What are your best tips for setting boundaries with coworkers who take advantage of your time, skill, and efforts?
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
A reader was told by her boss that she looked “too serious” or sometimes angry — so she should smile more.
How can you avoid getting fired when your boss has it out for you? In general, how can you deal with horrible bosses? Reader M has a good question: I know you’ve covered things like workplace etiquette and tips on dealing with co-workers, but do you have any suggestions on how to deal with horrible … 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
How do you get any work done with you have a 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?