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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."

















How do we Hire Beter Quality Entry-Level Employees?

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 at 10:14 PM

Every May, we hire and train 25 entry-level workers. This year’s crop of new employees is the worst we’ve ever had. Thus far, we've dismissed three new hires from our training program and two others look like they're going to wash out....

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Lonely Watchdog and Mouth

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 at 8:38 PM

As head of accounting, I’m the office watchdog and expected to enforce my boss’ quirky policies, even the ones I don’t agree with. He doesn’t, however, back me up when the employees get angry with the policies...

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Temper Tantrum

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 at 8:36 PM

I work 90 hours a week. Supposedly our company’s administrative staff supports those of us who run the field jobs as well as the higher-ups. But they don’t. One of the administrative assistants has a snarky way of saying, “You can look that up on the server yourself,” when I ask her a question. She doesn’t get that I’m out in the field working full out, and if I stop work to look up something that “only takes a minute,” I’m not keeping my eyes on what I need to be doing to finish the projects that pay her and everyone else’s salary...

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Tell the Truth

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 at 11:21 PM

When I got a call last December asking me if I’d accept a state appointment, I turned it down even though I wanted to say yes. I was worried about the scrutiny I’d suffer in the vetting process. For this same reason, I’ve never run for office even though I’ve wanted to.

The problem started four decades ago...

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Stop the Excuses

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 at 11:18 PM

I was fired for texting while driving...

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Gen Z

Monday, 27th April, 2015 at 11:46 PM

We’re hiring a group of young interns this summer and are trying to figure out the best team member to supervise them...

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Coconut Oil

Monday, 27th April, 2015 at 11:44 PM

I’m the only woman on an all-male crew. Most of the guys are good guys. One isn’t...

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Monday, 27th April, 2015 at 11:40 PM

We have two employees who post their grievances about their supervisor on Facebook to each other and the world at large...

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Half the Story

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 at 7:17 PM

I work with my best friend. We’re both 22. She hates our supervisor and working here. She says he picks on her and life’s too short to take his s*** every day. It’s my first job and her third. I’ve tried to stay out of their issues, but I’m afraid my coworker will quit and then I’ll be the only one my age here. I feel like I’m caught in the middle, because our supervisor treats me all right and so I’m not unhappy all the time. My older sister told me to call you...

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Suicidal Pilot Fallout

Monday, 13th April, 2015 at 11:03 PM

When an apparently suicidal pilot flew his plane into the side of a mountain, he killed 150 people, and devastated the lives of those who loved them. The pilot, Andreas Lubitz, did online research into suicide methods in the days leading up to the fatal flight. Lubitz battled depression for years, relapsed with severe depression and stress in late 2014, and concealed recent medical leave notes declaring him unfit for work...

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