happy endings

it’s your Friday good news

It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time. 1. In November, I was laid off from my work where I had been happy and successful for eight years. As required by employment law in Germany, effective in three months. I was devastated. Luckily my boss allowed me to […]

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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 unhappy in my job for about 6-7 months now for a variety of reasons, both related to my own position, the lack of growth and learning opportunities, and the office culture (I am far from the only unhappy […]

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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 read AAM for many years now, and I always saw the letters from people who got amazing new jobs and doubled their salaries and thought, “Well, sure, but that could never be me.” Well… after four years working […]

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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 never asked you for advice, but I was unemployed for 17 long months after my position (which I loved beyond measure) was eliminated at a company I had worked for 25 years. I spent some of that time […]

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more success stories

Here are some more accounts of people finding success even in this weird time. 1. I’ve written in a couple of times with contractor-in-California questions. I just wanted to let you know that I have, finally, FINALLY been made permanent at the company I’ve been contracting for all this time. *happy dance* I am over the […]

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more success stories

More good news people have written in to share recently: 1.  You asked for good news, so I thought I’d share: after years of trying and even a career change to become a better applicant, I finally got a job with my “dream organization.” It’s common to take many tries to get a position there, […]

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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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