advice about your boss

my boss is a notorious liar, and he yells too

A reader writes: My boss is a notorious liar. All staffers are aware of this, and, in fact, it’s become somewhat of a running joke around the office. Some of this takes the form of exaggeration (“Five different people told me…” means one person he doesn’t want to identify, or sometimes just that he overheard […]

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my company reads every email we send and put cameras in our offices

A reader writes: I recently switched jobs, and I’m a bit concerned that my new employer may be a micromanager. I left a very informal office environment for the same role in a much more conservative industry (for better pay), so I’m having trouble deciding whether some of the behaviors that are making me uncomfortable […]

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we have monthly meetings about everyone’s mistakes

A reader writes: I’ve been working for a small company (10 employees) for almost a year now and I almost entirely love it. The exception being our monthly meetings where our boss starts off my addressing everyone’s mistakes from the past month. My boss generally doesn’t use names, but people often know or can reasonably […]

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my boss doesn’t care about me personally or professionally

A reader writes: My boss doesn’t care about me personally or professionally, and I no longer feel motivated at my job as a result. Is it just best to move on, even if I don’t have anything lined up, because the relationship is affecting my mental health? On the personal end, it ranges from not […]

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my boss is pressuring me to get pregnant

A reader writes: I was hired into my current job about nine months ago. Good job, great fit, clear-cut responsibilities, all the good things. People are personable and chatty without generally being too pushy or intrusive, which I love. About six months ago, we hired someone I’ll call Fergus — an older gentleman of the […]

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