Confronting Employees: Unmotivated

I was a college student who just happened to have the highest seniority in a store that had endured (barely) without a manager for nearly eight months.  I held no training, really in anything, considering I honestly had originally only intended this to be a part-time summer gig; a first and only intended experience in the world of retail.… Read More

Taking a Bite Out of Crime

February 2010 Thursday morning was not my average Thursday, much less day of any kind. The store was opened forty minutes late due to my (ex) employee’s failed attempts to contact anyone about her sudden sickness. I was alone, and thrown off guard when I had shown up early to work to find the lights out in… Read More

When Communication is Blocked

How do you Deal with Unmotivated “Bosses” at Work? 7/3/08 Today’s Horoscope: Someone you are working with needs to learn some flexibility skills — they are being too rigid, and their stubbornness could be giving you a bad reputation within the larger group. So like it or not, you’re going to have to turn on… Read More