Here’s a look back at my favorite posts of all time… Bad employer behavior: when your manager won’t manage can your employer do that? probably — but you can still discuss it Advice on being a good employee: how to make your boss adore you how to be an awesome hard-ass taking criticism gracefully do you have to control your emotions to be professional? what to do when you make a mistake at work Advice on being a good manager: deathbed advice new managers and authority confession: I used to suck at firing people alternatives to firing how to mentor someone what reality-based management looks like Job search advice: if you’re not getting interviews, read this after you apply, move on it’s not your dream job what your interviewer says / what you hear / what they mean Great advice from readers: how to figure out what career you want how much money do you make? (and part 2) how has your parents’ level of achievement influenced you? what’s the coolest Excel trick you know? A smattering of weirdness: an employee is putting magic curses on her coworkers our receptionist won’t stop hugging people a coworker stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me (and the happy update) a job candidate sent an invoice after her interview (and there’s plenty more in the archives) My very favorite post of all time: an ode to the bad managers of my past Want more? Here are my lists of favorite posts from 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.