The question: Should I provide a lukewarm reference for my recently fired ex-manager to avoid awkwardness? Or should I tell him no, and if so, what is the code language to use? I can't say "Sorry, that won't be possible" for reasons outlined herein. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 5, 2013 -
How do I ask my manager for connections for a new job in a new city without killing my chances for a promotion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 2, 2012 -
Let's go do this life thing. Point the way and boot me up the nethers, mefites. [more inside]
posted by Fen
on Apr 20, 2012 -
I have a new job offer with a company that will pay a bit better than I manage now. The new company is likely to be a better working environment as well. However, the new job would be a step down from a manager/supervisor role into more of a coordinator role.
How highly should I esteem my current manager title/responsibilities? Enough to reconsider a move to a role that feels like a better fit in most other ways? [more inside]
posted by owls
on May 23, 2011 -
My department is being audited (by an external company) on a project I spend the majority of my time doing. There are numerous problems with the project. I need advice on how to handle myself in a meeting where I may feel like I am tattling on others. [more inside]
posted by soelo
on Jul 27, 2010 -
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 -
My manager is resigning. Her position, by all rights, should be mine. I have recommendations from all the various people I work with on a daily basis, and at least two managers (my own, soon-to-be-gone, and another in a related department). The CFO doesn't think I'm ready, however, and is currently trying to head hunt....apparently with some success.
Should I resign if he ignores all these folks and doesn't even at least discuss the issue with me? I think it shows pretty clearly I don't have a future with this company....I've been here for years and can do the job.
posted by taumeson
on Dec 10, 2004 -