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How to deal with hostile, but passive-aggressive, coworker?

I recently took some disability-related work accomodations and time off. This pissed off a coworker of mine, who doesn't think I should get accomodations for a disability she doesn't think is that serious. Since then, she's been treating me badly at work and taking passive-aggressive action against me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by corb on May 21, 2015 - 31 answers

How do you motivate yourself to do useful things at the end of the day?

I have all these goals that I want to pursue right now, and I am making very slow progress. A large part of it is being tired after a day of work. Have you successfully pursued personal-growth activities after work during the workweek? How did you motivate yourself? [more inside]
posted by knownfossils on Apr 1, 2015 - 26 answers

Small business guru, may I sit at your feet?

You've started a small business, things have been tough, you've been staring down the barrel of failure, but you've turned it around, you made it work. How did you do it? What changes in practice and attitude really made a difference to your success? What resources did you draw upon? I'd really like to hear how you made it through the tough times. If your business is arts/craft related, even better. [more inside]
posted by M.Onniker on Apr 7, 2014 - 4 answers

To job hunt or not to job hunt?

I really dislike my work situation and I'd like to find a new one. Problem is, my husband and I are planning to start a family soon. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2014 - 21 answers

How do I stay on track with my goals after I have this kid?

How did you find ways to have a great family, and to keep trucking along with what you need to do to fulfill yourself professionally, especially when that professional work is really tough (but rewarding?) In other words, how do I keep myself from just drooling over strollers all day? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Mar 4, 2014 - 19 answers

HOw do I fight authoritity (politely)

My boss just sent out an email to members of a team that questions my competence. How do I politely ask her not to do this? [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Feb 24, 2014 - 29 answers

Help me be more productive in the morning

I have a hard time being productive in the morning. I'm more productive in the afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, I have to be at work in the morning so it would be helpful to be more productive then since I have to be there anyway. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Mar 5, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I write a blog that's professional and personal?

I work in communications and would like to start a blog that I could link to from Twitter and LinkedIn. But I'd also like to write about my personal life. How do I thread this needle? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 8, 2013 - 8 answers

It's the little things ... and the pain they bring.

I need to get better at being "detail-oriented" ... So far? Not good. [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Jan 3, 2013 - 17 answers

What am I worth?

OK, I'm officially fed up with my university job. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 3 answers

They'd offer you the job if you didn't look like you already have one ... walking the stroll

How do I tell a friend that she looks … unprofessional … and that it’s hurting her job search? [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Sep 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Striking a balance

What are some strategies for making a rational decision about work/life balance in terms of a job search, taking both quantitative and qualitative factors into account? [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Career change dilemma

I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Apr 8, 2008 - 20 answers

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