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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. 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

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. But, they aren’t. And sometimes, we just can’t stand the party.

2016 69

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 Or coffee pot, depending on your office culture.). I asked my readers for their top annoyances and comprised list of the top 10 over at Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2017 25

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

2017 16

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

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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.)

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. I could give you handy guidelines for what is and what is not appropriate at work , but how boring is that?

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.

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. March 8 is a protest day in the United States called a Day Without Women.

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.

Co-worker stealing work and credit

Evil HR Lady

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.

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?” and one will complain that the nice weather brings out the animals, so there’s lots of roadkill.

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?” and one will complain that the nice weather brings out the animals, so there’s lots of roadkill.

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 Dear Evil HR Lady, I have a toxic coworker in my research lab. She is controlling, neurotic, and passive aggressive. I have to interact with her since she manages all the data for the studies I work on.

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 Dear Evil HR Lady, I have a toxic coworker in my research lab. She is controlling, neurotic, and passive aggressive. I have to interact with her since she manages all the data for the studies I work on.

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. Dear Evil HR Lady, I don’t think I’ve seen this topic covered since I started subscribing to you.

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"? I am a Project Manager who was reprimanded for going out to a restaurant for lunch with several employees.

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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. Dear Evil HR Lady, I don’t think I’ve seen this topic covered since I started subscribing to you.

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. Why should I take time out of my job generating money for the company to create consequences for a non-performing co-worker? Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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

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Monday, November 22, 2010 I’m Sabotaging My Employees’ Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections Dear Evil HR Lady, I have several recommendations from co-workers listed on my LinkedIn profile. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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

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. 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