Poor Conflict Management Affects More Than One Employee
Sep12

Poor Conflict Management Affects More Than One Employee

The sad truth is working for a manager that deals with employee issues or conflict poorly or is not always illegal. This week, I listened to the story of a local business owner with less than 150 employees. The owner deals with one of their senior employees poorly. I cringe as the Controller/Human Resources leader boasts how they create a job to displace the senior employee from their leader role. They change the job requirements...

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Your Boss Wants to Fire You
May31

Your Boss Wants to Fire You

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you boss wanted to fire you? Perhaps it is because you do not like your boss or they do not like you. In this situation, you have a couple of choices. Some of the choices you may not like, some you may not want to do – however ultimately one of these scenarios will likely happen. Your boss fires you. If your boss dislikes working with you for whatever reason, you may find that they...

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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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