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update: my coworker responds to everything I ask him to do with profanity and “your mom” jokes

Remember the letter from the person whose coworker responded to everything she asked him to do with profanity, name-calling, flat refusals, and and “your mom” jokes? She updated earlier here, and here’s the latest. I wish I could give you a thrilling conclusion! But here’s how the Rude Gaslighting Clerk saga has been going…(also, sorry it’s […]

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update: my coworker responds to everything I ask him to do with profanity and “your mom” jokes

Remember last week’s letter from the person whose coworker responded to everything she asked him to do with profanity, name-calling, flat refusals, and and “your mom” jokes? Here’s the update. Not too long after my letter was published, Boss, Clerk, and I sat down to discuss my concerns. Boss said “I’m here as a mediator only… […]

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my boss is verbally abusive and won’t pay me

A reader writes: I started as an intern for a small startup about a year ago along with another person. We were both given three-month internships with the promise of full-time employment if we made it past the internship period. Both of us did, and our manager, who is also the founder of the company, […]

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employee won’t stop talking about a coworker’s prosthetic limb

A reader writes: I recently applied for and was promoted into a management position. I manage a team of nine people. We are all new to each other, and the team has come together well, except for one issue. Our admin/divisional office manager/support person, “Jane,” has a prothestic limb. “Fergus,” one of the other team […]

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dealing with catcalls while I’m walking with coworkers

A reader writes: I’m a 20-year-old summer intern at a company that I absolutely love, and one of the reasons I like it so much is the casual environment and culture. There’s an office candy stash, complimentary yoga classes, and no dress code (my offer letter literally says that I could come to work in […]

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