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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 coffee pot, depending on your office culture.).

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Exempt Employees with Same Titles and Different Rules

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” The other weird thing is that your co-worker isn’t being held to the same standard. My day usually ends about 6:30-7:00.

2016 77

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. know if I work 7 hours one day. 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

Think Salaries Are Confidential? Google Found Out They Aren’t

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We don’t talk about salaries with our friends and family, and we certainly don’t talk about them with our co-workers. American culture says that salary information is confidential; 43 percent of married couples couldn’t correctly name their spouse’s salary. Some were off by as much as $25,000. So, some people at Google did just that.

2015 82

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. 1. Why not?

2015 76

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.” (My

2015 50

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

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. I work for a large company. This is because reviews can affect their raises etc. This is all good.

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. I work for a large company. This is because reviews can affect their raises etc. This is all good.

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. suggested that, in one instance, I would just purchase the gift card on behalf of the team.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Dear Evil HR Lady, I don’t think I’ve seen this topic covered since I started subscribing to you. 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? Luckily, I’ve done my job well, and have earned awards for my office.

What To Do When Your Boss Hates You

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Dear Evil HR Lady, I don’t think I’ve seen this topic covered since I started subscribing to you. 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? Luckily, I’ve done my job well, and have earned awards for my office.

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. Lying!

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. give you some suggestions over at BNET. Go read, comment and recommend it. Plus, isn't the picture cute? 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. give you some suggestions over at BNET. Go read, comment and recommend it. Plus, isn't the picture cute? 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

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

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. suggested that, in one instance, I would just purchase the gift card on behalf of the team.

Why Am I Not Getting Any Respect?

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But in order to change opinions and mindframes, I had to sit down and explain myself to my fellow co-workers and manager and issues have gotten better.

Should You Have to Cover Those Tattoos For a Job?

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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.

My Micro-Managing Boss and I Share an Office

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Her tense moods permeate our office in such a way that co-workers from other departments will ask if everything is okay. Come to HR.

How do I Balance a Job Offer with Potential Offers?

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Having worked for over 25 years as a HR professional, I took a job at a company to work for a former co worker who became a HR Director.

SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

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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.

Why Do I Have to Interview For an Internal Promotion?

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He already knows how I fit in with the company culture, how I get along with my co-workers, and how well I understand our business. Dear Evil HR Lady, I have been with my company for several years, and I am now up for a promotion. Then in a twist I wasn’t expecting, the position was posted as a new position. My question is two-fold: 1.

Why Do I Have to Interview For an Internal Promotion?

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He already knows how I fit in with the company culture, how I get along with my co-workers, and how well I understand our business. Dear Evil HR Lady, I have been with my company for several years, and I am now up for a promotion. Then in a twist I wasn’t expecting, the position was posted as a new position. My question is two-fold: 1.

My Former Manager Broke His Promise

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After being let go, I have received many recommendations from co-workers praising my hard work and positive attitude. Dear Evil HR Lady, I was recently laid off from my job at a major corporation. My manager made many promises to HR and me about helping me find a new job, providing a good recommendation, a list of contacts, etc.

My Former Manager Broke His Promise

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After being let go, I have received many recommendations from co-workers praising my hard work and positive attitude. Dear Evil HR Lady, I was recently laid off from my job at a major corporation. My manager made many promises to HR and me about helping me find a new job, providing a good recommendation, a list of contacts, etc.

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

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Dear Evil HR Lady, I have several recommendations from co-workers listed on my LinkedIn profile. As I’m currently shopping my resume, I’m assuming that they are being contacted by recruiters to verify employment and dig for any issues. This leads me to question the value of a recruiter contacting people at my current employer.

My Micro-Managing Boss and I Share an Office

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Her tense moods permeate our office in such a way that co-workers from other departments will ask if everything is okay. Dear Evil HR Lady, I need your advice. work for a small non-profit performing arts company. I am in an entry level position. My problem is that I share an office with another associate and our manager.

I'm Stealing From My Employer

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So, a year or so ago a co-worker and I had a great idea: we got permission to buy the old computers that were going to be discarded and then we fix them up and sell them on Ebay. A few months ago, I took it a step further. The IT people in my company are seriously underpaid. What’s going to happen to me if my boss finds out?

I'm Stealing From My Employer

Evil HR Lady

So, a year or so ago a co-worker and I had a great idea: we got permission to buy the old computers that were going to be discarded and then we fix them up and sell them on Ebay. A few months ago, I took it a step further. The IT people in my company are seriously underpaid. What’s going to happen to me if my boss finds out?

Firing with a delay

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The co-workers don't know what to make of it and it makes for a tough time for everyone. You seem to think that her co-workers will have no idea that her performance is low. think you are absolutely correct in informing her co-workers. I am the manager of an administrative team of seven people plus myself.