advice about your coworkers

Need advice about your coworkers? Here are answers to questions from dealing with a coworker who sings all day, to interrupters, to credit-stealers, and much more.

my coworker had an affair with my wife

A reader writes: A few months ago, I found out my wife was having an affair with one of my teammates. I reported the incident to my boss, who then reported it to their boss. I was allowed to work from home for a week following the reporting to allow time for the teammate to […]

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I’m sick of being the office therapist

A reader writes: I have brought a burden upon myself, and I know it’s completely my own doing. I’ve been in my current role for a year and a half. In that time, I’ve become the de facto compassionate listener and person who coworkers turn to when they want to confide in someone. Everyone comes […]

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my coworker makes mistakes that affect my work

A reader writes: I have a colleague who I depend on for data for a recurring project. Every time the update is due, I schedule check-in meetings weeks in advance and make it explicitly clear that I need X by [date] and Y by [date]. And every. single. time. my colleague slips the deadline, running […]

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everyone at work is hanging out without me

Here is the second post in the collaboration I did with Jennifer Peepas from CaptainAwkward. Part one is here. 1. Everyone in the office is hanging out without me and it feels like high school I work in a very clique-y office where I am just not in the main clique. I have a coworker […]

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can I talk about my boyfriend’s other girlfriend at work?

I met up with the wonderful Jennifer Peepas of Captain Awkward while she was in town and it was lovely! We decided to collaborate on answering a few questions together and crosspost them to both sites, and this is the first of two posts from that joint effort.  1. Can I talk about my boyfriend’s […]

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