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Can I ask her what I should wear?

I have been invited to lunch on my first day at a mid-sized federal agency by a fellow analyst. What should we talk about? [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Jun 10, 2014 - 10 answers

Married to our jobs, but seeing each other on the side

How do I avoid shop talk on dates? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 8, 2014 - 34 answers

Friend to employer? New relationship guidelines...

So Mr. lasamana got a job (yay!). He had an offer from a company that was not local and an offer that was local but with a fair amount of travel. We made our decision in part by Mefi. Now the question - he’s now working for the local company that includes 2 separate friends of ours. They are his bosses. He seems cool with it but I’m having an issue. We (3 couples) are friendly through our kids. 2 of ours and separately 1 each of theirs (different ages). Occasionally we got together as moms and socialized. This happens maybe 2x/year. Our conversation runs the gamut and included personal stuff. Not to mention we run into each other in the store, etc. I feel very leery all of a sudden about these relationships. Not to mention I sense a sudden cooling off by one of the wives. Is it better to let these friendships fade or maintain as if nothing changed? I should one of these couples has been very good to one of kids even including him on overnight trips and stuff. Now I’m concerned even about the propriety of that in relation to other employees. Do I have a valid concern? Want to add I really like both couples and have had great fun with the wives.
posted by lasamana on Apr 22, 2013 - 6 answers

How open can/should I be with my boss/manager?

How open can/should I be with my boss/manager? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Aug 19, 2012 - 27 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

Plan B

He is an old friend of mine, and I recently helped him out by getting him a role at our company where I am senior developer. Issue is buddy demonstrates a supremely arrogant streak, and loses his temper during discussions about architecture – when the approach under discussion is not his and tends to pout for the afternoon or storm off. This has come to a situation where I want to terminate his contract and will also probably terminate a very old friendship. Catharsis below the fold... [more inside]
posted by the noob on May 11, 2012 - 22 answers

Help this amazing, but neurotic young woman, not drown in this overwhelming work situation.

Help me get through a toxic and stressful situation (revolves around work) and successfully get some coping mechanisms (and cajones) for the first time ever. After a couple years of amazing- work has gotten tough-and I need help getting through it- and I respect you guys on MeFi a lot... I'm getting support but there must be some other things I could be doing. I've attempted to write in order of: context, challenge, question. [more inside]
posted by misspony on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Spoilers: just ask her out

I'm interested in a girl at work, it's of course a bit complicated, unsure how to proceed and/or need a push forward. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Work Friend to Girl Friend?

WTF Filter: "Working" with someone that I think there's more with there...but I don't know how to approach taking the leap. Not that special snowflakery inside. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Aug 21, 2011 - 32 answers

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements?

Things to know before taking a consulting position with extensive travel requirements? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Does this girl at work like me?

Interested in this girl at work. Trying to figure out if she likes me before I risk a weird work relationship. Snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 29 answers

Post-internship troubles.

Interned with publication. Didn't follow through after internship ended. How do I mend this possibly fractured relationship with my former employer? [more inside]
posted by gypsyhymns on Mar 10, 2011 - 4 answers

We split up 20 years ago, can we do it again?

Work help: how to break this impasse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 17 answers

how to explain resume gaps

Well, that was dumb. I spent the past two summers spending time with my (now) ex-girlfriend. No jobs. No internships. How do I explain the resume gaps to employers/grad schools in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 26 answers

Shut the door.

How to handle possible romantic interest from my boss? (Complication: I'm interested in him too but have no desire to wreck my career or relationship.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2010 - 31 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

How to repair a business relationship after a lawsuit?

How should I repair my relationship wth my former employer after a lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Undecided about how to progress with my life ambitions, relationships and career. Please advise? Thank you!

I feel like I am at a cross-road and need to decide soon what actions to take for the future. Please help me decide! [more inside]
posted by servix on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Vacation Disparity

My girlfriend and I have vastly different amounts of paid vacation time. What do I do with all the excess? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Apr 12, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I keep my relationship with a former friend stress-free in a new work situation?

How do I set up boundaries between myself and my friend after our friendship had a nuclear breakdown and we are bound to work together again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Why would my S.O. be so opposed to my attending the same industry event as him?

Industry event coming up and my S.O. really doesn't want me to attend, for some cryptic reason. He won't tell me just what the reason is, only throw out vague statements. Help me understand this situation. People who work in similar areas as your significant other - any advice? (others too) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 - 115 answers

No time for each other

I'm in a relationship of a few months old with a wonderful girl. We have great times together, but there's the catch. We're hardly together. How can we change that, or work around it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 9 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

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

No means no

How to nicely but firmly tell someone I am completely and totally uninterested romantically and at this point, pretty averse to friendship, too? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 16, 2008 - 27 answers

How do you have children and still work?

For couples with kids, where both of you work: how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on May 10, 2008 - 60 answers

No woman is a good woman?

Is keeping myself out of a relationship the right thing to do at this time in my life or self denial of a life pleasure? [more inside]
posted by blackout on Nov 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Abusive business partner: should I walk?

Should I stay with my company and see it through to success, dealing with an abusive partner along the way, or, walk and see it likely fail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 - 24 answers

Got into an ugly fight with my former boss. How do I solve this?

Got into an ugly fight with my former boss. How do I solve this? [more inside]
posted by IZ on Jul 20, 2006 - 19 answers

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