A myriad of tough conversations happen in the workplace: firings, failing performance reviews, that little chat you had with that asshole Milton who keeps playing his radio in his cubicle. If we were to pit these conversations together in a wrestling match, which would come out the toughest? In an admittedly biased 2015 study coming out of Cardiff University and funded by ladies’ hygiene company Balance Activ, the verdict is in: the hardest workplace conversation you’ll ever have is with that crotchety colleague down the hall who smells like a pair of unwashed moldy socks left in the locker after several gym workouts.
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for labour met on February 6th in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to discuss important workplace issues. These included next steps for