Can you help me understand what you find objectionable about this?
” If they still don’t want to do it and can’t explain why, it’s reasonable for you to say, “This is something that we ask of all employees who do CEUs, and it’s part of collaborating with colleagues.
Two of my employees have scoffed at this and asked that we remove the policy.
I stated that we aren’t asking for a Power Point presentation, just a brief “please tell your colleagues (not the entire organization, only a handful of people) what the conference/ seminar was about and how it might help us at this organization.” I stated it could be nothing more than a few minutes either during the weekly meeting or maybe a lunch and learn type thing. They stated that they would rather pay for the CEUs themselves and take a vacation day than have to give any presentation.
I’m inclined to still enforce the policy and pay for the classes 1) out of consistency to everyone and 2) because their work (intellectual or otherwise) does technically belong to us. Isn’t it fair to ask any employee to briefly tell their boss what they learned at a seminar?
It was not a voluntary termination, and she was well-known for being pretty toxic in the workplace.
However, she had worked here for a long time and still holds friendships with a few other long-time employees.
These employees between work 8- Monday through Friday.
They are rarely asked to work over or on the weekends.
Make sure that they understand that you’re just asking for an informal few minutes at a regular meeting, and that it shouldn’t require more than a few minutes of prep time.
If they do understand that, say this: “I’m having trouble understanding why you object to this, since it isn’t a significant time commitment.
He would sometimes be outside my bedroom window at night.
I called the police about it, and he backed off for a while.
I wasn’t sure it was him or my imagination until he managed to appear outside my cubicle at work.