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...

Ridding The Workplace Of Rumors And Gossip

  • August 25, 2008

Riddle me this: What's something everyone does and is impossible to stop? The answer: Gossip! Just because there is nothing you can do to completely eliminate it from...

Let go of little slights

  • July 01, 2008

“The whole world is a door of liberation, but people are unwilling to enter it,” wrote an ancient Chinese Buddhist philosopher. He was on to something.

Sometimes an apology is all it takes

  • May 06, 2008

Jack Burghardt, an administrative support assistant in the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office, said he meant no offense when he asked two Hispanic co-workers how...

Do you need to silence an office buttinski?

  • January 25, 2008

Question: “I supervise our receptionist/secretary and share an office with her. When the director or other staff members come into the office to speak to me...

Doing the work, but no recognition, now what?

  • December 14, 2007

Question: “I work in a department that is divided into teams. I am the department administrative assistant, supporting about 25 people. The department celebrated...