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Rules aren’t made to be broken! Insubordination is grounds for demotion

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Some employees are difficult to manage. They can’t seem to get along with others, don’t want to follow directions and generally make it tough to get work done.

If you have employees like that, carefully document the behavior. Then apply appropriate discipline, especially if the employee is insubordinate. Just make sure that everyone else with a similar work record is also punished the same way.

Recent case: Nicole worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection as an associate chemist. She was responsible for, among other things, conducting total suspended solids tests on wastewater samples. The purpose of those tests is to determine the concentration of certain materials in wastewater samples so as to properly calibrate water treatment systems. Tests have to meet federal and state quality standards. They therefore must be carefully reviewed before being declared final.

Nicole is a Haitian woman. Her supe...(register to read more)

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