Office of Manager Is Rudely Invaded by Subordinate

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a rude subordinate: A manager of two units finds his head of one unit fails to enforce reprimand of this individual. What should the manager do?

I am a manager in a department of a large international organization. My Department is divided in to two units. Recently an employee from the other unit came to my office and was looking for something pertaining to a common project that both units are working on. He was looking through boxes right next to my desk. I asked him what he was looking for and he mumbled something and left. My employee, who was also in the office, made a comment, “What’s wrong with him?”I responded, I don’t know, “It’s kinda rude to come in to someone’s office, go through things on their desk and not say a word”

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How To Tell An Employee Her Clothes Are R-Rated?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about grooming: We have a young employee whose dress teeters on the line of provocative

We have a young employee whose dress teeters on the line of provocative. She is very, very, sensitive and does not take criticism well. Please advise me on how to address her about this situation.

Signed, Trying to Find A Way

Dear Trying to Find A Way:

You sent some additional information, which I will use to add to our answer about this situation. I can understand that it is awkward! There are several things to consider about this, some a bit more stern sounding than others!

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