Blog Profile / Evil HR Lady


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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

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What if Charlie Sheen Were Your Employee?

Charlie Sheen just announced he’s HIV positive. While Sheen is rich and famous and has all sorts of legal things set up to protect him and his interests, most people with HIV lead much more normal lives. In fact, you may have some people with HIV sitting in the next cubicle and you’d never know […]

This Holiday Perk Could Last Year-Round

What is a cash-strapped startup to do when the holidays roll around? It’s traditional to give the employees something in December (although, the employees should not get something for the boss, so don’t expect it). So, what to buy? You can, of course, follow this helpful list collected from actual humans who have enjoyed gifts […]

What You Need to Know About FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act, better known by its initials, FMLA, has been the law since 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed it. This means that for a good portion of the workforce it’s always been in effect. With a law in effect for 22 plus years, you probably think you know how it works. […]

End of Life Conversations Do Not Belong at the Office

Remember the death panel conversations? Well, a more sensitive term for this is an End of Life Planning Discussion. These are great things and everyone should be having them-not just the elderly. We never know when we’re going to get in an accident, be diagnosed with a terminal illness, or have a heart attack that […]

Coworker Sabotaging Your Office? Maybe She’s a CIA Spy

Have you ever worked with someone who seemed genuinely more interested in ruining morale than in doing any work? Turns out the CIA thought that an employee could do serious damage to a business. If it was a business the CIA wanted to destroy, their best bet was to send in someone to destroy it from […]

How Long Must HR Keep Employee Records?

One of the big things about Human Resources is that we have tons of paperwork. Tons and tons and tons. Granted, a lot of it is electronic these days, but the principle still remains. HR does record keeping. And, we need to keep those records, but for how long? Here are basic guidelines for HR […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Say, ‘You’re Fired’

When people get promoted into a management role, the going phrase is that you now have “hire and fire” power. Almost everyone enjoys using his or her hire power — it’s great to build your own team and see each individual employee grow. But fire power? Unless you’re a cold-hearted person, you generally don’t enjoy […]

10 Tips to Survive Life with a Road Warrior

I rarely travel for business. And by rarely, I mean I haven’t in 6 years. But my husband? Well, at this very moment, he’s at the Frankfurt airport, having just arrived from Uzbekistan. He’s waiting for his flight to Milan. Three days ago he was in China and the week before that he was in […]

What to do When the Bullying Stops

I am currently handling a nasty investigation into bullying and harassment at my company. What do I do after the investigation if all parties remain with the company? The relationship has broken down — do we just have to move the employees? I think it’s too late for mediation. To read the answer, click here: […]

Help Is On the Way: How to Save a Bad Job Interview

If you read job hunting tips, they’ll tell you that the first impression is the most important thing in the world and that hiring managers often make the decision within the first 30 seconds. So, if you trip while walking in or have lipstick on your teeth, forget it, right? And if you say something […]

Millennials: No Matter What LinkedIn Says, Your Mom Does Not Belong at Your Office

Whenever I write about the problems Millennials face at work, I get emails from people saying “stop blaming Millennials.” I’m not blaming Millennials. I’m blaming their parents for being overbearing twits. LinkedIn is sponsoring LinkedIn Bring in Your Parents Day. I’m here to tell you, don’t do it. Just say no. Look, you had no choice […]

What the MI6 Looks for in New Recruits (Hint: James Bond Need Not Apply)

MI6 is the British secret intelligence made famous by their “employee” James Bond. There’s pretty much nothing Bond can’t do, with a martini in one hand and a beautiful woman on his arm, except for actually work at MI6. They’d never hire him-not in a million years. Why? He lacks the emotional intelligence. Bond, who […]

Problems at Work? 10 Signs That It’s Not Them, It’s You

I got an email yesterday from a reader who wanted to know how she should explain why she’s quit three jobs in the past year. Her reason for quitting each job was the same—her boss was a bully. Now, it’s possible that she had really, really, really bad luck and encountered three bully bosses three […]

6 Reasons You Don’t Want to Quit Without a New Job

Your boss drives you crazy. Or the hours are utterly ridiculous. Or, maybe, you have the co-worker from hell, and the boss won’t do anything about it. Whatever it is, you’ve decided that you can’t take one more minute, and you quit without a new job lined up. No problem. You’re a good saver, and […]

What Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet Says About Workplace Diversity

Sesame Street is adding a new character-Julia, a Muppet character who has Autism. Sesame Street realizes that, for whatever reason, the percent of children with Autism has risen from what it was when Sesame Street began over 40 years ago. The thing is, children with Autism don’t stay children, they grow into adulthood and as […]

Do I have to pay an employee who works through lunch?

I have a non-exempt employee who misses a lot of time for doctors, dentists appointments and child appointments. She said she won’t take a lunch and will just leave an hour early for her appointments. Therefore, she expects to get paid for 8 hours because she did not take a lunch. I was told by […]

10 Emails Smart Managers Never Send

I love email. It’s my preferred method of communication for many things-it builds a record, it documents the entire conversation, and it doesn’t require interruptions. I’ll send you an email when I have time, and you send one back when you have time. But, the very thing that makes email fabulous can also make it […]

Yes, Dating is Important to Your Career

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech as part of the #62MillionGirls Initiative. She talked about how critical education is for women. This is absolutely true. In much of the world, girls are denied education or are limited in their education by law and culture. She’s speaking about a worldwide problem in front […]

Can a Free Spirit Survive in an Office Environment?

When you were in school, was the teacher constantly saying, “Sit down!” or “Keep your hands to yourself!” or “Go sit in the hallway until you’re ready to do your work?” Or, were you the kid that colored the sky purple and the grass yellow and generally made drove your teacher up the wall by […]

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