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should I tell my boss my coworker is working a second job during her hours for us?

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I wanted to get your thoughts on something that has bugged me for a while. My coworker has a second job as a photographer and does photoshoots during work hours when we are required to be in the office (only three days a week, mind you). I am aware that Covid...

Wed Feb 28, 2024 18:04
complaints about a new hire before she’s started, employer sent my rejection to my father, and more

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. We got a complaint call about a new hire before she started We hired a new executive director, who starts in a week. Did multiple reference checks (including a former direct report and a former supervisor), criminal background...

Wed Feb 28, 2024 07:06
I’m in charge of our disgusting office kitchen

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am an administrative assistant for a small company (about 50 people). My problem, especially now that folks are fully returned to office, is the cleanliness of the kitchen. As any admin in charge of the office kitchen will tell you, it is a NIGHTMARE. Food...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 21:07
our company has an annual golf trip … but the women don’t play

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Our smallish family-owned business has been taking our sales team on a long weekend golf trip on and off for many years. It is intended to be a reward, and little if any business is discussed when we are there. It’s mostly beer drinking, side betting golf, in...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 20:08
I lied to my interviewer about being employed

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I got a job offer last week that I’m really excited about, especially because I was let go in mid-January and it’s been stressful to job hunt. I was recruited to apply for a few different positions, and one ended up with an offer. I told the recruiter I wasn’t...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 18:07
I can’t carry coffee at work, employee refuses to do a critical duty, and more

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. An employee forced an unwanted kiss on my employee — and now they want to do mediation I run a nonprofit. Six months ago, a male employee of another nonprofit began kissing my female employee on the lips at the end of a series...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 07:09

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