miscellaneous

the schedule for updates this year

A heads-up about update season: for the next few weeks I’ll be posting at midnight, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm (all times are Eastern)* … as a minimum. There will sometimes be additional posts at random times throughout the afternoon as well! We have a lot of updates. Also, […]

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interview with a haunted house cast member

For Halloween, I talked with someone who worked in haunted attractions for more than a decade, both as an actor and a makeup artist. Here’s our conversation. First, tell me a bit about the work you did. I started working for a large haunted house in my early teens and continued until my late 20’s […]

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my manager’s partner speaks up in our private meetings

A reader writes: My manager of 1+ year takes our one-on-one meetings out loud in the same room as her partner, who occasionally pipes up in response to something I or my manager have said. He doesn’t do it all that much, but I can frequently hear him coughing or rustling around, making it pretty […]

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interview with a decision coach

I recently talked with Nell McShane Wulfhart, who has one of the most interesting jobs I’ve heard about in a long time: she’s a decision coach, someone who helps people make big decisions. It’s a job she invented, and it’s fascinating! She’s also the author of The Great Stewardess Rebellion: How Women Launched a Workplace Revolution […]

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how to be an ally at work

You should check out @robinrambles on TikTok … her videos on race issues at work are really good. In particular, she’s done a series of videos where she plays a white ally addressing racism with other white coworkers, and in doing so demonstrates language that white people can use to combat racism in their workplaces. […]

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Ask a Manager speed round

It’s part 2 of this year’s Ask a Manager speed round! (Part 1 was last month.) Until 4 pm ET today, I’ll be answering questions live (using some of the questions that were submitted but not answered in part 1). Last month I answered 78 questions in two hours; we’ll see if I can match that today. […]

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new design

Thanks to everyone who’s given feedback on the new design. I have read all the feedback and changes are in the works to make it more usable for the people who are having problems. Give me a little time but I’m working on it! Also, there’s been a change to the line spacing in the […]

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