advice about your boss

my boss keeps doing my job, and I’m worried I’m the problem

A reader writes: I’m a mid-life career change professional in the accounting world. I’ve been in my current position as a staff accountant for almost a year at a small regional retail company. This is my first accounting job after my career switch, after my post-BA certification and returning to work after raising a child. […]

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I overheard my boss complaining about me

A reader writes: The higher-ups in our company regularly have private meetings, which are usually very hush-hush behind closed doors. During a recent meeting of theirs, the door was left open and we (the rest of the team) could hear bits and pieces of their conversation-not purposely, of course, and not that it was worth […]

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I got a text from my boss during a funeral

A reader writes: For context: I’m a relatively new employee (~six months) on the outreach team at a large nonprofit. Our team rarely gets together, working remotely and out at events most of the time. My supervisor’s managing style is odd to me, and I’m not really used to it yet. She is very hands-off […]

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my manager is never at work

A reader writes: My manager has become increasingly absent. She rarely works a full day in the office, typically coming in late and/or leaving early, or is out for a full day. While there is some flexibility in our schedules and time off, working from home is not an option in our company so I don’t […]

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my boss is a jerk — how do I deal with her?

A reader writes: I’m writing about an ongoing issue I have with my immediate boss – let’s call her Ann. Ann is a national leader in our industry, is the only person at our institution with the authority to approve my team’s work, and is pretty much my exclusive point of contact for all my […]

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my boss loves me but hates my coworker

A reader writes: I started a new job six months ago and it has been really amazing. I report directly to the head of our small department, Jamie. My relationship with Jamie is pretty great. I feel incredibly supported, and she goes out of her way to sing my praises to others. I get to […]

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