2017 Update: You might want to check out our more recent post on sexual harassment and the #metoo movement. WOW. Staci Zaretsky over at Above the Law has collected some amazing sexual harassment at work stories from women lawyers, and the collection is too… revolting, I guess?… to not discuss over here. (My first reaction to the … Read More about Sexual Harassment at Work
There has been a LOT in the news lately about “bitchface” (when your resting face looks slightly angry/bitchy). A lot of women have poked fun at the problem, such as the Smile, Bitch! Training Camp or this great cartoon, but the policing of women’s facial expressions is also starting (finally!) to be more understood as a form of harassment … Read More about What to Do When Your Boss Tells You to Smile
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do when your boss has it out for you (and links have been updated) — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how to deal with extreme coworkers. How can you avoid getting fired when your boss has … Read More about What To Do When Your Boss Has It Out For You
How do you handle an incompetent boss? Reader C wonders… Corporette is my top go to blog for advice on anything career related. I haven’t found much on dealing with an incompetent boss though. Could you consider doing a post on how to handle a thoroughly incompetent boss? It’s almost worse than incompetent – she … Read More about The Incompetent Boss
2017 update: We still stand by our advice below on how to get your work done with a chatty boss — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on how to deal when your assistant talks too much. How do you get any work done when your boss is a Chatty … Read More about The Chatty Boss
When your boss won’t delegate, how can you move to the next step? But how can you grow your own skills when working with this person? When I got this question from Reader E a while ago, I knew just the woman to ask: Jodi Glickman, the author of Great on the Job: What to … Read More about When Your Boss Won’t Delegate
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do if your male boss tells you you dress “too well” — you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of dressing better than your boss… Today’s reader question comes from a reader in a small, private firm on the East … Read More about What to do when your male boss tells you you dress “too well”
Should you “friend” your boss on Facebook? We just got this request in from a reader, and we thought we’d post it for the group to weigh in: new problem: an 8th year i.e. someone very much the boss of me (isn’t everyone?) just found me on facebook and wants to be added. i took … Read More about Emergency Mailbag: Should she “Friend” her boss on Facebook?