How to Protect Yourself From Horrible Bosses

Before I begin, I wanted to shout out all my friends in the US, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Canada, UK, Romania, and Ireland!! Thank you so much for visiting my page and taking time out of your day to read my tips, rants, and raves! I appreciate you and would love to hear your comments (I have Google translate). Big hugs to you!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Read your handbook and job descriptionUpon hire, you must, I say, you must read your employee handbook and make sure you know all of your responsibilities and rights. If you ever find yourself arguing with your supervisor, look to your handbook and see what the next steps are. If there are none, email HR and write a clear statement of facts. The handbook will help you perform your best and prevent you from overlooking important strategies in problem solving situations.
  2. Try to move forward – Sometimes people have bad days, and that’s okay. But make sure they’re aware that you aren’t afraid to speak up for yourself and that you want to work things out. Always show cooperation. If you do this, it will deter them from trying to start future arguments with you.
  3. Be polite – Even when you don’t mean it. Do your best to be polite and stick to the facts. No matter the issue, show your professional conduct at all times despite others’ lack thereof. Why? Because they will have nothing to use against you. People make mistakes, but people are terminated for things other than work performance. Lying, gossiping, and creating a hostile work environment to name a few.
  4. Write everything down As soon as something happens, write it down. I know that sounds time-consuming, but the truth is (I deal with cases like these at work) when your supervisors ask you the details of events, it’s super important that you write and recollect things in detail the moment it happens, or at least within the first few hours. This information will impact your inquiries/concerns or complaints.
  5. Email HR: HR is there to protect you and the company; don’t forget that. Speak with your HR manager or hire up about having a team meeting. Remember, you do not attack the other party; that weakens your complaint. Explain the facts contemporaneously so they can analyze. If you attack your manager, it will look like a personal vendetta, and HR may see it as such and very well not want this to happen again. Demonstrate clear examples of the issues that violate the company handbook, but do not, I repeat, do not attack. Simply point out the problems, and be willing to work with moving forward. Be sure to state in your inquiry that you want to make sure that you can both work professionally and kind with one another, and you are taking all necessary actions help assist with this.

Let me know if this was helpful ✅

FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] Answered!

Fab Photo: Amy Hirschi

Get to know me better. Feel free to send me your post to read and tag your friends!

What do you do?  – Talent Acquisition. Ask me for resume or interview tips!

Do you have any pets? – Yes, I have a beautiful German Shepherd boy; he’s going to be four this year. 

Favorite foundation: It has to be the Mac NC 35 Studio Fix Foundation. It’s lasted longer than most,buildable and long-lasting—also the best for dry skin.

Moisturizer: Cerave face lotion for dry skin. The only one that softens my skin and doesn’t clog or break me out.

SunglassesKapten and Son all day every day.

Favorite drink: Right now, I’m on a six-month no-drinking challenge, but when I do drink, it’s the classic margarita.

Perfume you’ll wear on your death bed: Atelier clementine. It is by far my favorite perfume of all time and great for any occasion. It smells like, you guessed it, clementines. Citrusy clean smell ❤

Book you’re currently reading: “The Time In Between” its about a seamstress during WWII who becomes a spy ? 0.0

Currently missing? My senior dog. She passed in 2020, and it still feels fresh. I miss her energy, and our home hasn’t been the same. She went peacefully in my arms and lived a wonderful life.

What do you do for fun? -So, I really enjoy reading. The problem is, I can’t finish a book because I have this fear of finishing a book. I know, I know. I always think that I won’t find another one like it or better, which is somewhat true. But I’m trying to get over that fear!

Places you’ve traveled toI’ve been to the Dominican Republic (beautiful place) and Germany (another beautiful place).

Favorite shows:  Peaky Blinders, Chewing Gum, and a classic that will never ever get old. Frasier. When I as younger Frasier was so boring so much and never understand their humor until one day it just grew on me. I tried to do that with Seinfeld, but sadly it didn’t work. 

I hope you’re having a great day!

5 Apps For Productivity + Communication (Uni-Edition)

Apps are your friends in staying sane for the coming semester and thereafter.

Your Uni Friends:

Keep your eye on the prize.
  1. Google Calendar  Keep yourself in check and write down what you’ll do that day. You can set reminders and alerts so you can be ready.
  2. Trello Boards  These bad boys are the cutest. You can add cute gifs; color coats them. Sign up for it (free account), and you can set up beautiful templates; and their community is so great they even share boards you may already be looking for. Ex: Hiring, goal setting, workout routine, etc. 
  3. Group Chats –  I use Signal (great safe chat app). The first day, be bold and ask your classmates to add you, or you can create a group chat. It’s great to keep track and ask questions or even a virtual study group!
  4. Libgen Website – The best for textbooks and books in general. This is the best website I have been introduced to, and I have found some great reads. I was not totally sure how it works for free, but I had a classmate tell me about it and share the knowledge.
  5. Scribed App – For “reading” – I bought this as a gift to myself because I’m always complaining that I don’t have the time to read (not true) and all I want to do is read. Now that we all listen to podcasts, it’s totally normal to listen to books. I’m enjoying this so so much. It’s become my everyday routine to listen to it at least twice in one day. When I wake up and get ready, I listen, when I’m in the shower, I listen, and sometimes when I walk outside for a bit if I’m over listening to music. You have the option of paying for less and in bulk or a monthly subscription. I LOVE THIS.  

What are your favorite Uni hacks that help you through the semester?

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