TechRepublic members got into some spirited discussions this year on the topic of workplace issues. Take a look at five of the best.
If you've been around TechRepublic for a while you know that some of the best advice and insights come from the discussion boards. The discussions following blogs are also a good way to find out that that little problem you had with a co-worker or boss is shared by 60 other people.
Today, I'm going to highlight the five best career discussions on TechRepublic in 2008. I'll link to the blogs that inspired the comments and let you take it from there.
This one inspired a deeper discussion of the "i before e except after c rule" and the bastardization of the English language by Americans. A lot of people threw out some more pronunciations and misuses of the language that drive them mad. Who knew mistakes could be so much fun?My favorite response came from TechRepublic member Tink when she related this story: "My son's spelling test came home with the following comment from the teacher written on it: ‘Your getting better'!"
"No manager I know or have ever known gets rid of mature workers to bring in ‘new and fresh ideas and skills.' They get rid of high salaries and bring in low ones."Click here to read the entire post.
This topic touched off a firestorm of discussion. Apparently, people feel strongly about tattoos and piercings, on both sides of the issue. Check it out for some very interesting viewpoints.
Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.