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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

Hope me.

My boss never says "please" or "thank you." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 36 answers

Help me help my overtired boss

How can I help my overtired boss [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Change, so far, is not a good thing

New boss in old job with political connections/implications, help us make this work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 - 8 answers

I DO care about how you do it BUT not about the final results

How much impact does a boss have over an employee’s happiness and career? What is your experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 - 16 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

How do I handle the imminent return of a supervisor with whom I feel I have a toxic relationship?

How do I handle the imminent return of a supervisor with whom I feel I have a toxic relationship? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Blub, you lose!

What has helped you take criticism better, and avoid losing your nerve when you feel that your work is being evaluated? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

What to take to boss's BBQ?

What should I bring to my boss's barbecue? [more inside]
posted by jackfruit on May 21, 2011 - 27 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

Impersonal Gift Ideas Needed

I need a completely generic, impersonal thank you gift for a boss with whom I spend a ton of time but about whom I know next to nothing. [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Apr 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Do I have to tell my boss I'm applying for another job in our office before I land it?

I am applying for a job within my small department. Career counselor says I MUST tell my boss this before landing the job. I don't wanna, but can't see a way around it either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Never be friends with your boss?

My friend is now my boss. How does our friendship change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 - 11 answers

My boss thinks I'm dumb. Maybe I am.

My boss thinks I'm incompetent. Maybe I am. Sinking self esteem inside: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 22 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

Should I take a loan from my boss?

I'm strapped for cash, and am saving up money to move to a cheaper place in a few months. My boss has offered to personally loan me money to help me move. Should I take him up on his offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Plodder --> Dynamo. Doable?

How do I adapt my working style to be more in line with that of my boss? Should I even be trying? This got kind of long. Sorry. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Fired at work and I now need to get back on track

How to get my life back and remove the stigma after wrongful dismissal? [more inside]
posted by penguinkeys on Feb 19, 2011 - 22 answers

How can I extricate myself from a tricky work situation?

Help me stay out of trouble at work! [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Feb 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Really? You're not coming in today? Well, that's a shock.

My boss is a compulsive liar. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 - 27 answers

My boss is a pleasant control freak.

My boss is a control freak, but a really considerate, generous one. (My apologies for a slightly lengthy post inside). [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Crappy situation at work, who is at fault?

Either I am oblivious to my own ineptitude, or my boss is reacting disproportionately, how do I tell? What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 - 14 answers

I want my old boss back

So a new guy I interviewed just got hired and - surprise! - I'll be reporting to him. He will report to my now-former boss, who I had a great relationship with. Please help me deal with my (possibly irrational) feelings of frustration. [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Jan 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Should I tell my boss I don't like my job?

Do I tell my boss that I'm unhappy at my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Should I Get My Boss In Trouble?

I have the opportunity to get my boss, who has been very nasty towards me lately, into a lot of trouble, with the distinct possibility that there will be little to no blowback on me. Should I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 39 answers

Is my boss setting me up to fail?

I’m at a fairly new year-long internship for child therapy at an elementary school and my bitchy supervisor is driving me up the wall. Please give me some suggestions for dealing with her! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Nov 8, 2010 - 22 answers

I would give you a heads of but I would like to keep my head.

I am in the process of applying for a new job. I have not told my current employer that I am doing so. I would prefer that my new perspective employer not contact my current one. What do you do when they say they will need to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Please don't fire me QUITE yet?

How can I minimize the risk of getting fired from my current job when the boss finds out I'm seeking employment somewhere else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 14 answers

In video games, where did the term "Boss" come from?

In video games, where did the term "Boss" come from? It seems as though the term has been around forever, but where did it originate?
posted by Philipschall on Oct 7, 2010 - 16 answers

I screwed my new boss. Now I want to date him. Help?

One week into my new job, I slept with my boss. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 40 answers

Can this guy get any wimpier?

How do I deal with the fact that my boss has no spine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss?

I'm undervalued, morale is low and my work is starting to suffer. How do I talk to my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

I Love my Job but My Boss is Making me Crazy.

My boss has begun reprimanding me for events that never occurred, and it's stressing me out. In my third (tenure year) as a special ed teacher at a public school; my first 2 years of reviews were excellent. [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Sep 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I out my terrible boss to his boss?

I'm openly looking for a job within my company and will be asked why, do I tell the truth and throw my boss under a bus? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

How to handle this delicate work situation?

An employee/friend came and confided that they are six weeks pregnant. Our boss has been hinting at reducing her hours and does not know she's pregnant. What to do, how to handle this in a professional manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

I fail at crisatunity. Wall of text follows.

There can be only one (full-time employee in this company). Help me get through this - and/or possibly get out? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Aug 27, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I change my boss's time-wasting ways?

How can I help my procrastinating, disorganized boss improve his workflow? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 27, 2010 - 3 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

gift for boss

Help me find a gift for my boss and teacher! She is a HUGE Star Trek fan, conducts research on weather patterns, has an advanced math degree, and was previously a sports coach. [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Jul 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Did I dis my boss?

My boss offered me a freelance project. I turned it down because I already work 55-65 hours a week and have no time for more projects (or a life). Now my boss is acting cold towards me. It's also close to review time. Any suggestions?
posted by blizter on Jun 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I feel OK about quitting my job when I never intended to stay in the first place?

Anxiety Filter: I took this job knowing that I would have to leave it after only a few months. Now I must give notice, and I feel overwhelmed with anxiety about it. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 19 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

Soupy Sales meets Fight Club

We are all so demoralized that if we don't get new jobs soon we're going to bring cream pies to work and run amuck throwing them at people as part of a massive collective nervous breakdown. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2010 - 6 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

How to be a not-horrible boss?

I really, really dislike bosses, managers, and supervisors. All of them. And I think it’s impeding my career, because I am about to become one, and I don’t know how to act. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on May 6, 2010 - 22 answers

Employees and metrics and ops, oh my!

How do I become a rockstar store manager? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

What would be a nice, thoughtful gift of appreciation for my social work supervisor?

The end of my graduate school internship is approaching and I'd like to give my wonderful supervisor a token of appreciation for all she's done and taught me. We've had a pretty strictly professional relationship (an excellent one, at that) and I have minimal knowledge of her personal interests. She's in her mid-30s, and is a clinical social worker. I'd like to get her something thoughtful, something she can use. Chocolates, flowers, and gift certificates are not really what I'm looking for. At the same time, I wouldn't want to give her something too personal. Oh, and I'd like to spend no more than $50. (I am a grad student, after all.) I know you guys will have some good ideas. Thanks in advance!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Apr 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Should I fire the guy everyone outside the office loves.

What if your superstar is not a star at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2010 - 20 answers

managing an anxious, micromanaging boss

How do I remain emotionally stable with a highly anxious, micro-managing boss? [more inside]
posted by rainydayfilms on Apr 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Same job, sister company. Stay or go?

Same job at sister company--should I stay or go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 - 2 answers

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