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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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  • 2 months 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.
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  • 2 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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  • 3 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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  • 3 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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  • 3 months, 4 weeks 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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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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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.
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  • 4 months, 3 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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  • 5 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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  • 5 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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  • 6 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.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks 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.
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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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.
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  • 8 months 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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  • 8 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 9 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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  • 9 months, 2 weeks 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.
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  • 10 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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  • 10 months, 2 weeks 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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  • 10 months, 4 weeks 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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  • 11 months ago
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"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.
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  • 11 months, 3 weeks 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 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 ago
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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.
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  • 1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
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Friend critical of friend's management style

Friend critical of friend's management styleI have a very good friend who is not a big fan of management of which I’m a part. I can handle his general remarks, but when they’re directed at my management style, I run into problems. | Click the link to read more
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Volunteer feels inferior to fellow volunteer

Volunteer feels inferior to fellow volunteerI do volunteer work with a woman who is incredibly accomplished in the business world and academically. When I’m around this woman, all my insecurities come out. I can't deny I feel inferior. | Click the link for more
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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Business owners forbid employees from talking about wages

Business owners forbid employees from talking about wagesI work for a small company run by a married couple. They forbid all of us employees from talking to each other about how much we make. | Click the link for more
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
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Supervisor changes meeting time to accommodate tardy employee

Supervisor changes meeting time to accommodate tardy employeeMy supervisor has chosen to change the time of our bi-weekly department meetings to a later time because a guy in our department can’t manage to get to work by 9:00 AM. | Click the link to read more
  • Workplace Woes
  • 1 year, 3 months ago
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Employee fed up with boss's contradictory actions

Employee fed up with boss's contradictory actionsI’m working for a martyr and there are periods of time I can’t take it, and this is one of those times. What I can’t take is when she lets us know when she’s not getting a paycheck, but just returned from a Caribbean cruise. | Click to read more
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  • 1 year, 3 months ago