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Media company took a sharp right turn

I work for a small media network (tv, radio, web). The programming centers around finance and business. Recently, popular hosts have come onboard under the understanding that they would talk business, but who instead have gone full-bore political. Management seems to be fine with this. It's driving the rest of us up a wall. [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay on May 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Promoted

I recently accepted a promotion. Awesome. The problem is, my old boss has subsequently put a moratorium on people leaving my current department for 3 months. We are desperately short on resources, so I am sympathetic to his predicament, but at the same time, I am very bothered by a few things: 1) Since I accepted the offer, he has piled more work on my plate that he expects me to finish regardless of how long it takes. This would include projects that spill over the 3 month moratorium. 2) I spoke to him about applying for this new position before he announced this policy and he never mentioned a thing. He always mentioned we would do a 'transition plan', which if you read point 1, doesn't sound like any type of transition plan. He announced this policy 1 day after I was extended an offer. 3) The promotion is a $15k jump in compensation. I will be seeing none of that for 3 months because of this policy. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on May 19, 2014 - 38 answers

Was/am professional activist organizer. Giving it up. Need help.

For the last 7 years or so (since graduating from college), I've been a professional political organizer, essentially, working for progressive movement organizations doing primarily new media/online media/digital work, but also spending time on fundraising, action planning, communications, and a few other things as needed. After a lot of thought and consideration, I'm starting to suspect that I can no longer work as part of the left (or at least, my corner of the US left) and still be emotionally healthy with the stress I deal with all the time. I don't know what to do next. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 28, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me not fall apart.

I need to get out of this dysfunctional work place but I'm stuck and feel myself breaking down. [more inside]
posted by peasncarrots on Feb 9, 2014 - 16 answers

Situation with work and politics

I'll be on a work trip with my boss and some coworkers during the election tonight, and it was suggested that we all watch the results unfold at a bar somewhere. I usually avoid politics talk at work for the sake of sanity and career, and because my views may not easily fit within the big corporation I'm part of. How do I best navigate this night without anything going wrong (keeping in mind alcohol is involved)?
posted by naju on Nov 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Need advice on NGO work in Glasgow!

Would appreciate advice on part-time jobs in Glasgow, for a mature student with an eye on building her CV more than earning pocket money (though that would be good too!). [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Initial wins at a new job

First day/week and month on a new job [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on May 14, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I fix my social reputation at work?

What would you suggest for improved social skills, fitting in, decreased awkwardness, and undoing a reputation for being annoying at work? I'd especially love help for nerds with social anxiety who need to fit in with mainstreamy socialite sorts of people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2012 - 20 answers

A year ago, I never thought that having two employers fight over me would be a bad thing...

I work for a non-profit. A personal friend of my boss is trying to poach me to a much better paying job in the private sector. What is the ethical way to navigate this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Find out where it's happening, and get yourself there?

Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 answers

I don't know how to play this game

Do you have tips or resources that would help an overly earnest "nice guy" type navigate political maneuverings at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

How to handle accidentally being overpaid for a year?

Made an error in timesheet tracking...best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jan 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Inventing a promotion. Possible?

Machievelli Filter: I see an opportunity at my office. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

What the hell is in my co-worker's mind?

What the hell is in my co-worker's mind? [more inside]
posted by Rich Smorgasbord on Nov 29, 2011 - 43 answers

How to handle uncommunicative colleage?

How to handle a colleague who has raised an interpersonal issue with me via email? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Jul 30, 2011 - 23 answers

Drowning in politics and lies at work

How do I navigate this increasingly complicated and uncomfortable situation at work which involves lying on other people's part, future fibbing on my part, being angry at my bosses, and potentially following them out the door? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

I've been asked to remove a bumper sticker in order to qualify for a job.

Corporate policy and bumper stickers. I've been asked to remove a sticker in order to qualify for a job. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 6, 2009 - 78 answers

How can I tell someone they're dressed inappropriately at work?

An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2009 - 45 answers

Bleeding-heart Liberal in Death Match with Reaganite Bosses!

Get me off my high horse: how can I work with Republicans without losing my cool? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 - 57 answers

Think of me like an ambassador in a foreign country who doesn't want to anger the King, but also isn't going to do his bidding...

I need tips for surviving in a highly political work environment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 11 answers

My boss doesn't care anymore!

Should I attend this party? Or rather, how can I justify not going. [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Jun 20, 2008 - 27 answers

Translating normal thoughts into office speak

I could use some help translating normal thoughts into office-speak and playing it cool at the office during professional negotiations and meetings. [more inside]
posted by salvia on Dec 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Misfortune of a fortunate job?

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

Politics in a strange land

Intern or working for a foreign political party [more inside]
posted by arkhangel on Jul 15, 2007 - 8 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

Being a team player on the short bus ... or how to tell your boss, "NO, I won't keep teaching these inept morons you keep hiring"

Professional/career/office politics filter: How can I once and for all tell my boss that I don't want to keep teaching the unqualified workers he hires ...without getting fired for insubordination or seeing like I’m not a team player? [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Feb 2, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I help our relationship thrive when my partner is busy until Election Day?

What are some good strategies and resources for deepening a nascent romantic relationship when your partner is in a two-month pre-election frenzy of activity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2006 - 12 answers

How much is too much?

I work in an office where one of our managers is very overtly political. Slogans, "[opposite party] go home!," pictures of Dear Leader, and other partisan paraphanalia are par for the course with this person. It's in email signatures and publicly visible in other areas of our department. Is this excessive or am I just over-sensitive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2005 - 48 answers

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