family, spouses & significant others

why do so many parents give terrible work advice to their kids?

It’s undoubtedly true that some parents, somewhere, give their adult children excellent guidance on jobs and work life. But based on the letters I get at Ask a Manager, I can say with confidence that many, many parents are steering their kids oddly astray when it comes to navigating work life. Sometimes this takes the […]

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I work from home and my mom won’t stop talking to me

A reader writes: I work remotely for an organization as a salaried employee, and I work from home. I also still live at home. My mom works from home, too. She’s a real estate agent. Here’s the issue: she will not stop talking to me about every single communication she has with her clients. Literally […]

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