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Can I Trust an Employee to Manage our Facebook Page?

Monday, 8th December, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I sat down with Stan and asked him to show me what he’d created thus far. We wound up arguing. Stan angrily told me if I want to create a boring page that never grabbed attention, I picked the wrong employee...

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Mean Girls in the Workplace

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I was prepared to like Stevie; she was pretty and seemed smart and classy...Stevie didn’t waste any time telling me I wasn’t the applicant she would have hired. I pretended what Stevie said didn’t get to me, but it did...when I had a question for where to find something on the server, Stevie told me I’ll learn it best if I “explore.” She does, however, act as my personal fashion police with daily insults concerning my makeup or what I’m wearing...

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Company Christmas Party?

Monday, 1st December, 2014 at 8:02 PM

It’s not that it isn’t nice on the part of my employer, it’s that I have shopping, wrapping and Christmas decorating to do and a lot of other parties I’d rather attend than one with people I interact with every day. Worse, I pay a heavy price for dragging my husband out to socialize with people he has nothing in common with...

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Solutions, by Dr. Lynne Curry, is now available!

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 at 12:06 AM

"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..."

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Asking for a Raise

Monday, 17th November, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Is there a way to ask for a raise without really asking?

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Advice for a Nonprofit Recovering From Embezzlement

Monday, 17th November, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I was recently recruited onto the board of a small, struggling nonprofit. The situation scares me, in large part because my fellow board members want to hide their heads in the sand...

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Your Bully Stories Welcomed

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Lynne is in final negotiations with a publisher for her upcoming book on Workplace Bullies.

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The ShapeShifter: the Workplace Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde

Monday, 10th November, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Two months ago, our board hired an operations manager...the other partners and I have been pleased with the OM. She’s experienced in operational areas and is charming, dynamic and expected, we had several resignations in the first month...last week, a senior manager turned in his resignation...he described the OM as ruthless and demeaning and warned us to expect more resignations. Where do we go from here?  

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Job Hunting While Pregnant

Monday, 3rd November, 2014 at 9:08 PM

I’m worried about confessing my pregnancy before I’m hired. Assuming I’m hired, when is it safe to spring the news on my boss that I’m pregnant?

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When the Bully is the Boss

Monday, 3rd November, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I work in human resources and am supposed to fix problems -- unfortunately, one of them is our company’s general manager. He’s a bully and doesn’t know it and wouldn’t believe it if I told him...

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