Monday, 29th April, 2013 at 4:33 PM
According to many, we live in an era of twilight ethics.
Listen to the language of the workplace and you hear “They owe it to me,” “What difference does it make?” and “No one else worries about this, so why should I?”
Wednesday, 24th April, 2013 at 7:19 PM
This morning, a delegation of three employees visited me and told me that I needed to do something about “Angela.” Each of them said they’ve heard Angela vomiting in the bathroom on multiple occasions. They think she’s bulimic and say I need to do something for Angela’s sake.
Monday, 22nd April, 2013 at 6:46 PM
Q. What do you say to an employee who says "It's not in my job description" whenever you ask him to help out another employee?
Friday, 19th April, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Q. I lied to my boss and now I don't know what to do. I was swamped with projects and let a low-priority task sit under the paperwork pile until too late. When my boss asked me about the project, I freaked out inside and said I'd done it a month earlier. Then, I pulled the paperwork out and quickly completed it, only to discover the deal was dead because we missed a crucial deadline.
Friday, 19th April, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Last month my boss asked me to mentor an employee twenty years younger than I. I’m willing to do this but the employee doesn’t want any part of it. Whenever I give him a suggestion, he tells me how come I’m wrong.
Friday my boss asked me how the mentoring is going...
Monday, 15th April, 2013 at 7:54 PM
When female tech developer Adria Richards heard a group of men sitting behind her at a conference make sexist comments, it grossed her out.
She tweeted their picture to her 9,000 followers with the caption "Not cool. Jokes about forking repo's in a sexual way and 'big' dongles. Right behind me."
Richards asked conference managers to deal with the men, citing the conference's rules of conduct. Administrators escorted the men out of the ballroom.
Friday, 12th April, 2013 at 6:16 PM
FLSA litigation is on the rise. 2011 was a record year only to be outdone in 2012. In this last year, a total of 7,672 FLSA litigation cases were filed – a significant uptick with an additional 893. The FLSA presents a lot of differing issues but the most common are focused on the classification of the employee as “exempt” (salary) or “non-exempt” (hourly). A misclassification can subject employers to large claims for back pay including overtime...
Wednesday, 10th April, 2013 at 7:09 PM
She seemed like any other employee, but she wasn’t. She was an employer’s worst nightmare. Within a three months period, four employers called me reporting run-ins with “fatal attraction” employees. In each case, the store plays out like a television drama.
Monday, 8th April, 2013 at 5:12 PM
You’re a good employee. You have ethics.
Then, one day you realize your supervisor doesn’t. He’s worked out a deal where your company buys products from a company he and his wife own for project he oversees.
Friday, 5th April, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Our company has struggled during the last decade and things have just started to turn around. We’re now making money, but not so much that we can pay our employees more, especially because we need to retire our debt.