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my interviewers interrupted my timed interview presentation

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

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

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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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 5 days 18 hours ago

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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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 5 days 19 hours ago

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let’s discuss napping at work

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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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 5 days 21 hours ago

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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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I’m attending a conference with a dude who won’t talk to me

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A reader writes: I work in a niche role in a slightly less niche industry. At the beginning of the year, my boss (Jules) informed us that a new role was opening up on the team — team coordinator. The new role would be responsible for managing the day-to-day workload for the team, freeing Jules […]

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update: can I speak up about the portrait of a child abuser in my office?

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

Remember the letter-writer who wanted to speak up about a portrait of a child abuser in their office (#2 at the link)? Here’s the update. A few days after I initially wrote in, I heard statements from my boss that made it pretty clear they wouldn’t support me speaking up about The Portrait. Shortly afterwards, […]

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who is responsible for anger management therapy when an employee needs it?

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A reader writes: This is a question about an unfolding situation involving the behavior of a couple of professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing (the UK version of Dancing With the Stars). Last year, one contestant complained about the behavior of her pro partner (Pro A) towards her. Because she’s been publicly vocal about it, […]

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an employee we fired is making “inspirational” LinkedIn posts about it, grand jury duty will eat up 15% of my pay for the year, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. An employee we fired keeps making “inspirational” posts about it on LinkedIn About four months ago, I had to fire an employee due to performance issues. She was a generally nice person, but unfortunately fell short of expectations so we had to let her go. […]

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I took a job with less responsibility — and my coworkers treat me like I have no experience

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A reader writes: I was a stay-at-home-mom for a good 10 years, and have recently started working for other people again. I have been taking entry-level positions, because I’ve been out of the workforce for a decade and also because my kids are still kind of young and I can’t handle the additional responsibility. I’m […]

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