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My Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump

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Your co-workers are complete jerks if they don’t realize how horrible the actual video was. I’m a nerdy female data analyst).

Do You Hate Office Christmas Parties? Here’s Why

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I’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why your employees aren’t so happy about spending that special time of year with you and all their co-workers. Christmas parties are supposed to be fun. Or, Holiday parties, or end of year parties, or whatever your place of employment calls it. It is supposed to be fun for everyone.

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Top 10 Annoying Water Cooler Topics

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Do you have annoying co-workers who spill way too many beans around the water cooler? (Or

2016 77

Are You the Office Bully? No? Are You Sure About That?

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But, what if you found out that your co-workers that you were the office bully? We assume that bullies are either the mean girls who are out to get you, or the thug who steals your lunch money. Anyone along that spectrum will do. Not possible. You’re nice. You work hard. You only criticize when necessary.

2016 74

This Kickstarter Solves the Boring Meeting Fidgeting Problem

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If you’re that person you’ve been known to tap your pen, doodle on your paper, or bounce your foot up and down, which can sometimes result in accidentally kicking a co-worker. Meetings are a fact of business life. After all, you can hear tone of voice and see facial expressions when you can actually see each other.)

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6 Reasons You Don’t Want to Quit Without a New Job

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Or, maybe, you have the co-worker from hell, and the boss won’t do anything about it. Your boss drives you crazy. Or the hours are utterly ridiculous. Whatever it is, you’ve decided that you can’t take one more minute, and you quit without a new job lined up. No problem. Here are five reasons why. Why not?

2015 76

My Coworker is Tracking My Hours

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I am an exempt employee and my boss has recently started having a co-worker of mine keep track of my hours. We have a soft start time of 7 am – 9 am at the latest. I know if I work 7 hours one day. I will work 9 hours the next day. My boss works remotely and is never in the office so I do not know how or why this was started.

2016 59

When Lots of Praise Backfires

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writers and editors communicate via Slack), even allows you to send virtual tacos to co-workers. With some office environments being completely toxic , it should feel like a relief to land in one where everyone is kind to each other. But it can go south as well. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. But there is a downside.

2017 25

I’m In Trouble for Working too Hard

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It places stress on you and your co-workers. But your co-workers also face problems. I am being reviewed and just got written up by my supervisor/manager for insubordination. My supervisor /manager have seen me doing this but are now denying it and saying that I have been doing it without their knowledge or permission.

2016 68

Can I Dock Pay and Work Through Lunch?

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You can’t dock your co-worker’s pay. I don’t know what your co-worker does and if she’s exempt or non-exempt, but let’s assume she’s legally exempt. I work in a small dental practice where out “office manager ” is salaried weekly and I work under her. No exceptions.

2016 46

What Past Names Do You Have Share on a Job Application

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But, your former managers and co-workers will know you by your original name, and you don’t want to mess that up. I’d like to ask about some special scenarios when an employer asks for other names you’ve been known by, and whether or not the applicant needs to provide said name in such cases: 1. Middle Name Last Name.

2016 49

My Coworkers Won’t Smile Back

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I’ve also overheard co-workers gossip and complain about how ineffective I am. I started a new job eager and attempted to smile and greet everyone. These greetings were usually not returned and, a year later, they are accompanied by dirty looks and eye rolls. However, the evil looks and ignored greetings continue.

2016 55

The Best Office Secret Santa Idea Ever

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” Many offices have adopted a “Secret Santa” game where all participants (and participation should always be voluntary) are assigned a co-worker and instructed not to tell that person who he or she is. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.” Except, at the end you have a gift you really don’t want.

2016 36

My Boss Questioned Me About Personal Texts

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Even if you’re a front end cashier and have no real access to medication, your co-workers have access and some of that stuff is super valuable and super dangerous. One of the things the law allows you to do is talk about working conditions with you co-workers. I work at a pharmacy. Is this legal? hours away.

2015 67

Ask Evil HR Lady: What Do You Do When Your Coworkers Are Stuck in 9th Grade?

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I have a friend who’s a government worker. She walked in on a conversation she was never meant to hear, where one of her co-workers who she thought was a friend was talking about how “she thinks she’s so bad with all the martial arts stuff, but she’ll never find a man to love her because she’s fat.”

2015 50

Why You Should Work on Black Friday

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Since most of your co-workers will take advantage of an extra day off, you can get things done with no interruptions. After you stuffed yourself with turkey and pie yesterday, you may be planning on a day of bargain shopping. Don’t. Here are five reasons you should ditch the mall for the office. You can accomplish a ton.

Dear ReWorker: What Should I Do About a Lack of Learning Opportunities?

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I told this to a co-worker, and she said the management team said I’d be perfect for this. During the interview for my current job, I emphasized that I wanted a job with professional development opportunities. The hiring manager said that professional development was important and definitely a priority. He said no.

Swiss Saturday: A Rose by Any Other Name

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But, if your co-workers are doing their best, it’s time to let it go. So, no one in Switzerland can pronounce my name. My name is Suzanne, by the way. Like Suzanne Somers. The problem with my name is that the aaaa sound in Suzanne doesn’t exist in German. And the z sound is close but not the same thing. She did.

2016 31

Can I be written up for this?

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Upon her return, she called me and my co-worker into her office to tell us that our HR person emailed her while she was out and said someone in the office complained about us being too loud. Recently my boss went out of town. Yes, we were joking and laughing, but no one came to me to complain or ask that we lower our voices.

2015 39

How Is the Day Without Immigrants Going For You?

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National origin discrimination laws prevent us from hiring only citizens, and you might be surprised at how many of your co-workers entered this world in a different country, and if not them, then their parents. percent of the US population are immigrants. So what if all these people took today off–from work and school?

2017 16

Happy Valentine’s Day: Tales of Harassment Horror at Work

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Instead, here are five things so horrifying , you’ll want to kiss your own co-workers (don’t) for not doing these things. She was transferred and now claims her co-workers ignore her in retaliation. Valentine’s Day is upon us, so it’s time to talk about love, romance, and sex at the office.

Co-worker evaluations

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You know, after I decided to tackle this question, I went upstairs and found my husband filling out just such a form for a co-worker. Frequently bosses don't know everything and co-workers and clients can offer real insight. And yes, many people treat co-workers as competitors.) I work for a large company.

Co-worker evaluations

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You know, after I decided to tackle this question, I went upstairs and found my husband filling out just such a form for a co-worker. Frequently bosses don't know everything and co-workers and clients can offer real insight. And yes, many people treat co-workers as competitors.) I work for a large company.

Ask the Readers: How Can You Get Women to Work on a Day Without Women

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From employee lounge and other overheard hallway conversations, I’ve learned that many of my co-workers plan to be absent on this day and call in “sick.” I’m a manager in a female dominated profession that serves some of the most vulnerable in our society. ” We have separate vacation and sick time banks.

The Party Fund Problem–Collecting Money in the Workplace

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Dear Evil HR Lady, I often find myself in scenarios where my co-workers ask the team to contribute money for a common cause. When a co-worker gets married, the team wants to purchase them a gift card. And the like. But I hate the emails I get asking for money. How should workplace community pots of money be handled?

Co-worker stealing work and credit

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I'm on your side here, but I feel obligated to prepare you for the worst: If your co-worker is full time and doesn't have enough to do, the most logical thing to do is eliminate the part time position. I would quietly approach your co-worker and say, "Jill, when you took credit for my work, that was not cool.

Co-worker stealing work and credit

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I'm on your side here, but I feel obligated to prepare you for the worst: If your co-worker is full time and doesn't have enough to do, the most logical thing to do is eliminate the part time position. I would quietly approach your co-worker and say, "Jill, when you took credit for my work, that was not cool.

My Co-Workers Won't Stop Whining

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Dear Evil HR Lady, Don’t tell me to just get a new job. I live in a small town, I can’t move because my parents are sick, and there is no other company I can work at. The work I do is fine, but I work with 3 of the most annoying women on the planet. You could say, “It’s a nice day, today, isn’t it?” The day then goes down hill from there.

My Co-Workers Won't Stop Whining

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Dear Evil HR Lady, Don’t tell me to just get a new job. I live in a small town, I can’t move because my parents are sick, and there is no other company I can work at. The work I do is fine, but I work with 3 of the most annoying women on the planet. You could say, “It’s a nice day, today, isn’t it?” The day then goes down hill from there.

Should I Rat Out a Toxic Co-Worker?

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Honestly if she is still in the lab when I am looking to come back, it might sway me to look elsewhere, and I know the director would be upset if that were to happen since he really likes me Go to BNET (sorry for the click through) and read what to say about a Toxic co-worker She is controlling, neurotic, and passive aggressive.

Should I Rat Out a Toxic Co-Worker?

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Honestly if she is still in the lab when I am looking to come back, it might sway me to look elsewhere, and I know the director would be upset if that were to happen since he really likes me Go to BNET (sorry for the click through) and read what to say about a Toxic co-worker She is controlling, neurotic, and passive aggressive.

What To Do When Your Boss Hates You

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I’m curious what should I do when I realize that my manager is trying to use old information, and solicit my co-workers’ opinions about me to use it against me? On top of that, my coworkers are fair and all expressed that while we all run into disagreement, they all know that I am a good worker and do my job right.

Drinking at Lunch

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Here is Evil HR Lady's rule of co-workers: When you are with people you work with you are AT WORK. If you had sexually harassed a co-worker instead of watching him drink alcohol, could you successfully argue that "hey, we were at lunch, not work, so I can harass him all I want"? Think about it this way. I didn't think so.

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What To Do When Your Boss Hates You

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I’m curious what should I do when I realize that my manager is trying to use old information, and solicit my co-workers’ opinions about me to use it against me? On top of that, my coworkers are fair and all expressed that while we all run into disagreement, they all know that I am a good worker and do my job right.

Google's 10% Raise: We Don't Care About Our Employees

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As I have mentioned already: leaving responsibility to sort out differences in performance on workers themselves. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

I'm Sabotaging My Employees' Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections

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Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Come to HR. Come to HR.

What's in it for me?

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Sit the employee down, in a closed door meeting (no listening co-workers). I work in a small creative firm and have an employee who is technically very good, but a few times now has expressed this "what's in it for me?" attitude when asked to consider contributing to something that is outside the realm of their regular job.

How to Work for a Younger Manager

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What do you do when your co-workers and boss are all younger than you? If you're not fitting in, it might be culture, not strictly age, that's getting in they way. I give you some suggestions over at BNET. Go read, comment and recommend it. Plus, isn't the picture cute? I wonder whose darling little boy that is

How to Work for a Younger Manager

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What do you do when your co-workers and boss are all younger than you? If you're not fitting in, it might be culture, not strictly age, that's getting in they way. I give you some suggestions over at BNET. Go read, comment and recommend it. Plus, isn't the picture cute? I wonder whose darling little boy that is

How to Get That Elusive Promotion

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Because if you read Evil HR Lady you are clearly superior to all of your co-workers. Surely you deserve a promotion? Right. Of course right. Clearly, I need a little bit lower self esteem. At BNET.com I answer a question about how to get a promotion