Wed.Sep 30, 2020

Battling Career Fear: How to Conquer Despair, Doubt, and Defeat

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s just go ahead and say it: there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to strike fear in the hearts of even the most secure female career professional.

2020 166

I’m about to Get Fired. How Do I Prepare?

Evil HR Lady

Currently, I am working as a full-time engineer, and my boss is giving me a hard time. The problem is that my boss may fire me soon like in 2 or 3 weeks, so I want to get prepared for this early sudden termination.

2020 232

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office won’t call me “lord,” everyone has ideas but won’t do the work, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Everyone has ideas, but no one wants to do the work. I belong to an all-volunteer organization that does a lot of good in our community. However, most of the work is done by a small core group of volunteers.

2020 56

Career Realism - Untitled Article

Career Realism

2020 44

am I being too self-deprecating at my new job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Over the summer, I landed a new job during the pandemic, thanks to your guidance on your website and your book.

2020 38

my employee has been sulking since her job changed

Ask a Manager

A reader asks: I’m managing an employee, Lucy, who was recently moved to a different position on our team. Her old position was eliminated because it had evolved to require skills she didn’t have, and so she moved to this job. Initially, Lucy said she was a “team player” and ready to do whatever may be asked of her. Overall, the quality of her work has been OK.

2020 29

my boss is rude to waitstaff

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve recently left an extremely toxic workplace (so toxic that I’m pretty sure it gave me some form of trauma that I needed three weeks off to cope with), and I’m happy to leave that part of my career behind. However, I’m remembering a situation I ran into while there that flabbergasted me so much that I’d like your input on. Our nonprofit was very small, with only about six people in our administrative offices.

2020 20