my employee melts down when work is stressful

A reader writes: I manage an employee who is smart, attentive, and dedicated to the work she does. Overall, she’s amazing and has a strong work ethic, the kind of driven personality anyone would love to have on their team. Except for when she is stressed or feels pressure from difficult clients. Then all hell…

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my boss is a notorious liar, and he yells too

A reader writes: My boss is a notorious liar. All staffers are aware of this, and, in fact, it’s become somewhat of a running joke around the office. Some of this takes the form of exaggeration (“Five different people told me…” means one person he doesn’t want to identify, or sometimes just that he overheard…

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how to quit your job without burning bridges

I was on public radio’s Marketplace this weekend, talking about quitting your job, including: how to quit without burning bridges how much notice to give what to do if your office keeps contacting you with questions after you leave quitting on the spot if your employer revokes your vacation time at the last minute and more…

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