Monday, 9th December, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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Question: Life Insurance Continued...
They are still deducting the same amount from my paychecks for life insurance. Can I request a certificate of insurance which may state the value?
Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 at 10:47 PM
You know her as "Jane."
You've seen the bruises on her face and arms. You haven't said anything because you didn't want to intrude. One day, you run into her in the break room, tears rolling down her cheeks as she pours herself a cup of coffee.
You tell her you want to help. She's scared. If you're her manager, she fears you may fire her for bringing drama into the workplace. If she's your co-worker, she worries you'll tell your manager. You let her know you won't fire her or violate her privacy.
She tells you she has a boyfriend, or husband, who...
Thursday, 17th April, 2014 at 9:56 PM
Paper thin walls separate my office from the offices on either side. The co-worker in one of these offices talks loudly and insists on using a speaker phone rather than her handset because "it's easier and faster." ---When I complained to her -- nicely -- she called me a self-righteous control freak and told me to get out of her face.---When I asked my supervisor for help, he said he was fed up with...
Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 at 12:40 AM
The problem as I see it? I'm 5 feet tall. In Texas, where I worked for the last 20 years, people knew me and saw past my height. Here, despite great references and a proven track record, employers take one look at me and "overlook" my qualifications. I stopped in the restroom after my last 10-minute interview and while in a stall I heard one of the individuals who had passed me in the waiting room laughing about the "runt."
Friday, 11th April, 2014 at 12:31 AM
Another employee pulled me aside and told me she smelled "Von's" chicken salad and it smelled funny. I took some, smelled it, took the bowl into the kitchen and decided to toss it. When I went back into the lunchroom, several of the employees had already left the luncheon, including one of the two birthday employees. It was clear the story had spread...
Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 at 7:47 PM
A newly hired female employee pulled me aside and claimed one of the guys had come on to her and needed to be talked with...
Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 at 12:09 AM
The guys in the shop took advantage of me when they realized...
Friday, 28th March, 2014 at 6:43 PM
One of my coworkers is a snake. Although she’s technically competent, she sabotages the morale and productivity of...
Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 at 11:47 PM
I’m retired military. I expect a certain level of ethics from those with whom I associate. I’m not finding it among...
Monday, 10th March, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Imagine you're driving down the highway, headed to a new town, and the road map you're relying on dematerializes. Next, your speedometer vanishes. You no longer know how fast you're driving. Then your gas gauge disappears. You don't know how much fuel you have left.
Lacking these tools, your trip takes more effort.
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