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intern was working two full-time jobs, employee makes patients feel unwelcome, and more

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager.

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Our intern was working two full-time jobs I work at a nonprofit and manage our internship program. I handle the administrative side of things, while our program teams handle the day-to-day/substantive work assignments and management. I received a message from one of those teams this […]

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why don’t bosses realize people will leave if they’re not treated well?

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A reader writes: A buddy of mine just quit her job, and her boss, a truly evil person, countered with a raise and a promotion. My friend refused, of course, because, truly evil person. But it got me thinking, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen bosses offer too little too late to save a […]

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how to write a thank-you email after a job interview

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Thank-you notes are a surprisingly controversial part of job-searching. Some hiring managers are staunch advocates of thank-you notes, to the point of insisting they won’t hire candidates who don’t send them. Others couldn’t care less, and will barely glance at thank-you notes that arrive. On the job seeker end of things, some people write them […]

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should we fire the relatives of Nazis?

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A reader writes: I am casual friends with a couple who are both teachers at a public high school. One day while catching up, they told me that they found out one of their recently-hired colleagues (“Jane”) is the direct descendant of a Nazi. I don’t know which Nazi, I don’t know how they found […]

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patients at my sleep clinic want to sleep naked, upgrading business flights and hotel rooms, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I work in a sleep clinic and some patients want to sleep naked I recently changed careers and now work as a sleep technician for a well-known medical facility. I’m still a student so I only work part-time until I graduate from my program. Technicians […]

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the White House has proposed new overtime rules that could increase your paycheck

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Big news: the White House has approved a proposal from the Department of Labor to change the rules that govern who must receive overtime pay. If it becomes law, your employer would be required to pay you overtime (time and a half for all hours over 40 that you work in a week) unless you […]

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when your awful coworker is the boss’s kid

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There are a lot of perks to being the boss: You can (often) set your own hours, delegate work you don’t enjoy, get a nicer office, and dine out on the company dime. But in some workplaces, being the boss also means being able to hire your adult children — often to the detriment of […]

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I promoted one employee instead of her coworker, and now my whole team is upset

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A reader writes: I am a long-time manager, but promotions are a rarity on my team. When an unexpected opportunity for a promotion arose earlier this year, there were two obvious candidates: Annie and Beth. Annie was more of a star individual contributor than Beth, and also had more experience covering the open position. But […]

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I’m worried my coworker is abusing his wife, a chronically late colleague, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I’m worried my coworker is abusing his wife I know you’ve covered how to help a coworker is being abused, but what do you do when the person you work with might be the abuser? My coworker displays some very concerning behavior towards his wife. […]

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 2 days 8 hours ago

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weekend open thread – April 13-14, 2024

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager.

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts. Book recommendation of the week: The Husbands, by Holly Gramazio. A woman discovers that the ladder to her attic produces a seemingly endless supply of husbands. I didn’t know […]

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open thread – April 12-13, 2024

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It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on any work-related questions that you want to talk about (that includes school). If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to take your questions to […]

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 4 days 21 hours ago

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should a successful gamer put it on their resume, “free” company gifts that aren’t free, ad more

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It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. If you’re a successful gamer, should it go on your resume? My son is in college and needs to find a job while he’s home for the summer. He hasn’t had much luck so far, and his experience is limited to stocking shelves at a […]

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someone who barely managed me put negative feedback in my annual review

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A reader writes: I just received my annual review. I’ve been passed between four managers over the past 12 months – one of whom was fired, one who was very hands-off for the majority of their time with me, one who worked with me for three months, and one who became my manager relatively recently. […]

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 5 days 18 hours ago

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update: dealing with a problematic member of a board games group

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager.

Remember the letter-writer who was dealing with a problematic member of a board games group? The first update was here, and here’s the final installment. I am the letter writer who runs a board games group and used Alison’s excellent advice about communication to deal with a problematic member of the games group and the […]

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 5 days 20 hours ago

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knowledge swap! share your expertise with people here

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Are you good at something and willing to share that expertise with others here? We did this six years ago and it was a great success, so we’re doing it again. Here’s how it works: 1. In the comment section below, name something you’re really good at that you’d be willing to answer questions about. […]

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is the kiss emoji appropriate at work, manager wants me to find coverage after I quit, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Is the kiss emoji appropriate at work? This is a low-stakes question, but I keep wondering: Is the kiss emoji 😘 ever appropriate in work communication? Most of our team are in our thirties and forties. Our work environment is fairly informal — few emails, […]

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I manage my sister, and she overshares about her breaks and sick time

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A reader writes: I’m hoping you can help me with this conundrum. This situation is complicated by the fact that this is a family business, and all employees are my relatives and/or their romantic partners, but we have virtual assistant team members (independent contractors or third party services) who are party to these conversations. Background: […]

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mistakes at work: a round-up

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Here’s a round-up of posts about mistakes at work. what to do when you make a mistake at work you made a mistake at work — now what? how do I recover from a huge, fireable mistake at work? how do I handle a serious mistake on my self-evaluation? how big of a deal are […]

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my coworker doesn’t like it when I set boundaries on conversation topics

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A reader writes: I work in an artistic field, which leads to a much more casual environment amongst coworkers and a lot of time for chatting. I’m usually fine with this, but I’m having increasing issues with one coworker, Tommy. Tommy routinely brings up topics that I’m uncomfortable discussing. He initially respected this, but has […]

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 6 days 21 hours ago

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company won’t do anything about a horrible coworker, eating tiny lunches in a group, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My company won’t do anything about our horrible coworker I have a very problematic coworker, Alex, but everyone, including HR, seem to be unable to fire them. And when I say problematic, I mean it. Earlier this year Alex outed me at work as gay […]

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