updates: the coworker’s peeing son, the beach weekend, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. Coworker’s son comes to work and has bad bathroom etiquette (#2 at the link) A lot has changed since I […]

updates: the coworker’s peeing son, the beach weekend, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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updates: the volunteer pressure, the good dog, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. My contact won’t stop pressuring me to volunteer while I’m on medical leave I wrote you a couple years back […]

updates: the volunteer pressure, the good dog, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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how to answer “why should I hire you?”

A reader writes: I haven’t interviewed in a long time, and I’ve never been good at it. I have good references, have worked on interesting projects, and have good skills. But I’m very introverted. If someone asks me, “Why should I hire YOU?” I have no idea. “I’ll do a great job” seems like a […]

how to answer “why should I hire you?” was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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should I move in with coworkers, should managers not use a “busy” status, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should I move in with coworkers? I am a 20-something in my first job out of grad school, and because of the low-paying industry I work in plus the high-cost-of-living area, roommates are a must. My company is made up mostly of other women in […]

should I move in with coworkers, should managers not use a “busy” status, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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update: my boss makes me wear her clothes, eat her food, and say I’m grateful for my job

Remember the letter-writer whose boss made her wear the boss’s clothes, eat the boss’s food, and say she was grateful for her job? Here’s the update. First of all, I want to thank you and your readers for all the wonderful advice. I’m fairly new to the professional workforce and that, coupled with ADHD and […]

update: my boss makes me wear her clothes, eat her food, and say I’m grateful for my job was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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updates: the cruel email, the disappointed junior employee, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. My boss asked me to log into a coworker’s email to delete a cruel message Back in 2016, you answered by […]

updates: the cruel email, the disappointed junior employee, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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How to transform your car into an office

With many offices shut down, people desperate for privacy are working from their cars. 
I know someone who drives to the coast every morning to start the day with a view. And the New York Times recently wrote about people camping out in parking …

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Facebook is part of a group that will reportedly run ads to fight Silicon Valley regulations

As the U.S. government gets more serious about regulating Silicon Valley, Facebook will help a new group fund counterattacks.
The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that Facebook is part of a political advocacy group called American …

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my company wants me working fewer hours — but I have so much to do

A reader writes: Since the pandemic, my company has been doing about double the work we were before the outbreak. I’m new (as of February) and my team is currently only half-staffed (two people instead of four). We are currently remote, and will be for at least another month. The other person on my team […]

my company wants me working fewer hours — but I have so much to do was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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Noise-canceling headphones are a WFH must-have, and these are on sale

You heard it here first, folks: Not counting face masks, noise-canceling headphones are this season’s hottest accessory. 

Noise-cancelling headphones are truly one of those pieces of tech that went from ‘nice to have’ to ‘need…

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