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The Complaint Department Is Open Aug. 13, 2020

Work Daze

You hate to complain. But what choice do you have? You simply must complain about all the complainer... Read More

Does Anonymity Have a Place at Work? Aug. 06, 2020

At Work

Q: Why do people tell others to not take ownership and say what they think about situations and peop... Read More

Testing Is the Best HR Assistant Jul. 30, 2020

At Work

The high unemployment rate caused by COVID-19 means thousands who were once employed are now searchi... Read More

Getting the Job Doesn't Mean Keeping It Jul. 16, 2020

At Work

Getting the Job Doesn't Mean Keeping It Q: I was introduced to a company through a friend/connectio... Read More

Onboarding: Sink or Swim Jun. 11, 2020

At Work

The first weeks of onboarding can set the stage for a new hire to either fall in love with the job a... Read More

Workplace Coaching Helps Employees and Companies Feb. 20, 2020

At Work

Most people think they are good communicators. But if you ask them if they think most other people a... Read More

Jealousy Consumes Manager of New Hire Feb. 13, 2020

At Work

Q: I was interviewed and recommended for hire by a regional manager I was to replace. He was transfe... Read More

What Makes a Complaint Vindictive? Oct. 31, 2019

At Work

Q: I work in a small laboratory on a team with several others, who have all been here for years. Our... Read More

Critical Tips for Phone Interviews Sep. 12, 2019

At Work

You may not like phone interviews, but the human resources department loves them. One job posting ma... Read More

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Loser Jun. 13, 2019

Work Daze

Paul Simon came up with "50 ways to leave your lover." I wish I could say the same when it comes to ... Read More

The Price of Not Checking References Apr. 25, 2019

At Work

Q: I headed a team at a marketing company, and we needed one more person to balance the talent. The ... Read More

Not Allowed at His House Apr. 20, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have been dating "Pete" for three years and never get invited to his place. He lives i... Read More

Copycat Co-Worker Scares Employee Mar. 21, 2019

At Work

Q: One of my co-workers imitates me in every way possible — not like sarcastic imitation, but ... Read More

Cover Letters That Make or Break You Jan. 31, 2019

At Work

Q: Articles say human resources departments no longer read cover letters, so why are they still expe... Read More

It's Unfair, But It's Not Your Place Jan. 11, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small bakery. I've had the same employee, "Sue," for the past nine... Read More

Employee Soon Quits Inhumane Environment Dec. 13, 2018

At Work

Q: I am several years from retirement age, so I needed a part-time job for extra money. I was happy ... Read More

Boss Takes Credit for Subordinate's Work Nov. 22, 2018

At Work

Q: I've been in the same job for five years, and I have a good work record. I've done extra assignme... Read More

Teaming With a Narcissist Nov. 15, 2018

At Work

Q: One of the members of our team of six is openly rude and sarcastic to me but nice to the others. ... Read More

Clearly Unprofessional: Refusing to Talk to a Co-Worker Oct. 25, 2018

At Work

Q: I am a woman who has worked in the same job at the same company for 10 years. A male co-worker st... Read More

Robot, Go Home Sep. 13, 2018

Work Daze

Rejection stinks. It doesn't matter if the rejection comes from the love of your life or from your a... Read More