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expecting too much when interviewing students, what to wear on the first day of a virtual job, and more

This post, expecting too much when interviewing students, what to wear on the first day of a virtual job, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Am I expecting too much when interviewing students? I interviewed a student today who is interested in doing an internship...

how can I explain a mistake wasn’t mine without looking like a tattletale?

This post, how can I explain a mistake wasn’t mine without looking like a tattletale? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve been at my current job for nearly a year. Things were pretty rocky at first, but I’ve been making excellent progress so far that my boss has complimented me on several times. Thanks...

update: can my job make me travel during the pandemic?

This post, update: can my job make me travel during the pandemic? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Remember the letter-writer concerned that her company would make her travel during the pandemic? Here’s the update. I ended up having to respond to my company before Alison posted my question. I did end up including a little...

how can companies be fair to people who can’t work from home?

This post, how can companies be fair to people who can’t work from home? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: Good news: After observing that productivity hasn’t been substantially affected in the Now Time as compared to the Before Time, my organization is working...

manager’s toxic positivity, why you can’t badmouth your boss in an interview, and more

This post, manager’s toxic positivity, why you can’t badmouth your boss in an interview, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Manager’s toxic positivity is getting us down I’ve been a high school teacher for about 15 years. Obviously, everything about education...

I’m forgetful and disorganized — and I’m a project manager

This post, I’m forgetful and disorganized — and I’m a project manager , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’ve always been a forgetful, disorganized person and my bad stress avoidance skills means I tend to procrastinate on my most urgent tasks. Put shortly, I have an awful habit of missing deadlines. I...

here’s a massive discount on the Ask a Manager job-searching bible

This post, here’s a massive discount on the Ask a Manager job-searching bible , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Looking for a job? Once a year, I offer a big discount on my my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager, and it’s happening now. Use this discount code today for a massive 40% discount off the regular...

my employee refuses to use her coworker’s correct pronouns

This post, my employee refuses to use her coworker’s correct pronouns , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a new manager at a medium sized public library. One of my employees came out as non-binary last summer and has started using a new name, “Alex,” and they/them pronouns. Their new name has been pretty...

I have a professional crush on my boss, should I tell my office when I’m vaccinated, and more

This post, I have a professional crush on my boss, should I tell my office when I’m vaccinated, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I have a professional crush on my manager I’m a senior member of a team of 30 people. During this current working from home period,...

employer rejected me, then sent a list of everything I did wrong

This post, employer rejected me, then sent a list of everything I did wrong , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m a younger person who is job searching for something full-time for the first time. Haven’t been having a lot of luck of course due to the state of the world, but I recently got an interview...

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