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Stay Interview

The exit interview, an assessment that occurs when an employee leaves a company, has been a staple of office culture for years. Increasingly, though, employers are also conducting stay interviews, in which a worker is asked what the employer can do...

Call Out Sick vs. Call In Sick

A woman in Hudson, New York, says her boyfriend, who grew up on Long Island, uses the expression call out sick, meaning “to phone an employer to say you’re not coming to work because you’re ill.” But she uses the phrase call...

stand and sue

stand and sue  v. phr.— «There is no question that your managing director’s actions give employees a number of potential claims, not least of which is constructive and unfair dismissal—but are employees going to walk out of a job when...

smoothing

smoothing  n.— «Another employer victory was this: Congress made it clear that companies can meet the funding target by measuring assets over the past 24 months. This technique, known as “smoothing,” reduces the impact of this...

border shopping

border shopping  n.— «Since coming back to Canada, he’s tried to cross again, unsuccessfully, at other ports of entry—because his U.S. employer still wants him back. Gibbons said, each time, he was made to feel more and more like a...

slash cash

slash cash  n.— «If your employer has a policy against moonlighting—or one of your side jobs creates a conflict of interest—you have what I call a “slash clash,” and I suggest you get started on finding a more compatible combination...