Sorted by Employee Relations

Lied & Gone to HR Heaven

From WWLTV.com: A fired sheriff’s office employee, who reportedly died in 1999, was actually using another woman’s identity to earn a six-figure salary before she was caught. A jury deliberated for 15 minutes before finding 41yo Cindy T. White guilty of charges of identity theft over $1,000 Wednesday. Prosecutors say White had listed on her resume that she obtained a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Investigators say White was hi… Read More

Douche-Nugget

Excerpt of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir:

“Today a woman came in to reapply for a job. She wrote that she’d quit last month but now wanted her job back. On “reason for leaving” she wrote: “That job sucked. Plus, my supervisor was a douche-nugget.” She was reapplying for the exact same job. I rehired her and reassigned her to her old supervisor, because I totally agreed with her. That guy was totally a douche-nugget.”… Read More

// 13 Apr 2018

Shift Happens!

I worked at a multi-state restaurant chain routinely responding to workplace incidents to provide employee relations guidance. A food court location manager called in to report the firing of a hostile employee.  The fired employee had threatened to whip everyone’s motherfucking ass after work. She was especially directing this to two other females who she felt caused her separation. We discussed this situation and recommended the manager have mall security escort the two employees to their car a… Read More

Urine Trouble

In my 15 years of interviewing and hiring, I thought I had seen and heard it all, until one day. I get a call from the drug-testing agency we used for pre-employment drug screening. I think it was even a first for them. Apparently, the candidate-for-hire brought in a urine specimen that wasn’t his own. He tried warming the specimen with his lighter so it would be at normal body temperature (since the agency tests that, as well). The problem was it was a plastic cup he tried warming, so it melted… Read More