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I need a system for managing a shared email inbox.

Please give me your shared email box efficiency tips! [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Bad to Worse

I asked for advice regarding a meeting I had coming up. Well, the meeting has come and gone and it wasn't good. I don't know what to do or think. [more inside]
posted by young sister beacon on Oct 10, 2013 - 29 answers

Should I tell my boss our new employee is still looking for other jobs?

I work in an extremely understaffed department of a financial institution, and our newest employee (a woman I recommended) told me yesterday that she's continuing to "pursue other opportunities." Do I tell my boss? [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Aug 15, 2013 - 34 answers

My ADD interferes in my job sometimes, should I tell my boss?

Basically a quick one. I have been diagnosed ADD only recently, so the ethics of stuff is a bit muddy for me. I work in a library where exhibitions are frequently held (books exhibited in vitrines). The vitrines frequently hold valuable books, but are located outside the library itself. At the end of the day, I'm supposed to roll them inside, so they are safely locked. However, it already happened twice that I forgot to put them inside, both when something busy happened in the library right before closing (like yesterday I was helping out some students). This is extremely stupid I know, and I don't think there is any excuse, and I understand my boss being angry at such a simple task. But by 20 o'clock (when I close) I'm tired, and even looking directly at vitrines didn't trigger me moving them inside (usually I really do this though) So, would it be fine to let my boss know of my ADD? I don't want it to be an excuse, but I imagine it might be more understandable, and putting a huge note next time on the reception with "DONT FORGET" wont seem as odd. Nor do I want the fact that I have ADD colour his perception of me, but I imagine "careless" (which I'm not!) is probably a worse tag than "hyper". Please help, I have an otherwise good and friendly relationship with him.
posted by ahtlast93 on May 29, 2013 - 21 answers

How should I deal with a micro-managing boss?

Hello everybody, I recently got a promotion, and although my subordinates abide by the rules, I often find my boss getting into the details of what I do. Whenever I try to confront him, he sidesteps the issue or he tells me not to make a big deal out of petty things. I really love my boss and admire him because he is very kind, refined, and respectful. He also built the company from the ground up all by himself (which might explain why he feels he needs to be so detail-oriented), but his micro-managing is beginning to affect how I work. The main reason I feel depressed is because I feel I could do a great job (being the perfectionist that I am) if I had the chance to do my work without him intervening so much. So, how should I deal with my micro-managing boss without antagonizing/upsetting him?
posted by omar.a on May 1, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I tell my boss I'm NOT going to grad school?

For miscellaneous reasons I no longer wish to go. How do I tell my boss? Do I tell? I am more than happy to continue my professional development (as such)... just less intensively and more cheaply! In fact, I'd happily work through a Diploma (we're in Australia) either in a very related topic (ethics, politics, legal) or the original field. [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Apr 19, 2013 - 6 answers

want to have a pleasant goodbye for both sides

How to part with your current employer in good terms? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Jul 5, 2012 - 21 answers

Do I HAVE to keep this puppy?

Hope us navigate the dangerous waters of puppies and bosses... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jun 1, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I persuade old guards to learn new tricks?

My new boss is totally different from my old boss. Help me persuade my colleagues not to hate him. [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Apr 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Teach me, Obiwan.

I have a new boss. He is awesome. Now what? [more inside]
posted by SoulOnIce on Jan 27, 2012 - 15 answers

What information should an exit letter contain?

My boss has asked me to write my own an "intent to leave" letter and I'm wondering if anything else should go in it beside the date of my last day of work. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Nov 7, 2011 - 17 answers

Can my boss call me at 2am?

My boss called me at 1:45am to ask me to come in early the next day. Is that as outrageous as I think it is? [more inside]
posted by Nibbly Fang on Oct 16, 2011 - 34 answers

how to encourage the boss

Yesterday I was called into what turned out to be a humiliating tag-team meeting where my supervisor and the department director took turns berating me for my job performance over the past year. Short on specifics and long on phrases like "you don't display ownership of your projects," and "you're always late," etc. All this is odd because just a couple months ago I got an un-scheduled mid-year raise and 'ata-boy from the director. Yes, one of the same who was pounding on me yesterday. [more inside]
posted by markhu on Oct 5, 2011 - 22 answers

I hate my boss and it's only my first week. Is that enough reason to quit?

I hate my boss and it's only my first week. Is that enough reason to quit? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Jul 25, 2011 - 48 answers

Two hours in a car with my new boss

Help me survive two hours in a car with my new boss. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on May 31, 2011 - 16 answers

Morally Handicapped isn't a valid condition

What to do about my boss' parking in a disabled space? [more inside]
posted by notashroom on May 1, 2011 - 48 answers

It's quittin time!

How do I manage these final months at my job with my grad school acceptances? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Mar 10, 2011 - 11 answers

How to deal with social grace-less boss?

Do you have any advice for me in this strained but simple social situation with coworkers & boss? [more inside]
posted by rio on Aug 14, 2010 - 22 answers

Getting some on the side

What's the best way to reassure my boss about my various part-time freelance projects? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 13, 2010 - 12 answers

It's the thought that counts?

NewbieLawyerFilter: I'm about to be called to the bar... what would be an appropriate gift to show my appreciation to my principals? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on May 6, 2010 - 8 answers

What would you like your boss to get you this Christmas?

If you were offered a 500 dollar gift from your boss, what would you ask for? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Nov 26, 2009 - 51 answers

How do you work with an obnoxious Type A boss?

Husband about to quit new job after two weeks because of obnoxious boss. I sympathize, but need advice, please. [more inside]
posted by vickyverky on Jul 6, 2009 - 43 answers

Dealing with the boss

How do you deal with the boss who is intimidated by you as new employee and she is manipulating others to push you out?
posted by page123 on May 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me 'get' my boss...

I started a new job this week and my new (female) boss is very reserved, very aloof and, well, cold. What’s my cue here? How do I (also female) interact with her and what faux pas should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Feb 18, 2009 - 15 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

CareerFilter: Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita on Oct 3, 2007 - 21 answers

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