New Job for Career Growth?

Careers Done Write

While some workers have been thrust into career transition as a result of the economic downturn, many others are unhappy with their work situation and choose to leave on their own. How will I feel if this person leaves?

2011 211

Can It Wait?


After the person leaves, you find yourself thinking ‘now where was I?’, In the world of business, we are all well aware of “interruptions” during our day.

2013 131

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When Sick Leave isn’t Enough & Employees Need a Leave of Absence


In last week’s post , I wrote about why paid sick leave is good for business. For most employees who are under the weather, a basic paid sick leave program can be enough to help employees recover from illness and minimize the risk of contagious employees spreading cold and flu germs around the office. But what happens when an employee’s time off for health reasons exceeds what you offer in your paid sick leave program? Know When to Give FMLA Leave Rights.

2014 103

Dealing with a Jealous Co-worker

Careers Done Write

It is very tempting to tell all of your work friends what a jerk the jealous person is. Retaliation by down-talking the jealous person or seeking the sympathy of others is the wrong choice. This issue is between you and the jealous person. Leave everyone else out of it.

Retaining the Hourly Employee


Provide personal leave options for people to pursue other interests. Structure your workforce so its widely accepted to take an unpaid personal leave to travel on a band tour. Let them leave and take a break, they will quickly realize how good they had it.

2013 147


HR Capitalist

An Organ Donor can also be a manager or executive in your industry that''s hemorrhaging talent due to various personal issues they have or a management style has worn thin on a group of direct reports that once tolerated it. Organ [???r??n] n] Donor [?do?n?r]

2013 82

When Important People Leave: Circle the Wagons and Fire Up the "Us vs. Them" Machine.

HR Capitalist

If you''re like most companies, you have people leave all the time. You don''t want them to go, but your business won''t collapse if they leave. What do you do when a truly key person decides to take his/her talents elsewhere?

2013 79

Relocation Repayment and FMLA (another throw to the readers!)

Evil HR Lady

That said, in this last year, I have taken a 14-week maternity leave, which was partly paid, vacation, and partially unpaid. Do you know this affects my “one-year” tenure in the position, particularly the unpaid leave (which I believe was 5 weeks)?

2016 141

how can we stop people from coming to work sick?

Ask A Manager

We also offer six paid sick days, separate from vacation and personal leave.). People are far more likely to come to work sick if they don’t have a generous sick leave set-up. A reader write: What can I do about loose sick attendance policies in the workplace?

2020 91

“What is ‘after-acquired cause’ for firing?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

No charges were pressed, and he paid back what he owed the company, but after he repaid the money he was told that he was fired and lost his right to be paid for his unused personal and vacation days. If misconduct is discovered after a person leaves a job, we call this “After-Acquired Cause.” So, your friend’s employer said, in effect, “Employees who resign are paid for unused personal and vacation days, but employees that are fired are not paid them.

2011 130


Resume Help Blog

Personal income tax rates will rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates.

2010 130

Are You a Tool?

The Job Quest

How To Choose a Picture for Your Personal Brand Melissa Cooley Twitter: TheJobQuest August 31st, 2010 @ 11:23 am You are too funny, Jorgen! Recent Comments Ed Han October 25, 2010 (5:46) Root Canals, Job Search, and the Art of Personal Branding Melissa, thanks for having Ryan guest-blog!Ryan,

2010 157

Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. When he died a week later, she took three days’ bereavement leave. I'm not a fan of government stepping in and telling companies when they have to allow time off, but I am a fan of reasonable bereavement leave.

2010 144

How UnMarketing Can Help You Find A Job

Tim's Strategy

And you can also work to become a person of influence. A great example of him engaging his audience until the last person leaves. I’ve told you about him before. How he exploded like a cherry bomb on the stage at Blog World in October.

2010 106

Do I Stand a Good Chance of Getting a Job in This Economy?

Resume Bear

Use it to highlight all the reasons you are the right person for the job you are applying for. Any more risks losing your prospective employer’s attention; * Don’t be too personalleave out your marital status, date of birth, and that snazzy headshot. It seems like everyone’s talking about jobs and the economy these days.

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

Ask A Manager

I am now leaving my current job and will be returning to my home country in August. Several interviewers mentioned how strong my cover letter had been and how they got a real sense of my personality and unique professional interests from it. It’s a special “where are you now?”

2020 67

“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. However, there is a fundamental difference between “comp time” and “leave time” when that rule is applied. . Leave Time (or Vacation Time) is very different; it is not a form of wages, but rather a benefit that is not required by law.

2011 116

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap


Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments. Pictured: Stocked Kitchen full of snacks and treats at Google’s Corporate offices. .

2013 126

How to Resign Gracefully

The Undercover Recruiter

But no matter – you be the better person, leaving with every loose end tied up, and your head held high. You know you will cause your employer huge issues if you leave at such short notice. You have got a new job! Well done.

2013 114

HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

It’s wonderful to hear that, as a hiring manager, you focus on the quality that a person can bring to your business. As for gaps on the resume…hello…the average person will stay in a job 3 years and have over 10 jobs/career changes in a lifetime.

2010 229

you suck at firing people

Ask A Manager

Instead of addressing the problem, they put it off, or send coded messages rather than being clear, or just hope the person leaves on their own. Firing an employee s one of the hardest parts of a manager’s job … but it’s also one of the most important, because having the right people – and only the right people – on your staff will make a huge difference in how effective you are and how much you’re able to accomplish.

2012 53

“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Why Did You Leave?

2010 151

how to adjust to a new job with extreme flexibility

Ask A Manager

Everything can be done online, so often people just leave early and work from home or sometimes just don’t come in at all. A lot of days, I find myself done with my work pretty early and would love to beat the traffic, but I wait around until the last person leaves or until a little after 5 p.m. It seems that they would be fine if I starting leaving early as long as I’m finished with my work, but I’m nervous and I’d like your opinion first.

2016 40

updates: the manager’s peeing dog, dressing like your boss, and more

Ask A Manager

Your commenters have also been very helpful in making me reflect on Christy as a person rather than her management style, and though it’s not a fun feeling, I have come to accept that it’s okay to not like her because of this. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt as much as possible, but this isn’t the mark of a good person. Her supervisor was away on personal leave but when he returns, I will be reporting to him regarding her transgressions.

2019 57

The Day I Got Married ?, Part 2: Solemnization and Marriage

Personal Excellence Blog

The only reason why Dr. Kwoh wasn’t booked yet was because he originally blocked May 25 out for personal leave – but he promptly voided that and agreed to officiate our marriage after receiving my request.

2015 96

my boss approved a long vacation for me — but we can’t agree on the dates

Ask A Manager

When we planned this trip six months ago, I decided that I would ask for personal leave (unpaid time) and I would have to be mentally prepared for them to say no, and for me to walk away from my job at that point. My manager decided I would be the point person to develop new skills in order to support this project. When I first mentioned the desire for extended personal leave over a month ago, my manager was extremely understanding about prioritizing family, etc.

2018 42

Performance Review a Problem? 16 Steps to a Robust Rebuttal

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The only perfect person. None of these can be proven, or disproven, and all are potentially either (a) made up (that is, falsified), (b) mental impressions without basis in reality, or (c) entirely capable of being based in personal animosity, discrimination or other improper motive. I always say to myself, “How could a person fail as an employee, as a leader and as a supervisor, and yet have his department achieve all of its assigned, objective criteria of success?”

2012 157

how to fire an I.T. director who has passwords to everything

Ask A Manager

Unfortunately, people aren’t always dealing with best case scenarios, and far too often you only have one person with the keys to the kingdom. In that case, have someone else on hand who knows how to change passwords and get them before the person leaves. They need to give them to the company, just like they would turn in their company-owned phone or laptop, and having someone on site to change them means that you can verify they are correct before the person leaves.

2013 62

6 Tips For Responding To “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

Career Realism

You shouldn’t ask questions about salary, benefits, parking, social clubs, or sick leave. Why did the last person leave this role? Seven words that strike fear into the hearts of many job seekers! You’ve applied for a great job, painstakingly crafted a targeted resume and cover letter, survived the telephone screen, and landed a face-to-face interview.

2014 88

Time off for Exempt Employees

Evil HR Lady

As an exempt employee with an administrative definition, is sick leave deducted on 1/2 day basis, e.g., going home sick mid-day. It seems it would be standard policy to charge that time against sick leave. Also as an exempt, what allowances are in place for things such as doctor's appts or other personal appts, if you have used your personal leave days and come in late due to an appt, can that time legally be deducted from any remaining vacation benefit?

2008 100

are my clients hiring me to do work their companies believe they’re doing on their own?

Ask A Manager

It has happened twice (among 20ish contracts) that I find out some time after I’ve started a contract that the client is personally paying me for work for their company (where they are an employee, not founder/owner). So I don’t personally write invoices to my clients or have their payment information, which is why I don’t know I’m begin paid personally rather than through their company. How will you track down payment if the person disappears?

2019 51

my boss doesn’t trust my answers or my ideas — and keeps double-checking what I say with others

Ask A Manager

The person who I replaced, Fergus, wasn’t exactly a rockstar, and we’re still uncovering his legacy of mistakes or half truths. Or he might give you a BS answer that doesn’t leave you feeling any better at all. A reader writes: I’ve been at my job almost six months. It’s a wonderful job at a fantastic company. But there’s this one issue that I can’t get past: my boss never trusts my answers or creative solutions.

2019 56

we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more

Ask A Manager

My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I Do they really want to know what’s on my mind, what personal things are weighing heavy on me? you’re worried about a deadline) or bland personal stuff (e.g., Can I ask to return to bereavement leave? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 61

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

The regulation states: “While an employer cannot make deductions from pay for absences of an exempt employee occasioned by jury duty, attendance as a witness or temporary military leave, the employer can offset any amounts received by an employee as jury fees, witness fees or military pay for a particular week against the salary due for that particular week without loss of the exemption.”. You can also apply the employee’s sick leave/PTO time if they have any.

2011 64

my coworkers keep pressuring me to take vacation — but I need to save up time for a chronic illness

Ask A Manager

Unlike at my previous jobs, sick leave and vacation don’t accrue separately here – there’s just one bank of paid personal leave. As a chronically ill person who has had to miss a lot of work over the past few years (I’m currently in slightly better health, but I will inevitably get sick again), it seems foolish for me to miss a lot of work for something other than “can’t get out of bed.” ” You may also like: how much sick leave is reasonable to use?

2016 45

When “Being Nosy” Can Be a Powerful Technique

Career Realism


2010 87

why should employers care about my long commute?

Ask A Manager

The reason for that is that they’re concerned that you’ll quickly burn out on doing such a long commute and end up leaving over it much sooner than you would otherwise. No one wants to invest in hiring and training an employee and have the person leave after a few months because the commute is killing them, so they’re trying to get a feel now for whether you’ve really thought it through and whether it’s really realistic.

2015 61

offering prayers to a coworker, employee falsely accused of attending a white supremacist march, and more

Ask A Manager

Recently, “Jane,” someone from another department (not the one I manage) requested bereavement leave to attend a family member’s funeral in another state. Jacaranda has been very clear: she does NOT want a party to mark her retirement, and if she gets wind of any party planning, she will call out sick or leave early to avoid the festivities. Someone who says that she’ll leave early to avoid a party is serious about not wanting a party. It’s five answers to five questions.

my interviewers didn’t hang up the phone after my interview, my boss can’t move past a mistake I made, and more

Ask A Manager

It is worth reflecting on whether there might have been something in your manner that a reasonable person could have misinterpreted, and maybe seek feedback from someone whose judgment you trust and who you know will be candid with you. I’m leaving in two weeks and my employer has no plan to replace me and is piling work on me. It’s fine to tell your boss, “I won’t have time to do all of this before I leave. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2018 56

using unlimited time off to work a second job, a sexist conference organizer, and more

Ask A Manager

It seems to me that the impact is no different than if I was leaving early to get my own kid from preschool, taking a day off to get my car fixed, or spending a week traveling with my partner — all of which are normal and even encouraged. How forthcoming and apologetic should I be about using most/all of my sick leave? More money than my last job, so far looks like a better environment, and the sick/personal leave is slightly above the industry norm.

2018 55

Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement

Evil HR Lady

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Maybe You Should Just Offer Reasonable Bereavement John Hyman has an interesting post on Bereavement Leave and FMLA. 8/26/10), an employee sought and received FMLA leave to care for her hospitalized husband. Like Jon Stewart says: "Be a person!"

2010 134

when can you use someone’s first name, when to disclose salary, and more

Ask A Manager

you can start out with the person’s first name. I think a key indicator of a toxic workplace is when people leave frequently. In future job interviews I want to somehow ask “Why did the last person leave?” ” Or even better, “Why are people leaving the company?” Sure, you can ask, “Why did the person previously in this position leave?” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2014 56

I’m not my boyfriend’s keeper, employee is openly job searching from work, and more

Ask A Manager

I am the team lead of a two-person admin team for a sales department. I am the supervisor of the second person, but not her manager; however, most critiques are expected to flow through me first unless there is a serious problem. The second person spends most of her time in our reception area (answering phones, greeting visitors, etc.) Recently though, I have noticed that this second person is spending quite a bit of her time at the front desk searching for a new job.

2015 55