updates

updates: I insulted my boss’s daughter, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. I accidentally insulted my boss’s daughter (first update here) Professionally, I have little to update. I left that job and […]

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updates: avoiding political talk, the feelings boss, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. How to avoid political talk from family when working in politics Thank you so much for answering my letter about […]

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updates: the hidden breast milk, the wedding chaos, and more

It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, when I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. My coworker asked me to hide my breast milk because she doesn’t like seeing it in the office fridge I […]

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update: my coworker put a magical curse on her boss

Welcome to the start of a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager, with daily updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. To kick us off… Remember the letter-writer whose coworker claimed to have put a magical curse on their boss? Here’s the update. Your advice and […]

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update: our employer wants to cut our pay — retroactively

Remember the letter-writer last year whose company was planning to cut their pay retroactively? (First update here.) Here’s the latest. I wrote you last year about my company laying off a lot of people and then retroactively reducing pay, and then did a follow-up in late July when they laid off even more and did […]

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update: I work at a boarding school and my partner can’t visit during the week because we’re unmarried

Remember the letter-writer who worked at a boarding school and her partner couldn’t visit because they weren’t married? Here’s the update. I was the letter writer who worked at a boarding school as residential faculty, and whose partner couldn’t visit her during weeknights. I had been wondering whether to bring this up as part of […]

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update: HR treats my autistic employee like he’s an incompetent child

Remember the letter-writer whose HR rep, Danielle, was treating her autistic employee, David, like an incompetent child? Here’s the update. I originally wrote you because I had inadvertedly triggered David, and he had a meltdown at work. I had to disclose the information to HR since the situation required different accommodations, but I had his […]

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