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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

Politely communicating that your site needs a total makeover

How does a lowly unpaid blog contributor tell his/her bosses that the whole site needs a major redesign? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I tell my boss that I'm planning to move on?

I'm looking for specific guidance (based on experience or intuition) about whether or not to tell my boss that I am planning a career transition--and whether/how to approach the boss about helping me find a job that will better suit my talents, interest and ambitions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 - 8 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 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

How to deal with 'innocent' stereotyping from a coworker?

How do you deal with ethnic stereotyping from a colleague in the form of innocent questions? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Jun 24, 2009 - 26 answers

Tell the boss, or no?

How do you handle a situation where a few of your co-workers -- some of who are above you -- are inefficient, show very little work ethic, disorganized, slow, and generally ineffective in their positions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 20 answers

My first proper career choice...

Careerfilter: My first proper career choice... [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on May 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Unsure as to how I should proceed.

The place I work may be going under. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2009 - 13 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

Stopping Niagara

Help me be a better gatekeeper for my boss. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 26, 2009 - 6 answers

So I'm Giving My Boss Zip-Ties for his Birthday...

Boss's Birthday meets Traveling Work Bag Essentials Filter: I need to give my boss something more than just a handful of zip-ties...help [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Feb 20, 2009 - 10 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

I accidentally saw porn on my boss's computer, now what?

I accidentally saw porn on my boss's computer, now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2009 - 178 answers

Exit stage left.

Exit interview drama. Oh great hive mind, please help me prepare for my exit interview this afternoon. Details of my dilemma inside. [more inside]
posted by tinatiga on Feb 6, 2009 - 22 answers

Should I be less gregarious around my boss?

Should I be less gregarious around my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 17 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

How to negotiate with the boss of the startup company I work for?

Working for a startup and going a little crazy- how should I handle it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Did I Just Err With My Boss?

Did I just make a massive mistake during my staff evaluation meeting with my boss? Or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2008 - 24 answers

My boss sometimes suggests I work someplace else. Should I worry?

My boss sometimes talks about me finding a different job. I never suggest that I would do such a thing. Is she trying to give me a hint? My boss is the sort of passive-aggressive type who might say things in a snide or underhanded way. She also might care enough about me to give me a hint if my position was going to be eliminated (I'm broke and she knows it). Help? [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Dec 10, 2008 - 20 answers

WorkFriendly.net has been gone for a while, though I'm looking for other potential websites that do the same job.

WorkFriendly.net has been gone for a while, though I'm looking for other potential websites that do the same job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2008 - 4 answers

How to get my new boss to let me come in at 9:30.

NewBossFilter: How to do go about asking my new boss if its ok for me to keep coming in around 9:30am? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Oct 17, 2008 - 20 answers

What would Miss Manners do?

How can I (very politely!) beg off future visits to my boss's house? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Work is hell - square peg, round hole: what are my options?

Work is hell: I love the company and the pay, but hate my job and hate my boss. I'm looking to change careers, but what careers would fit my skill set? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Why don't you set that to one side for now...

How to convince my boss to let me do what I was hired to do? [more inside]
posted by LN on Sep 17, 2008 - 10 answers

MacBook Pro damage: I REALLY need a hug

Work gave me an awesome laptop. Which fell out of my computer bag 3 days later. Now what? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Sep 9, 2008 - 22 answers

I really AM sick on a Monday, Boss...

Ugh. I actually *am* sick - sick since I woke up this [Monday] morning. But calling into work has me cringing under the duvet. Please help me out of this quandry... [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc on Sep 1, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I change jobs without letting my bosses know?

I work for Small Company A. I want to work for Small Company B. But Small Company A has close dealings with Small Company B, and I worry that Small Company A will find out if I apply to Small Company B. And there will be repercussions if my current bosses at Small Company A find out, because they are extremely petty. So what should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 13 answers

What happens when you're the last nonprofit gal standing?

NonprofitChaosFilter: The grants fell through, and I'm the last full-timer in an office of 2. What's the most ethical thing to do when I'm the last employee left, there's no money left, and I've become the director's right-hand gal? [more inside]
posted by vindyloo on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

How to tell the boss I'm knocked up?

How do I tell my new boss that I am pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I self-promote myself at work on the sly?

How do I self-promote myself to my boss without looking like I'm doing so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Onward Unitarian soldier, marching as to the interconnected web of humanity of which we are all a part

What's a nice goodbye and good luck present for a former boss of similar age and temperament? [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Aug 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Cubs fan gift ideas under $100

Best Cubs gift for my boss under $100 [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jul 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Please help me take my dream job without going broke!

Today I was offered my dream job. But it's only 20 hrs., no benefits. I told my boss at my current, full-time job (which has great benefits) and asked if I could stay on and reduce my hours to part time. He considered it and asked me to write a proposal. How can I convince him? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

How do I manage my boss's expectations?

InOverMyHeadFilter: I'm in a job where I have unrealistic performance goals that I didn't get to see until after I had been working for a week or so. I don't think they're obtainable and my job/bonus (hah, bonus, funny) depends on it. The kicker is that I actually like the job more or less (not a dream job though) and I'm moving at the end of the week so I can't really quit...How can I manage the expectations of my boss and management without looking like I can't do my job? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jun 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Ask for credit when credit is due (at work)?

I'm about to not get acknowledged for my work on a project I put my heart and soul into for several months (at a junior level). Others working on different aspects of the project at similar levels are thanked. There's still time to change the course of events. Should I approach my boss and bring this to his attention? If so, what's the best way to do this professionally? Suggestions on what to say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Remember that gift certificate you gave me?...

My boss and his wife just had thier second son. What can I get him (or his child/wife) as a gift? [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Jun 9, 2008 - 28 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

JobFilter: My boss gets busier every day; I still report to him but expecting guidance/supervision/mentoring has become a joke due to his insane workload. Should I move to another department? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on May 26, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I squeeze blood from a rotten turnip?

My shady ex-boss hasn't paid me what I am owed. What to do? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Drinking Boss, help?

My employer showed up half cut yesterday morning and proceeded to botch up 2 phone calls with clients. This isn't the first time and he doesn't hide his drinking and has been sober and "tried" AA. His performance and attendance are compromised when he drinks, one client called back and asked if he had been drinking. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

So, my boss hates me and wants me to quit.

I think my boss is trying to get me to quit. [more inside]
posted by Gular on Mar 13, 2008 - 21 answers

Writing your own letter of recommendation

How do you write a letter for recommendation for yourself? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Mar 10, 2008 - 10 answers

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