CHICAGO - Guitar Center is being accused of violating federal labor law by "discriminating" against employees at its flagship stores in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and failing to bargain in "good faith" with the workers' union, according to a complaint issued last week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board.
During a recent manicure, my nail technician alternated between checking text messages, talking to co-workers and applying polish. The manicure took unusually long, and I came to realize that workplace distractions extend well beyond office workers.
Q: I work for someone who is generally uncivil. If I were calling names, I'd say he was quite a jerk. It's not personal; he is abrupt and abrasive with all of us, and while the substance of his feedback is generally on track, it gets lost in the tone. What can we do?