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Kelly Gurnett


Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. She also appears in all these other places online. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt.

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What to Do When You Screw Up Royally

By | 4 Comments | December 10, 2012

Ever make the kind of mistake that has visions of pink slips flashing before your eyes? If you haven’t yet, you will. Here’s what to do when it happens. Read »

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How Talking to Total Strangers Can Help You Build Your Network

By | 15 Comments | November 19, 2012

When we think about networking, we usually picture ourselves at a job fair or happy hour. But what about when you’re standing in line at Starbucks? Read »

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How to Keep Your Head in the Game When Your Heart’s Left the Building

By | 15 Comments | November 9, 2012

If you’ve fallen out of love with your job, here’s how to stick with it—and avoid becoming disgruntled—until you find something better. Read »

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7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works from Home

By | 67 Comments | October 25, 2012

While working for yourself has its perks, work is still work. So avoid these exclamations if you want to stay on your self-employed friend’s good side. Read »

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The Savings (and Costs) of Working from Home

By | 9 Comments | October 11, 2012

Thinking about working from home? Here are a few financial costs and benefits you might not have considered. Read »

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How to Become the Go-To Guy (or Gal) in Your Office

By | 1 Comment | September 28, 2012

Being that person your employer turns to and relies on gives you more leverage, more flexibility and, ultimately, more power. Read »


Common Courtesies That Will Keep You from Driving Your Coworkers Nuts

By | 10 Comments | September 14, 2012

Sharing the same space for eight hours a day means people get on each other’s nerves. Here’s how to avoid the worst common grievances. Read »

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Tips for Leaving Work at Work (and Staying Sane)

By | 2 Comments | August 16, 2012

Feel like you can’t get away from your Blackberry? Here’s how to reclaim a little “me” time and find better work/life balance. Read »

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Why Keeping Track of Your Employees’ Every Move Is So Last Century

By | 5 Comments | August 3, 2012

The idea that “work” can only happen from 9-5, Monday through Friday is antiquated. Here’s why results matter more than face time. Read »

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Why Optimists Will Always Kick Pessimists’ Butts

By | 22 Comments | July 18, 2012

Optimists are more in control, more likely to discover new opportunities and more. Agree? Read »


Stop Procrastinating by Understanding WHY You Do It

By | 8 Comments | June 29, 2012

Most procrastinators don’t like being “that guy,” but they often feel like their delay is beyond their control. Here’s how to get out of that habit. Read »

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The New Dreaded Question: So, What Do You Do?

By | 11 Comments | June 28, 2012

If you’re working a side hustle, living the slasher lifestyle or taking another unconventional career route, this question isn’t always easy to answer. Read »

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How to Ace Water Cooler Chat with Coworkers of Any Age

By | 15 Comments | May 30, 2012

Part of being an employee means having to socialize with the people around you, even if you have virtually nothing in common. Read »

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How to Cope With Coworkers from Hell

By | 18 Comments | May 23, 2012

You know who we’re talking about: the coworkers who make everyone else’s day miserable. Don’t let them ruin yours. Read »