Life Advice



Ask Amy: Employee uses PTO to go AWOL

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

The way to enforce your policy is to do what my various managers have done over the years: make your policy clear to all the employees, and, if this one employee continues to violate it, deal with her directly.

By all means, highlight her positive contributions to the company, and let her know that being a great worker also compels her to adhere to the guidelines that each employee is expected to follow.

Dear Amy: I have no children, but I do have seven nieces and nephews.

Some of my nieces and nephews make a point of staying in touch.

Some ignore me, don't acknowledge gifts, or otherwise correspond at all.

For the most part, they live 2,000 miles away from me.


In drafting my will, leaving money to all of them doesn't seem appropriate, but leaving money to only a select few may create hard feelings.

My attorney says I can leave my money to anyone I want. After all, I guess I won't be around, so who cares what they think?

Your thoughts?

– Speaking of Wills


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