Thu.Aug 13, 2020

Should You Quit Before a Layoff?

Evil HR Lady

I’ve worked as a branch manager at a large bank for ten years. About five weeks ago, my branch was verbally notified that our branch would be closing in just over 90 days (customer notice of 90 days is required). I was verbally told they want to keep me and hoped to put me at another branch in town at the same salary but lesser position. Because my salary is the same, under our policies I am not eligible for a severance package.

2020 163

Best Home Office Fans

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Best Home Office Fans. As the pandemic continues to force millions of individuals to work from home, it has become increasingly necessary to equip your home office with appliances and essentials to make it truly your own. Below, we are going to discuss some of the best home office fans that are both quiet and cooling. Home office fans are often a great option for warmer days that don’t necessarily necessitate the use of air conditioning.

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Key Things to Look for In a New Job Amid COVID-19

Catherines Career Corner

Explore the key things to look for in a new job amid Covid-19. The current state of affairs has changed most aspects of everyday life. One of the most notable changes being how the modern workplace operates. When looking for a new job, it is important to pay attention to these key things to look [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner.

2020 49

my team overuses reply-all

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company has a friendly, welcoming culture, which is great — I love working there — but whenever there is a promotion or a new starter joins the team, I feel it gets taken just a little bit too far. Essentially, a manager will send an email to the entire department (about 175 people) to congratulate their team member on a new role, or welcome the new person to the company. Then people start hitting Reply All to join in.

2020 32

when you live at work: let’s talk about company-provided housing

Ask a Manager

A couple of years ago, I told the story of the time when I worked for an organization that provided free housing for its interns. They’d bought a huge old house, renovated it magnificently, stocked it with food, and housed 6-8 interns in it year-round. They also had a staff member live there rent-free in exchange for making sure the house ran smoothly — and for about a year, I was that staff member. I was in my 20s and traveling all the time, so it seemed like a good deal! It was not.

2020 31

my boss keeps telling people I’ve had COVID, employee apologizes all the time, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss keeps telling people I’ve had COVID. I contracted “mild” COVID earlier this year, and was significantly unwell — thankfully, not badly enough to be admitted to the hospital. For around a week, I was pretty much unconscious, and for some time after that I was able to do only a minimum of work. Months later, I am still not back at full health and tire easily, but I have managed my full workload for many weeks.

2020 26

should we tell dating employees one of them has to quit?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: In our organization of 25 employees, there are two sets of couples. Having couples on such a small staff is really counterproductive. The couples are always looking out for each other by way of trying to ensure they don’t have to take on extra work and having a counterproductive attitude to other staff. Could our organization adopt a “no relationship” policy and require one person from each couple to leave the organization?

2020 24