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Zero tolerance for tardiness in the workplace

Dear Evil HR Lady, Our company recently implemented a policy that has quite a few people perturbed, myself included. If an employee is late for any reason what-so-ever; traffic, weather, sick kid; the employee is forced to use their PTO time. We have for YEARS had the option of staying late to make up this [...]
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Bewildering hiring manager behavior

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Evil HR Lady (2 years ago)

Dear Evil HR Lady, I’m trying to get some clarity on a recent situation I found myself in.   I applied for a job at a very successful and reputable company back in August.  One of the main reasons I was interested in working there i... Read Post

What are the attendance rules if you’re sick?

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Evil HR Lady (2 years ago)

Dear Evil HR Lady, I work in a small department of a very large company, and we have very strict paid-time off (PTO) rules and guidelines that I feel my manager applies to most, but not all, employees. There is an employee that has ... Read Post

How do I know if I should quit my awful job?

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Evil HR Lady (last year)

Dear Evil HR Lady, In my small group of 15 people at my company, three were fired for “performance reasons.” Each of these people were employed for more than 10 years. Normally, under-performing employees in this company are laid of... Read Post


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