Admitting a Mistake at Work
Dec01

Admitting a Mistake at Work

There will come a time when even the most conscientious employee will make a mistake at work. I am not talking about a minor mistake or error at work. We are talking about a HUGE mistake that could cause major problems for customers or management to correct. In every day situations where you make errors, you can tell your boss about it. The discussion may be uncomfortable because no one likes to fess up to a mistake at work. You could...

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How to Fire Your Friend     
Nov10

How to Fire Your Friend     

This article will address a sticky situation that you may be facing – how to fire a friend and to expect afterward. This situation – having to fire your friend is not limited new managers. It can happen to even the most seasoned managers. It is sinking feeling to have a friend betray you and the company you work for. Perhaps you hired them or you championed their career. You may take it personally even though their actions may not be...

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Failing Your Drug and Alcohol Test
Sep29

Failing Your Drug and Alcohol Test

The majority of companies have a drug testing policies to protect other employees and their business affairs in the workplace. When companies test for drug and alcohol, they are checking to see you are under the influence or are having adverse affects from use outside of work. There are many situations where companies will conduct mandatory or random drug and alcohol testing depending on state laws: Pre-employment. Companies want to...

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Returning Company Property After Being Fired
Jun17

Returning Company Property After Being Fired

Hello Lynn, Myself and other former employees are hoping to commence a class action wrongful dismissal suit against our former employer. One of the former employees still has the company laptop, but he never signed anything, nothing in the contract making any reference to company property. I am not suggesting that he should keep it, but the company failed to pay him all his pay due to him and issue him an ROE (Record of Employment)....

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Setting Boundaries at Work with Your Boss         
May21

Setting Boundaries at Work with Your Boss         

How important is it to set boundaries at work with your boss? Do feel like you are being taken advantage of instead of feeling appreciated? Think about if any of these situations sound familiar: Your personal and work cell phones are intertwined. It is difficult to ignore messages you receive after work hours. You find yourself answering the messages at all hours of the night, just so you can feel like you have a head start in the...

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How to Know It is Corporate Politics
Feb17

How to Know It is Corporate Politics

At some point in your rising career, you will encounter corporate politics. It doesn’t matter what size the company is – it may be a family owned business or small company, the signs are the same. How you find out may be through careful observation or perhaps experience when you find yourself in the middle of a mess. The better you prepare yourself for recognizing the signs before you get caught up in the situation, the easier...

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