transcripts

transcript of “my employee lied about a reference”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “my employee lied about a reference.“ Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! If you listened all the way to the end of last week’s episode, you heard me say that this week’s show will be the final episode of the Ask a Manager podcast. […]

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transcript of “how to say no to your boss”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “how to say no to your boss.” Alison: My mail at the Ask a Manager website is full of letters from people who are really unhappy about something their boss is asking of them, but aren’t sure if they can push back – or, […]

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transcript of “Help – I work for a micromanager!”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “Help – I work for a micromanager!” Alison: Today we are going to talk about micromanagers. When you look at all the different categories of bad management, micromanagement — a boss who hovers and is just way too involved in your work — is […]

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transcript of “I saw  an email I wasn’t supposed to see”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “I saw  an email I wasn’t supposed to see.” Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! Today I’m going to answer a bunch of shorter questions from people. The first question today is from someone who found an email she wasn’t supposed to see. Caller 1: Hi […]

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transcript of “tone in job interviews”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “Tone in Job Interviews.” Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! Last year, I did a couple of episodes of the show that were all about tone. One was about what kind of tone to use in tricky conversations at work, and one was about […]

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transcript of “my coworkers overshare really personal details”

This is a transcript of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “My coworkers overshare really personal details.” Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! Today I’m going to answer a bunch of shorter questions from people. The first question today is from someone who works in an office where people do way too much over-sharing. Caller 1: I […]

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transcript of “my coworker is unbearably negative”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “My coworker is unbearably negative.” Alison: Being around negative people that complain all the time can be exhausting, and when that negative person is your coworker and you’re trapped in an office with them, it can be really draining not to be able to […]

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transcript of “My Coworkers Say My Boss is in Love with Me”

This is a transcript of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “My coworkers say my boss is in love with me.” Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! Today I’m going to answer a bunch of shorter questions from people. The first question today is from someone who has a warm, friendly relationship with her manager […]

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transcript of “How Can I be a Good Manager?”

This is a transcription of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “How Can I be a Good Manager?” Alison: Being a good manager is hard. It’s especially hard when you’re new to doing it, and managers often don’t get a lot of guidance — even though managing is usually a whole different skillset from whatever […]

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transcript of “What’s Wrong with Being Chilly at Work?”

This is a transcript of the Ask a Manager podcast episode “What’s Wrong with Being Chilly at Work?“ Alison: Hi, and welcome to the show! Today I’m going to answer a bunch of shorter questions from people. The first question is from someone who’s wondering – what’s so wrong with being chilly with people at work? Caller 1: […]

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