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I’m biased toward midwesterners, cleaning up after a reply-all email storm, 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. I’m biased toward midwestern candidates At the east coast company I work at, I’m frequently on hiring committees for competitive positions that typically include a wide range of candidates from all over the U.S. I recently noticed a concerning pattern in the candidates that I […]

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my boss is upset that I quit without more notice because I’m vital to the business

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A reader writes: I just left my job. I had worked at the same small company for six years. Over the years, I have seen admin staff leave with little notice and staff who gave notice but did not actually work through it. My boss, Amanda, told me that she actually did not want them […]

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my employee is monitoring other people’s work

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A reader writes: We are a semi-remote team that uses a project management system to keep our workflow organized and distribute assignments. One of my employees, Jane, feels it is necessary to look at everyone’s work on this system and comment on it. She also uses it as a tool to fuel her immense paranoia […]

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the person who’s supposed to train me belittles me when I have questions

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A reader writes: I’m learning the ropes in a new job, and there are lots of things that are very difficult to figure out by yourself. That’s expected though, and I am supposed to ask Lawrence for help. Lawrence has been with the company for several years now, but we hold the same job title […]

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candidate no-showed for a high-level interview, leaving over a matter of conscience, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Can I work remotely across the country if I’ve been having health problems? I am a primarily in-office knowledge worker who gets Fridays to WFH. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been having heart-related health issues that rest seems to help. I’ve asked for […]

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my interviewers interrupted my timed interview presentation

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A reader writes: I’d be really interested to hear your take on a situation that cropped up for me while I was attending an internal job interview this week. I’d been asked to prepare a presentation of “no longer than” 10 minutes. I practiced plenty in advance and was generally coming in at 8 minutes, […]

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my job wants me to do public speaking … I don’t want to

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A reader writes: A few years ago, I accepted a job as a director of strategy at a small agency. One of the perks of this job was that I would deal with clients less, because this company had client managers to do that, and wouldn’t have to do things like public speaking. To be […]

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can I report my boss for getting me sick?

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A reader writes: I want to go to HR about my boss coming in sick, resulting in me using all my vacation time for an upper respiratory infection, but I’m not sure I should. We work in a cafeteria, so we have an HR but we also serve food. My boss came in Wednesday and […]

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getting called a Nazi at work, coworker didn’t tell me he was applying for a promotion, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Getting called a Nazi at work I work for local government in a region that is currently experiencing a drought. Part of my job involves working with people who break drought restrictions, with engagement ranging from education and outreach to levying fines or outright limiting […]

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the napping hideout, the cat protector, and other stories of sleeping at work

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Last week, we talked about napping at work and here are 10 of my favorite stories you shared. 1. The hideout I worked at a big box home improvement store for a few years, and we hired a couple young guys to work the lot. Bring back carts, help customers load heavier items or large […]

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how to tell coworkers, “that’s not my job”

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A reader writes: I have been employed with my agency for five years. Six months ago, I was promoted, but no one was hired to take over my old job. Some duties have remained with me and others were transferred to other people, primarily a great support person named Robin. We has communicated with the […]

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my company says we can’t wear underwire bras

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A reader writes: My company just introduced a new company-wide policy that you cannot wear an underwire bra due to setting off an alarm on a metal detector in the entrance of the building. Is this illegal in California? It’s legal. It’s actually been litigated in multiple states (and, as far as I know, upheld […]

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my daughter has lost two jobs in one year, are laundry products included in office fragrance bans, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My daughter has lost two jobs in one year My 44-year-old daughter has been fired from two different employment agencies in the last 12 months. The first time, the company did not give a reason. The second time, the company said budget cuts were the […]

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weekend open thread — July 20-21, 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: Hope, by Andrew Ridker. The ground shifts under each member of a family after one of them is caught falsifying data at work. Publishers […]

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open thread – July 19, 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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manager thanked my husband for letting me work with them, how much exaggeration is too much on LinkedIn, and more

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It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. A manager thanked my husband for letting me work with them A department I work with organized a social dinner at a restaurant after work one evening. People brought their families and so I brought my husband. A manager I work with came by, so […]

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should I interview for a job where the salary I want is technically possible but not likely?

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A reader writes: Recently I have been looking for a new position because my current project was canceled due to a product decision. I heard of a company from a friend of a friend. She said it was a great place to work. I looked it up and there were positions available with my skillset […]

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updates: the insecure coworker, an exciting cocktail, and more

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Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. Training a fragile, insecure coworker has become Too Much I really appreciated the advice, both from you and the commenters (and the permission to drop the rope that part of me was undoubtedly after). I realized after my letter was published that I’d left out a lot […]

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let’s discuss napping at work

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

We saw a surprising number of stories about covert napping in last month’s thread about interns — which reminded me that we’ve had many stories about napping at work over the years, both covert and not-so-covert. There was the summer associate who put on pajamas and napped on top of her desk .. the intern […]

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I smelled alcohol on my coworker, can you fire someone because their spouse is a politician, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I suspect my colleague was drinking before our morning meeting I held a meeting late morning on Friday with my colleague, “Janet.” During our meeting, her behavior seemed fine, if even a little more level than her normal frenetic energy. During the meeting, we pulled […]

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