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J.T. and Dale: 'Fast learner' not what employers want to hear from prospective employees

Dear J.T. & Dale: I once worked on the business side of things, then moved to the information technology side. After 15 years in IT, I want to go back to the business side but am finding it difficult. Using my network, I have gotten a number of meetings. But when people look at my résumé…

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Delaying honeymoon one option for new employee

Dear J.T. & Dale: I just got engaged! However, I’ve been at my company for only six months. We are getting married in the fall and wanted to take a two-week honeymoon. Even if I save every vacation day, I won’t have enough earned time to take the full two weeks. What can I do? — Julie

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Longtime job searcher is not alone

Dear J.T. & Dale: I hate visiting my hometown, because everyone asks me about my job search. I’ve been out of work for a year. I can tell that the in-laws are convinced I’m lazy and just don’t want to work, but I really am trying. Ideas? — Jason

January 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

The best workplace advice of 2013

J.T.: It’s that time again, when we pull together our best advice from the past year.

December 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Check employee reference policy to sniff out 'trash talk'

Dear J.T. & Dale: What can a former manager or employer disclose? If I were a hiring manager in the HR department, I’d want to talk to the prospective employee’s manager. I have interviewed, and after a very successful interview, the company simply stops all communication. So whatever oc…

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Be proactive in addressing past drug test

Dear J.T. & Dale: I was employed as a route driver by the same company for 15 years. I was terminated after I tested positive for marijuana. I know I made a mistake. Since then, I have been on three interviews that sounded very promising, until they contacted my previous employer. How do…

October 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Office Coach: 'Pay for performance' system causes friction

Q: I am appalled by the "pay for performance" system recently implemented by my company, which has more than 10,000 employees. Forced rankings are used to assign performance review scores, so 60 percent of the staff must now be rated as "meets expectations." Only 10 percent are allowed to re…

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Unions seek creative ways to halt slide in members

WASHINGTON - With union membership on the decline, labor leaders are getting more creative - and some say more desperate - to boost sagging numbers and rebuild their waning clout.

August 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Office Coach: Human resources must balance claims of workers, bosses

Q: Shortly after joining this company, I became aware of numerous issues related to discrimination and harassment. As a human-resources professional, I felt obligated to make management aware of these problems, so I reported them to my boss, who is the director of HR, and to several departme…

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Office Coach: Boss blindsided by request for internal transfer

Q: I recently applied for a position in another department without telling my boss. The job description sounded interesting but lacked important details, including work hours. I figured, however, that I could ask those questions during the interview.

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UA administrator's retirement: Fighting sex trafficking in India

A UA engineering administrator is retiring to devote his full energy to a nonprofit organization his family started to help victims of sex trafficking in India get jobs.

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Moving up

Moving up

Hitchcock joins RDO Equipment

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Moving up

Moving up

John Foxworthy Insurance broker John Foxworthy formed TucsonInsurance.com, an independent insurance agency offering health, auto, home, life and business insurance. Foxworthy is the agency principal and joins forces with Pacific International Insurance and agency principal Ned Ingram to serv…

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Moving up

Moving up

Cathy Strommen Cathy Strommen joined Granite Kitchen & Bath as in-house designer. She will assist customers with granite and quartz slab countertop selections.

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Moving up

Moving up

Bill Hitchcock Bill Hitchcock joined RDO Equipment Co. as manager of the company's Tucson store at 5051 S. Outlet Center Drive. Hitchcock has nearly 25 years of dealership experience, including 20 years in several management roles at Caterpillar dealers across the Northeast. Most recently, H…

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Office Coach: Being mature, contrite could take care of problem

Q: For a long time, one of my co-workers was very rude and snippy to me. Our new manager recently decided that we should be separated, so she transferred both of us to other branches. My office is now located an hour from home, which is causing a lot of problems.

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On the job, cold days add a safety concern

On the job, cold days add a safety concern

Rob Labby takes break from fixing a carburetor to warm his hands at Jay Bees Auto Service, 5070 E. 22nd St. Labby says the cold weather doesn't bother him too much, especially since he knows our usual warm days will be back soon.

January 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
On the job, cold days add a safety concern

On the job, cold days add a safety concern

A bundled-up Mike Turkington works on an engine at Jay Bees Auto Service. Workers in open spaces have been especially exposed to recent cold temperatures.

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Office Coach: Talkative colleagues distract worker who's in a high-traffic spot

Q: I am constantly distracted by people chatting near my desk. My cubicle sits next to a hallway, so there is an endless stream of employees passing by all day. For some reason, this seems to be the place where they always stop to talk.

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