Workplace Conflict

my dad is the CEO of the business

My dad is the CEO of the family business but is impossible to work with, should I stay or leave?

By butler.jeff1 / June 28, 2022 / Comments Off on My dad is the CEO of the family business but is impossible to work with, should I stay or leave?

A reader writes:  Long story short, I joined the family business about five years ago. We do consulting in the construction industry and each year we have grown maybe ten percent, but nothing that substantial. When I was a kid, my dad founded the business and each year, kept it growing until now we have…

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coworker hitting on me

Coworker [W] keeps hitting on me [M]. How do I tell them to stop?

By butler.jeff1 / June 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Coworker [W] keeps hitting on me [M]. How do I tell them to stop?

A reader writers:  I started a new job about 4 months ago, and while it is going well, some drama caught me off guard. One of the directors, my boss’s boss, has taken a liking to me. Now, before you think ‘oh poor me’ let me explain that it took me a long time to…

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Help! Manager keeps messaging me on the weekends!

By butler.jeff1 / June 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Help! Manager keeps messaging me on the weekends!

A reader writes:  My manager keeps messaging me during the weekends! We have a large project with the deadline coming up, but I feel it’s getting to the point where I simply can’t take a day off. The worst part is, a lot of these are just checking if I have done something, not adding…

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employees who think they know everything

5 Steps to Better Manage Employees Who Think They Know Everything [Updated for 2022]

By butler.jeff1 / May 1, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Steps to Better Manage Employees Who Think They Know Everything [Updated for 2022]

Them- “Yep, I already knew that!”  You- “Then why did you still do the task wrong?” At some point in your career you will run into an employee who thinks they know just about everything. If you are in a management position, this can single-handedly be the most difficult type of employee to manage. If…

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