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 charismatic...as 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?
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?
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...
Monday, 27th October, 2014 at 5:13 PM
One of our long-term employees is a hypochondriac and a hysteric but great at her job...The Ebola death in Dallas followed by the nurses' illnesses recently sent her over the edge...
Monday, 20th October, 2014 at 9:55 PM
The first time Wayne barked at Annette, she raised an eyebrow and asked, “Bad day? You’d prefer I come back later?”
Thursday, 16th October, 2014 at 8:54 PM
I’m the chair of the board for a high-profile nonprofit organization...recently, one of the more strident board members did a background check on the ED and discovered his most recent girlfriend and his ex-wife both accused him of domestic violence. She has called an emergency board session, as is her right in the bylaws, and insists we deal with this. She’s furious he didn’t tell us about his record when we interviewed him and thinks we should fire him.
Monday, 6th October, 2014 at 6:21 PM
When I returned from lunch last week, my manager stopped me from going to my office and ordered me into the conference room. When I asked, “What’s up?” he refused to answer, but instead brought in the human resources manager. Together they interrogated me, asking me questions that led me to realize they’d looked through my personal iPad...
Monday, 6th October, 2014 at 5:38 PM
From her first day at our company the woman who works at the next desk acted like my new best friend. Even though it grossed me out, I pretended to listen while she shared graphic information about the men she dated, her ex-husband's psychological issues and her trials with her son...
Monday, 29th September, 2014 at 8:07 PM
What if something happens to a patient because my co-worker was stoned?
Monday, 29th September, 2014 at 7:39 PM
Managers waste both money and time when they ignore the employee mind, the least understood component of employee productivity...