advice about your boss

Need advice about your boss? Here are answers to all the questions you have about your manager, from how to deal with a boss who yells, to how to tell your manager you’re allergic to her perfume.

my boss sent me work questions while I was in the hospital

A reader writes: A few weeks ago I had a bizarre experience with my usually great boss, and I’m not sure if I handled it right. I had a medical emergency over the weekend and ended up having an emergency appendectomy on Sunday morning. (Side note: ouch.) Sunday evening, while recovering in the hospital, I […]

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should I tell my boss I hate my job?

A reader writes: I started a new job a few months ago, and at first I was crazy excited about it. I was really looking forward to all the cool things I’d get to work on, the smart people I’d get to meet, and the new things I’d get to learn. Plus, the company I […]

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Captain Awkward and I answered some letters

A year ago, right before the lockdown, Jennifer of Captain Awkward and I met up for drinks and ended up collaborating on some letters. A year later … maybe with the end of the pandemic in sight? … we’re doing it again, minus being in-person and minus the drinks. Our topics this time: A boss who keeps […]

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