Archive for December, 2010

Want to Negotiate With an Employer You Distrust? Consider Talking to a Trusted Third Party First

You may be in a situation where (1) an employer has violated your trust in the past, and you are uncomfortable with that employer; but (2) you still need something from that employer– their payment of overdue wages, their approval of a pending administrative request, etc. Often, I see employees in this situation– that is, […]

Asking for Personnel File = Sending a Message (Think What It Is, and How it Will Be Received)

Many States have laws that require an employer to give an employee a copy of his or her employee file (or “personnel file”) upon request. In some situations, a request for a personnel file can be a mundane, harmless and totally bureaucratic event.  Maybe you’ve worked for an employer for several years, and every January […]