Can my employer force me to use my annual leave?

Can my employer force me to use my annual leave?

Dr Kirstin Ferguson says forcing employees to exhaust most of their annual leave should always be a last resort for an employer.

  • byKirstin Ferguson

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Help! My boss is telling me to work from the office or leave

Help! My boss is telling me to work from the office or leave

As a worker deals with an employer who echoes the recent edict from Elon Musk to Tesla employees,Dr Kirstin Ferguson has some frank advice.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
When are emojis in work emails unprofessional?

When are emojis in work emails unprofessional?

Emojis have become central to digital communication,even in the workplace. The key is to know when it is and isn’t appropriate.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Can my employer limit the amount of leave I take?

Can my employer limit the amount of leave I take?

After two years of accruing leave,a worker is keen to head overseas for a month. But can an employer really knock back their request?

  • byKirstin Ferguson
After a promotion,I’m struggling to earn the respect of former peers

After a promotion,I’m struggling to earn the respect of former peers

Transitioning into a leadership role can be tricky,says Kirstin Ferguson,especially when former peers are jealous and uncooperative.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Help! My boss keeps treating me like his assistant

Help! My boss keeps treating me like his assistant

A worker is fed up with being constantly asked to get her boss’ lunch and do errands for him,as the only woman on the team. Kirstin Ferguson says it’s time to speak up.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
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I’m well paid but bored in my job. How can I shake things up?

I’m well paid but bored in my job. How can I shake things up?

As a worker struggles with a career stalemate,Dr Kirstin Ferguson encourages him to consider the breadth of his transferable skills.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
When your employer’s ‘hybrid work’ model isn’t flexible

When your employer’s ‘hybrid work’ model isn’t flexible

Dr Kirstin Ferguson offers some guidance to a worker struggling with his company’s rigid approach to hybrid work.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Are meetings just a big waste of time?

Are meetings just a big waste of time?

As a worker bemoans listening to people waffle on when he already has a long list of tasks to attend to,Dr Kirstin Ferguson has some advice for cutting meetings from your calendar.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Is it normal for your boss to follow you on Instagram?

Is it normal for your boss to follow you on Instagram?

After ignoring a Facebook friend request,next came an Instagram follow. A disturbed employee asks Dr Kirstin Ferguson what she should do about a “creepy” boss.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Office parking stress is real. How can employers help their staff?

Office parking stress is real. How can employers help their staff?

A worker finds the fight for a car park has grown even fiercer than pre-pandemic – here is a simple solution.

  • byKirstin Ferguson