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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 (last year)

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

Top 10 Wildest Excuses When We're Late for Work

Business & Finance : Business from Newser (2 years ago)

Traffic, poor sleep, and bad weather are the three most common excuses for showing up late to work, according to a nationwide survey of employees and bosses. But what are the most outrageous reasons employees give for being tardy? H... Read Post

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

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Evil HR Lady (7 months ago)

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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