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A worker is so nice, you can’t take it anymore

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Everyone knows Helen is the nicest, sweetest, most open-hearted person on your team. Whenever there's a worthy cause, she's the one who organizes your team's efforts to volunteer and contribute. Whenever there's a birthday or wedding or baby shower, Helen passes around the cards, collects money for the gifts, and organizes the break-room celebrations--complete with home-baked goodies.

You realize that all of Helen's efforts make your office a better place to work. But they do take up a lot of her time, and as your workload increases and your staffing levels decrease, it's starting to cause you concern. It's concerning other team members too--you've heard little comments about Helen not pulling her weight, or about how they're tired of her asking them for money.

But of course, nobody will say anything to Helen lest her feelings are hurt. There's nothing in the company handbook that says what Helen's doing is against the rules...(register to read more)

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