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Solutions, by Dr. Lynne Curry

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Well-indexed and written in Curry's direct, easy-to-read style, Solutions contains the best case histories and advice that have appeared here on the blog and in newspaper/magazine columns.


"Whether you are an employee or an employer, this book will resonate. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have already been exposed to many of these problems that cause conflicts at work, resulting in stress and lost productivity, and negatively affecting health and happiness."

















My supervisor critiques me if I don’t answer the phone quickly

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 at 7:12 PM

I like my job, which involves inputting outgoing invoices and recording incoming payments. I keep to myself and don’t make friends easily. Answering phones breaks my concentration and I make mistakes.

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Pot's legal, but I got fired for using it anyway. Can I sue?

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 at 6:33 PM

My buddies tell me I should sue my employer for violating my rights. Can I?

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Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 at 12:00 AM

In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling concluding that gay marriage is a fundamental constitutional right. We want our clients to know ways this ruling may impact your business.

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What HR mangers can do about bullying

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 at 9:44 AM

I didn’t take action when an employee came to me complaining about a bully manager

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Bully Husband Protecting Wife

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 at 10:00 PM

"I'm charged with monitoring other employees... some employees don't like me... The worst two are a married couple...  her husband visits me in my office and calls me names, puts his finger in my face and tells me that he'll hurt me if I ever come around his family..."

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Humming Coworker

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 at 6:48 PM

My office mate hums every so often. It’s really annoying and totally breaks my concentration....

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Fizzled Romance

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 at 6:36 PM

I’m the project lead for our department and single. As lead, I sometimes have to make hard calls in terms of who gets leave and who doesn’t when two employees both ask for the same day off. I also give input into my co-workers’ performance reviews. I’ve always followed a rule -- don’t telegraph an interest in any of my co-workers....

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No Skin in the Game

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 at 11:42 PM

I get along well with "Mitch." He runs a department that supports my department and so I need his goodwill. I'm well aware that department heads who tangle with Mitch pay for it when their departments need help from his team. I don't like watching what happens to those who get on Mitch's wrong side, but I've told myself that these battles aren't my concern...

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Visits to the Loo

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 at 9:15 PM

I suffer from “old man’s disease,” which means I have to go to the bathroom frequently...

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Tired of Being Bullied

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 at 9:12 PM

I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I let everyone in the workplace, my boss, my peers, even my employees, bully me....

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