Employment Advice From The JobBuster: Beeeeep!!

Dear Mr. Monk, I own an auto parts business in Tupelo. I have seven employees who get along real well. I usually hire someone by word of mouth. So, they’re likely friends of friends, or relatives of friends. Last week someone walked in with a resume. No one knew him, and I didn’t feel comfortable about [...] Read more »

My Boss Stole My Idea

Dear Mr. Monk, My boss has these employee meetings where he asks for suggestions. I’ve given him three or four good ideas, but he always says why they won’t work. This morning he changed the president’s parking space to “employee of the month”. It’s the one closest to the front door. Mr. Monk, that was [...] Read more »

JobBuster Monk’s Employment Advice: Don’t Piss Off Your Boss

Dear Mr. Monk, I’m angry. On my last annual review I scored low on “works efficiently”, and I’m their best programmer. Today I received an email from my boss setting up a meeting in his office for 10:15 a.m. next Monday. I’m rarely asked to meet him in his office, and the dumb ass copied [...] Read more »

The Silent Pink Slip

Dear Mr. Monk, I teach psychology courses at several universities as an adjunct. One of the schools has not contacted me about next semester, and I’m getting worried. I’m wondering if I asked too much of my students or if my tests were too easy. Maybe I didn’t do enough to communicate with my international [...] Read more »

My Boss The Jerk

Dear Mr. Monk, My boss’ name is Jay. I don’t care if he reads this. Jay thinks we do better work when he yells at us and belittles us. Don’t tell me to go over his head. He is the head, the owner of the company. Because he is the boss and a jerk, no [...] Read more »

JobBuster Monk’s Resume Advice: Don’t

Dear Mr. Monk, I’m sixty years old, and I’ve busted my sales quota every quarter for the last ten years. I sent my resume to forty or fifty organizations without a single response. I hired an employment specialist, and she said I shouldn’t reveal my age in my resume. I worked at one place for [...] Read more »

Failure to Communicate: email

Dear Mr. Monk, We got a new director this week, and he wants us to embed our photo in the signature of our emails. He says he wants to know what we look like when he communicates with us. This is creepy to me. I don’t mind him seeing what I look like, but my [...] Read more »

JobBuster Monk Gives Employment Advice

Dear Mr. Monk, I’ve been a claims adjuster for a large insurance company for the last ten years. Last week I gave my two week’s notice, and I felt great! Then I talked to my uncle who is an accountant for a nationwide firm, and he asked me how many car payments I will be [...] Read more »

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