my company charges us PTO when we work from home while sick

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, my employer made all of us sign an addendum to our work policies/procedures, saying that if we are sick and don’t want to go into the office, we can still work from home.

2020 78

Companies hiring in August 2010

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Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

taken by the company to their team. Alive and well in every organization I've ever been a part of, and it's alive and well in your company. . You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc.

2016 40

Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

taken by the company to their team. Alive and well in every organization I've ever been a part of, and it's alive and well in your company. . You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc.

2012 63

“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ Published on September 21st, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: I work for a real estate management company that is co-owned by a mother, son and daughter-in-law.

2010 163

FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

When I did, I learned something that I did not know, but wish I had known: Under the federal FMLA regulations, the definition of “parent” includes any person who acted in the place of your parent when you were a minor, even if they were not related to you in any way. LESSON TO LEARN : The U.S. In enacting the FMLA law, the U.S. For further information, contact Sklover & Company, LLC, One Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10020 (212) 757-5000.

2016 100

Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

taken by the company to their team. Alive and well in every organization I've ever been a part of, and it's alive and well in your company. . You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through back in March. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today.

2011 58

Jobs from the Best, Biggest and Most Admired Companies – Vol I

Career Alley

The definition of “success”, of course, is much like the definition of “happiness” It is a personal definition that is particular to the individual (“one man’s success is another man’s hell”).

2012 257

ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER?

Ms. Career Girl

Many women, frustrated by the lack of real opportunity despite years of mentoring, give up on career progress or leave their company in disgust. A mentoring relationship has these characteristics: Hierarchy Mentors come from any level in the company.

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my director lied to HR about me, company wouldn’t tell us our coworker was gone, and more

Ask A Manager

Things with Pam definitely haven’t been improved, and one of our team members is leaving rather than continue working with her. this is a serious breach from Adam — it’s a violation of his responsibility to your team, and it’s a violation of his responsibility to the company. It’s also reasonable for you to say to HR, “I’m concerned that Adam heard us speak up about a serious problem but then told you we changed our minds and there are no issues.

2019 49

employee expects us all to attend her destination wedding, avoiding handshakes during coronavirus, and more

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Employee expects us all to attend her destination wedding. I’m the owner of a company based in the Northeast. Especially since the parent company is based out of a highly quarantined area in Italy and I have no idea who has been to the home office recently.)

2020 71

my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

After she’d been with the company a few more months, at Christmas time of 2015, she invited her boyfriend to our holiday party. Yeah, your coworkers definitely don’t need to refer to Peter as Sally’s “master,” and she’s wildly out of line to request or expect it. update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master” my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master” was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

2019 70

my employer pressures us to volunteer for its charitable events

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a for-profit company that sponsors a few charitable events each year. These events always bring us at least some clients later on, which is why my company does them (although it’s under the guise of helping the community). I don’t want to kill time after my shift waiting for an event to start (I don’t live close to work where I could run home) and I definitely don’t want to give up a Saturday.

2019 59

How To Start Your Own Business Relocation Company?

Career Alley

If yes, here’s a great idea to begin your own business, why not start your own business relocation company! With business relocation becoming an important feature of today’s economic scenario, starting your own business relocation company can really help you mint a good amount of money easily.

2012 280

Sexual Harassment – What it Is and What it Isn’t

Ms. Career Girl

Specifically, the U.S. This accomplishes two important objectives: It’s permanent evidence that an official company policy exists and that it’s been communicated.

2018 167

I’m pregnant and my new boss is the dad, coworker wants to keep us all connected in cutesy ways, and more

Ask A Manager

She absolutely has to let your company know the situation because they can’t let someone manage an employee who they’re romantically or sexually involved with or the parent of their child (even if the relationship ended). My coworker wants to keep us all connected in cutesy ways.

2020 89

Overworked Employees Are Tearing Your Company Apart

Workology

Overworking seems to be an epidemic in the U.S. In the U.S., When work consumes us at that level, it is nearly impossible to achieve any kind of work-life balance. The definition of what overworked is may vary from employee to employee and business to business; however, in general, being overworked means time at the office is making your employees fatigued, stressed and worn out due to heavy workloads and long hours spent at work.

2015 116

Recruiters Not HR Tech Companies Drive Change in Mobile #hrtechconf

Workology

The term “ mobile apply ” means the process by which a candidate may apply for a for a specific job opening through a company directly or via a career site, using their personal mobile or tablet device. It can definitely be argued that this is a trend that will catch on.

2015 142

company is giving us secret aptitude tests, new employees and dress code, and more

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Can employer make us pay the cost of mistakes? While we definitely don’t have a “dress code” at our office – business casual is the norm. It’s his first week, and I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot or make him feel uncomfortable, but I definitely need him to adjust his behavior. I know ‘business casual’ can be a vague term and so I wanted to get us aligned going forward.”

2014 59

company is taking us to a musical mocking religion, custodian might be taking my food, and more

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Company wants to take us to a musical disparaging religion. My company has bought us tickets to go see The Book of Mormon as a company bonding experience. Several coworkers have expressed to HR and upper management that they are really uncomfortable that the company is sponsoring a play that disparages their beliefs. For context, we are a fairly small company (~100 people) that loves nerdy, geeky fun. Your company is being weird.

2017 48

expensing a hotel because of ghosts, coworker got us sick and ruined our vacation, and more

Ask A Manager

Our client was, understandably, unhappy they had paid out for a room that was not being used and so charged it back to us. The hotel in question has good reviews on TripAdvisor and meets our company guidelines but does advertise itself as haunted as a touristy gimmick. Should she be allowed to change hotels at a cost to the company because of ghosts? Also, though, it doesn’t make sense that your company is paying for two hotels and the client is paying for none.

our company is teaching us about a new coworker’s (possible) religion, I got drunk on a work trip, and more

Ask A Manager

I work in a small (less than 20 employee) company. We are in a moderate sized city, but a very conservative town and our company generally reflects that. On the one hand, I know that my company is quick to let people go when they aren’t meeting goals, and I don’t want to see that happen. It’s definitely not your job to try to intervene here. Is it job hopping if you stay with the same company but keep changing roles?

2018 55

Does Your Company Have an "Unconscious Bias" Problem?

HR Capitalist

Let's start with some definitions: Psychologists tell us that our unconscious biases are simply our natural people preferences. Biologically we are hard-wired to prefer people who look like us, sound like us and share our interests.

2018 79

update: my company says we’re dog-friendly — but we’re not

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Remember the letter-writer whose company said it was dog-friendly but then issued a policy that seemed to exclude dogs who weren’t therapy or service animals? You may also like: my company says we're dog-friendly -- but we're not do dogs belong in job interviews?

2020 72

our fundraiser lets us “pie a manager in the face”

Ask A Manager

Obviously, my company is making this worse by framing this as revenge against your boss, but am I off-base to think that this whole concept is just a generally bad idea, no matter how it’s presented? Basically, if it’s a healthy, happy, high-functioning company with enthusiastic pie recipients — fine. A reader writes: Where I work there, are a little over 100 employees with eight department managers.

2018 46

my assistant keeps mothering me — and calls us “her kids”

Ask A Manager

Betty is definitely a “mother hen” type and constantly calls myself and the two men we work with “her kids.” ” (She even goes as far as to call us her “oldest, middle, and youngest” when talking about us with other people in our company or to compare us with her actual children.)

2018 47

company photoshopped makeup on our headshots, employee made an anti-Semitic joke, and more

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Company photoshopped heavy makeup on all the women’s headshots. I was working in finance for a small trading firm, and the managing partners hired two professional photographers to come in and take headshots that would be displayed on the company website.

2020 74

my company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m in isolation, my awful old coworker is joining my new company, and more

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My company is doing drive-bys to check that I’m in isolation. My home is close to one of the sites that my company consults for. I’ve let another boss know that this is happening, but both of us are at a loss for how to address it. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 71

update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

In the interim between sending the letter and the response, we had already told the staff that no, they definitely didn’t need to refer to Peter as “master,” but could simply call him by name. (As Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wanted everyone to call her boyfriend her “master” ? Of course you do — how could you not! Here’s the update.

2016 85

I gave relationship advice to my employee, company won’t hire me because of where I live, and more

Ask A Manager

The company we work for is notoriously not family-friendly (which I have experienced firsthand after my children were born), but she is a very talented and hard-working staff member and as her supervisor I was able to give her more flexibility than the company would offer.

2020 83

Hired Help – Job Search Made Easy

Career Alley

And, if you were interested in working for a specific company, you would have to go to that company’s HR department, fill out an application and then leave a resume (which would have been “offset printed” on nice paper). Company Jobs: Save time researching and applying for jobs online. MyJobApps – This website provides a central place to find specific jobs, companies or industries and job applications. The site is definitely worth a look.

2011 278

boss wants us to use personal social media for marketing, we can only take one week of vacation at a time, and more

Ask A Manager

Boss wants us to use our personal social media for marketing. I work for a very good company. The director has asked us all to put our business card as our WhatsApp status and to otherwise use our social media to promote the company and gain clients. And a lot of us are just quietly not doing that. ” I don’t want to badmouth my company to real-life friends so I would love to hear your take on this. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 53

5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career

Workology

The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. Quote on the Definition of Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

2012 169

our new hire was secretly working another full-time job and lying to us

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Then, soon after that, I noticed on his LinkedIn page that he had another company listed as his employer since this January. I was curious so I called the HR department at his new company and they verified a start date of January 22. He had even RSVP’d yes in February for an all-company trip in June out of the country. My question is, what recourse does my company have (if any) to recoup his salary? Is there a third company out there that he’s still “working” for?

2018 53

my coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more

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My company expects people to keep working long after they quit. But if you want, you can certainly prep your manager for this now with something like, “I know the company has often turned to former employees for help with projects. It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing.

2020 78

Company Culture: 7 Tips on How You Can Plug In

Career Realism

A hot topic in the careers industry right now is company culture, and probably the biggest issue of all: what exactly is it? Talk to any career or human resource professional, and you’ll likely get a wide range of definitions. However, one thing holds absolutely true no matter what: Company culture. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

2010 87

our office won’t tell us in advance when people leave – and sometimes won’t confirm or deny if someone still works here

Ask A Manager

Our office generally has a unique culture, because we are almost like an “outpost” office attached alongside the company’s warehouse. However, it honestly feels like a power play, and makes us feel like children — like we can’t handle the truth and it must be mitigated.

2019 63

Job Search – Soft Landing or Hard?

Career Alley

Early in my career I went on a business trip to Boston with our company’s head of Operations. I was in my early thirties and he was in his fifties and was a former US Air force pilot. Company Career Sites. Company Websites.

2012 269

company refuses to let us come in with minor colds, coworker sends reminders about emails right after they’re sent, and more

Ask A Manager

My company refuses to let us come in sick, even with minor colds. He told me company policy dictates that anyone with a contagious illness (cold, flu, etc.) The company does not allow working from home at all, so I can’t even get work done or off to help anything while I am away. The company automatically grants paid sick time to anyone with a contagious illness because they are not allowed to come in. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2017 40

14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites. This is definitely a case of where less is more. You need to do your research and create your list of companies where you would like to work.

2015 324

my boss wants us to go on an all-day rafting trip, coworker’s parents are threatening to call HR about our friendship, and more

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My boss wants us to go on all-day rafting trip. My company hired a new director (Michelle) a few years ago. Earlier this month, invites went out for a company sales conference in August. There are about eight of us on the team. With all the changes in our company, I can definitely see myself directly reporting to her someday and don’t want some silly decision to harm my standing. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 62

3 Critical! Imperative! Important! Job Interview Reminders.

Jobacle

Job Interview Reminders Job interviews can be stressful experiences, but they definitely don’t have to be. Be sure to have done some research on the company you’re applying to. Understand that there is no power that this company holds over you.

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