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I have been really overworked here. Whenever someone quits or gets fired, I have to assist in taking over that person's job. If I comment that I need more help, management just gives me more work. I am quitting and there are two other people here who are afraid their workload will increase when I leave. What advice should I give them?
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I am at my wit's end. I have never worked so hard in my life, never put in so many hours, and never been so frustrated on the job. I feel like I am unappreciated by management, getting nowhere, and on one big treadmill. I'm ready to leave, but the thought of a change is a little scary to me. Do you have any suggestions?
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Earlier this year, we participated in an employee satisfaction survey. We completed questionnaires and turned them in, and that was the last we heard about it. We would like to know about the findings and what management is going to do about them. Shouldn't that be part of the process?
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I just completed a counseling session with one of my employees because he has been late several times, and our policy calls for a formal discussion and documentation when this occurs. When I finished the session, he got to the door and made a nasty remark under his breath. When I asked what he said, he denied saying anything. I did not write him up for that, but maybe I should have. What do you think?
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Can you please give me information regarding the state of 4-day workweeks for office workers? Besides reducing smog, what advantages do they have?
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Can you please give me information regarding the state of 4-day workweeks for office workers? Besides reducing smog, what advantages do they have?
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I just joined this company and I cannot believe how many people are quitting. Three people in my department just left, as did my manager and the person who first interviewed me. I have never seen anything like this, and I am wondering if I should think about jumping ship too. What do you think?
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After a very upsetting meeting with my boss, I walked out of his office and muttered an expletive about him that no one was supposed to hear. He heard it, wrote me up, and warned me that if I don't change my ways, I'm out. I don't think it was fair to be punished for something he was not supposed to hear. What do you think?
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I am trying to run my department, but I keep getting questionnaires, surveys, and other interruptions from our human resources department. I know they have a job to do, but they do not seem to realize how busy we are. I have spoken to the H.R. people and to my own manager, but the interruptions continue. Any suggestions?
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I worked very hard over the past year and received an outstanding review. My performance and contribution were definitely above average, but my increase was the same as everyone else received. When I voiced my concern about this, my manager said that many criteria are used in the process, and he thinks this is fair. How does this sound to you?
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I work in a transportation reservation department. We deal with irate customers only and were told that if a complaint letter is received and our name is mentioned, we would be terminated. Now we are terrified and come to work each day stressed and worried that we could lose our jobs. Does management have the right to address an entire department this way and threaten jobs?
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I was working on a challenging and interesting assignment when my manager pulled the project and gave it to someone else. Then he gave me this awful assignment that has been hanging around here for months. I am working on it now and I am very annoyed. What do you suggest I do?
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We have a new assistant supervisor, and the first thing she did was to rearrange people, causing our production to slow and errors to occur. Her newest plan has people standing around for three-quarters of the day, and the regular supervisor could not care less about this. Should we just wait for the boss to realize what is going on?
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Our company has a lot of angry employees. It's not a violent thing, but they just seem to be upset and negative. We have talked with them about this, but they don't say much. What can you suggest?
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I've been with this company for almost a year, and now that summer is approaching I want to take my vacation. When I joined, I did not think that much about the amount of vacation time, but now I'm very annoyed that it's only one week. It seems too short. What do you think?
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I was at a seminar and heard that one way to reduce turnover is have a company newsletter. We have a turnover problem here, and I am desperate. Is there any truth to this claim about newsletters?
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I usually have lunch with the same two co-workers, and we get along well. We have a new boss, and now the two of them badmouth him for the whole lunch. This boss is awful, but I don't say anything because it's not my nature. I want to keep eating with these co-workers. What should I say in these discussions?
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My manager was at a seminar and was advised that titles are more important than money. Because of this, he has decided to change many of our titles, such as by giving managers the title of director, and he has cut our raises way back. Is he right about this?
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I have worked here for three years, and I have a good salary. I am upset because I have not received a raise in this period, but other people have. Because of my salary level, I feel a little foolish asking for a raise. Do you have any suggestions?
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We have a good orientation, but lately we have been losing a fairly high number of new hires. We have looked at pay and benefits and other parts of the job, but we cannot figure out what is causing the problem. What do you suggest we do?
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I work for a medium sized company, and I was at a meeting when one of the executive vice presidents said that there are too many inflated titles here and they should be changed to reflect more of what people are actually doing. For example, he wants to change the title of several department directors to department manager. Does this make sense?
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Our company does not pay competitive salaries, and the benefits are below average for this area. To make up for this, we get inflated titles. People in top management think this is motivational, but just about everyone else thinks it's a joke. What's the point of this approach?
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The company where I work has a program to reward us for giving good customer service. The problem is that the reward means the employee is placed in a drawing for some prizes. I have been singled out for excellent customer service several times, and I get into the drawing, but I have never won a prize. What do you think of this kind of program?
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I recently started a new position, and the division head is a jerk. I have already seen two employees quit because of her, and I was told that morale is low and turnover is high because of her. I was also told she produces outstanding results, and that is why the company keeps her. Some employees have even adopted her style. This week I experienced her overly demanding style, and I donít think I can last here. What do you suggest?
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At my evaluation, I received a minimal raise, but I did get a better title. I am unhappy with the raise, and a new title doesnít mean much. I was afraid this would happen because I heard my manager say that employees prefer titles over money. Is he right?
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As I was sitting at my cluttered desk filled with boring work, I realized that this job has changed over the years and I don't like it. It seems strange that this feeling hit almost overnight, since I don't think I felt this way yesterday. Is this a passing dissatisfaction or something more serious?
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