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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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How to fight a bad vacation policy

Career & Jobs / Career Advice : Evil HR Lady (3 years ago)

Dear Evil HR Lady, Our firm just implemented a new policy stating that vacation days must now be taken in increments of one week. The managing partner’s (who seems to be the only one that feels this way) reasoning is that taking a d... Read Post

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

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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