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Welcome to Anita Clew’s advice blog, where job seekers, employees, and managers post work-related questions…. and Anita responds with matter-of-fact answers.

Here, you will find a wealth of information from an expert in employment services and employee relations.  Anita is known for her witty sense of humor and no-nonsense approach as she addresses serious issues that relate to the working world.

Like a good friend and a shoulder you can lean on, Anita shows support, yet is sure to guide you in the right direction with professional advice (minus the sweet talk).  She encourages you to share what’s on your mind about work and ask questions (either openly or anonymously). From résumé tips to situations on the job, Anita will offer her opinion and advice.  All you have to do is post your questions, and she’ll take care of the rest.

You’re also encouraged to read other posts… you may learn a thing or two.  Post any additional comments if you’d like!  We look forward to hearing from you.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christina martinez
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 21:31:09

    Dear Anita,

    My daughter is working for a staffing agency and has been at the same location and same job for over a year. Within a few months she did very well at her job, she has done so good that she is now the only one left in that department. She has to process the payroll for 15 branches and it all has to be done by Wednesday of every week in order to meet payroll. That department is closing, but meanwhile she has to endure a lot of stress by Wednesday. She is getting paid for overtime, but she puts in almost 40 hours at the beginning of the week and now she seems to have anxiety. I just want to know what she should do? This is a temporary position at a staffing agency so not sure what advice I should give aside from get another job. She likes what she is doing but it is stressful. Please advise, concerned parent :)

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    • anitaclew
      Jun 15, 2016 @ 08:30:01

      Dear Mom, It sounds like there are usually more people in the payroll department where your daughter works. She should talk to her personnel manager and indicate a willingness to help out and work overtime for a short period (key word “short”) until they are back up to optimal staffing. She can ask her manager how the process is going to replace former coworkers in the department. If she discovers they have no plans to replace or add staff, she’ll have to determine if the stress level is worth it to her for the position.

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  2. Steven Buzurro
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 19:20:57

    Hi Anita this is Steven Buzurro. How are you?
    All that I want is for you and Remedy Staffing in York PA, to help me out.
    In finding a permanent, fulltime 2nd shift warehouse, data entry, and material handler job position.
    So could you please email me when you get a chance to and let me know?
    Thanks, & I hope to hear from you soon.

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    • anitaclew
      Feb 08, 2016 @ 09:31:58

      Steven, Miss Anita doesn’t get involved in hiring at the local level. Contact the Personnel Supervisor at your local branch to follow up after you’ve filled out an application online.

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  3. Gabriel A Ortiz
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 12:31:21

    Dear Mx. Anita I am a employee from select staffing I just want to know my total neT income in pay stubs and cHeck out my info ect. if you Could show me a EASIER WAY I really appreciate the url to skim E;,)8

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  4. Sheryl Hassell
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:00:55

    Would like to get benefits thru select staffing – it will not allow me to log in, please help & thank you.

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  5. ericbombeo
    Aug 17, 2015 @ 00:41:17

    I Need Some Work, For The position of warehouse/Logistic/operation

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  6. Mike Maheu
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 07:47:51

    For the last 15+yrs I’ve worked in bartending and construction even became a certified H V A C technician in 2011. In Jan 2013 I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knee and hips. I’ve had one hip replaced so far but, because of this I’m no longer able to work in these fields and must find a desk job of sort. Also, being out of work for so long my student loans are in default so there isn’t any funding to go back to school on. I need options that might steer me into the right direction. Got any advice?

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    • anitaclew
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 12:43:42

      While your days as a laborer and installer may be over, take advantage of your construction experience and seek employment in construction offices. Look for coordinator, office manager, scheduler, estimator, contract administrator, purchasing/procurement positions and the like. Some project managers may need to go onsite, but check out the requirements for that job title as well. And if you have mad bartending skills, you may be able to obtain employment at a bartending school and pass on your knowledge.

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  7. AndSpeakingOfMoney
    May 17, 2014 @ 05:03:02

    HI Anita,
    Here are some words for recent college grads and their parents I would like to share with you and your readers:
    Finding Your first job is your first job : http://wp.me/p4hAdz-ft .

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  8. paper7
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 12:24:43

    I am looking for an entry level paralegal position/legal assistant. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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  9. Emi Morales Diaz
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 11:14:11

    I am looking for a job, where I need to write my resume?

    Reply

  10. SFCWhitingsGurl
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 12:18:23

    Thank you, Anita for your kind words and assistance.

    Reply

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Anita Clew's blog posts are intended for general guidance and should never be taken as legal advice. In all instances where harassment, inequity, or unfair treatment is believed to be present, please consult your HR Department or legal representation.
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