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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

Neither a borrower nor a lender be...or something

I'm feeling guilty about a personal monetary transaction I made with my boss, that ended up being way in my favor by accident (miscalculation on my part). He said he was fine with it at the time, should I try to make amends anyway or just leave it? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Mar 7, 2008 - 19 answers

How to form an alliance with the IRS?

How do I bust my employer for TAX FRAUD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2008 - 18 answers

What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss?

What, if anything, should I do about the possibly unethical and definitely scummy behavior of my boss? [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Mar 3, 2008 - 14 answers

The bad boss badmouth...

QuitFilter: How do I deal with a difficult boss (potentially) giving me a bad reference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Don't confuse me with her. Please!

How do you set yourself apart from a boss/mentor who is not well respected? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Feb 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Haunted by a Crooked Boss

It's probably too late to do anything about a crooked boss, but I'd still like the Hive Mind's opinion... (long story inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2008 - 19 answers

I feel so cornered and humiliated by my boss

I feel so cornered and humiliated by my boss. She's the owner of the franchise, so I don't know who to complain to or what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by Niomi on Nov 29, 2007 - 32 answers

No work today

how to explain the lack of... uhm work... at work? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Nov 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Power play

I got offered a better job, I quit. Now my boss is being a bitch. [more inside]
posted by octomato on Oct 15, 2007 - 38 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

Should I stay or should I go?

Can you serve 2 bosses even if you don’t respect one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2007 - 3 answers

My emo boss wants to talk about "our relationship" and I would rather not...

My boss wants to talk about "our relationship" and I would rather not... [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on Sep 24, 2007 - 49 answers

Do I have any recourse if my old boss screws me on my annual raise?

I recently moved to a different division at work and my old boss took advantage of this to screw me on my annual raise: what, if any, recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Sep 24, 2007 - 4 answers

carouser gets canned?

I have reason to believe that my boss may have caught word that I smelled of alcohol today at work. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by breakfast_yeti on Aug 21, 2007 - 27 answers

Is my relationship with my boss beyond salvage?

How to handle a relationship with my boss that has deteriorated beyond salvage? [more inside]
posted by LN on Aug 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Should I ask for a promotion?

My boss may be promoting me. Or not. Or he may be waiting for me to ask for it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by gaiamark on Jul 13, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I head competative behavior off at the pass?

I'm starting a new job on Monday - it's in the same company but at a different location. I've been with the company quite a while and I know my new boss is a bit of an ass, so I want to get off on the firmest best foot - if it's possible I want to position myself as someone he doesn't need to be an ass to/ competative with. What suggestions do you have for good pre-emptive or early actions/ behaviors? [more inside]
posted by The_Partridge_Family on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

I could take the bull by the horns, if you'd stop replacing it with a squid...

How can I communicate to my boss that I would like to be more proactive, when he continually drops last-minute projects on me? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Jul 11, 2007 - 6 answers

My Boss Has Anger Issues

How to proceed with caution in dealing with a smart and talented boss who has anger-management and mental health problems...? [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Jul 1, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I learn not to be so intimidated by my boss?

How do I learn not to be so intimidated by my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Help me deal with my evil boss.

Asking for a friend: HELP! My boss is wrecking my well being and my chance of moving on. (quasi-long post) [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Jun 11, 2007 - 22 answers

How to respond to an email from your boss asking you to back off a bit?

I've been working six months now at a small ad agency in a medium sized city (70,000). I come from big agency experience. I'm an art director. We have 8 people total, all great people to work with. I like the change from big city to smaller city. There are a lot of plus-es to it. Just recently, we landed a big account. They're looking for a redesign of their brand and ad campaign with internet, non-traditional, advanced website... the works. Whereas most of our job lists for clients number in the few, this one starts with well more than a dozen with several of them as very big projects and with very tight deadlines (in the next six weeks). Skipping to the question, I've been asked by the creative director to step back and stop treading on toes via email. More inside... [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on May 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Problem boss + coping strategies...

How do I deal with a boss who dislikes me personally and says no to all of my ideas unless my direct supervisor is in the room "pleading my case" as well? [more inside]
posted by ollyoop on May 9, 2007 - 23 answers

How do I strap it on?

I’ve recently nailed a great job in an industry I’ve been trying to break into for years (finally, nothing to do with TV/film). But I want to learn how to “toughen up.” [more inside]
posted by Kloryne on Apr 1, 2007 - 30 answers

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