ask the readers

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

what conversation starters can I use at industry events?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: My industry requires me to go to a lot of events, especially when travelling. I work in sales so it is expected that I’ll use my time to mingle with people and build relationships. The trouble is that I have NO IDEA TO WHAT TO […]

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ask the readers: how do you bounce back from burnout?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: After a fair amount of looking and much encouragement from concerned friends and family, I left a thoroughly ridiculous job in late 2018. (Even though I had come from a similarly sized institution in the same field, I was doing the work that 2.5 positions […]

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navigating LGBTQ issues at work: an open thread

A while back, some readers requested a post where LGBTQ people could discuss work issues — anything from being out at work to advocating for transgender-inclusive health care coverage — and here it is. Straight people: our role in this one is to listen, not to take a major role in the discussion.

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