I manage a medium-sized, successful organization. I hire, fire, promote, manage, all that. If you’re not sure what the hell your manager is thinking, or how to ask for a raise, or whether you might be in danger of getting fired, or how to act in a second interview … ask away. I can’t promise I think just like your manager does — in fact, chances are good that I don’t, since I think many managers out there aren’t that good at it — but I can tell you how to give it your best shot.