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did I make a mistake by sharing my salary with a coworker?

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This post, did I make a mistake by sharing my salary with a coworker? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have always believed that knowledge is power, but when it comes to salaries, is there ever a reason to keep such things quiet?

another manager complained about my employee, resigning before you’re fired, and more

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This post, another manager complained about my employee, resigning before you’re fired, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Another manager complained about my employee.

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company has a men-only weekend trip, did employer lie about their interview process, and more

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This post, company has a men-only weekend trip, did employer lie about their interview process, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Company hosts a men-only weekend trip.

I disabled my coworker’s caps-lock key, employee calls me his “manageress,” and more

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This post, I disabled my coworker’s caps-lock key, employee calls me his “manageress,” and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation today.

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

clients don’t understand what I do, business casual for men, and more

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This post, clients don’t understand what I do, business casual for men, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Does my team need in-person stuff for me to be a good manager?

am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving, fundraising when everyone’s remote, and more

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This post, am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving, fundraising when everyone’s remote, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Am I being pushed out of my job because I’m moving?

employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, I told my boss to F off, and more

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This post, employee got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas, I told my boss to F off, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. Here are some past letters from the archives. Employee said she purposely got pregnant to avoid working on Christmas.

it’s your Friday good news

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This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news!

updates: the terrible attitude, the lack of real world experience, and more

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This post, updates: the terrible attitude, the lack of real world experience, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?”

Innovative HR Tech to Tackle New Compliance Challenges

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Prepare for New COVID Regulations & I-9 Reconciliation with our November 17th Webinar HR teams already juggle compliance standards for many governing bodies, but two important policy changes are creating new headaches for businesses around the country. Between the DHA requiring reconciliation of virtually-inspected I-9s and OSHA recommending organizations of 100+ collect and maintain vaccination and/or testing records, many employers are scrambling to build systems to comply with these new standards.

my coworker is copying my look, I blasted a recruiter for not answering me, and more

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This post, my coworker is copying my look, I blasted a recruiter for not answering me, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My coworker is copying my clothes and hair.

a tale of two companies

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I want to highlight two very different approaches by employers that were described in the comments on one of last week’s letters.

is “thanks in advance” rude, interviewer kept saying he liked my smile, and more

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This post, is “thanks in advance” rude, interviewer kept saying he liked my smile, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is “thanks in advance” rude?

is this job description full of red flags?

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This post, is this job description full of red flags? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a content marketer with a good amount of experience launching new programs successfully. At the beginning of this year, I connected with a VP of marketing at a start-up. Shortly after, “George” contacted me and said he needed someone to launch a content marketing program and thought I would be a tremendous fit.

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

I was praised for my insecurities, boss pressures me to reschedule vacations, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was praised for my doubts and insecurities. I am a first-time manager who walked into a situation no one was expecting. I had to rely on my boss, grandboss, and HR to help me navigate situations that were almost unknown in my organization.

updates: rehiring a bully, finding the F word on a form, and more

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It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from letter-writers. Should I hire a bully back?

colleague won’t leave me alone after my former employee died, lunches with a strictly kosher employee, and more

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This post, colleague won’t leave me alone after my former employee died, lunches with a strictly kosher employee, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

update: our library staff have all been reassigned to do childcare for county workers

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Remember the letter from the library worker whose county was forcibly assigning library workers to provide childcare for county employees? Here’s the update.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

my job gave everyone a gift but me, pre-planned trips when interviewing, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer gave everyone a gift except me — and made me watch. I’ve been working as a co-op student at a nonprofit full-time for the past four months now.

I’m earning less than someone who lied on their resume, difficult client will only deal with one of my employees, and more

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This post, I’m earning less than someone who lied on their resume, difficult client will only deal with one of my employees, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m earning less than someone who lied on their resume.

it’s your Friday good news

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This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

not feeling the Hogwarts spirit, who pays for coffee, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I don’t want to work at a Hogwarts event. I work in a public library, and every year we do a Hogwarts-related event.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

coworker thinks she has the power to heal her own tumor

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A reader writes: My dad works in a unionized position in a public care facility where he and his colleagues work directly with the residents. His workplace is straight-up toxic and delivers non-stop drama.

we have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale, how to demote someone, and more

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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We have to share our feelings on a color-coded scale. My manager has started asking our team to go around the virtual “room” and share our state of mind at the beginning of each meeting.

how can I protect my team from last-minute rushes?

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This post, how can I protect my team from last-minute rushes? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a new manager who heads up a team of 12 employees, and I’m having an issue with the other groups that we work with. The other groups have developed a habit of not including my team on work to be performed, then dropping it on us and demanding it be done ASAP.

updates: firing someone in a pandemic, hiring an ex, and more

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It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. Can you fire someone in the midst of a pandemic?

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should I really bother with taking vacation time this year?

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A reader writes: Is it a bad idea not to take all of one’s allotted vacation time? Abe, my one partner (I’m polyamorous), feels strongly that I should use all my time, but I don’t really see the point.

I quit a new job after they took away my office, and my friend says I’m being petty

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This post, I quit a new job after they took away my office, and my friend says I’m being petty , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Earlier this year in January, I left an IT job at a large company to take a similar role at a smaller firm in a different industry that needed a specific skillset in which I am well experienced. I was referred by an existing employee who was a former colleague of mine.

my office loves expensive, physically demanding team-building activities

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This post, my office loves expensive, physically demanding team-building activities , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: For the past five years, I have been employed at a small consulting firm (~20 employees).

it’s your Friday good news

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This post, it’s your Friday good news , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. I wanted to share some good news! I work in a fairly niche industry.

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