ask the readers

Looking for crowdsourced wisdom? Here are reader discussions about life at work.

let’s discuss coworker grudges and arguments

Inspired by last week’s story about the two employees who hated each other to the point that one declared she could not be in the same room with the other “without blacking out with overwhelming fury” (although they later ended up dating), let’s discuss weirdest coworker arguments and grudges. We’ve had the two managers who […]

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let’s discuss the best and worst office decor you’ve seen

Let’s discuss the best, worst, and weirdest office decor you’ve ever seen. Have you had a coworker who moved so much stuff from home into their office that it felt like an overcrowded living room? Had so many plants that entering their cubicle was like entering a rainforest? Worked under a huge phallic oil painting […]

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let’s discuss egregious safety violations at work

You’d think safety would be top of mind for employers, but some are willing to tolerate egregious safety issues in order to keep people working. Some examples that have been shared by readers in the past: •  “At a call center job, there was a tornado that touched down just a few miles away and […]

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let’s discuss business trip mishaps

Let’s talk about business trip mishaps. Maybe you were booked for a 26-hour series of flights for a trip that should have only taken 11 hours, or maybe your boss told you to camp in a tent while traveling for work, or maybe you had to share a hotel room with a coworker who screams […]

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knowledge swap! share your expertise with people here

Are you good at something and willing to share that expertise with others here? We did this six years ago and it was a great success, so we’re doing it again. Here’s how it works: 1. In the comment section below, name something you’re really good at that you’d be willing to answer questions about. […]

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