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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

BOSS field course?

Anyone taken/know of anyone who has taken a BOSS field course? [more inside]
posted by LegateSaxon on Mar 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Does the tranquil business owner really exist?

Do business owners and freelancers ever learn to relax while running their own businesses? And if so, how do they get to that point? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Mar 19, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I learn to manage up?

tips and resources for "managing up?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Natural leadership

I've noticed that some people have what I'm going to call "natural leadership"--that is, even if they're put into a situation where everyone is formally equal, they're the ones everyone looks to. I've been in countless such situations, and there's almost always been one person who was the one everyone else said to check with. I want to be that guy. What do I need to do to be that guy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2010 - 72 answers

Mo money. no problems.

Asking for a raise. How do I backup my request with indisputable facts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me not freak out at my boss or have my boss freak out at me

How to deal with a boss who might have Asperger's? I'm the new nanny for a 4-year-old child on the Autism spectrum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 29 answers

I just want some answers!

How do I actually get the documentation that I have been asking for at work? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Dec 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Promotional Item

Please recommend a gift for my newly promoted boss. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Dec 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me prepare to confront my boss!

I'm going to have a confrontation with my boss. Help me prepare! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 27 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

My best friend and wife are fighting. Should I try and mediate or stay out of it?

My best friend and wife are fighting. Should I try and mediate or stay out of it? [more inside]
posted by washateria on Nov 19, 2009 - 34 answers

How to be a good "new boss"

I am your new boss. How can I get our relationship off to a good start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 33 answers

Can I have my cake and eat it too?

Need suggestions for going full to part-time. I need to leave a position but would like to leave an opening for doing part-time work or working again in the future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Professional FAIL x 2

I have had two major professional failures in a single week. I would like insight into a couple of aspects. Sordid details inside. [more inside]
posted by sidd.darko on Oct 10, 2009 - 21 answers

How do I tell my boss I am job-hunting and need her to speak to an employer?

I am well into the process of interviews for a job in my same industry but about 2,000 miles away. I am in a good job but at a stagnant company and I don't have a lot of clients and must cold call a lot. I need to tell my boss and ask her to be a reference. Help me do it! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me let my (temporary) boss know that I love my job and want to stay on permanently.

How can I show higher ups at a workplace that I really love it here and want to stay on permanently? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Aug 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work.

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 1 answer

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