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can I refuse to do a self-assessment?

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This post, can I refuse to do a self-assessment? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work at a university where the staff is more or less divided into Professional or Technical/Clerical.

update: someone keeps farting in important client meetings

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This post, update: someone keeps farting in important client meetings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer who was concerned that someone kept farting in important, high-level client meetings ? Here’s the update.

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is it dishonest not to disclose you’re pregnant when you’re interviewing?

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This post, is it dishonest not to disclose you’re pregnant when you’re interviewing? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m hoping you can settle a discussion between my parents and I.

my new office has a no-humor policy

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This post, my new office has a no-humor policy , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m an analyst at a small (25 employee) firm.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

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did the pandemic really show we can be just as effective working from home?

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This post, did the pandemic really show we can be just as effective working from home? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

my employee keeps staying late even though I’ve told her to stop

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This post, my employee keeps staying late even though I’ve told her to stop , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have an hourly employee who is scheduled to work from 8:30-5:30 p.m. We have found out that she doesn’t always leave at 5:30.

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cutting off a hired mentor, dealing with pushy new grads, and more

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This post, cutting off a hired mentor, dealing with pushy new grads, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. How do I tell a business mentor I don’t want to continue meeting? I am trying to start a small business.

interviewer badmouthed me to my references because I didn’t want to “harness the power of QAnon”

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This post, interviewer badmouthed me to my references because I didn’t want to “harness the power of QAnon” , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: After 15 years as a nonprofit executive director, I’ve struck out on my own as a nonprofit consultant. While much of my business is word-of-mouth and comes to me, I do sometimes throw my hat in the ring for positions I see posted online.

my remote employees say our in-office perks are unfair

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This post, my remote employees say our in-office perks are unfair , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I manage a team of nine, and we’ve given people the choice of whether to return to the office or not.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

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I’ve been offered a job I’m not qualified for, a potential client who can’t use email, and more

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This post, I’ve been offered a job I’m not qualified for, a potential client who can’t use email, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions, plus an update. Here we go…. I’ve been offered a job I’m not qualified for.

coworker steals people’s snacks, a sales rep who rants on social media, and more

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This post, coworker steals people’s snacks, a sales rep who rants on social media, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Coworker steals people’s snacks.

my coworker lied to me, warning someone before reporting them, and more

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This post, my coworker lied to me, warning someone before reporting them, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker lied to me. I was hired about six months ago at a prestigious organization in my field.

companies incentivizing returning to work, shaking your hair out in a meeting, and more

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This post, companies incentivizing returning to work, shaking your hair out in a meeting, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Companies incentivizing vaccines and returning to work.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

someone keeps farting in important client meetings

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This post, someone keeps farting in important client meetings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I work in upper-middle management at a large business and entertainment events company and recently we got back to regular face-to-face client meetings.

open thread – July 30-31, 2021

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This post, open thread – July 30-31, 2021 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about (that includes school).

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how can I look more polished at work?

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This post, how can I look more polished at work? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: While I’m currently working from home, I’m thinking forward to returning to the office soonish.

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coworkers can’t hear me on calls from home because it’s loud here

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This post, coworkers can’t hear me on calls from home because it’s loud here , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Due to the pandemic, I’m currently working from home, with my younger brother, father, two dogs, and two cats.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

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do employers set up secret “gotcha” tests for job candidates?

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This post, do employers set up secret “gotcha” tests for job candidates? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

my employee constantly talks about waiting for 5:00 and the weekend

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This post, my employee constantly talks about waiting for 5:00 and the weekend , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have an employee who has been with my company about five months. She is smart, and easy to work with, but is not performing that well.

my boss thinks perks should be earned, working at a bathhouse, and more

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This post, my boss thinks perks should be earned, working at a bathhouse, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss thinks perks should be earned, but I can’t work well without them.

my coworker sends us incessant updates about her kid

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This post, my coworker sends us incessant updates about her kid , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My office is working from home and so long as you get your work done, it’s looking to be a permanent change.

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weekend open thread – July 24-25, 2021

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This post, weekend open thread – July 24-25, 2021 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts.

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how much money do you make?

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This post, how much money do you make? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s hard to get real-world information about what jobs pay. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people can get weird when you ask them directly.

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update: my manager is annoyed that I keep getting Saturdays off

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This post, update: my manager is annoyed that I keep getting Saturdays off , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

my boss will not physically acknowledge me in social settings

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This post, my boss will not physically acknowledge me in social settings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve noticed something odd about how my boss talks to me. He doesn’t physically acknowledge me in social settings — if I’m standing in a group with him and others, he doesn’t look at me at all, but he does look at everyone else.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

weekend open thread – July 10-11, 201

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This post, weekend open thread – July 10-11, 201 , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. Here are the rules for the weekend posts.

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update: my interviewer asked about my personal finances

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This post, update: my interviewer asked about my personal finances , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer whose interviewer asked how she’d been supporting herself while she was unemployed and kept prodding for an answer? Here’s the update.

my coworker won’t stop poking me

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This post, my coworker won’t stop poking me , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Where do I begin? I have been lucky enough to work for a great company in their customer service division for almost a year now.

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my company’s survey questions are awfully intrusive — are they really anonymous?

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This post, my company’s survey questions are awfully intrusive — are they really anonymous? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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