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  • Marie McIntyre Tribune Content Agency

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Q: I am appalled by the "pay for performance" system recently implemented by my company, which has more than 10,000 employees. Forced rankings…

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Q: I recently applied for a position in another department without telling my boss. The job description sounded interesting but lacked importa…

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Q: I share an office with "Megan," who always says "bless you" when I sneeze. I think this is a silly habit, so when she sneezes, I say nothin…

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Q: I have an older co-worker who constantly tries to prove that he's smarter than I am. "Tom" never went to college, while I have an advanced …

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Q: I am extremely upset about a recent reorganization. For several years, I have been a project manager in an international nonprofit agency. …

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Q: I recently hired an employee who appears to be a high-strung basket case. "Shannon" is experienced and intelligent, but working with her is…

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Q: I recently made the mistake of including an inappropriate person on a group email. Someone tattled about this to my boss, who sternly warne…

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Q: Half the employees in our department are young people in their 20s, while the rest of us are over 40. The younger folks are definitely a di…

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Q: Whenever my employees have a complaint about a co-worker, they ask me to handle the problem without mentioning their name. If the issue is …

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Q: I was recently hired as the executive assistant to a company president. On my second day, he gave me a project to do, then took off the aft…

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Q: The issue of employee cellphones is driving me crazy. I manage a small medical clinic with 15 staff members who interact with patients all …

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Q: The head of our department has been pressuring employees to purchase products from her husband, who recently began selling diet supplements…

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Q: Six months ago, I was fired from a company where I worked for two years. My co-workers were a tight clique of women who blamed me whenever …

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Q: The verbal abuse that I receive from my boss has been escalating for several years. About once a week, he begins shouting, cursing and bang…

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Q: My manager, "Melanie," is undermining my relationship with my staff. Shortly after I was promoted to supervisor, my employees began going t…

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Q: My husband and I own a business that has seen some difficult economic times. For the past two years, we have had to reduce staff and cut sa…

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Q: Our department's physical layout has created a lot of problems. My employees work in a completely open area without cubicles or dividers. T…

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Q: What can I do about a co-worker who has decided he doesn't like me? For the last two years, "Matt" has been disdainful and dismissive whene…

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Q: I believe my employer is taking advantage of me. This company hired me to do telephone sales as an independent contractor, which means that…