happy endings

another person got their dog (UPDATED WITH PHOTOS)

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. This letter isn’t from someone whose letter was answered here, but it’s from someone who was impacted by another letter — this letter from the person whose company […]

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a happy ending

We’re not quite into update season yet (that starts December 1), but I thought this letter was a good way to send us off into the Thanksgiving holiday. This is from a reader who had commented on a post earlier this month about kindness at work, about her sister and nephew who both had Covid. […]

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success story from a student

Some happy news to end the week on. A reader writes: I discovered your blog from a Buzzfeed article almost 2 years ago and I’ve been reading daily ever since – it’s my favourite thing to do when I take lunch breaks, and I’d be lying if I said there haven’t been times I desperately […]

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update: coworkers only ask me about ducks

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who took care of her company’s ducks and that’s all anyone asked her about? Here’s the update. It’s been almost a year since I wrote […]

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update: interviewing while missing several front teeth

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past.  Remember the letter-writer in 2018 who had to interview while missing several front teeth because he was in the middle of extensive dental work? (#2 at the link) […]

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update: is my parents’ advice destroying my job search?

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Back in 2011, I answered a letter from someone who worried her parents’ advice was ruining her job search. They were recommending things like visiting managers in-person every […]

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