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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Friday good news

It is your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. The minute theaters were recommended to close for Covid I pretty much knew I wouldn’t have a job to go back to when they opened again – and sure enough, I was furloughed at Easter and laid off […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I have been a frequent reader of your blog for the past five years, and I am so appreciative of all the helpful advice and content you consistently provide to your readers. I have also benefited greatly from the Friday […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I wanted to share some Friday good news! I’m just finishing the end of my second week in a new job! I’ve worked as a department administrator at a large public university for the past three years (I’ve been […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I’m so excited to have good news to report! I started job hunting FOUR YEARS ago to escape a manager who pushed MLMs, complained about her pay, and took her relationship issues out on her employees. In that time, I […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I’ve been working my first real full time job after college for the last year, and during quarantine I decided I had had enough. With the free time from being furloughed, my husband suggested that I apply for jobs […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I have been hoping for months now that I would be able to contribute to the Friday Good News, and finally I’m able to! Back in February, I had a temp-to-perm job that was a couple of months past […]

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it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. I’ve been working at an organization whose mission I really love for 3 years. When I was originally hired, I knew that I was accepting a position where I was grossly underpaid compared to other people with my fairly […]

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