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Sticky Work Situation - Worth Bringing Up?

I'm in a sticky work situation. My account manager, who I'm partnered with, is pretty great overall - tries to be understanding, gives me enough rope to succeed but enough support to perform, even spends extra hours with me for development. But we're all in our early to mid-twenties, which can be kind of a rough age. One of our other account managers is pretty blunt, quite potty-mouthed, abrasive with terrible delivery. For example, she will regularly say people "shit the bed" "absolutely fucking suck" "is a sack of shit" as a reason not to work with them. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Sep 8, 2014 - 31 answers

The Quiet Man and Knocky Guy at My Office

Short version: new coworker stands in my doorway not saying a word while I am at my computer until I notice him and another coworker bangs on doorway while barging in. Can I do anything about these two? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Jul 8, 2014 - 25 answers

Social Media Protocol: Unfriending a Coworker Edition

What's the protocol for blocking/unfriending a coworker if you still want to be friends with almost all your other coworkers on Facebook? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 9, 2014 - 24 answers

Salary discrimination. Looking for advice to help a coworker negotiate.

The new hire is making more than someone who has been there for years and is still doing most of the work. What should I tell my coworker so that she can negotiate a fair salary? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Aug 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Help, I'm the victim of a hostile takeover of my job!

I'm not her assistant but she's treating me like I am. Frankly I'm ready to just quit but I can't afford it without another job lined up. To rub salt in that wound, she's micromanaging and professionally lazy and generally gets under my skin... Help me stick it out while I look for another job! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 14 answers

What can I do about a sick person who insists on coming to work?

My clearly ill coworker refuses to go home. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 58 answers

I'm Okay, You're a Wreck.

Coworker/friend/mentor really, really depressed... and with good reason. Can/should I help? How? Wall o' sadness inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2012 - 11 answers

You know I don't want to talk to you!

How to deal with a junior coworker who's overbearing? [more inside]
posted by ergo on Nov 27, 2012 - 19 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

What's the proper way to deal with an unpleasant coworker who's older than you and has worked there longer?

What's the best way to handle a situation where you feel a coworker isn't treating you as well as they should? [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Oct 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Stop touching me!

My coworker is touching me and I need to make her stop without making a scene. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 54 answers

How fortuitous. Now get out of my sandbox.

My boss recently hired a former coworker for an open position in the department. This person will be working on many of the same tasks and projects as I am. He was both well-liked and skilled at the job when he left years ago, and I am afraid that he's going to come back and completely outshine me. How can I handle this situation professionally? [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Mar 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Meet me at the water cooler in three weeks?

I'm crushing on a coworker - what to do? Complication: extended business trip [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 26 answers

I screwed my new boss. Now I want to date him. Help?

One week into my new job, I slept with my boss. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 40 answers

I know that I might just be being a wuss, so I thought I'd ask...

How do you respond to the situation at work where people, be they superiors or peers, take credit for your work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 23 answers

Making Bets And Paying Debts

Help me pick out the perfect picture to go up on my co-worker's wall...FOREVER! [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jan 5, 2010 - 47 answers

Help me not freak out at my boss or have my boss freak out at me

How to deal with a boss who might have Asperger's? I'm the new nanny for a 4-year-old child on the Autism spectrum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2009 - 29 answers

Help me get over my fear of inadequateness in workplace

I'm having trouble adjusting to an environment where everyone around me seems to be leaps and bounds more advanced. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Sep 9, 2009 - 20 answers

Making the most of a challenging coworker

How do I make the most of a work situation with a co-worker whose behavior is just annoying enough to disrupt work regularly, but not annoying enough to cause him to be fired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 13 answers

I don't want your drama, miss thing.

So, I've been promoted at work and everything is going swimmingly except for some difficult interpersonal stuff with a few coworkers. I need help to decide how to handle these situations... [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jun 21, 2009 - 23 answers

A Virginia ham? Why, thanks!

What gift can I give my European colleagues that is quintessential Virginia/Washington DC, without straying into "miniature Washington Monument" territory? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jun 5, 2009 - 23 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

My co-worker might be trying to get me fired

Co-worker is rude and dismissive because of something I said. Is there anything I can do to prevent her from threatening my standing with the higher ups? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Why do they hate me?

Everyone at work makes fun of me. How can I deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2008 - 46 answers

Should someone ask a coworker to crack their back?

Should it generally be considered inappropriate for a coworker that's just an acquaintance to ask you to crack their back from behind? The crotch-to-ass contact made me really uncomfortable, but maybe it's just because I'm generally super uptight. I was the cracker, she the crackee, in case it matters.
posted by TheManChild2000 on Mar 11, 2008 - 35 answers

Getting over a coworker

How do you get over someone you work with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Misfortune of a fortunate job?

Help analyze my terrible work situation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Gift for a coworker?

I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I hush an annoying coworker?

How can I deal with an annoying coworker who talks to me too much? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Jun 20, 2007 - 28 answers

Heaven help me. I love a psychotic! (But not at work, please.)

What's the best way to deal with an office rival? [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Apr 14, 2007 - 14 answers

I'm a health hazard to my new cubicle-mate.

I've been at my job for less than a month, and today as I was rounding a blind corner into my cubicle I collided with my co-worker who works right next to me. He slammed his shoulder into the cubicle, and even though he brushed it off as nothing, I am 99.9% sure that he will wake up with a bruise tomorrow morning. He's very friendly, but we're both so engrossed in our work that we haven't had a chance to really get to know one another. I've already apologized twice, but what can I do or say to make things less awkward?
posted by invisible ink on Nov 1, 2006 - 39 answers

my lungs hurt.

third-hand smoke: is this possible? [more inside]
posted by j on Feb 2, 2006 - 36 answers

We can work it out?

I'm a consultant working for a company that has the option of hiring me soon. This would be a dream job were it not for one person... [more inside]
posted by furtive on Oct 20, 2005 - 10 answers

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