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My employer requires us to make exact change

I’m a server at an upscale restaurant chain. Our change policy has always been to round to the nearest dollar. Recently, I was told we would now be expected to give customers exact change—down to the penny—to those paying with cash. I find this to be both unnecessary...

I held a contest for my salespeople, and one of them ripped me off

My partner and I own a successful real estate company. We specialize in second homes, vacation properties, and the like. But I wouldn’t say we “sell land” so much as we offer investment opportunities. Recently, my partner and I decided to hold a sales...

My boss is hoarding his urine

I work as a research chemist for a very small pharmaceutical company; I’ve been with the organization for about three months. There’s just six of us: the founder, his spouse (our receptionist/administrative assistant), and four scientists including myself. The...

I’m in over my head

I work in the marketing department of a small company, and was recently promoted to manager. My old job has since been filled, and this new person reports to me. My boss used to be the director of marketing, but he left months ago, and has not been replaced. This...

The company complainer wastes all of my time

I’m the controller for a small company, which means I basically do all the accounting for the firm. But I also do most of the HR work too (administering benefits, compliance, etc). I wear many “hats,” in other words – and if sounds like a lot, it is. But I love my...

The not-for-profit I work for looks down on me because I’m paid

I work for a small not-for-profit that serves low income households. I was hired a few months ago to help out following a sharp increase in demand for our services due to the pandemic. Prior to my arrival, the organization was run by just one person, the founder, an...

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