Employer wouldn’t give me paid time off because of Covid, my job won’t let me quit and more – ask a manager

There are four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. My new employer wouldn’t give me paid time off to recover from Covid I started a new job a few months ago and it seemed to be going well and my manager seemed happy with my job. Well, I recently got Covid (one of …

Interview someone who replies to Glassdoor reviews for their company – Ask a manager

Last month, a reader mentioned that she is responsible for writing her company’s response to Glassdoor reviews. I asked if she would be willing to tell us more about how this works, and she graciously agreed. Here is our conversation. What exactly is your job in this regard? And what is your task in a …

Does my former employer tell the reference verifiers that I was fired? – Ask a manager

Three years ago, I replied to a letter from someone who had heard her former employer tell the reference auditors that she was fired when she wasn’t (# 4 in the link). Here is the update. When you answered my question very kindly three years ago, I was completely devastated by my time in the …

The preference of the big boss over new employees, lunch without masks in a small room and more – ask a manager

There are five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should I comment on my boss’s preference over a new employee? I am just starting out in my career. My boss’s boss, Jane, has only been with us a few months. Jane is very high-ranking in our company and has a lot of staff. …

How do I fire a volunteer who doesn’t do their job? – Ask a manager

How do I fire a volunteer who doesn’t do their job? from Alison Green At September 15, 2021 One reader writes: I am the president of a local industrial company with an exclusively honorary board of directors. We have a very large project that a non-board volunteer was eager to lead. It was supposed to …

My friend is pissed off that I can’t help her find a job – ask a manager

One reader writes: How do I reconcile a friend’s expectations, how can I help her find a job, how much time and support can I ACTUALLY provide? I am a career bureaucrat. Most of my connections are in government and nonprofit industries. My friend is unhappy at her job and has been for some time. …

Why your resume and LinkedIn profile should look the same

While there are clear differences between your resume and LinkedIn profile, they should look (for the most part) the same. But why? What if your resume and LinkedIn profile are inconsistent? Before we can dive into this important job search topic, we must first understand the purpose of a resume and a LinkedIn profile. The …