the plague

my coworker knowingly exposed me to COVID-19

A reader writes: I found out yesterday that the person who shares a desk cluster with me, who works five feet from me, tested positive for COVID-19. The thing that really pisses me off about it is that “Stacy” was very clearly showing symptoms and lying to everyone about it for the past two weeks, […]

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my delivery people aren’t following safety precautions

A reader writes: Throughout this pandemic, I’ve been relying on deliveries so that I can stay at home and help flatten the curve in my community. I’m so grateful to all the people who are working as delivery people to make this possible! But I’ve had several instances where my delivery person acted in a […]

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my office is reopening and I don’t feel safe going back

A reader writes: I’ve been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic, and my job, in general, has been understanding. They’ve been communicating to us that there isn’t a “hard date” that we’re expected back in the office, but recently they completely flipped that stance and now expect us all back at the […]

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our CEO’s plans for re-opening are loony and stressful

A reader writes: Even before the start of the COVID-19 crisis, our CEO has demonstrated questionable leadership, but it has taken center stage during our new mandatory bi-weekly Zoom calls with all 300+ employees. These calls are meant to be an open forum for staff questions, but they end up being a chaotic platform for […]

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my boss wants to visit us during the stay-at-home order

A reader writes: I was hoping you could help me address a request from my manager. I work on a small team (five of us altogether) where we are all the same gender, around the same age, and have a lot of similar interests — the perfect makings for a traditional “friend group.” Except that, […]

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