• Can I call my employees doctor?

    I have an employee who has worked for me for less than one year. She broke her ankle 6 weeks ago and said that she is going to be off work for another 2 months due to physiotherapy. This employee has been on social media posting videos of her out and about in a boot, walking, caring for her animals etc. She works... show more
    I have an employee who has worked for me for less than one year. She broke her ankle 6 weeks ago and said that she is going to be off work for another 2 months due to physiotherapy. This employee has been on social media posting videos of her out and about in a boot, walking, caring for her animals etc. She works 1 day per week and is employed in a clerical role, she is the only one who does this job so for now, the job is not being done. I have asked if she could work from home and I would cover all costs related to her doing her job from home. So far she has ignored me but messaged me about her pay etc since then. I believe this employee is planning to stay on sick leave for as long as possible and then leave as she was a pretty poor employee before breaking her ankle (which she done while she was "bed ridden" on a previous sick leave). Can I call her doctor and ask if she is able to carry out her duties at home? I see no reason why she can not do her job from home, it is all clerical and does not involve any one else. Thanks
    27 answers · Law & Legal · 23 hours ago
  • Why do people think people have to move out of their parent's house?

    I'm 24 and I live with my parents. I save up lots of money. I don't see what the big deal is.
    I'm 24 and I live with my parents. I save up lots of money. I don't see what the big deal is.
    31 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • How to improve my credit score?

    Best answer: Start by doing nothing. Watch your score for about six months. Right now, you are so busy with college and you have student loans, so there is no reason to rush into any new attempts at getting credit. When your score reaches 525 or above, then get a secured credit card. Use it once or twice each month for... show more
    Best answer: Start by doing nothing. Watch your score for about six months. Right now, you are so busy with college and you have student loans, so there is no reason to rush into any new attempts at getting credit.

    When your score reaches 525 or above, then get a secured credit card. Use it once or twice each month for something that you need. Then pay the balance in full when the bill arrives each month.

    When your score is above 600, you should be able to get an unsecured card that offers rewards. A rewards card is the best kind to have. Even though the rewards are usually small, it is still better to use a card that will pay you for using it. If you keep the balance paid in full each month, then any rewards that you gain is truly a gain for using the card and you are continuing to improve your credit.
    18 answers · Credit · 2 days ago
  • What are your best tips for saving money?

    I love to spend so I need help.
    I love to spend so I need help.
    13 answers · Personal Finance · 1 day ago
  • Can I have a million dollars?

    15 answers · Financial Services · 19 hours ago
  • Will the passage of time make it easier for me to rent an apartment?

    I had a very difficult time finding an apartment rental because there was a collection fee of under $300 on my credit report by an apartment management company for vindictive reasons. I recently signed a yearly lease in an apartment complex that I do not like that much. Do you think that, if I move after a year,... show more
    I had a very difficult time finding an apartment rental because there was a collection fee of under $300 on my credit report by an apartment management company for vindictive reasons. I recently signed a yearly lease in an apartment complex that I do not like that much. Do you think that, if I move after a year, I will not have such a difficult time?
    13 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 14 hours ago
  • Renting a room vs renting an apartment?

    I'm wondering to hear other people's perspectives on this. I have a four-month work contract at a big tech company and need to get short-term housing in an expensive area. I can rent a room from a lady for $800 per month (including all utilities). The lady has a husband and a toddler but they would live... show more
    I'm wondering to hear other people's perspectives on this. I have a four-month work contract at a big tech company and need to get short-term housing in an expensive area. I can rent a room from a lady for $800 per month (including all utilities). The lady has a husband and a toddler but they would live on the other side of the house. My second option is to get a studio for $1300 per month (including utilities). I would need to buy a mattress, renter's insurance, etc.. but it would be in a nice apartment and I wouldn't need to worry about guests when my husband or friends come to visit me. For a four month period of time, an extra $500+ per month is a lot of money, but it might be worth the peace and freedom. I'll be making pretty good income so it's more a question of how much the saving capacity is worth it. Thoughts?
    20 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Isn't it risky to go on maternity leave and have a temporary replacement fill in your spot?

    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    What happens if the employer likes the replacement's work better and permanently hires him/her and gets rid of you? Now you would be out of a job.
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Poll & Survey: Did you do your taxes online?

    I did mine online. I'm not smart enough to do taxes myself. Plus I don't wont the IRS after me. Since I'm......"make'n dat dough".
    I did mine online. I'm not smart enough to do taxes myself. Plus I don't wont the IRS after me. Since I'm......"make'n dat dough".
    17 answers · Other - Taxes · 3 days ago
  • Do you write checks?

    15 answers · Personal Finance · 1 day ago
  • IRS question?

    My previous job says that they can't send me my W-2 because it's a federal thing since I live 3 hours from them. They told me to send a envelope with a stamp so they can place the W-2 in it then they'll send it back to me. What would happen if I called IRS and told them about this problem? So that my... show more
    My previous job says that they can't send me my W-2 because it's a federal thing since I live 3 hours from them. They told me to send a envelope with a stamp so they can place the W-2 in it then they'll send it back to me. What would happen if I called IRS and told them about this problem? So that my previous job can send me my W-2.
    16 answers · United States · 2 days ago
  • How can we break our apartment lease without paying serious cash?

    My girlfriend and her roommate are on the lease, but our roommate has gotten us 2 eviction notices already and has about $750 in debt to pay the apartments. We pay on-time everytime and would just like to move to a single bedroom. I know if her roommate signs us off the lease, then we can just dump it on her and... show more
    My girlfriend and her roommate are on the lease, but our roommate has gotten us 2 eviction notices already and has about $750 in debt to pay the apartments. We pay on-time everytime and would just like to move to a single bedroom. I know if her roommate signs us off the lease, then we can just dump it on her and leave.... but my girlfriend isn t that cruel (I am however). Here is some facts: *We pay half of 900 a month and full amount of electric (200-250 a month). *We have discovered a rodent problem beneath our apartment (rats and skunks). *Rats chewed through our oven wiring, causing our stove to not work, but our oven does still. *A broken electrical outlet in the living room. *A few non working light bulbs. *A broken closet door. *A broken refrigerator. *We have a cat we don t pay for, but clean up very well when they re inspecting. *We go to school and work 1 hour away and are trying to move closer to there! We haven t told the front office anything about any of this except the fridge... they promised new appliances, but nope... Any help would be appreciated, we wake up at 6am just to get to school/work on time... it s a real struggle. We are in Texas also....
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 12 hours ago