Six months into my “9-to-5:30 job with occasional overtime,” the position has turned into an 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every Monday through Friday gig. I receive no extra compensation for these extra hours.
My best friend—and former teammate—just got promoted at work and now she’s my boss! I’m jealous, of course, but I also feel like it has changed our relationship. What advice do you have?
I have somewhat of a temper and can react to situations that upset me—normally because it’s something I feel attached to and have worked hard on. I understand that having a temper can hold me back.
Q: My boss avoids conflict. He’ll agree with ideas or suggestions in meetings, but then later I learn he implemented the exact opposite or ignored the suggestions. How do I get him to be direct?
I just found out I’m pregnant, and I’ll need to start telling my colleagues and boss within the next six-to-eight-weeks. I’ve never been in this situation before. How do I talk to my boss?
A co-worker was laid off, and I’ve been tasked with all of her duties. I used to get all of my work done—staying late one, maybe two nights a week. Now I’m staying late every night.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about leaving my job to stay home with my son. One of my closest colleagues is having her last day in the office because she’s leaving to stay at home with her daughter.
I’m looking to switch to a new industry, but it requires a different skill set. I’m in sales, and I want to start writing because it’s something I love. Do I need to go back to school first?
Q: How do you approach executives without looking insubordinate to your immediate manager? My boss takes credit for work other people on the team do, or doesn’t pass along our ideas.
I work for a large consumer brand and six months ago, I was moved to a new department as part of a reorganization. I feel lucky to have a job, as a few people I know lost theirs, but I’m not happy.