happy endings

another salary negotiation success story

A reader writes: I just wanted to share a my recent success story with you. I started an admin role about nine months ago, thinking that it would be an in to a field I was interested in. I quickly learned that I not only find admin work mind-numbingly boring, I’m also not very good […]

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a happy ending

A reader writes: I’ve been reading your blog for many years, starting when I was miserable and stuck in a role with an awful manager, and your advice has made a big impact on how I approach work and applying for jobs. Most recently, I was laid off last fall from my job at a […]

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here is your happy ending for the week

Something nice to end the week with. A reader writes: This is not to ask a question but simply to thank you for giving me guidance and context to get out of a job that was terrible for me. There was a letter I came across about a new boss who was trying to get […]

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a salary negotiation success story

A reader writes: I wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your excellent advice, some of which I’ve recently been able to put into practice. I’m a 27-year-old woman, and I recently negotiated my salary successfully for the first time. In my first job out of university, I accepted the […]

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update: my male coworker makes more money than I do

Remember the letter from the person whose new male coworker was making significantly more than her to do the same job? Here’s the update. The new coworker, Fergus, was legitimately the worst. I’m still cleaning up the mess three months later. New Manager continued being awful until I complained enough about Fergus to make him, y’know, manage […]

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