Over the course of my roughly 25 years in the workforce, I've worked at some tremendous places and at a few that left a lot to be desired. It's not always easy to spot a bad workplace before you take a job, but it should become evident pretty quickly once you are on board. That unfortunately means that you'll only realize your mistake after you have made it -- but all is not lost. Think of a job in a bad workplace as a means to an end.
McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has started the year strong after announcing better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 results, driven by inexpensive cold beverages and pricier Signature Crafted sandwiches. These efforts and the continued success of the chain's All-Day Breakfast sent comparable store sales 3.9% higher in Q2, more than double the 1.7% increase in the first quarter of 2017. In addition, second quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) were also strong, climbing by 36% year-over-year to $1.70.
Losing your job can be a punch to the gut.Whether you saw it coming or got blindsided, being out of work can rob you of your identity. That can lead to a period of wallowing, self pity, and general unproductiveness.It's OK to take a moment to be sad. If you got laid off from a position you enjoyed or even got fired from one you didn't, it can shake your world view. It's important however to not let self-pity take over and to get up off the canvas.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".