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Reaching out to a former female co-worker via email?

It's been about 6.5 months now that I've gotten off a 2 year relationship which was filled with verbal abuse and drama. Leaving the relationship has done wonders for me such as re-connecting with old friends, making new ones, and working out consistently at the gym. I feel that I am ready to go back to dating after boosting my self-esteem. [more inside]
posted by tnar23 on Nov 10, 2016 - 14 answers

Co-workers in hate

How to deal with co-worker that you dated and now have to work closely with, but your angst doesn’t stem from having dated, but just from the fact that you know too much about them now and really don’t like them as a person? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 3, 2016 - 11 answers

One night stand with a co-worker, what should I do?

I cheated on my fiancé with a co-worker, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by somersault on Oct 9, 2015 - 40 answers

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

I'm searching for a new job. What are some tips or things to look out for so I can avoid being in another toxic work environment? [more inside]
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune on Jul 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Co-Worker flailing. Can we/should we help?

Small office, co-worker is over her head and floundering - she's crying because she doesn't understand the work, and the rest of the team is spending a lot of time doing/re-doing her work. What can we/should we do? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by okayokayigive on Mar 26, 2015 - 24 answers

Should I wait a little, act now or just forget about it?

I met a guy. I liked him and I'm pretty sure he liked me too BUT I might not see him again if we don't do something about it right now. [more inside]
posted by divina_y_humilde on Nov 29, 2014 - 22 answers

hurting from co-worker's joke

How would you have handled this from a co-worker? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on Oct 30, 2014 - 44 answers

I need to NOT like this person. Immediately.

I've started a real nice friendship with someone in a serious relationship. I can't help it but I feel like I'm starting to develop strong feelings. I need to stop and prevent these thoughts from going any further. [more inside]
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune on Mar 7, 2014 - 28 answers

I kissed a girl at work – and I want to do that again...

A rather classic tale of infidelity and I don’t know what to do. As concisely as possible – went out with some colleagues for drinks and fairly early everyone disappeared apart from me and a girl who started in our office about a year ago. She is a bit younger than me, but we work relatively closely (same floor, a lot of crossover with our client work). I've liked this girl since she started. She is awesome pretty and on occasions over the last year I've not been able to get her out of my head – for weeks. We kept on and I suggested we carry on and go to another bar. It was just the two of us and I maybe shouldn't have done that, but that’s what we did and we ended up kissing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2014 - 86 answers

How do I deal with passive insults?

I always run into these types of people at work and life. Hopefully someone can understand what I mean. [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Dec 24, 2013 - 30 answers

Help me close the door on this infatuation..

I act like an idiot around this person. I need to stop and salvage my dignity. [more inside]
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune on Dec 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Did I overreact?

Did I overreact about this incident at work? What would you do? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Apr 2, 2013 - 30 answers

The Lazy Gift Giver

This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Need a gift for a really nice guy!

Help me find a gift for a generous co-worker. [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Nov 17, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I respond to co-worker making comments about what I eat?

How do I respond to co-worker making comments about what I eat? [more inside]
posted by aviatrix on Jul 28, 2012 - 72 answers

Help Me Out-Stupid Them

What are the most pointless, puerile, time-wasting iPhone apps that you know about? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Jul 2, 2012 - 17 answers

How to get my coworker to back off?

How do I get my coworker to back off and remain in the friend zone that he so desperately tried to put me in? Now that I don't want him, he wants me! He never told me about his girlfriend, brought her up one day, lied and said he broke up with her, and now he's in my face. I don't see him in that way anymore though. How do I get him to see that? [more inside]
posted by lastcall17 on Jun 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Giving a reward for a found item?

Giving a reward to a fellow employee for finding a lost item? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Jan 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Help with gifts - for co-worker & sister

Help - I need help with presents (or should I even give them?) - 1. co-worker, 2. sister! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 answers

How to cope with creepy co-worker?

How to deal with a hidden hierarchy in a small office, where a male co-worker who is close with my supervisor seems to be using his position to single me out because he may be personally interested in me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 - 18 answers

co-worker acting like manager

How to respond to a co-worker mimicking a manager? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 - 18 answers

How to work with this prima donna

Dealing with a narcissist - how? Whether he meets the criteria or not, how do I work with someone who only sees his point of view, manipulates facts, takes credit, and backstabs? [more inside]
posted by Mom on Jun 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Hooray for embarrassment in the workplace.

I have a crush on an older co-worker and would like to stop acting like a nervous schoolgirl around him. How do I do this when he seems nervous too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Gag certificate for co-worker

Ideas for joke award/certificate to present to co-worker on his 60th birthday? [more inside]
posted by Dragonness on Mar 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Right attitude to annoying co-workers?

Right attitude to annoying co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Please help me come up with an appropriate gift for an injured colleague.

Please help me come up with an appropriate gift for an injured colleague. (Warning: the injury description within is a little gruesome, but, I think, necessarily so. Please be advised if you're squeamish.) [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Feb 16, 2010 - 7 answers

If an office relationship happens, and no one objects, is it still bad?

Are Office relationships still a bad idea if everyone else in the office endorses/encourages them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 - 42 answers

New on job, co-worker a problem

I just started a new job I am happy with as it is interesting and pays great. However there are some people in the department that are really negative. This includes people who are training me! [more inside]
posted by regularperson on Sep 13, 2008 - 18 answers

I wish I didn't know about your blog

One of my coworkers has a personal blog which periodically has some Very Ugly entries about other coworkers. I mean, seriously, vulgar and uncalled-for entries. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 - 32 answers

Gift help.

Gift Filter: I need help finding a nice gift for a co-worker. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Apr 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I attend a co-workers wife's funeral?

Should I attend a co-workers wife's funeral? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Apr 7, 2008 - 31 answers

Need help with nutty co-worker.

Co-worker is jealous...How do I head off her bizarre behavior arising from an unfounded premise that I'm somehow monopolizing a mutual work friend? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Mar 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Is there anything I(we) can do for a terminally-ill co-worker?

A co-worker has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Treatments have stopped and Hospice is now involved. He is 61 years old and has been working at the company for 40 years. We are an engineering firm and most of the employees are kind of... well... not the type to try (self-start) and do something for our co-worker of his family. I was wondering if there was anything I could do and/or have the office do to help, comfort, etc Obviously sending 'get well' cards is out of the question. ... I just don't know what it is appropriate. Any ideas? Thanks.
posted by KogeLiz on Jan 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Power-playing co-worker

A co-worker is driving me mad with her petty power plays, any advice? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Sep 6, 2007 - 50 answers

"So I notice your breath smells of liquor!"

Asking for a friend: She works in an office. One of her supervisees has breath that smells boozish. How does my friend tell her to do something about it? [more inside]
posted by Kibbutz on Jan 24, 2007 - 18 answers

work related abuse

work related question. A co-worker I work with very closely threatened my verbally and physically, claiming I was doing a poor job. I reported to my supervisor, and said co-worker denies it. What should I do (other than quitting, but I like the job) I have been there 3 years and this came out of the blue. I feel now I have to resign. Suggestions?
posted by cvoixjames on Dec 13, 2006 - 39 answers

Gift ideas for a co-worker with a lame kid?

I'm looking for small gift suggestions: a co-worker of mine recently learned that her daughter needs a second knee surgery, and she (my co-worker) has to take several weeks off work to care for her daughter, who will be mostly home-bound for a month. Both mother and daughter are depressed and stressed out by the prospect, and I want to get something for them to enjoy when the daughter (who is in her 20s) is recuperating. I'm looking to spend around $25.
posted by Harvey Birdman on Apr 5, 2006 - 14 answers

What can we do for a dying co-worker?

What can/should you do for a co-worker in your department who only has a few weeks left to live, and is already at the hospital?

Even if you aren't particularly close, one has the feeling one should do something. But what?
posted by ShawnStruck on Jan 14, 2005 - 15 answers

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