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interviewer asked me about a political argument I had 10 years ago

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

A reader writes: I’ve been looking for a job for a year and finally accepted a hybrid role at a medium-sized start-up. I’ve been here for a week and a half. It’s fine but things are pretty disorganized and my manager keeps making comments about me in a leadership role soon, which I realize more […]

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update: my boss is doing 27 events next month … the average is 4

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Remember the letter-writer whose new boss was planning 27 events for the next month when the average was four (#2 at the link)? Here’s the update. It has been about a year since my letter to you, and I will start by saying I am still in the same job with the same team. Your […]

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let’s discuss wild overreactions at work

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Inspired by yesterday’s letter about the CEO who freaked out over a very mild joke, let’s discuss wild overreactions at work. Some stories that have been shared here over the years: “This was a legendary story at the first restaurant where I worked, a popular downtown brunch place. A previous kitchen manager had a strong hatred […]

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 13 hours 21 minutes ago

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employee cries whenever she gets a new assignment, team went to dinner without me, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Employee cries audibly whenever she gets a new assignment I am a lawyer at a small-ish law firm. We have five paralegals, of varying abilities. Our best and most senior paralegal is a bit of a cryer. It seems like it is part of her […]

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the lawnmower message, the mangled journal articles, and other stories of deliberately burnt bridges

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I recently asked about bridges you intentionally, happily burned. Here are 12 of my favorite stories you shared. 1. The fish tank In college, I worked as a cashier at a national chain pet store. The pay was dismal but it was pretty easy work, so I stuck around. After working there for three years […]

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pregnancy and work: all your questions answered

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Here’s a round-up of posts about pregnancy and work. interviewing while pregnant is it dishonest not to disclose you’re pregnant when you’re interviewing? interviewer said they would hire me if I weren’t pregnant interviewing while pregnant — but I’m not the mother when should I tell my interviewer I’m pregnant? working while pregnant how do […]

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my CEO is furious about a joke I made

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A reader writes: I recently had an odd situation with the CEO of my company. I am a project manager working on a high-profile, time-sensitive project that was very important to the company. Although the company is a large multinational, I work out of the small satellite office, along with the CEO for North America, […]

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interns stole alcohol at a work retreat, vacationing with a friend from work, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Interns stole alcohol at a work retreat I recently started a new role, and last week we had a three-day annual retreat with the whole organization (about 30 people). It was a great experience overall, but it ended on a sour note: on our last […]

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former coworker stole my work and keeps contacting me for help

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A reader writes: I have a weird issue that I need help with. My former coworker, Lulu, joined my company about seven years ago as a relatively inexperienced but enthusiastic junior team member. I trained her on some of her duties and, due to the nature of our jobs, we worked closely together for a […]

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my employee puts on a show of being busy, but they shouldn’t be

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A reader writes: I manage an employee who’s in a job that I used to do myself, so I have a pretty good idea of the work required and the amount of time it takes. This person does a good job on the tasks and is competent and well liked. However, they put on a […]

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my boss is a terrible restaurant guest

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A reader writes: I’ve worked for my C-Suite boss for almost five years. We are in a line of work where we attend a lot of lunches and dinners at nice restaurants, most often as guests of vendors and clients. While I generally enjoy the fine dining opportunities, I find my boss to be an […]

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coworker refuses to talk to us, demoted and can’t move back up, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I was demoted and now can’t move back up I’ve been at my company for over a decade, and have a track record of being an asset to the company. A year ago, I mutually agreed to step down from a management position. The proposal […]

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I was rejected for a job, but I see no signs the new hire has started yet

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A reader writes: In April, I did a job interview at a small employer (less than 15 staff). I’ve often been told that I interview well, but this interview was probably the best interview I’ve ever done. The interviewers repeatedly told me how impressed they were with me, I built a great personal connection and […]

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my employee is patronizing when I correct his work

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A reader asks: My employee, who is fresh out of college, is often not very thorough or good at his job. He’ll submit work that clearly lacked any attention to detail. And 90% of the time, there are errors that I end up pointing out. I am fair, factual, and give context to why the […]

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can my employer make me give four weeks notice when I quit?

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A reader writes: When I started at my current job (an entry-level administrative job, no state secrets here), my offer letter stated that I would have to give minimum four weeks notice when I left or I could open myself up to legal action from the company. I also live in an at-will employment state […]

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coworker pries into my romantic life, telling an employee to be less uptight, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Coworker keeps prying into my romantic life I’m a woman who’s not straight, and not out to anyone where I work. I’m in my mid 20s, and a coworker who has to be in at least her 60s is constantly making remarks about me having/getting […]

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weekend open thread — June 15-16, 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: The Paris Novel, by Ruth Reichl. When her difficult mother dies, a woman is left a plane ticket and instructions to go to France, […]

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open thread – June 14, 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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 6 days 13 hours ago

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thongs at work, the best interviewing order, and more

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It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. Thongs at work The other day, while I was at a healthcare facility where they do both clinical visits and operations, I saw a female employee walking by me, wearing her perfectly-acceptable scrubs, who was clearly an operating room doctor or nurse. For whatever reason […]

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 1 week ago

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update: my coworker watches a daycare livestream all day

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

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer whose coworker watched a daycare livestream all day? Here’s the update. I took your advice to mention it to management because we randomly had a […]

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