Comments on: send in your updates! https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:03:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zona the Great https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3197887 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:03:49 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3197887 I’d still like an update (another one) from the woman who called her boss’s daughter a whore or a slut for dating or kissing. She sent in a update saying she learned so much but doubled down on some bigotry. I’d love to know if she continued to grow.

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By: Elizabeth https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3195976 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:33:20 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3195976 https://www.askamanager.org/2015/09/as-the-bosss-wife-do-i-really-have-to-attend-his-company-christmas-party.html

I was reading this one today and hoped that there was an update…

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By: Totally Not My Normal Name https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3194538 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 02:29:44 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3194538 In reply to They Don’t Make Sunday.

Haha! The first update season caught me by surprise. After that I made a folder in my bookmarks just for this. :D

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By: Lucien Nova https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3193305 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 03:01:47 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3193305 In reply to Ask a Manager.

*eyes emoji*

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By: lb https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3193090 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:39:26 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3193090 I’d love to know what happened with this letter & if the LW ever called CPS: https://www.askamanager.org/2016/09/my-boss-brags-about-being-verbally-abusive-to-her-step-child.html

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By: Mockingjay https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192969 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:00:02 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192969 I want to know if Savannah ever got another Hanukkah Ball. They appeared 2 years in a row.

https://www.askamanager.org/2015/12/open-thread-december-4-2015.html#comment-941131

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By: NowWhat?465 https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192902 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:19:34 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192902 I’d love an update on the HR that sent some out of touch advice for working parents, including giving kids paperwork to file.

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By: Dream Jobbed https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192745 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:10:16 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192745 In reply to Scout Finch.

Just reread both the original and the update. LW was certainly a jerk.

As was the company for violating all sorts of child labor laws if they truly believed the employee only had a birthday every fours years. :D

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By: league* https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192743 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:09:40 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192743 This one is old and perhaps not one of the most noteworthy, but I’d love to hear from the person who got a job-hunting email from someone’s wife, and wrote back a perfect letter. Did she ever hear back from the wife….or the job seeker himself?

https://www.askamanager.org/2017/08/i-received-a-networking-email-from-a-stranger-whos-job-searching-for-her-husband.html

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By: Shannon https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192642 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:35:48 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192642 In reply to Mobius 1.

https://www.askamanager.org/2020/08/my-employee-keeps-getting-deadnamed-by-a-coworker.html

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By: Loves libraries https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192584 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:23:30 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192584 I would love an update from the hospital supervisor whose male employees were growing beards so they wouldn’t have to work with Covid patients because the PPE wouldn’t fit.

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By: exhausted editor https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192471 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:50:57 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192471 Considering the timing, I’d love to find out what happened to the speechwriter who wasn’t very talented (according to her boss) and her boss. Do they perchance have new jobs starting soon? Did she stay in the field, or find something else adjacent?

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By: Mobius 1 https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192362 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:26:59 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192362 In reply to MLH.

Wait, can someone link the original?

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By: Mobius 1 https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192358 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:26:27 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192358 In reply to Cassidy.

Or no commute at all, given present circumstances!

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By: dogmom https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192339 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:22:09 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192339 In reply to Zephy.

Oh I replied about this to another comment upthread before seeing your comment! I’d definitely like an update on that one too.

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By: dogmom https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192326 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:20:21 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192326 In reply to Mx.

Speaking of workplace injuries, this one is also old but I wish we could get another update on the lady whose bird-phobic coworker pushed her into a car. Did she ever end up suing? Is the bird-phobe still at the company? I know there were already a couple updates but I need to know!

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By: New Job So Much Better https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192261 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:04:58 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192261 In reply to Ask a Manager.

Yay! Something to look forward to.

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By: Elizabeth West https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192244 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:54:06 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192244 In reply to QuinleyThorne.

That one is probably my favorite of all the wacky letters. Quack!

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By: Elizabeth West https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192240 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:51:53 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192240 In reply to tyrannosaurus vex.

There was a clarification in the comments about the team structure, but I don’t think OP ever came back and told us what happened.

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By: Bee https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192199 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:22:14 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192199 In reply to Ask a Manager.

Please make this one early Dec!!

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By: Marion Ravenwood https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192189 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:17:43 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192189 In reply to Scout Finch.

Leap Day birthday update and original here: https://www.askamanager.org/2020/02/the-leap-day-employee-finally-gets-her-birthday-off-this-year.html

I’d really like to hear from the employee herself and find out if she actually got her birthday off (this year or otherwise), or if she left that company. Or the OP saw sense and changed the policy, though I suspect not given the update…

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By: The Rural Juror https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192185 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:14:17 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192185 In reply to Stormfeather.

Yes! That’s a good one. I see him flailing in my mind’s eye! So excited!

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By: I've Escaped Cubicle Land https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192179 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:10:34 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192179 In reply to Ask a Manager.

I’m on pins and needles waiting for that one!

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By: Littorally https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192164 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:01:57 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192164 In reply to Ask a Manager.

Oh hell yes! I can’t wait!

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By: tyrannosaurus vex https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192154 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:54:38 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192154 In reply to Totally Not My Normal Name.

Ooh, I’m interested about the dead coworker’s team as well. I think about that letter all the time.

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By: QuinleyThorne https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192150 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:52:54 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192150 Whenever this comes up I can never think of any letter other than Duck Club. I know that got an update where the CEO was apparently like “Ohhh these horny youngsters. Ah, to be young again! Oh well, ‘Quack Quack!’ lol” and they just left it at that and decided to not worry anymore about it. I think about that letter all the time.

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By: KatieHR https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192087 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:27:31 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192087 These are my favorite ones to read!!!!! Yay!!!!!

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By: Lucette Kensack https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192083 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:26:05 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192083 In reply to Undine.

I agree! I prefer these kinds of updates; I can learn from them. The blaze-of-glory, doubled-my-salary, boss-went-to-jail updates can be fun, but they aren’t as useful.

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By: KuklaRed https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3192000 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:31:57 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3192000 In reply to Scout Finch.

Here you go! This was one of my favorites too.

https://www.askamanager.org/2020/02/the-leap-day-employee-finally-gets-her-birthday-off-this-year.html

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By: BadWolf https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191978 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:16:27 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191978 In reply to AirKule Prott.

Leap year birth update — https://www.askamanager.org/2018/12/updates-the-insulting-gift-the-employee-born-on-leap-day-and-more.html

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By: BadWolf https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191972 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:13:16 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191972 In reply to Undine.

I concur!

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By: Scout Finch https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191903 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:07:01 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191903 In reply to AirKule Prott.

I think there was at least one update on the Feb 29th birthday letter. Long story short, LW doubled down on their position. I am sure someone else can find the update link.

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By: MsSolo https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191865 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:57:10 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191865 In reply to Totally Not My Normal Name.

Can’t help but imagine the cruise ticket company demanding all their employees fork out this year!

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By: Mainly Lurking (UK) https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191856 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:08:09 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191856 In reply to Yvette.

Yes, that poor employee, it got to the stage that she didn’t even claim compensation for her expensive hospital treatment, because she couldn’t bear any more contact with her employer. I hope she is doing well now.

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By: CatMintCat https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191849 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:16:22 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191849 In reply to Engineer Woman.

Can’t wait for that one.

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By: AirKule Prott https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191846 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:00:08 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191846 An update from the woman whose employer told her to wear a prosthetic and then started making her life miserable; I hope she got out of there and was awarded a huge sum of money and the people involved were fired.
Also the woman who was left out of the birthday bonus as her birthday was on 29 Feb., I hope she found a better environment and the letter writer realised how absurd they were being!

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By: Chocolate Teapot https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191843 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 06:40:54 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191843 Ooh, looking forward to these! There are quite a few I had forgotten about.

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By: Stormfeather https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191841 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 06:34:45 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191841 In reply to Ask a Manager.

If we had the ability to post .gifs here, this would definitely be time for the Kermit flail.

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By: They Don’t Make Sunday https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191817 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:32:30 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191817 In reply to Totally Not My Normal Name.

Excellent suggestions, so many that I forgot about. Also, you’re really organized. :)

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By: Yvette https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191814 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:29:38 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191814 In reply to Zephy.

I hope the person he shoved into the path of an oncoming car and had to go to the hospital is OK. She was severely injured, repeatedly called, to the point of harassment, not to see if she was ok, but about returning to work. There were a few updates, you can find them if you search ‘bird phobia’.

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By: Engineer Woman https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191808 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:17:31 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191808 In reply to Ask a Manager.

I am so excited for this!

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By: ThePear8 https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191802 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 05:13:01 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191802 In reply to carlottamousse.

+1! Came to the comments just to request this one!

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By: Skittles https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191789 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:51:09 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191789 In reply to Ask a Manager.

I am SO here for this! I can’t wait

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By: Jen in Oregon https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191788 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:50:21 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191788 In reply to Ask a Manager.

I just sucked in my breath so hard my husband worriedly asked me what was wrong! Can not wait!!

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By: oranges & lemons https://www.askamanager.org/2020/11/send-in-your-updates.html#comment-3191785 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 04:21:32 +0000 https://www.askamanager.org/?p=20494#comment-3191785 In reply to Cassidy.

Yes! I also think it would be nice to have a “best boss or coworker of the year” award, since I’m in need of some positivity this year. But I don’t know if that would be a logistic pain.

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