updates

update: my employee lies and says other people’s work is her own

Remember the letter-writer whose employee was claiming credit for other people’s work?  Here’s the update. Thank you so much for answering my letter and to all the commenters – I really appreciated all the advice there. The reply and comments made me see that I would’ve treaded too softly with this. The day after the […]

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update: should I put fanfiction on my resume?

Remember the letter-writer in 2016 asking if he should put fanfiction on his resume? Here’s the update. I didn’t end up putting the fanfiction on my resume. I mentioned in the comments that my mom thought that I should include my fanfiction. I didn’t just want to listen to my mom because she’s my mom. […]

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update: our CEO won’t let go of a retired employee

Remember the letter-writer whose retired coworker still had access to files and emails and was continuing to do work? Here’s the update. I’m writing to give you an update on the CEO who won’t let go of the retired employee. Like many of the updates, our situation seems to have resolved itself without direct intervention. […]

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updates: the travel anxiety, the chilly interviewer, and more

Here are updates from four people whose letters were answered here in the past. 1. Can I refuse to go on a work trip because of my anxiety about traveling? I went on the trip and (obviously) survived. The longer answer is I was pretty anxious the whole time and didn’t particularly enjoy myself, but […]

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update: my husband can’t work because of his boss’s chemo

Remember the letter-writer whose husband was asked to stay home from work if he’d been exposed to anyone with a fever, because the boss was going through chemo? The husband didn’t have any paid sick leave. Here’s the update. My husband’s original employer, Jane, is still alive. And . . . still cranky and unpredictable. Her […]

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