Susan and Carla have been working together for a couple of years. Since the ladies confide in each other all the time about job related matters, Susan felt she could open up a bit more and let her hair down with Carla. They started sharing not only personal opinions with each other, but also professional… Read More You Shouldn’t Tell Your Coworker This
This time of year most people are thinking about New Years’s Resolutions. You know the kind that improves your life in the new year like loosing weight, getting a job, quitting smoking, starting a blog, volunteering, helping make the world a better place and so on. Although most people typically resolve to change an undesired trait… Read More Cannot Unsee
A former Twitter employee decided he would go out with a bang on his last day of work. He took down President Trump’s twitter account for 11 minutes. The @realDonaldTrump twitter page could not be reached for what seemed like a lifetime (to him). This was not an accident either. Some people are calling him an American hero just for taking… Read More Friday Funnies: Twitter Employee Called American Hero for Deactivating President Trump’s Twitter Account
People love watermelon. Like many of you, I have eaten watermelon at work and enjoyed every single bit of it. The sweet fruit is often on decorative fruit trays at company functions, but you could be canned if you bring it as a gift for your coworkers. Robert Pattison, a 41-year-old, learned an invaluable lesson… Read More You Can Be Fired if You Bring a Watermelon to Work
Benefits are vital to my health and financial security, but I don’t rush to enroll. Before I started this HR journey, I used to wait until the last minute to read benefit enrollment information each year. Whenever the mail carrier delivered that hefty benefit envelop, I immediately open it, scanned it for anything that warranted attention,… Read More C’mon. Just Tell Me What I Need to Know
Can you feel it? Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, cupid is destined to make an appearance at the office. Workplace romances are almost inevitable nowadays. You are in denial, if you really think people do not have love interests on the job or become secret lovers at work. Though some… Read More Dos and Don’ts of Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Workplace
When it comes to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, far to often, perpetrators only get a slap on the hand; it is swept under the rug or it goes unpunished. It is sad that in many situations, there is no proof. Nonetheless, women are encouraged to network with male co-workers. Unfortunately, this… Read More Sexual Harassment: Sly As A Fox
The funniest thing was in my inbox from the Evil HR Lady blog this week. The subject read, “My boss wants to manage my bathroom breaks.” As ridiculous as the subject sounds, I could not help, but to laugh out loud and then take a quick peak at it. An anonymous writer wanted to know if… Read More My Boss Wants to Know When I Gotta Go Potty!
All of the noise is really getting on my last nerve! Yakety yak, yakety yak, yakety, yak… Do you ever wonder what the heck is wrong with the motormouths, loudmouths, and busybodies? I know, I do… Sometimes you really need to tell some people to shut up, or where they can go, but you can’t. Instead, calmly put your head down… Read More Yakety, Yak… Don’t Talk Back
Many workers will be running out of the office this weekend. You know why? Valentine’s Day is Sunday. This is one of the most celebrated holidays and personally it’s one of my favorites. I’m sure there will still be lots office deliveries filled with boxed chocolate, balloons, stuffed animals, and expensive jewelry from significant others and… Read More Where’s My Valentines?!