In an economy still on the mend from a brutal recession, we had to up our standards, especially during graduation season. Thought the application process is a grueling one? We asked our lovely followers to reveal their top deal breakers and provide the antidote to shady places of employment. After all, every woman-in-charge needs to deal with the bad before she can have the best!
@FitnessbyKingK says: “I wouldn’t work anywhere where natural hair is not accepted. To me it’s the same thing as a brown paper bag test”
Remedy: Hell yes! Any employer that doesn’t tolerate equality in any way, ethnicity or appearance wise, will not help you prosper. Take Lauren Odes as a perfect example.
@SweetyPW says: “Not having benefits if it is full time job.”
Remedy: Any job that comes with benefits is a blessing these days but the ramifications of the past five years has left many employers cutting the extra luxuries to save money. The best benefit is having a job during these hard times and hopefully, your passion for it will suffice. However, if benefit packages are available at your job and you feel you have proven yourself as a valuable asset, do not hesitate to inquire and fight for them.
@_AyanaTomeka_ says: “Mandatory Overtime! Overtime es NEVER mandatory especially when you’re salaried!”
Remedy: According to the Economic Policy Institute, mandatory overtime is when an employer “makes compulsory with the threat of job loss or the threat of demotion or assignment to unattractive tasks or work shifts.” Though many employees are taking on overtime without the boss’ demands, this should never be the case, especially as a well-paid staffer. Overtime already has heavy repercussions on not just the worker’s wellbeing but their families as well.
@Sweetstuff0620 says: “Blatant disrespect”
Remedy: This goes without saying. If you and your coworkers or employer engage in confrontations on the regular, there should be no reason for you to stay. You can make your money and work your tail off for a company that cares enough to respect you.