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employee quit over a coworker’s email, wiping down my keyboard as soon as someone else uses it, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My employee misdirected an email criticizing her problem coworker — who saw it and quit I have two direct reports who can’t stand each other but they’ve managed to be civil and professional. Sansa is a mid-top performer with a consistently good work product. She’s […]

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hiring an ex, should I thank my son’s new boss, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should I hire an ex? My company is starting a massive and complex two-year project, which I am managing, and I’ve been given approval to hire a small support staff. We advertised publicly but after interviews we haven’t found a suitable candidate for the position […]

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