my employee is needy and gossipy

A reader writes: I work for a small company that’s very fast-paced. I have two reports in admin roles, Amelia and Molly. They were hired at the same time about five months ago and work in the same office (literally one room — we’re looking for a bigger space) in a different state from me […]

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I wet my pants at my new job

A reader writes: I am writing to you in a state of extreme mortification. I, a full-fledged adult, wet my pants at work. What makes this worse is that this is a brand new job that I absolutely love, but now I’m thinking about just quitting and never showing my face there ever again. For […]

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the Ask a Manager book is on sale right now

If you don’t already have a copy of the Ask a Manager book, now is a great time to buy it — because now through Sunday, the e-book version is on sale for only $1.99. Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work is all […]

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