happy endings

update: my male coworker makes more money than I do

Remember the letter from the person whose new male coworker was making significantly more than her to do the same job? Here’s the update. The new coworker, Fergus, was legitimately the worst. I’m still cleaning up the mess three months later. New Manager continued being awful until I complained enough about Fergus to make him, y’know, manage […]

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update: how do I choose a career path?

Remember the letter-writer back in March who felt aimless and unsure about how to figure out a career path? Here’s the update. I know it’s been a while since my post was published, but I thought I’d give everyone an update about my life. First, thank you so much for your advice and for the […]

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a salary negotiation success story

A note from a reader to end the week and inspire you to negotiate your next job offer: I’ve been job searching for some time to get out of my current unfulfilling position. With your help, I wrote what I would say was a great cover letter, interviewed well, and was offered the job! The […]

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update: my client constantly pesters me and micromanages my every move

Remember the letter-writer in February whose freelance client was constantly pestering her and micromanaging her every move — and treating her very much like an employee rather than a contractor? Here’s her update. I have a follow-up to a question you answered about a client who was treating me like an employee rather than a contractor, […]

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update: I don’t want my coworkers to know I’m living off cupcakes from the employee kitchen

Three years ago, back in 2011, I published a letter from a reader who didn’t want her coworkers to know that she was “living off of cupcakes from the employee kitchen.” She was struggling financially and couldn’t afford meals, let alone new clothes, when her employer changed its casual dress code to one that prohibited jeans […]

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