Tuesday, 14th January, 2014 at 8:14 PM
We're planning to fire one of our employees. It's a decision we've put off for months because we kept hoping things would improve. They haven't. Even though we've invested dozens of..
Monday, 6th January, 2014 at 5:14 PM
How successful would your company be if your employees worked as hard as they play when they're skiing, fishing or having fun? I'm thinking about an employee I know who skis every weekend until he drops. He doesn't mind how cold he gets -- he just skis. He doesn't complain...
Thursday, 2nd January, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Although commentators talk about free speech, gay rights and religious freedom given A&E’s suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, perhaps the real question is – were Title VII rights violated?
News media reports state that, during an interview...
Monday, 30th December, 2013 at 5:08 PM
My employer doesn't seem to realize we live in Alaska where ice and snow affect an employee's ability to arrive on time.
I live in the Valley because we can't afford Anchorage housing prices...
Friday, 27th December, 2013 at 9:49 PM
You're a person who makes things happen. You're a problem-solver, an achiever. Give you a goal and you go for it. Ask you to accomplish a challenging task and you turn on the energy.
This achieving, problem-solving energy makes saying no difficult. You're used to saying yes and if asked to take on a new project, you add it to your list. Somehow, it's easier to say yes and work 'til midnight...
Monday, 23rd December, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Last year we gave every employee a bonus along with a gift certificate. We later learned we should have added both amounts to our employees' end-of-the-year wage statements. Seriously?
Friday, 20th December, 2013 at 6:44 PM
I've been out of work since late October. I never thought it would be this hard to get a good job. I've put my resume out for more than 50 jobs but only had two interviews...
Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 at 10:31 PM
The office manager just asked me for $20 for "my share" of the company party...
Monday, 16th December, 2013 at 6:35 PM
You are at the office holiday party and there is lots of booze around – I mean, really – what could go wrong?
Let me count the ways...
Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 at 6:27 PM
When "Nancy" laid her purse on the table, a bottle rolled out. You grabbed to catch it and as you handed it back, you saw the label: Vicodin.
Suddenly, everything made sense. How she careened from life of the work party to withdrawn sullenness. Nancy's frequent visits to the bathroom and unexplained breaks -- you'd thought she was hiding out to text.