At Work / Business

Kindness Can Pay More Than We Know

Q: I have managed a large residential rental property for more than five years now. I handle property problems, as well as problems within the apartments. That means I hear every complaint from dirt, bugs and burnt-out bulbs in the hallways to ...

Soap Operas Alive and Well at Work

Q: I did something at work I shouldn't have done. I work at an entertainment media company as an assistant to executives. The executives have the right to hire people without first going through the human resources department. First I have to ...

Boss in Midlife Crisis Hires Cute but Lazy Women

Q: Our boss/owner is in a midlife crisis and is ruining his business. His wife used to come in every day so things ran smoothly, and she kept track of things. She slowly got less involved and stopped coming in. The business had been good for ...

Tragic Childhood Admission Alters the Workplace

Q: I run a small business with five to six employees. I do all interviewing and hiring, but no matter how good the person seems in the beginning, things eventually change.

I always try to be personable and go with the flow if my employees have ...