Mean Muggin HR

Posted by Sarah Williams on November 14, 2012 in Compliance & Recordkeeping, Education and Learning, Workplace Bullying |

A few months ago, my staff bought me this coffee mug as a token of appreciation. I used it with pride and thought it encapsulated my brand of sassy pretty well. When my son saw it, he asked “Are you going to take that to your new job?” Yes “I wouldn’t do that if I […]

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Everything I Know About HR, I Learned From Darth Vader

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 18, 2012 in Management Tips, Passion at Work, Workplace Bullying |

Anyone who pretends to know anything about Star Wars knows that Darth Vader is the scariest, most powerful and most memorable villain in cinema history! Who else can make his enemies wet their pants at the mere sound of his breathing pattern? Who else can choke the crap of an underperforming employee from another room […]

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Is It Your Business … Or Your Busy-Ness?

Posted by Sarah Williams on April 12, 2012 in Characters, Employee Relations, Leadership, Workplace Bullying |
nosey at work

Matt was the new supervisor of the A/P department where Jenna had worked for the last 7 years. He was hired after the former supervisor retired. I always believed Jenna wanted the position — but she didn’t apply when it was posted so she was never considered. Matt worked hard to try to understand innerworkings […]

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New Jack HR

Posted by Sarah Williams on December 14, 2011 in Just Buzzing, Pop Culture Stuff, Workplace Bullying |
new jack city

I confess. New Jack City is one of my favorite movies. I’ve seen it almost 100 times. I know the characters and dialogue and the dialect of the character’s dialogue. I own the DVD with bonus features … Keep reading and don’t judge me. When the movie was on network cable a couple of weeks […]

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