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  • You are not fired
    NLRB rules workers can’t be fired for calling boss ‘a**hole’
    Who hasn't dreamed of calling his boss a four-letter word ... other thanboss? Who hasn't fantasized about telling his employer or supervisor to "go [blank] himself"?Thanks to a ruling bytheNational Labor Relations Boardunder the...
  • Confidential Job Search
    Job Hunting on the Sly...
    Despite what you tell your colleagues, you’ve looked online for work while at work. It doesn’t matter if you say it’s only happened during your lunch break, sure thing, or you admit to taking an entire morning to peruse the job...
  • Cover Crop Termination Zone Map
    Best ways to terminate cover crops
    Cover crops are gaining popularity as a way to improve soils, drought resistance and cash crop yields. Grasses, legumes and forbs can be used as cover crops. To protect crop insurance eligibility, farmers must understand and carefully follow the...
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    Teacher fired for telling student ‘we don’t need another black president'
    Here is a story that should be interesting to watch. It touches on so many hot button issues — from freedom of speech to racial insensitivity to the role of a teacher — that newspapers that have covered it can’t agree on a...
  • Water Cooler Talk
    Workplace Gossip is a Career Killer
    Some people never really leave high school. Even as adults you will still find them hanging out and spreading the latest gossip. The problem is that no matter how they go about it, a workplace gossip is killing their own career. It’s one...
  • How to fire a protected employee
    How to fire a protected employee
    Fire employee protected by your boss? We already discussed “can you,” “why you should,” and“when to”fire a protected employee, what the Mafia calls a Made Man. Now we discuss how to actually do it. It isn&rsquo...
  • When to whack an employee
    When to fire (whack) a protected employee (Made Man)
    Firing a “protected employee” is fraught with danger. At any point in the process it could be you instead. You have to know when to make your move.We began this series with the articles Can you whack (fire) a “Made Man” ...
  • Why whack a protected employee
    Why you want to whack (fire) a Made Man (protected employee)
    Before you can eliminate a Made Man you have to have a good reason as to “why.” This is arguably the most important aspect of the entire decision of: who, why, when and how - because you need the Boss(es) permission to get it done.Last...
  • Can you "whack" an employee?
    Can you whack (fire) a "Made Man" (protected employee)?
    Even Tony Soprano had to ask permission to “let go” of people. So do you.The Mafia AnalogyEveryone inside and outside of the Mafia knows you don’t whack a “Made Man” without the Boss’s approval, and in many...
  • Court House
    Nurse loses job after posting vacation photos on Facebook while on medical leave
    Employee posts and social media are often a bad mix. A registered nurse who posted pictures of her vacation in Mexico while on medical leave for a back injury certainly has learned as much.Family and Medical Leave ActCarol Lineberry was a...
  • Companies Sour on Employee Wage Garnishments
    Companies Sour on Employee Wage Garnishments
    Before you are hired as an employee, most companies complete a background and credit report check. This is to minimize hiring a person with the potential to be a detriment or legal liability to the firm. Companies want to hire a qualified person...
  • True leaders don't take the easy way out, they do the hard work of firing people the right way
    Fire people like a leader
    The hardest thing most managers ever have to do is fire an employee. In almost every instance, we are telling a decent person that they no longer have a job. Sure there are the occasions where someone deserves to lose a job because they have done...
  • Pregnant Woman
    Doctors who provide abortion are compelled by conscience, as are those who don't
    Doctors who perform abortions for women are compelled to do so because of strong moral reasons, just as those who refuse to perform abortions are repelled from doing so by their own convictions, says research published today in the New England...
  • firing mistakes
    Top 10 Firing Mistakes
    While terminating employees is one of the more unpleasant tasks that owners andmanagers have to carry out, it is a necessary part of business. Mistakes committed duringthe firing process can come back to haunt you by way of legal action, if you&...
  • How to fire a toxic employee
    5 steps to firing a toxic employee
    It’s come down to termination. You’ve tried everything, but nothing is working. A toxic employee on your team is making you crazy. His performance is low and your team is being drained of much needed focus. It’s time to &lsquo...