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My new hire is terrible, but he interviewed so well

I’m a manager at a company that develops video games. Recently, I hired someone for a senior programming position, and boy is he terrible. He looked good on paper, though. Experienced (although admittedly in more junior roles) – and maybe not as much coding background...

My workplace has become a kennel

I work in a small office with five other people. A few weeks ago, one of my colleagues started bringing her dog to the office. She recently separated from a long-time partner, and probably can’t afford a dog sitter/walker right now – not to mention the comfort it...

My religious coworkers are trying to convert me

I have colleagues who repeatedly question me about my religious views, and I can’t get them to stop. I’ve tried telling them that I don’t discuss my personal life, including my faith/spirituality, at work, but they just won’t listen. Now they’ve started asking me ‘Why...

My PAs keep quitting

I’m the editor-in-chief of a highly respected, and internationally renowned fashion magazine. It’s a cutthroat industry – and I have a reputation for being very, very tough to work for. I admit that I’m demanding, unpredictable, and quick to find fault. But in my...

My employer requires us to make exact change

I’m a server at an upscale restaurant chain. Our policy for making change on cash payments 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 feel...

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...

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