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The Growth Company publishes the following resources, authored by Dr. Lynne Curry, a recognized expert in Human Resources.

Recent Articles by Dr. Curry

Suicidal Pilot Fallout

When an apparently suicidal pilot flew his plane into the side of a mountain, he killed 150 people, and devastated the lives of those who loved them. The pilot, Andreas Lubitz, did online research into suicide methods in the days leading up to the fatal flight. Lubitz battled depression for years, relapsed with severe depression and stress in late 2014, and concealed recent medical leave notes declaring him unfit for work......  Full Story >>

Employee Coming Out Has Rattled Some Cages

One of our employees, “Kelly,” is gay and recently came out to everyone in our workplace. Many of the guys in the workplace feel awkward around him now, and uneasy with the fact that he goes into the same bathroom they do. Several have made loud, nasty, supposedly joking remarks anytime Kelly enters the bathroom when there’s a guy in there already...  Full Story >>

Senior Manager Came On To Me

My husband and I recently moved to Alaska and then he deployed. Two months ago, I confided in a coworker that I was having marital troubles. She suggested I tell my manager so he’d be aware I had things weighing on my mind. I did and he asked me a lot of questions, some of which I felt embarrassed answering. After that, he asked me for “updates” every couple of days. Then, he asked me out to dinner......  Full Story >>

Taking Out a Bully Employee

Nine months ago, I hired “Gabe” to handle a critical position in our company. From his first week, he took charge of a number of situations that were troublesome. I’m a fairly easygoing, accommodating supervisor, and I appreciated the way Gabe laid down the law. After Gabe had been here only a few months, employees started coming to me telling me he was a bully...  Full Story >>

Surviving the Bully Boss

I'm in my fifties and have worked for the same organization ever since I turned 18. I never thought I’d want to quit my job, but I do. I work for a bully. He's new to our organization and from day one he’s treated me with contempt. He ridicules my work and makes me redo every report I turn in. When I dare open my mouth in staff meetings, he looks at me as if I've grown horns. He insists that there’s one way, his way......  Full Story >>

PTSD and Blaming

Several weeks ago, just before his 90-day review, my husband was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. His doctor said he needed a month off from work and counseling. The company didn’t offer sick pay so my husband asked for leave without pay. He was terminated the next day...  Full Story >>

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