by Carmen Van Kerckhove
In case you haven’t been checking out New Demographic’s latest blog, Race in the Workplace, here’s what you may have missed:
The HR department protects the company, not you
I interview career columnist and blogger Penelope Trunk about her new book, “Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success.” She’s full of counter-intuitive advice, like why reporting discrimination to HR may be the worst move you can make, why sexual harassment may actually be a career booster, why you should hope for a little incompetence on your boss’s part, and why $40,000 is the magic number to happiness through financial success.
Motivational video from Ernst & Young: Be happy or else!
An unintentionally hilarious motivational video from accounting giant Ernst & Young. Who knew auditors had such soul?
Our weekly roundup of the best on the Web. Why a great job, lots of money, responsibility and respect still may not be enough to make you happy. How blogging can help you get a new job. How to do better in phone interviews. And much, much more.
Watercooler: When the chair of the anti-racism committee is a racist
This is the section of the blog in which we share with you real-life horror stories from the frontlines of race in the workplace. What happens when the chair of the anti-racism committee is prone to using terms like “Chinaman,” “Oriental” and “A-rab?”
As “all-American” as apple pie?
I write about the code words we use when we try to not sound racist. Words like “all-American” have a meaning that we all understand. And as you’ll see in the story I relate, it specifically excludes “half-Chinese” folks like me.