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My Co-Workers Tattle on Me

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Listen to your boss and ignore your co-workers. If you have a question, ask your co-workers for help. The post My Co-Workers Tattle on Me appeared first on Evil HR Lady. I have two high-achieving women that give my errors to management when they see them. I know because they receive a call on what I’m working on and then I see supervisors looking at that case just no notes. I take the time to learn my job and become faster and more accurate.

What Are the Worst Presents You’ve Received from a Boss or Co-Worker?

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What’s the worst present you’ve gotten from your boss or co-worker over the year? The post What Are the Worst Presents You’ve Received from a Boss or Co-Worker? Have you received a holiday present, only to find out that the cost was deducted from your paycheck? Or, been given a framed picture of the boss? Or have you been pressured into giving a present to a supervisor only to receive nothing in return? Tell me your story!

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What If It Were Illegal to Keep Your Co-Worker’s Salary Secret?

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My very first HR job was as an HR admin for the head of Compensation, and I got to run reports for her, which meant I knew everyone’s salaries, including hers and my co-workers (who, incidentally, were much higher level than I was and had no idea about each other’s salaries). To keep reading, click here: What If It Were Illegal to Keep Your Co-Worker’s Salary Secret? The post What If It Were Illegal to Keep Your Co-Worker’s Salary Secret?

2018 33

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. Because I just want you to take a second to consider where your co-workers are coming from. The post My Co-Workers Are Voting for Trump appeared first on Evil HR Lady

Bryan Cranston Played Jokes with Sex Toys on His Co-Workers, Why Wasn’t He Fired?

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To keep reading, click here: Bryan Cranston Played Jokes with Sex Toys on His Co-Workers, Why Wasn’t He Fired? The post Bryan Cranston Played Jokes with Sex Toys on His Co-Workers, Why Wasn’t He Fired? Matt Lauer, had a bag of sex toys in his office. It’s one of the many complaints against him. But do you know who also liked to play practical jokes with sex toys and hasn’t been vilified or fired? Bryan Cranston. Shocked?

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. You get in trouble for coming in “late” which is a mythical time and your co-worker doesn’t. Hello, I am a salaried employee at a hospital.

2016 77

Is Bad Body Odor Really a Protected Disability?

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Bridges is suing, rather ironically, saying her termination was a result of her association with the stinky co-worker, and that she should be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well. Amber Bridges got fired because of bad body odor, but not hers. Another employee had bad body odor and Bridges tried to solve the problem by bringing in air fresheners and others followed suit.

2018 33

Can Your Remote Works Be a True Team? Of Course!

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When your co-worker comes in all giddy about something, you’ll naturally have a conversation. Hop on over and read: How to Create a Team When You’re Managing Remote Workers. I have worked at home–at least partially–for the past 14 years.

2017 39

15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn

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Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny co-workers , but you can’t find a single job available? Do you need a new job ? Well, you’re not looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s definitely something available for you. If you aren’t in these fields and are having trouble finding something new, maybe it’s time for a Switch.

2017 58

When a Millennial Quits After 2 Years, Did You Drive Her Out?

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Jack Jampel, HR expert and a former co-worker and de facto boss of mine (I never reported directly to Jack, but he was definitely a leadership influence in my career), is a bit frustrated with the idea that we can’t count on employees to stay around any more. How long do you expect that new grad to stick around? 18 months? Two years? What about the employee who is on her third job since graduating from college in 2012. She’s definitely a short timer, right?

2017 44

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. Leaving a list of salaries on the copy machine is certainly a fireable offense in many companies. But, despite all the confidentiality, it’s all self-imposed.

2015 82

The Best Office Holiday Gift 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. Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun , but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.”

2017 38

The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State

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We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state. In addition, they found that jargon filled job postings actually took longer to fill –three times as long as a job description that stayed away from the jargon.

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. You’re a good saver, and you have a bit of cash stored up. Surely you can find a new job with no problem, right?

2015 76

Study: Bullied at Work? No Matter What You Do, You’re Screwed

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A new study out of the Netherlands (usual caveats about cultural differences and don’t take small number studies–161 people in this case–too seriously) suggests that no matter what victims do, their co-workers will ignore the bullying. Bullying is not only a huge emotional drain on an individual , it’s a huge financial drain on businesses.

2017 49

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. Just last week I was recognized for performance and do not understand where this is coming from.

2016 59

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. I have been working off the clock for months now because my workload has doubled, and I’ve trying to do what I can to get the job done, and my boss has not been much help.

2016 68

How Should You Respond to a Racist or Sexist Customer?

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You know not to tolerate an employee who uses a racial epithet or makes a sexual advance toward a co-worker. You’d involve HR, and use progressive discipline, upt to and including termination. It’s not acceptable. But what do you do when a client who crosses the line?

2017 28

Similarities Between Athletes and HR

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What about the HR manager who has to coach the star salesperson who isn’t very nice to their co-workers? . The similarities between athletes and HR leaders might seem far fetched to some, but whatever their surface differences may be, they are both trying to inspire and achieve greatness.

2017 43

Man Fired For Bringing a Watermelon to Work

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That’s what happened when firefighter trainee Robert Pattison brought a whole watermelon as a present for his new co-workers. Watermelon, when in season, is available at every grocery store. At many grocery stores, you can buy it whole, quartered, or even cut into rind free, individually wrapped pieces. But, if you show up with one at a certain Detroit firehouse, you’ll be fired.

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. Sure, a lot of things can be accomplished via email, IM or Slack , but sometimes you have to meet face to face or over video conference.

2017 43

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. If your manager pushes you can add, “Federal law protects my right to talk with my co-workers, even at different stores. I work at a pharmacy.

2015 67

Why Your Nightmare Job Can Be Someone Else’s Dream Job

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This wasn’t about bad co-workers or micro-managing bosses , but where the actual work would make you climb in bed and hide under the covers. Dream jobs. Everyone wants one, but chasing that elusive dream can often result in a nightmare.

2017 29

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. She has been off 16 weeks this year and I am expected to do her job as well as mine during her time off.

2016 46

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. I did check in to see if there were any issues with my performance after overhearing one of these conversations and was assured I was performing above expectations. However, the evil looks and ignored greetings continue.

2016 55

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. If you go by a pseudonym for a particular purpose (e.g. online blog, religious name) that wouldn’t appear on any documents relevant to a background check?

2016 49

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.” She’s overweight, knows it and is working on it.

2015 50

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. Office holiday gift exchanges are designed to be fun , but in the end, you often end up buying something someone else doesn’t like, need, or want and receiving something you don’t like, need, or want. We keep doing it in the name of “fun.”

2016 36

The Five Types of Moms You Meet in the Office

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And your co-workers’ mother, and your boss’s mother, and probably even the clients’ mother. Mother’s Day is on Sunday , so naturally, we think about our moms. But have you thought about the types of moms you run into in the office? Every office seems to have at least some of them. Here are five you probably know. The Office Mom. The Office Mom may or may not have children of her own, but regardless, she thinks she is your mother.

2017 30

I Was Fired for Stealing. Should I Leave that Job off My Resume?

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What about other former co-workers who know your work? From 2012 to 2015 I worked in a hotel doing almost everything back of the house. I was fired in 2015 right before Christmas for basically trying to take money. Times were very hard (although I know that’s not an excuse) at the time I was the only one working while my husband stayed home to care for our daughter who has a chronic health condition.

2017 33

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. The WSJ writes: In most cases, bosses and other co-workers using HeyTaco, Growbot or similar tools can see who’s praising whom; leaderboards show who’s getting the most shout-outs; and often points are tallied that can be traded in for rewards like gift cards or time off.

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. There is never anything available that makes the hassle worth it, but there are great reasons to head into the office instead. Here are five reasons you should ditch the mall for the office. You can accomplish a ton.

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. Still, my supervisor told me the incident is going on my record.

2015 39

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. After six months, I approached my supervisor about a recognized professional certification that I wanted.

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. If you can get that reference you’re probably as old as I am, and your parents probably didn’t want you watching Three’s Company either, but you probably did when they weren’t home. The problem with my name is that the aaaa sound in Suzanne doesn’t exist in German.

2016 31

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. 26 percent of the US population is either an immigrant or a first generation American. So what if all these people took today off–from work and school? From the looks of things, this isn’t an isolated event.

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. However, I have yet to find the person who loves to receive criticism and having co-workers delivering it directly causes the stress and anxiety you talk about. And yes, many people treat co-workers as competitors.)

Co-worker evaluations

Evil HR Lady

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. However, I have yet to find the person who loves to receive criticism and having co-workers delivering it directly causes the stress and anxiety you talk about. And yes, many people treat co-workers as competitors.)

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. It might be the birthday cake fund (”The team has hired 5 new people and we need to buy a bigger cake, so we need an extra five dollars.”) And the like. Now, I often don’t mind contributing to these kinds of things - five bucks here, ten dollars here, and it’s all good.

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. I work part time as an office assistant.