The Career Diva posts that got the most people reading in 2012 were all about the stupid things employers do.
Here are the top ten posts of the year:
Turns out many of you are upset about performance reviews, and you have good reason to be. The experts say such reviews are arbitrary and utterly useless.
And quite a few of you agreed some human resource departments can be clueless, especially when it comes to employee benefits such as family and medical leave.
Another workplace problem that gets under everyone’s skin is the rise in employers trying to get under your skin and find out how healthy, or unhealthy workers are.
A disturbing trend during 2012 was the growing number of employees holding multiple jobs.
It turns out if you’re a tough white woman or tough black man you can’t get a break.
What got job seekers angry this past year was the endless amount of interviews hiring managers think they need to decide on a candidate.
And women are still facing the perpetual problem of not supporting each other. Who cares how much Kelly Clarkson weighs? Quite a few of us, it turns out.
Employers are still asking job candidates how old they are, and they’re not always breaking the law when they do it.
My standing desk is still my back’s savoir, and a popular topic for many of you.
And finally, the Diva post that got the most readers reading was actually about a story I didn’t write. Lesson for 2013, don’t believe everything you read, especially work-at-home success stories.
Happy New Years everyone!! Looking forward to hearing from you all in the new year with your job/career questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)