2019 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to avoid being mistaken for a personal assistant — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid office housekeeping tasks. How do you tell your boss you’re not her servant / personal assistant / chauffeur / secretary … Read More about How to Tell Your Boss You’re Not Her Servant / Personal Assistant / Chauffeur
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
Should you friend your boss on Facebook or other social media sites? What about colleagues? What do you do when your superior sends you a request? We haven’t talked about Facebook and bosses for a long time, so I thought we’d revisit. While there are still a ton of amusing stories of people getting fired … Read More about Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?
A reader was told by her boss that she looked “too serious” or sometimes angry — so she should smile more.
What should you do when a flirtatious colleague — one who’s kind of your boss — is hitting on you at work? Reader J wonders… I am a (female) BigLaw associate, who has become the focus of flirtatious attention from a (male) partner, who (1) works in another, but near-ish office, (2) is on the Executive Committee, and (3) has … Read More about How to Tell a Flirtatious Boss to Stop Hitting on You
What should you wear to your husband’s boss’s dinner party? How does plus-one style (in appearance as well as approach) differ? Reader L wonders… My husband and I are both lawyers in our late (or, more accurately lates-est) twenties. He recently accepted an associate position at a new firm, and one of the shareholders … Read More about Plus-One Style: Dinner at Your Husband’s Boss’s House
If you’re new in the field, should you expect your boss to introduce you to her contacts and take you to networking events? How can you ask her to start helping you network? Reader S wonders… I’m new in my career in a small office and my boss is well established in our field. She … Read More about Asking Your Boss For Help With Networking
2017 update: We still stand by this advice on how to be a boss (and links have been updated) but you may also want to check out our latest discussions on being a boss. How do you be a boss — if you’ve never been a boss before? What changes do you have to make … Read More about How to Be a Boss
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
If you’re invited to a holiday party at your boss’s house, what should you wear? Here’s how to figure it out..
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?