advice about your boss

my boss constantly complains about how much he pays me

A reader writes: I work for a very small company with three full-time employees and my boss, who is the owner. My coworkers and I (who are all in our first professional jobs out of college) make reasonable salaries for the area, but receive no other benefits. One of my coworkers and I started around […]

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my boss is my new next-door neighbor

A reader writes: I am six months into my first job since graduating college. It has been a tough transition, but I am finally feeling more competent in my job and assimilating to its culture. Last week I moved to a new house in a relatively affluent part of town. I was only able to […]

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my boss pet-sat my animals and nearly killed them

A reader writes: My boss nearly killed my pets while I was on vacation and I have no idea how I’m going to talk to him about this. One of my coworkers usually takes care of my pets when I go away, but this time he could only do it for part of my vacation. […]

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my office has a burn book we all have to read and sign

A reader writes: I work at a customer service desk with one supervisor and a handful of employees. It’s shift work, and there is often very little overlap between morning and afternoon shifts. We have a notebook behind the desk where we are supposed to write notes to the team about anything you need them […]

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