Have you ever made a decision and then almost immediately regretted it? Or maybe you’ve been sold something that wasn’t quite what it seemed?
This week, we hear from listeners who are in some sticky situations that they’re looking to get out of or turn around. Tune in to hear Mary and Chris’ advice on how to make lemonade out of lemons!
The Bavarian Blues in Paramus took a job at a company because of the opportunity to work overseas. Well, the company kept their promise and they plan to send our listener to Germany for 18 months. The problem? They don’t want to go anymore. They met someone recently and want to see where it goes. Plus, they don’t want to move to a small town in Bavaria. They like the work they’re doing stateside but took the job knowing that a temporary move was part of the deal. Any thoughts on whether they can have it both ways?
Color Blind to Your True Colors in Omaha is a store manager for a popular health and fitness chain. They were recently informed by HR that an employee has complained about not being allowed to bring her authentic self to work. She feels the company uniform and how she’s being told to interact with customers doesn’t conform to how she sees herself. She’s quick to anger and shows little patience with customers or staff. If authentic means she can be an asshole, they want no part of it. How can they navigate this new terrain?
On Hold in Houston accepted a job for a “people first” company where they were told we "empower our people” to make the customer happy. Well, they’re at a call center where they can’t even get up to use the bathroom without permission. If they spend too much time trying to resolve a customer concern, the floor manager walks over and debriefs the call with them – implying they did something wrong. Lunch isn’t even an hour. They’ve only been there three months, but it feels like a lifetime. Is it too soon to quit? What do they tell an interviewer? And more importantly, how do they not fall for a scam like this again?
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