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 »