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At Work / Business

How to Handle Workplace Violence

Q: We've had layoffs but expect more. We just don't know when or which departments. Most of us have just accepted it, but a few are really angry. My co-workers don't say specific things, but every comment seems angry, even when it's inappropriate....

Boss Hires Young Bartender as Office Worker

Q: I work at a small, privately owned company. The owner is very involved in the business and controls all hiring. As he has gotten older, he has developed a thing for blondes. This wouldn't be bad if he hired smart blondes, but his most recent ...

A Professional PI's View on Employee Theft

Q: I think you should have told the employee who discovered employees stealing food from a chain restaurant to bring in a video camera and record it all on tape. He could capture the bad behavior and turn it into the corporate office rather than ...

Reporting Theft When the Boss Is Guilty

Q: I was the top trainer at a large restaurant chain. I moved to another state for personal reasons and was allowed to transfer, but the new location didn't have an opening for the same position. I accepted a lower position and was told I could ...

Job Hunting After a Conviction

Q: I am looking for guidance and direction for getting back into the workplace after a conviction. Embarrassingly, I was convicted of a misdemeanor and spent six months in a county jail, not prison, and now have a record. I am 49 years old. I saw ...