coworker has appointed herself the food police

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker has appointed herself the food police February 16, 2011 A reader writes: Lately, several members of the office staff have been whispering about the disturbing exchange between two of my co-workers.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me.

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my office is obsessed with weight

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment.

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what should an internal “farewell” email say?

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February 4, 2011 A reader writes: I have to send the “farewell&# mass internal e-mail to my co-workers. Posted in resigning A reader writes: I have to send the “farewell&# mass internal e-mail to my co-workers.

To Freelance Or Not To Freelance: That Is The Question

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There is also a side-question of whether or not you are a freelance worker by choice or because there are no other choices. In addition, they had to make amends for missing Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits contributions for myself and several other misclassified workers.

Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

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You have to remain in a job for a period of time to establish yourself with your company and with your co-workers in order for a relationship to build. I feel that our generation views “moonlighting&# or having a side venture (whether paid or not) as normal.

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That said, OP, it does sound like this is something that bothers you on a deeper level than just, “man, my co-workers really need some new material because the hockey jokes are old.&#

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my employee is on personal calls all day long — Ask a Manager

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Nevertheless, her neighbour found her whispering of [.] "> { 18 comments… read them below or add one } Slaten January 18, 2011 at 2:10 am Yeah, go ahead and tell her that her co-worker finds her distracting.

2011 68

should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? — Ask a Manager

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I, in my capacity as HR Rep and also as his co-worker, have raised this with his manager, who agrees that she knows he is a kiss-ass and a pretty inefficient manager. These undesirable behaviors can have a significant effect on fellow co-workers and employees.

2011 69

do what you say you're going to do

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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If I did take smoke breaks and the breakfast-eaters/chatty cathys got an extra day off a month it could lead to everyone monitoring their co-workers use of time and I’m not sure that would be good for morale.

2011 90

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

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Of course all adults are responsible for their own behavior – but if someone is routinely overtaxed (picking up slack for lower performing co-workers for example) or has been putting in particularly long hours it can be hard to maintain a sunny disposition.

2011 96

manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

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Most managers are not allowed to share budget information with subordinates or with co-workers from other departments. If I had chosen to go into HR or social work I wouldn’t expect co-workers to walk me through parts of my job which involve dealing with people issues.

2011 73

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2011 78

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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Reply Natalie February 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm Just chiming in – three of my co-workers were hired through a staffing agency. Another co-worker was mostly happy with his current job but had no room for advancement.

2011 74

is my employer plotting against me?

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They haven’t said they’re upset but I know that my leaving will affect the company since it’s so small; I was a very good worker for them and they relied on me for a lot. etc” I do agree with AAM about giving your co-workers a heads up, somehow/at some point.

2011 72

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I think the situation of him only backing off when you have to raise your voice for other co-workers to hear, actually works in your favor. Also the fact that there is another co-worker who noticed what is going on.

2011 67

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

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2011 72

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2011 72

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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2011 74

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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You can also try to talk to the person who held the position previously and/or your would-be co-workers and get their take on this, but I’m a big fan of asking directly when something like this matters a lot. Management may not notice, but trust me, co-workers do.

2011 79

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2011 73

1000th blog post (an excuse for an orgy of self-indulgence)

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2011 70

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2011 70

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

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am I wasting this recruiter's time? — Ask a Manager

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2011 70

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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Sometimes it may feel like you are the only one that is doing anything while your co-workers are sitting around doing nothing but who cares – keep working hard and it will pay off for your self-esteem and people do and will notice.

where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

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My co-workers were telling me not to worry that my manager was a jerk and “just like that&# and that I wouldn’t be fired. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

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2011 69

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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That happened one time at this job one of my co-workers had to look at the clock and say something like “oh we were wondering where you were.&# I’ve noticed ever since then when I come in, which typically is 15 minutes early, that co-worker has to look up at the clock.

2011 74

will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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My co-worker has it even worse as she is in her early 30′s, but looks younger than me. I replied “Oh yeah, well go to your room.&# :) Reply Mary Sue February 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm I’m in my early 30s and still getting mistaken for a high school student worker.

2011 75

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

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It’s nice to be able to discuss workplace issues with an openness that is inherently impossible with most co-workers…which is always more difficult since it’s filtered through the lens of office politics and CYA.

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Because my department is very small, I really risk my complaints getting back to one of my other co-workers, deeply hurting them, and damaging my reputation. I have started to not say anything when my co-workers complain to me and just nod along.

2011 71

don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

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2010 66

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2011 65

things that aren't good ideas #78

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2011 92

manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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Reply SME March 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm I think it’s a terrible idea to mix Facebook with current co-workers, period final, the end. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

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2010 65

things that aren't good ideas

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2011 63

16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

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Over the past 16 months, several co-workers have also left, citing the same reasons I did, primarily boiling down to poor leadership. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

2011 77

update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

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2011 63

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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So that my inability to get everything done was because I was not a diligent enough worker – I played along and worked my butt off, staying late all the time, etc. Connect on Facebook how to manage a hard worker whos dropping balls Social media CAN get you a job.

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