Author: Laura Lee Rose

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Do I Fire Someone Who Demanded a Promotion?

I have an employee who asked for a promotion effective immediately and when rejected said that he is going to switch companies if I don’t comply. Do I fire him? You haven’t shared much about this employee’s performance evaluation or experience. So, it’s difficult to advise at this point. I am assuming that if you are considering firing him because...

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What Should I Do If My Boss Asks Me to Cover My Friend’s Shift so He Can Fire Her?

This question came from a business professional. My boss asked me to cover my coworker’s shift because he is about to fire her. She and I are good friends outside of work. Should I warn her? I can see that this is a very difficult decision for you. You can probably see it both ways: Being loyal to the company...

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3 Things Should You Never Do on a Job Interview

This question came from a business professional. What 3 things should you never do on a job interview? Top 3 things you should never do Although there are lots of things to keep in mind, some things to consider are: Don’t be late. Plan to be at least 1 hour early to avoid any traffic or travel issues. Once there,...

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How to Handle a Boss that Wants You to Continually Work Overtime

This question came from a business professional. My boss threatened to fire me because I usually leave work at 6pm and don’t stay until 8/9 like other employees. How should I handle this? My one recommendation is to not allow it to get this far. Once at this point you have a couple of options. Start One-on-One weekly manager’s meeting...

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How Do I Tell My Boss That My Resignation Letter Was Just a Way to Push for More Salary?

This question came from a busy professional. How do I tell my boss that my resignation letter was just a way to push for more salary and not actually resigning? They’re taking it seriously. Sadly, if you had asked me my opinion before you sent the letter, I would have advised NOT TO LIE about your intentions. Your boss and...

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How to Handle Employees that are Committed to Work Hours Only

This question came from a busy professional. I have two employees that usually leave work at 6 pm. They are good, but I don’t like that their commitment lasts for work hours only. What should I do as a CEO? Resetting expectations One thing that I would recommend is to reset your business expectations. As a CEO, you are naturally...

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Should I Stay with a Terrible Boss with Great Pay and Great Benefits?

This question came from a busy professional. I am overpaid and have great benefits at my job, but have a terrible boss. Should I stay? Given the amount of information you’ve provided. Yes. You should stay at this job. Bosses come and go. Jobs that overpay and have great benefits don’t. Pinpointing the exact issue One recommendation is clearly articulate...

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What Should I Do if I Am Getting the Least Salary Among My Teammates?

This question came from a business professional. I recently joined a new company and I’m getting the least salary among my teammates while I have more related working experience. What should I do? This is why people are discouraged from discussing salary amongst your teammates. Not many people feel they are getting paid what they are actually worth. The people...

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Should I Lie About the Reason I Got Fired?

This question came from a business professional. I got fired for poor performance. Should I lie about the reason of it in my next job interviews? Firstly – I would not recommend “lying” in a job interview. The truth will most likely be discovered. And then you will be “caught in a lie” and therefore, seen as untrustworthy and unreliable....

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Should I Fire an Employee Who Reports Sick About 2 Days Per Month?

This question came from a business professional. “I have an employee who usually reports sick about 2 days per month, but he is a good worker. Should I fire him?” You have mentioned that he is a good worker, so I am not sure I understand the real concern here. If this employee meets and exceeds expectations, then why automatically...

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