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Gary Winters

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Fair weather managers

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In one of my favorite blogs, Ask a Manager, a follower from the Northeast asked a question on Thursday: “Is it bad to stay home from work due to weather?” In New York on Friday, where I live, they’re predicting a blizzard with between ten and thirty-six inches of accumulation, wind 10-25 mph with gusts […]

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Many years ago, I was fired from a publishing job. My boss decided I was not performing to his standards, and without any warning, I was let go. With no similar job immediately forthcoming, I started doing temp work at a pool company. They liked my work enough to take me on as a permanent […]

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Thanks for nothing! You copy?

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My boss gave me a big smile and thanked me profusely. I left her office with a sardonic chuckle of disbelief. I had just made a copy of that month’s publication in manuscript form and brought it to her with a routing slip. She was thanking me – for making a copy. I wasn’t hired to […]

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10 Things Good Bosses Do

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It’s easy to find and write about bad bosses—the one who yelled at my coworker in front of the whole office, the married one who carried on a very loosely hidden affair with another married boss; the one who stole employees’ lunches—but the good ones tend to fade from memory because they were just doing […]

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