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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. The video is horrible. What???

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.

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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.).

2016 77

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

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.

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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

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. 1. You can accomplish a ton.

2016 31

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 46

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

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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.

My Coworkers Won’t Smile Back

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I started a new job eager and attempted to smile and greet everyone. However, the evil looks and ignored greetings continue. Obviously, I don’t feel very comfortable or secure. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with a situation or ways to protect my position? It’s impossible for me to tell from here which one it is.

2016 55

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.

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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

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. Not really.

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

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?

Evil HR Lady

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.

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. didn't think so.

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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

Evil HR Lady

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.