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Gun Violence Statistics - Workplace Edition

I need help finding some statistics regarding workplace violence and - particularly separating out violence perpetrated by internal employees vs external 3rd parties. [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Aug 1, 2014 - 9 answers

40th birthday ideas for IT co-worker

IT-manager friend turns 40 later this year. How can we show our appreciation? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Apr 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Afraid of being fired: how do I keep the fear from crippling me?

I have crippling, perhaps justified fear of being fired. My fear is making my performance suffer, causing me misery and probably making firing more likely. How do I stop thinking like this? [more inside]
posted by Marered on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

I am not your f&%@ing tea lady

I just allocated some work to a colleague who is a member of a team I manage. He responded by saying that I was just like a tea lady. Then he asked if there were any bribes available to get the work done. Stupidly, I laughed it off and told him he was dreaming if he thought our workplace would run to bribes. Of course, five minutes later I realised that HE CALLED ME - HIS MANAGER - A TEA LADY and now I'm seething at my desk. Do I take him aside and tell him it isn't kosher; OR do I just figure that this is an indication that its time to play hard ball (this isn't the first time he's made comments like this).
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Jan 19, 2014 - 35 answers

Help me navigate my relationships with well-meaning former coworkers.

I left a toxic workplace six months ago for a new job. I'm happy with my new gig, but running into former coworkers still puts me in a funk -- and I see them constantly. How do I handle interactions with them if I work in the same field and/or travel in the same social circles? Snowflakery inside. [more inside]
posted by whenbynowandtreebyleaf on Jun 21, 2013 - 10 answers

GO TEAM GO! Yay or Nay?

Employers AND Employees--have Team-Building Retreats/Experiences been beneficial in your workplace? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Jun 9, 2013 - 41 answers

Parting gifts for an awesome work team?

I got a full-time job offer and will be giving my two weeks' notice to my current freelance gig. I want to give the people I've worked with a nice little gift before leaving. It's a big company so I can't take them all out to lunch/happy hour. Any ideas on what would be appropriate and not terribly expensive?
posted by Anima Mundi on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

It's not you, it's me working for you

How can you tell when it's you or the job? [more inside]
posted by girih knot on Jan 6, 2013 - 16 answers

How do you deal with people who make insensitive, hurtful comments about your disability at school / in the workplace?

How do you deal with people who make insensitive, hurtful comments about your disability at school / in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by OrangeCat on Sep 21, 2012 - 19 answers

Reverse Racism at Work?

While faxing at the front desk at my job, a few co-workers were sitting around chatting. An African American co-worker was telling few Hispanic co-workers a story about how her and her friends were overlooked while shopping at Coach, "because the clerk was only paying attention to the (mouths the word "white" while my back was turned) girls. She goes on the explain that they left the store and called to complain that they were ignored because of their race. I was the only white person there (and not part of the conversation) and I would never have been telling a story if the reverse was true, so was this racism in the workplace? I surely felt uncomfortable. What can/should I do?
posted by EquineProcine on Jun 18, 2012 - 49 answers

Harmless glance or red flag?

My sister received a dream job offer but for one thing - the man who will be her direct supervisor was definitely looking at her boobs both times she went into the office for the interviews. [more inside]
posted by pluot on May 21, 2012 - 33 answers

How do I persuade old guards to learn new tricks?

My new boss is totally different from my old boss. Help me persuade my colleagues not to hate him. [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Apr 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Stand down!

What is the URL of that tumblr with pictures of graphic designers working while their bosses look over their shoulders?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Mar 26, 2012 - 1 answer

What can I do about observed unsafe work conditions?

How can I report what I think are unsafe work conditions at a construction site near my house? Who should I be talking to, the developer? OSHA? [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

I don't want to get in trouble!

Workplace filter: I feel uncomfortable doing something.. give me a clue as to what to do? Details inside [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jan 23, 2012 - 27 answers

how to encourage the boss

Yesterday I was called into what turned out to be a humiliating tag-team meeting where my supervisor and the department director took turns berating me for my job performance over the past year. Short on specifics and long on phrases like "you don't display ownership of your projects," and "you're always late," etc. All this is odd because just a couple months ago I got an un-scheduled mid-year raise and 'ata-boy from the director. Yes, one of the same who was pounding on me yesterday. [more inside]
posted by markhu on Oct 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Religion in the workplace: is it appropriate?

Is it okay to bring religion into the workplace? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur on May 5, 2011 - 38 answers

Suspenders for shirts?

Does such a thing exist that will allow me to keep my shirt tucked in, invisibly? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Are people getting worse?

Get off my lawn filter: What's the matter with these kids today? Really. (More after the jump). [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Mar 21, 2011 - 75 answers

On my first day at a new job, help me deal gracefully with jetlag.

I'll be jetlagged for the first day (and week) at my new job. Help me deal with this gracefully in my new workplace. [more inside]
posted by paindemie on Mar 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Gen Y professional obliviousness - what's a good manager to do?

What to do about an oblivious young employee abusing a lenient work environment? [more inside]
posted by nadise on Jan 15, 2011 - 60 answers

Stuck with a Know-It-All/Pontificator

If I am trapped in a meeting or group with a co-worker who likes to hear himself talk (I mean really pontificate)...how do I go zen on it all? How do I adjust my own frustration? He sometimes has an entourage/fan club which isn't my business but I get really frustrated when stuck with him. He also tends to show up in the same small group parties I have attended. Deep breathing doesn't seem to be helping. I'm thinking about a flask of whiskey.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Would rather not have to deal with this

Should I divulge to my boss my mentor/coworker’s complete lack of work ethic? (academic lab situation) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2010 - 19 answers

I hate my co-workers

How can I make my horrible work environment less horrible? [more inside]
posted by From the Fortress on Jul 16, 2010 - 39 answers

I'll just sit here wondering how you can stand by your racist friend

There is a woman I work with who, up until today, I really liked. She’s in an office in another state, but we clicked well over the phone and she’s otherwise a pretty terrific person, and I pretty much considered her a personal friend outside of the workplace. Today she forwarded to me this epically offensive, crazy racist e-mail, and I’m not sure what to do. Advice and/or resources would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jun 30, 2010 - 93 answers

Help: the people I work with think I'm stupid

Please help me maintain my dignity at work. [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Jun 24, 2010 - 47 answers

It's lonely here, there's no one left to torture

I love collaboration and teamwork and I need your job and career suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mleigh on May 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me dress like a grown-up (but not a geezer)

Last month, I finally landed my first "real" job. However, I have no idea how to dress myself -- I need to look "smart," but not overdressed. Give a geek some fashion advice! [more inside]
posted by schmod on Mar 23, 2010 - 34 answers

What to do about a smelly workplace?

How can I get my coworkers from compulsively using air freshener, as it gives me a terrible, go-home-early migraine? Asking nicely every day for the last week has been unsuccessful. [more inside]
posted by kella on Mar 5, 2010 - 28 answers

Do not associate with employees outside of work

What is the legality of signing a mandatory company agreement to not associate with non-management employees outside of the workplace?
posted by Brian B. on Dec 20, 2009 - 16 answers

How do you deal with sexism in your workplace?

How do you deal with sexism in your workplace? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Oct 16, 2009 - 31 answers

How to plan a quick and cheap workplace retreat

Can you help me plan a one-day workplace retreat in New York? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jun 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Can you make Officespace look good bt comparison?

I need a movie with horribly unethical working environments. [more inside]
posted by oddman on Feb 17, 2009 - 48 answers

Bomb Threat Plans

My workplace (in the UK) has recently decided that every desk must have a laminated card with "Action To Be Taken In The Event Of A Bomb Threat". This strikes me as somewhat bizarre in that although I work for a communications company there is no infrastructure here to damage (barring remote switch access). Should the fact that these have been posted around the building out of the blue trigger a paranoia alert or is it just the company being a tad silly? Does anyone out there have any experience with this sort of thing?

Moderately Concerned of Yorkshire
posted by longbaugh on Nov 17, 2004 - 22 answers

How do I deal with racism at work?

Workplace racism and etiquette advice. MI. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Sep 6, 2004 - 15 answers

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