ask the readers

tell us your weird office holiday stories

It’s the season of forced workplace merriment, inappropriate gifts from coworkers, and holiday party disasters! In the spirit of the season, I want to hear about office holiday-related debacles. Did a game of Secret Santa end in tears? Did a coworker throw a tantrum when she didn’t win a raffle? Did your boss try to give […]

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ask the readers: how can I stop being late?

A reader writes: I seem to always be running late and I hate it. I am one of those people who absolutely loves to be early to things, but I can never seem to make it to work on time. Usually I’m only running about 5 minutes late at the most, but at least once or […]

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ask the readers: bad behavior from job candidates

We hear about plenty of bad behavior from job seekers here — from the candidate who sent a cake and a framed photo of himself to the hiring manager (?!), to the person who was intentionally late to interviews as a “strategy,” to the guy who advertised his job-hunting spouse on a billboard, and so many more. Now it’s time to […]

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if you’re self-employed or want to be, this post is for you

Are you self-employed or want to be self-employed? The comments section on this post is open for all talk related to self-employment — whether it’s  frustrations with clients, the pure ecstasy of working in your pajamas, the weirdness (and sometimes pure ecstasy) of not having coworkers, what the hell is up with your taxes, questions about […]

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