Announcing the Talk to The Work Buzz! Contest

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Ever since we launched The Work Buzz, we have grown fond of you, our inquisitive readers. We post about news, pop culture happenings, studies and anything else that we think will help your job hunt or workplace issues. And you always let us know how you feel about our posts in our comments section. Sometimes you make us laugh, often you make us cry, and on occasion we end up doing both simultaneously.

For that reason we decided to spice things up a little! Today we launch Talk to The Work Buzz! What is it, you ask? I’ll tell you: It’s a contest where we ask you for questions on a specific topic, and if we choose your question, we’ll not only answer it but we’ll also give you a nifty prize!

Here’s the deal:

At the beginning of each week for the next three weeks we’ll give you a topic and invite you to ask us a question in the comments sections. We’ll pick a question to answer  and post the response on Friday and notify the winner.

What do you win? A copy of Career Building from the editors of CareerBuilder.com, which addresses topics from job hunting to salary negotatiations to getting along with your co-workers.

The next post will have the topic, but let’s get the rules and regulations out of the way first:

CareerBuilder.com Talk to the Work Buzz Contest

Official Contest Rules and Regulations

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. By entering the CareerBuilder.com Talk to the Work Buzz Contest (the “Contest”) entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations (“Rules”). The Contest commences at 1:00:01 p.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on March 8, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on March 26, 2010 (the “Contest Period”).

Sponsor.  The Contest is sponsored by CareerBuilder, LLC (“Sponsor”), 200 N. LaSalle Street, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.

Eligibility. The Contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States plus the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who have a valid E-mail address and. The Contest is not open to: (1) employees, independent contractors, officers, and/or directors of Sponsor, and Sponsor’s respective parent, related, affiliated and/or subsidiary companies, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies or legal advisors and their respective officers, directors, agents, employees and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”) or (2) the immediate family members of, and persons living in the same household as, any of the foregoing persons.  All federal, state and local laws apply. 

How To Enter.  No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Each Monday during the Contest Period, Sponsor will post a topic on its’ Work Buzz website located at: http://www.theworkbuzz.com/ no later than 1:00:00 p.m. CST. Work Buzz readers will be asked to submit a question related to the posted topic of the week, no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CST that Wednesday of the same week. Sponsor will review all submissions each Wednesday and select one question to answer on the Work Buzz website that Friday (see table below).  Each Work Buzz user may submit only one question per entry. Subsequent entries from the same Work Buzz user will not be considered or qualified for consideration. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected or incomplete entries.  Late entries, mechanically/electronically reproduced entries and facsimile entries are prohibited, and any use or submission of such entries will not be accepted. One entry per person, per topic, per week. Only your first entry will qualify for the Contest; all other entries will be disqualified.  Contest entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Topic Posted:March 8, 2010March 15, 2010March 22, 2010 Question Must Be Submitted By:March 10, 2010March 17, 2010March 24, 2010 Winner Selected By:March 12, 2010March 19, 2010March 26, 2010

Use of automated devices is not valid for entry.  Entrants must possess a valid E-mail address. By submitting an entry, entrants warrant and represent that the questions submitted for each topic posted is 100% their question and that the question provided will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party. Sponsor and the Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any E-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. By submitting an entry, you agree to abide by the terms of these Rules, the terms of the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions, and the CareerBuilder Privacy Policy.

Question Selection Criteria. The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select the winning question each week based on originality, creativity and relevance to the posted topic.

Prizes and Their Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Each week one (1) winner will receive a One CareerBuilder Building Book (ARV $16.99). Contest prizes are not transferable. Federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winners.  Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the number of eligible responses received. Any Contest prizes that are unclaimed will not be awarded. Limit one Contest prize package per person.  No prize substitution allowed except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

Use of CareerBuilder.com Sponsor makes no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, regarding the effectiveness, performance or use of the CareerBuilder Building Book. No responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

Participation.  Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each entrant to comply with these Rules. These Rules will be posted at http://www.theworkbuzz.com/ Between March 8, 2010 and April 1, 2010. Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or Released Parties corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

Limitations of Liability. By entering the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Warranty Disclaimer. Prizes are awarded “AS IS.” If applicable, any and all warranties for the prizes are contained in the manufacturer’s warranty. Except as otherwise provided in these Rules, Sponsor makes no warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, respecting the performance or use of a prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, re-routing, or acts of any government or authority.

Construction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant vis-à-vis Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Illinois, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may amend these Rules at any time. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision was not contained herein.

General Release. By entering the Contest, you release and discharge Sponsor, and Released Parties from any liability whatsoever in connection with the Contest or with the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize including, without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including, without limitation: personal injuries; death; damage to, loss or destruction of property; rights of publicity or privacy; and defamation or portrayal in a false light). Sponsor and the Released Parties will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Rules or in other materials relating to the CareerBuilder.com “Talk to the Work Buzz Contest.”  Additionally, you hereby agree to indemnify the Sponsor and the Related Parties from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims, demands and actions (including attorney’s fees and expenses for litigation and settlement), which may be brought against any one or more of them by anyone claiming to have suffered loss or damage as a result of my participation in the Contest.

Official Rules/Winners List. To obtain a copy of these Rules, print them from the Internet at http://www.theworkbuzz.com/ or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: CareerBuilder.com “Talk to the Work Buzz Contest” Official Rules, c/o Anthony Balderrama, 200 North LaSalle, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL.60601. If you have any questions regarding this Contest or would like to obtain the names of the winners (available April 1, 2010) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: CareerBuilder.com “Talk to the Work Buzz Contest” Winners, c/o Anthony Balderrama, 200 North LaSalle, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL.60601. All requests for Official Rules and Winners List must be received on or before December 1, 2010.

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  8. Interview question-
    Is there a such thing as “over” or “under” dressed for an interview?
    Should you always wear a suit(dress or pants) regardless of the position you are going for?

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  16. I have 2 co-workers who surf the internet all day. One of them justs surfs around. The other searches for home sales for she is a realator. Here is my problem. I work a hard 40 hours for this company and get paid for 40. The co-workers mostly the realator one puts about 25 hours of effort into this job per week. The boss is fully aware of what she is doing, but lets her go on with it. The other week, I had come into work 1 hour late and I had to leave after 3 hours of work to attend another co-workers family funeral and I took 4 hours of personnal time (7 hours for the day). I wrote down on my time sheet for 8 hours total that day. To my surprise my boss chastized me about the one hour. I told him that I don’t think that it is right for him to call me on the one hour when he lets other people get away with performing another job on his dime and does nothing about it. Is my boss just affraid to confront her about the hours or is he affraid of women? This has been going on for years and I have had discussions with my boss about this issue and nothing ever gets resolved. Is this what they call favoritism? What can I say to my boss to get him to confront this co-worker and her hours worked? I mean really, I wish I could work 25 hours and get paid 40.

  17. Hi WorkBuzz, can you help me? I’m pitching a show on people who found success later in life. I read something by Rachel Zupek and think she might be a good person to speak with about this demographic. Can you put me in touch with her or someone that might help me find people to interview?

    Thank you
    Buck Davis

  18. Gender specific bathrooms available – yet one employee regularly uses the bathroom for the opposite gender. Small office so not easy to point fingers. No HR department, per se.

    Is this just a breach of ettiquette or is there more stable footing we can use to stop this from happening. And suspect it is because the bathroom is the closest available (though only 5 feet closer) and doesn’t want to miss a minute of work time.

    (I checked and OSHA has no rules on this. Only on the number of gender-specific bathrooms required.)

    We are in Mississippi if that matters – as far as legality goes.

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