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employee goes into emotional spirals, interviewers who ask if you’re applying to other companies, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My anxious employee goes into emotional spirals after even mildly negative feedback I’m a new manager and recently hired my first junior-level employee. I could tell she was sensitive during the interview, which was fine, but didn’t find out until she started working that she […]

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we’re supposed to stay late “out of courtesy,” should I send employers a lottery ticket with my resume, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. We’re supposed to stay late “out of courtesy” to other coworkers I’ve been at my job six months. It’s in an industry I’ve been in for 18 years and where I’ve always worked hard, earned praise for my skills, and shown a cooperative spirit. I’ve […]

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can I steal my coworkers’ screaming monkey toy, telling an employee to remove a political post from her Facebook page, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Can I take confiscate my coworkers’ screaming monkey toy? Today, as has happened multiple times in the last few months, some of my nearby coworkers in our relatively small satellite office decided to play catch with this “screaming monkey toy.” The noise it makes is […]

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