July 2013

5 things you should know about HR

What the hell happens in HR anyway? What kind of power do they really have? Are they your advocate? A proxy for your manager? Do they keep confidences? Whose side are they on? Here are five important things that you should know about HR. 1. HR isn’t there to be your advocate. HR’s function is to serve the […]

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an employee is putting magic curses on her coworkers

A reader writes: I’ve recently been contacted by a supervisor in our company who has heard that one of his subordinates has been regularly “cursing” both him and his daughter (who also works for our company). By “cursing,” I don’t mean using foul language. I mean she considers herself something of a witch and has […]

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