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Employees are often shocked to find their dream job involves menial tasks and drudgery. While they need to manage their expecations, employers should also be more honest about the true nature of the jobs they’re hiring for. (Unsplash)

When your dream job is a nightmare

So you snagged your dream job. And it quickly became the stuff of nightmares, filled with mundane tasks and drudgery. What can employees and employers do?
Hilton Metrotown hotel employees hold signs and posters during a news conference outside the hotel in Burnaby, B.C., in February 2021. The employees’ union urged prospective guests not to stay at the hotel as a job action after dozens of workers were laid off. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Laid-off workers feel they’ve lost a sense of control due to COVID-19

Those who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced a loss of control. Here's how some of them dealt with it.
Young people say they are concerned about their careers, with fewer opportunities for skills development and less established networks. charmedlightph/Shutterstock

COVID a year on: inequalities and anxieties about returning to workplaces are becoming clearer

A year of working from home has become normalised for many jobs. We're now learning a great deal about its effects on the workforce and our lives.
Star and creator of hit show I May Destroy You, Michaela Cole. BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery

Film and TV diversity behind the camera is getting much worse

Despite repeated pledges to improve diversity, data and industry testimony shows that there are fewer people from minority backgrounds getting jobs in the film and TV industries.

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