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Workplace-woes

Person used as reference without approval

Person used as reference without approvalI spoke to a friend's niece over the phone about her career interests and then learned she'd used me as a reference.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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New, young boss is texter on steroids

New, young boss is texter on steroidsShe doesn't seem to know how to determine when it's time to text and when it's time to have a conversation.
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  • 2 months ago
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Retired military officer struggles with job hunt timeline

Retired military officer struggles with job hunt timelineI accepted a job offer from one company but another one is still pursing me for a much bigger job.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Job seeker has tough decision to make

Job seeker has tough decision to makeI would have a much bigger title and a lot more responsibility, but the offer comes with a just a tiny bump in pay. \
  • Workplace
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Workplace Woes

Boss's actions don't reflect his words

Boss's actions don't reflect his wordsHe says he's there for us and has an open door policy, but his office door is shut more than it's open.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Workplace-woes

Excellent customer service is alive and well

Excellent customer service is alive and wellReaders of Woes Knows identified places where they've received excellent customer service.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Worker unwilling to cover for philandering co-worker

Worker unwilling to cover for philandering co-workerMy co-worker is having an affair and asked me to cover for him. I said I wouldn't do it. He hasn't spoken to me since.
  • Local
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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Account exec wants co-worker to ask him about his report, not the boss

Account exec wants co-worker to ask him about his report, not the bossMy co-worker screwed me over. Instead of asking me about a report I didn't turn in, she went to the boss about it.
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  • 8 months ago
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Don't be the subject of a holiday blunder

Don't be the subject of a holiday blunderA female employee drank too much at the office Christmas party and gave the company vice president a lap dance.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Boss expected appreciation for party-planning efforts

Boss expected appreciation for party-planning effortsThe boss says the employees couldn't be any more ungrateful than they are right now.
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  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Employee wants salary increase for doing extra work

Employee wants salary increase for doing extra workI deserve and want a bigger salary.
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  • 5 months, 1 week ago
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Young job seeker expected job offer

Young job seeker expected job offerIt appears as though I have a better chance of getting a job if I have a hook.
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  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Employee is fed up with inappropriate treatment from boss's wife

Employee is fed up with inappropriate treatment from boss's wifeMy boss's wife handles the office's personnel matters. If she doesn't like you, you're in trouble. I'm one of those who's in trouble.
  • Workplace-woes
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
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Employees upset with boss's favoritism

Employees upset with boss's favoritismSome employees say the boss has a favorite who doesn't deserve the preferential treatment he gets.
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  • 7 months ago
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Job seeker’s arrogance could be reason for no job offers

Job seeker’s arrogance could be reason for no job offersThis guy has a huge ego and can be very abrasive. He asks for my help with his resume and job postings, but I think he needs to look at himself and consider how he comes off. Should I say something?
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Worker's bad service reflects on company owner

Worker's bad service reflects on company ownerI believe an employee at my brother's company uses his physical disease to get away with things the other employees would never be able to get away with.
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  • 9 months ago
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Workplace Woes: Bare feet at work

Workplace Woes: Bare feet at workIs it ok to take off your shoes at work?
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  • 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Workplace Woes

Negative comments about former employers while job hunting not necessary

Negative comments about former employers while job hunting not necessaryOne should refrain from making any negative and/or dismissive comments about employers and/or the job hunt process in social media forums.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 9 months, 4 weeks ago
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Paper towel problems reflect poor management

Paper towel problems reflect poor managementEmployee says memos from management about managing paper towel and water use in bathrooms are "outrageous".
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  • 10 months, 1 week ago
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Career advice wanted by parent apparently not wanted by child

Career advice wanted by parent apparently not wanted by childIt’s been over three weeks since I suggested the college graduate call me and I haven’t heard from her.
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  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
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Customer stunned by police officer's foul language

Customer stunned by police officer's foul languageHe was talking real loud while he was getting his hair cut and every single sentence out of his mouth was f-this and f-that.
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  • 11 months, 1 week ago
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Small business owner debates whether to confront dishonest client

Small business owner debates whether to confront dishonest clientThe owner is debating what to do about a client - stay quiet and keep him or question him and possibly lose business.
  • News
  • 12 months ago
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Tax preparer uncomfortable with cursing client

Tax preparer uncomfortable with cursing clientThis client not only waited to the last minute to give me all the information I needed to complete his return, but he was also very negative and high strung.
  • Local
  • 1 year ago
Workplace Woes

Co-worker fed up with Facebook posts told to "mind your own business"

Co-worker fed up with Facebook posts told to "mind your own business"I’m upset because I think the things this worker posts not only reflect poorly on her, but on the store, the store’s owner, me, and the other workers.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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Worker tempted to take new job with former boss

Worker tempted to take new job with former boss The boss I had for ten years was an extremely difficult person to work for, but right before she left, she told me she appreciated all my hard work. Now, she wants me to come work for her.
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  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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Employees consider confronting boss about co-worker's raise

Employees consider confronting boss about co-worker's raiseOur boss gave three others and me extra duties outside of our job descriptions when another employee left the company. It has come to light that one of us, not me, also got a nice raise with these extra duties.
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Worker worries underperforming employee will hurt chances for promotion

Worker worries underperforming employee will hurt chances for promotionWhen I talk to her about it, she’s congenial to my face, but others in our unit and even an old friend of mine in another unit have told me she’s going behind my back saying I don’t know what I’m doing in this supervisory role.
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Co-worker makes life in the office miserable

Co-worker makes life in the office miserable She will do things like invite everyone but me to go to lunch, give me looks of disgust when I talk at our staff meetings or conveniently forget to put me on the copy count for her all-office email notifications.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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How do you handle a boss who plays favorites?

How do you handle a boss who plays favorites?I have a friend that works for a very spiteful woman who loves to play favorites and pit her employees against each other.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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New boss brings new, positive outlook to the office

New boss brings new, positive outlook to the officeOur office no longer has a black cloud hanging over it. We’ve been able to see he doesn’t just talk the talk.
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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In times of need, co-workers go above and beyond

In times of need, co-workers go above and beyondIn honor of the holiday season, I thought it would be real nice to mix things up and hear about the good things you have experienced.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
Workplace Woes

"Giving tree" is alternative to company-sponsored charity giving

"Giving tree" is alternative to company-sponsored charity giving I think it’s good to give to non-profits. My issue is the way management expects employees to give to what is important to them and for us to make that donation through the company versus as an individual donation.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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Exiting employee considers speaking out about management

Exiting employee considers speaking out about managementA worker about to give notice is considering talking to the current boss about some of her management practices.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
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Employee says store owner's manner costs her sales

Employee says store owner's manner costs her salesHer interactions are so unnatural; she pushes way too hard. It’s so obvious she’s annoying them. We see the looks they make when she walks away and we’ve even seen quite a few leave the store without buying anything because of her aggressive tactics.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Workplace Woes

Worker frustrated boss won't acknowledge anyone else's ideas

Worker frustrated boss won't acknowledge anyone else's ideasI don’t need constant praise or accolades; it’s just that he will always dismiss an idea if it’s contrary to what he has proposed or what he thinks should be done.
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Furloughed worker frustrated with lack of communication and compassion

Furloughed worker frustrated with lack of communication and compassionThis government shutdown and furlough situation is awful. I’ve been stuck at home since October 1st, and have no clue what my agency is doing about this and what may or may not happen. | Click for more
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago