotionally charged political conversation could damage both your personal and working relationships. This leads…

Why Negotiate? Your Guide to A Higher Salary

As I mentioned in the ABOUT section, transitioning into a corporate position after college was anything but easy. The interview for my current role occurred two days after  I landed back in the United States from Thailand. During the interview we discussed my compensation. I firmly stated that although I knew what the position was offering, I felt “x” amount more would be a sufficient compensation for the value I brought. I am not sure if it was the extreme exhaustion caused by jet lag or my basic lack of professional interview experience, but my response certainly seemed to shock…