the schedule for updates this year

A heads-up about update season: for the next few weeks I’ll be posting at midnight, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm (all times are Eastern)* … as a minimum. There will sometimes be additional posts at random times throughout the afternoon as well!

We have a lot of updates.

Also, if you’ve had your letter answered here in the past and would like to send in an update, there’s still time to include it so go ahead and email it to me!

Update: Well, that schedule has already been blown to hell because I’ve been adding in extra posts. It looks like some days it’s ending up as midnight, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm (all Eastern). The main message, I think, is to expect posts all day through at least 5 pm.

* That’s Monday through Thursday. Friday will be unpredictable.

{ 35 comments… read them below }

  1. L.H. Puttgrass*

    Updates season! This is where I start singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

  2. doozy*

    Dear Ask A Manager,

    How do I keep my job when I have to read updates 6 times a day?


    Addicted to this site

      1. The Prettiest Curse*

        I have learned a lot from this site about navigating tricky work situations, so I think you could definitely classify it as at least adjacent to professional development.

      2. Cold and Tired*

        I have used my company’s annual Professional Development fund to purchase Allison’s book in past years, so this checks out :)

      3. Rapunzel Rider*

        That is totally what I tell my boss/co-workers. It is my mental break but still is professionally relevant. It is not that I just love reading all the craziness (>.>) (<..>)

    1. Falling+Diphthong*

      “I’m hand-copying all the code I wrote this week, before the new boss’s weekly big review.”

  3. Mrs. Pommeroy*

    Oh I am *very* much looking forward to this!
    Thanks to all the letter writers updating us and thanks to Alison for compiling all of those updates!

    1. FG*

      Alison I’m curious if you ever get updates you don’t publish, & if so, why? Boring or too combative or weird or … ?

  4. Melanie Cavill*

    Thank you for the update! It’s a blessing of PST that I get the majority of the posts at the beginning of my workday.

  5. MDPA*

    The problem with update season is when it’s over I want immediate gratification with updates from the new posts!

  6. Advenella*

    I’ve been behind the last couple of update seasons, reading to catch up. This season, I’m all caught up and here for it!!

  7. Lady Blerd*

    There goes my productivity for the next month. I know we won’t get it but I do hope we get a second update for the Leap year employee.

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