Got Weeds? Lucky You!!

Spring has sprung and folks are venturing from their homes after their cozy Covid quarantines to explore their yards and see what’s up.

And what is it that’s up?

Weeds!

That’s right, our yards and gardens are burgeoning with weeds at every turn, dandelions, mallow, purslane…well the purslane isn’t burgeoning yet but I’m betting it will in another month or so… prickly lettuce, shepherd’s purse and a hundred others are all springing from the ground to celebrate the new season. 

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how do I manage my stress and say (reasonably) positive in the face of impending layoffs?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: My company recently announced that they’re looking at the possibility of significant layoffs in the reasonably near future (6-8 weeks). My industry has been pretty hard hit by the Covid-19 situation, and it’s not something I didn’t see coming, but it still wasn’t great to […]

how do I manage my stress and say (reasonably) positive in the face of impending layoffs? was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

my team won’t accommodate my allergy, coworker brings in homemade food and hides it from management, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My team keeps holding lunches at a restaurant that doesn’t accommodate my allergy I have a peanut allergy that isn’t life-threatening, but is severe enough to put me completely out of commission for the rest of the day if I accidentally consume peanuts. I work […]

my team won’t accommodate my allergy, coworker brings in homemade food and hides it from management, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

updates: the sweat lodge, the mentor, 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 coworker wants our office to do a sweat lodge ceremony I’m writing with an update from a few years […]

updates: the sweat lodge, the mentor, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

I’m running out of patience when we need patience the most

A reader writes: I wonder if you have any ideas about dealing with minor annoyances that don’t seem so minor in the current situation. Like many people, sometimes I find myself annoyed by some of my coworkers’ habits or quirks that are otherwise fairly harmless (at least I hope it’s many people and not just […]

I’m running out of patience when we need patience the most was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, 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. Talking about my future goals when I lack ambition (#3 at the link, first update here) I thought I’d write […]

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

how to get coworkers to stop texting after-hours

A reader writes: I originally wanted to take a position at my current company because it seemed like a friendly work environment. And it is. But I regularly receive multi-recipient texts after work from my coworkers! Sometimes it’s about work, but never anything urgent, and often it’s purely social. I’ve never had this problem before, […]

how to get coworkers to stop texting after-hours was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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