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weekend open thread – April 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: Victim, by Andrew Boryga. A man from a disadvantaged background finds success by embellishing his life story. Things don’t go entirely accordingly to plan. […]

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open thread – April 19-20, 2024

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

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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coworker interrupts me with questions she could answer herself, playing a game at a public-facing job, and more

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It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. My coworker interrupts me with questions she could answer herself My coworker and I used to work in the same extremely toxic workplace. We leaned on each other, commiserated, and when I told her I was done, she pointed me in the direction of a […]

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should I ask my boss why I was their second choice for my job?

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A reader writes: For the last nine months, I’ve been doing a (paid) internship at a foundation that is aimed at recent graduates looking to enter the nonprofit world. It’s been a great experience, both in the kind of work I am doing and the people I am working with. I’ve also consistently gotten great […]

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updates: the unavailable lactation room, the “unapproachable” manager, and more

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

Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. Random people use our lactation room for breaks and lunch (#3 at the link) I really appreciated seeing your response and those of the commenters. It helped me feel validated and affirmed for me that I was not being overly entitled or too demanding in my attempts […]

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let’s discuss business trip mishaps

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

Let’s talk about business trip mishaps. Maybe you were booked for a 26-hour series of flights for a trip that should have only taken 11 hours, or maybe your boss told you to camp in a tent while traveling for work, or maybe you had to share a hotel room with a coworker who screams […]

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hiring manager assaulted a police officer, coworker and I have the same name, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Hiring manager assaulted a police officer I’m interviewing for a role that I’m excited about, but caught something odd when googling the hiring manager’s name to find their LinkedIn profile. 15 years ago, when the hiring manager was in college, they were arrested for assault […]

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my employee shuts down when I give her feedback

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A reader writes: I manage “Mandy” and have needed to give her feedback a few times on the same topic. Think something like, “When you present a proposal, you need to avoid vague explanations of the client problem your proposal addresses and include detailed, quantified specifics of its impacts on the client.” I usually then […]

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update: our employee retired … but now she won’t leave

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

Remember the letter-writer whose employee retired, but then wouldn’t leave, even after she had been replaced? Here’s the update. To summarize what happened after my letter was published: 1. Boss reminded Fiona to work part-time only. 2. Fiona complied reluctantly, blaming Sally (her replacement) for this arrangement. 3. Fiona gradually increased her own working hours […]

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how much paid time off do you get?

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

Last week was the annual Ask a Manager salary survey, which as of this writing received more than 12,000 responses. This week, let’s compare paid time off. Fill out the form below to anonymously share how much paid time off you get, in the context of your field and other relevant factors. (Do not leave […]

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intern was working two full-time jobs, employee makes patients feel unwelcome, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Our intern was working two full-time jobs I work at a nonprofit and manage our internship program. I handle the administrative side of things, while our program teams handle the day-to-day/substantive work assignments and management. I received a message from one of those teams this […]

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why don’t bosses realize people will leave if they’re not treated well?

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

A reader writes: A buddy of mine just quit her job, and her boss, a truly evil person, countered with a raise and a promotion. My friend refused, of course, because, truly evil person. But it got me thinking, this isn’t the first time I’ve seen bosses offer too little too late to save a […]

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how to write a thank-you email after a job interview

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

Thank-you notes are a surprisingly controversial part of job-searching. Some hiring managers are staunch advocates of thank-you notes, to the point of insisting they won’t hire candidates who don’t send them. Others couldn’t care less, and will barely glance at thank-you notes that arrive. On the job seeker end of things, some people write them […]

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should we fire the relatives of Nazis?

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A reader writes: I am casual friends with a couple who are both teachers at a public high school. One day while catching up, they told me that they found out one of their recently-hired colleagues (“Jane”) is the direct descendant of a Nazi. I don’t know which Nazi, I don’t know how they found […]

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patients at my sleep clinic want to sleep naked, upgrading business flights and hotel rooms, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I work in a sleep clinic and some patients want to sleep naked I recently changed careers and now work as a sleep technician for a well-known medical facility. I’m still a student so I only work part-time until I graduate from my program. Technicians […]

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the White House has proposed new overtime rules that could increase your paycheck

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

Big news: the White House has approved a proposal from the Department of Labor to change the rules that govern who must receive overtime pay. If it becomes law, your employer would be required to pay you overtime (time and a half for all hours over 40 that you work in a week) unless you […]

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when your awful coworker is the boss’s kid

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

There are a lot of perks to being the boss: You can (often) set your own hours, delegate work you don’t enjoy, get a nicer office, and dine out on the company dime. But in some workplaces, being the boss also means being able to hire your adult children — often to the detriment of […]

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I promoted one employee instead of her coworker, and now my whole team is upset

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A reader writes: I am a long-time manager, but promotions are a rarity on my team. When an unexpected opportunity for a promotion arose earlier this year, there were two obvious candidates: Annie and Beth. Annie was more of a star individual contributor than Beth, and also had more experience covering the open position. But […]

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I’m worried my coworker is abusing his wife, a chronically late colleague, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I’m worried my coworker is abusing his wife I know you’ve covered how to help a coworker is being abused, but what do you do when the person you work with might be the abuser? My coworker displays some very concerning behavior towards his wife. […]

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weekend open thread – April 13-14, 2024

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

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 Husbands, by Holly Gramazio. A woman discovers that the ladder to her attic produces a seemingly endless supply of husbands. I didn’t know […]

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