A UA engineering administrator is retiring to devote his full energy to a nonprofit organization his family started to help victims of sex trafficking in India get jobs.
Hitchcock joins RDO Equipment
Insurance broker John Foxworthy formed TucsonInsurance.com, an independent insurance agency offering health, auto, home, life and business insurance. Foxworthy is the agency principal and joins forces with Pacific International Insurance and agency principal Ned Ingram to serv…
Cathy Strommen joined Granite Kitchen & Bath as in-house designer. She will assist customers with granite and quartz slab countertop selections.
Bill Hitchcock joined RDO Equipment Co. as manager of the company's Tucson store at 5051 S. Outlet Center Drive.
Hitchcock has nearly 25 years of dealership experience, including 20 years in several management roles at Caterpillar dealers across the Northeast.
Most recently, H…
Q: For a long time, one of my co-workers was very rude and snippy to me. Our new manager recently decided that we should be separated, so she transferred both of us to other branches. My office is now located an hour from home, which is causing a lot of problems.
Rob Labby takes break from fixing a carburetor to warm his hands at Jay Bees Auto Service, 5070 E. 22nd St. Labby says the cold weather doesn't bother him too much, especially since he knows our usual warm days will be back soon.
A bundled-up Mike Turkington works on an engine at Jay Bees Auto Service. Workers in open spaces have been especially exposed to recent cold temperatures.
Q: I am constantly distracted by people chatting near my desk. My cubicle sits next to a hallway, so there is an endless stream of employees passing by all day. For some reason, this seems to be the place where they always stop to talk.
Q: My boss and I have very different opinions about the performance of two people who report to me. She refused to sign their annual appraisals until I lowered the ratings and added some negative comments. I delayed turning in the forms for four months until the human resources manager final…
Brandon Coats' case is giving employers pause. Coats is appealing his firing from Dish Network for using medical marijuana.
DENVER - Pot may be legal in a couple of states, but workers there may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours.
Q: During my last performance review, my boss said he is paying me too much for what I do. At the same time, he called me an extremely good office manager and mentioned no problems with my performance. For the past seven years, I have handled all his administrative work, plus many unexpected…
Q: My boss, "Jerry," has a high-level position with a state government agency, but he actually does very little work. He spends most of his time surfing the Internet and talking to his buddies on the phone. Although people complain about Jerry, his position is secure because the top executiv…
TMC's senior accountant Bob Pattison and financial analyst Dorothy Larson make use of the hospital's walking paths.
Earlier this year, the president and CEO of Tucson's largest hospital issued employees a challenge to cut their health-care costs by a half million dollars.
Q: My boss recently hired a guy who seems determined to cut me out of the loop. "Mike" is a project manager whose job requires him to interact with members of my staff. He often gives them new instructions without telling me, which creates a great deal of confusion.
Q: Since joining this company a few weeks ago, I have noticed a lot of areas that need improvement. However, I'm not sure how honest I should be in sharing my views with management. In my previous job, I was always very open about my opinions. If I saw a problem, I simply described it to my …
Are Arizona's universities good places to work? Two recent
surveys give mixed results.