Bob Goldman

Posted October 02, 2015

It may not be every child's dream, but it was yours.

Posted August 31, 2015

Be honest now: Has anyone at your workplace ever told management that you are the most obnoxious, most difficult, most boring employee in the entire company?

Posted August 20, 2015

I mean it! Thank you for taking time from your busy day to read this column. Even though we both know that your day is completely unbusy, and that you have absolutely nothing better to do, and that you only started reading because you thought you were going to get some inside dirt on the big Bennifer break up, which you definitely would, except I swore to Jen I would not talk about it, I still thank you.

Posted July 31, 2015

Do you know what it's like to be a high-potential employee?

Posted July 23, 2015

What's Not to Like? You know what I like about you?

Posted July 09, 2015

OK, where were you? I was ready to start this column 20 minutes ago, but because you showed up late, I've had to spend those 20 minutes twiddling my thumbs.

Posted June 25, 2015

Instead of feeling stressed every morning when you arrive at your job and are suddenly struck with the realization that your employer expects you to actually do some work, look at the situation as a challenge.

Posted June 11, 2015

You know it's true. If you are ever going to get out of your miserable, dead-end, deadhead job, you're going to need gumption, imagination, hard work, and a resume.

Posted June 04, 2015

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Posted April 23, 2015

Far be it for me to argue with Neutron Jack.

Posted April 16, 2015

Posted April 02, 2015

It's enough that we do our job. Do we also have to like it?

Posted March 12, 2015

Posted March 05, 2015

Let's be honest. There are not a lot of perfect people in the world. I can think of only two -- me and you. And, since we're being honest, I'm not so sure about you.

Posted February 26, 2015

As a professional workplace expert, I have a problem with people who tell you they're professional workplace experts. Unfortunately, for me, there are lots them around. Unfortunately for you, they always seem to pop up when you need them least. That is to say -- when you're feeling most desperate about looking for a job.

Posted February 12, 2015

You can't manage your manager. You can't boss around your boss. And you certainly can't make working with your workmates work. Let's face it, friend -- you are simply not in control of your work life. But don't give up. With determination and focus, there is something you can dominate.