short answers

manager buys me gifts, my rude email got forwarded, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. A manager who wants to hire me keeps buying me gifts A manager in a different department who I believe I have a great working relationship with can’t keep staff in her department. She wants me to leave my department and work in her department […]

Read the full article →

not feeling the Hogwarts spirit, who pays for coffee, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I don’t want to work at a Hogwarts event I work in a public library, and every year we do a Hogwarts-related event. Since the author has revealed herself as a transphobic bigot, I am not comfortable participating this year, not least because I’m genderqueer […]

Read the full article →

correcting your boss’s grammar, coaching a peer, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Correcting my boss’s grammar One of my pet peeves is grammar errors because in a past life, I taught English composition for many years. The problem is that my supervisor asks me to give feedback on documents she’s put together. Nearly all have had grammar […]

Read the full article →