When co-workers drop the ball

  • July 02, 2009

At some point in their careers, most people end up in the position of being left to do the work after flaky colleagues drop the ball. Anita Bruzzese (www.45things.com),...

Managing an uncooperative peer

  • July 01, 2009

Lisa crunches numbers. She works with you but does not report to you. Her boss is the chief financial officer. You rely on Lisa’s accounting and budget projections...

How to Survive Under a Tyrant CEO

  • June 24, 2009

Q: “Our new CEO is very vindictive. He has ‘spies’ who feed him stories about employees that he doesn’t like. He fires people based on fabricated...

Hilton women sue over orgy

  • March 01, 2009

Deborah Smith, a former night manager of the SkyWater Restaurant at the Hilton Minneapolis, has filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired for walking in on an orgy...

Jealous co-worker resent your promotion?

  • October 31, 2008

Question: “I have moved back to my hometown and taken a position that I held 13 years ago. At the time, I was the only secretary/administrative assistant in the...

What to do when an employee threatens violence

  • September 02, 2008

Q. I work in the HR area at my company and just learned that an employee who is experiencing some personal problems is now having performance problems at work. I also...