We’ve all worked in situations where our colleagues rub us up the wrong way. Going into work can be a miserable experience if we know we are going to spend the whole day sat next to the office moaner spouting an endless diatribe of negativity. Equally, if we have to work with the office know-it-all for extended periods, even the most patient of us can start to feel a little weary. But most of the time we recognise that such tensions are a natural part of life and so we keep our head down, smile and get on with doing the best job we can. But what happens when those at the top of a company cannot bear to work with each other?
There are few of us who haven’t made mistakes in our lives. For some, this might have meant falling foul of the law and picking up a criminal record. And of course, this can be a real cause of stress and worry when it comes to finding a job. We are frequently asked if a job applicant must disclose a criminal record if they have one. The short answer is yes – if they are asked about it. But there is no legal obligation to offer details of a criminal record if the interviewer does not ask.