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religious decor in a shared work space, yoga pants at a team-building event, and more

This post, religious decor in a shared work space, yoga pants at a team-building event, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Religious decor in a shared work space I share an office with the rest of my small team — one coworker and our supervisor. Due to the nature...

can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process?

This post, can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am interviewing with several companies, two of which I really like. Company A, I interviewed twice already, and they’ve been very responsive to my emails and thank-you notes. They also reached out to me...

my employee keeps falling asleep in meetings

This post, my employee keeps falling asleep in meetings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have noticed that one employee tends to doze off at our weekly departmental meeting. I don’t believe she has any medical condition that would cause this, and I don’t see her dozing off at other times. But I’ve noticed...

our boss is demanding a gift with an accounting of names and how much each person contributed

This post, our boss is demanding a gift with an accounting of names and how much each person contributed , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Our boss informed us that she’s leaving for a new position at another company. Hooray for the boss, and hooray for us because the boss was truly awful. Here’s where...

can I ethically hire when the company is a mess, employers that want a reference from your current boss, and more

This post, can I ethically hire when the company is a mess, employers that want a reference from your current boss, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Can I ethically hire when the company is a mess? I love(d) my job! Great executive leader, great team, great...

how do I spot red flags in a job interview if I have no work experience?

This post, how do I spot red flags in a job interview if I have no work experience? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a law student who just finished my first year, and I am applying to jobs for the summer. My one and only job was one that I started when I was 17 (I am 23 now) and was self-employed....

my coworkers were fired … am I next?

This post, my coworkers were fired … am I next? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: For the last three months, I’ve worked at a small company doing a job I love. But there’s been some weirdness lately that makes me worry about my job. Here’s what’s going on: multiple people have been fired in a three-month...

my wife says my relationship with my coworker is inappropriate

This post, my wife says my relationship with my coworker is inappropriate , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been working fully remote for a large company since 2020, and work IM’s have become the new normal. I took a new position in April 2021 and a previous female coworker began directly reporting...

rejected on a video call, meetings on Juneteenth, and more

This post, rejected on a video call, meetings on Juneteenth, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Hiring manager set up a video call to reject me I applied to an internal job at my current company that would be fully remote. I went through the first and second...

update: I’m a member of The Satanic Temple and got outed at work

This post, update: I’m a member of The Satanic Temple and got outed at work , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer who’s a member of The Satanic Temple and got outed at work and her boss had become hostile to her? Here’s the update. So my update is better but a bit of a bummer. My manager got suspended...

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