Interviews

firing someone during a pandemic, we have to say what we spent our bonus on, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Firing someone during a pandemic I have an employee who was placed on a PIP starting in mid-October 2019 for, among other things, being argumentative with feedback and missing deadlines. A decision was made to terminate her from the company, with a date set in …

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when you can’t get a raise but might get the whole business

A reader writes: I’m writing on behalf of my cousin. She is a college student who works for a couple who owns a small business. She has worked for them for six years, helped transition them from brick-and-mortar to completely online, built their website, designed their logos, and created/managed/grown their social media accounts across various …

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my job’s travel conflicts with husband’s job, talking to my boss about imposter syndrome, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My job’s travel conflicts with my husband’s job’s Covid policies My work is requiring me to resume my monthly trips to the home office, which involves flying to a high COVID infection rate state. They are starting to require these trips again because my state …

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