advice about your boss

how can I avoid my boss on social media?

A reader writes: My manager has added/requested to follow me on nearly every social media channel on which she can find me, including Instagram and Snapchat. It just irks me to be constantly “in her presence” when not at work. She is a micromanager and requires lots of check-ins as it is, and I need […]

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is it weird to start dressing like my boss?

A reader writes: Tl;dr – Is it weird to want to dress more like my boss (and do you think she’ll notice if I do?) Okay, basically I’m so lucky in my current job. I’m a quality manager at the lowest level of management in my organization, but I love my job, I love my […]

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I don’t want to tell my boundary-violating boss I’m pregnant

A reader writes: I work in a pretty small nonprofit organization and I have (for all intents and purposes) four bosses. Two are technically my direct supervisors, and two are their bosses, who also pull me in on their projects. The thing is, one of my direct supervisor bosses has gotten uncomfortably intrusive about my […]

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my boss got fired and won’t leave me alone

A reader writes: I have been at my job for about six months, and started during a time of major transition. I started just weeks before our new executive director started. The new director assessed the financials of our nonprofit social service organization and realized what a bad position we were in, and decided to […]

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my boss is being a jerk about my gym time

A reader writes: My company offers a full-service on-site gym, complete with group fitness classes during lunch and after standard business hours. I started going during lunch about seven years ago. By building a sustainable routine, I managed to lose 25 pounds before I got pregnant and over 50 pounds post-pregnancy. Our office treats us […]

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