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Q: Two of my employees simply don’t like each other. Neither one can give me a specific reason, so I assume it must be a personality difference. Unfortunately, their jobs require them to work together on a regular basis.

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In this issue: Preferred destination - Gaitros Aviation has built a quality reputation as an airplane service company and a community ambassador to travelers and pilots.

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Ever have one of those days? Not the bad one. The really good one.

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Security breaches continue to hit the headlines on a regular basis.

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This month we are taking a welcome break from equal employment enforcement to discuss another timely topic, minimum wages.

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Q: I recently realized that I’ve been acting like an emotional drama queen in my new job. Because of this behavior, my manager has expressed doubts about my fitness for the position. However, …

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Q: When I joined the small business where I currently work as a salesperson, I expected to eventually become department manager. With that in mind, I proposed some changes that would expand ou…

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Q: For the first time ever, I have a role in which I will be recruiting and hiring people for my company. What are some things I should do to make sure it goes well?

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Q: My staff seems to be having a problem with birthday celebrations. These used to be handled by a birthday committee, but that ended a couple of years ago. Since then, there has been no forma…

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In this issue: Making change - It's time to get Money Smart and Positive Outlook - Commercial housing markets start year strong.

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Rhonda Braden didn't want to leave Maroa without a downtown cafe for long. She said having one is good for the community.

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Q: Four months ago, after working as a department head for 15 years, I accepted a lower-level management position in order to move closer to my family. Although I like my new company, I have b…

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Q: I’ve never been very good about using all my vacation time. I feel guilty both about not maintaining “work-life balance” and for burdening my co-workers when I’m away. We’re moving to a “no…

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Q: I have a co-worker who curses loudly whenever he gets upset. “Nick” uses highly offensive language describing various sexual acts and bodily functions. Because we work in a large cubicle fa…

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From learning how to handle a gun when your life is in danger, to knowing how to defend yourself if you're unarmed and someone else has a gun, Midwest SWAT Academy has got your back.

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Q: Our boss has a terminal illness that causes her to have memory issues. “Emily” was not a very good manager in the best of times, but her declining health has the department floundering. Alt…

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