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Being professional while socially awkward

My role at work is changing such that I'll need to interact with people face-to-face and over the phone much more than I currently do. The problem: I'm kind of awkward. I don't want to make things go poorly for my employer, so what is my next step? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2013 - 21 answers

How do I become a mature, professional adult?

I am a woman in my late 20s. Lately I've been feeling like all of the adults I know are more mature and adult-like in the way they hold themselves and behave than I am. I don't know how to get that or be more like that. What am I doing wrong? What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me start off on the right foot with my new project team.

I'm a newly hired, but experienced project manager who is taking over a project that is already underway. I've been out of work for a while so I'm super glad to finally have a job but I'm feeling overwhelmed and unsure of myself. I want to do an awesome job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Please help me phrase an uncomfortable but important email.

I thought he was attracted to me. I'm really attracted to him. Turns out he's just really excited about my creative work. Help me find the words to be honest about the attraction and the fact that I'd like to get past that imbalance so we can do all the collaborations we want to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 19 answers

Anon is a big sillyhead. OH HI ANON, I'M SORRY, LET'S MEET NEXT WEEK TO REHASH YOUR HUMILIATION IN PERSON.

Work colleague accidentally cc'd me an email containing personal insults directed at me and now wants to meet to discuss the issue. How do I diplomatically and professionally say that I don't want to meet and would rather just ignore the email and keep working? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 61 answers

Confused about a confrontation in therapy

In my last session, my therapist kind of forced a confrontation with me and I feel weird about it. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Guide me; maybe I'm just lazy

The truth is that in 50 years or so, I'll be on my deathbed, and I can guarantee you that I won't be spending the experience ruminating about my time at the office. What kind of job should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 18 answers

how to present this?

Should, or how should, I represent this cataclysmic but plum past job in my employment history? Way, way more within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I avoid slacking off at work?

How do I avoid slacking off at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 25 answers

Managing anxiety and depression in a stressful job

How do those of you with depression and anxiety manage demanding professional jobs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Tell you what. Keep the cookies, I just want my job back

Help me word a delicate email. I need to make it clear that the professional favor I’m about to extend to a "frenemy" is something I expect to be reciprocated once they get the job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 29 answers

boston/cambridge professional writing group

I'm looking to find and join a Cambridge/Boston writing group comprised of (other) professional / experienced writers and producers of film and television. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Can't I have my cake...?

Would it even be possible to pursue a friendship, or a good idea, for that matter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 31 answers

How do young professionals successfully negotiate a starting salary?

Do young professionals stand a change when negotiating a starting salary after a three-month probationary period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2008 - 12 answers

How do you deflate an over-inflated ego?

How do you deflate an over-inflated ego? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2007 - 38 answers

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