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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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5 Ways to Say No Without Making People Hate You

By | 6 Comments | April 29, 2013

You can’t say yes to everyone. Here’s how to make a “no” sound polite and professional. Read »


The Efficiency Trap: Are You Working Too Fast for Your Own Good?

By | 12 Comments | April 11, 2013

Employers are always touting the importance of worker productivity. But is it what they REALLY want? Read »


How to Look for a New Job When You’re Already Employed

By | 20 Comments | April 1, 2013

You’re ready to move on—but you’ve still gotta bring in a paycheck until you can find that bigger and better thing. Here’s how to job hunt while still employed. Read »


Are We Unfairly Discriminating Against Peers With “Regular” Jobs?

By | 4 Comments | February 25, 2013

Gen Y hates being judged by those who don’t understand their career choices. But are we guilty of the same judgment when it comes to our more traditional peers? Read »

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The Dreaded Office Gift Exchange: What the #*&@ Should You Buy?

By | 3 Comments | December 12, 2012

Giving presents to coworkers always has the potential to be a little awkward. Here are a few fun (but safe!) options. Read »

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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 »