updates

update: my coworker feels entitled to my time, expertise, car, and house

Remember last week’s letter from the PhD student whose colleague invited herself to move in, tried to take credit for her work, and was complaining to their department head that the letter-writer wasn’t collaborating enough with her? Here’s the update. Here’s the update. Since the semester has just started and the students are back, things […]

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updates: the fake pregnancy rumor and more

Here are three updates from people whose letters I answered here previously. 1. My coworkers are joking that I’m pregnant when I’m not Firstly, thank you so much for publishing my letter and for your thoughtful response. I was intensely frustrated when I wrote to you and worried I was overreacting, but your response along […]

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update: my boss got weirdly aggressive about winning a game and now keeps claiming I’m angry about it

Remember the letter-writer whose boss got weirdly aggressive about winning a game and then kept taunting her about it — waving her plastic medal around and insisting our letter-writer was angry about losing? Here’s the update. A few weeks after your advice and kind words from the readers, the medal showing continued but generally I […]

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update: I’m scared to tell my boss how behind on work I am

Remember the letter-writer earlier this year who had fallen way behind on her work (due to a lot of factors outside her control, like bad management decisions and a husband with cancer) and was afraid to tell her boss? Her first update was here, but here’s a new one. Right after I sent off my first […]

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update: my boss wanted to go over my personal budget

Remember last week’s letter from a teacher whose boss wanted to go over her personal budget to spot places she could cut in order to buy classroom supplies with her own money? Here’s the update. I just left a faculty meeting and thought I’d give an update with some discoveries made. Earlier, when my boss […]

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updates: the no motivation, the allergies, and more

Here are four updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. 1. I have no motivation to do my job I didn’t see the email from Alison saying she was answering my question because I’ve been so busy at MY NEW JOB and generally being social/seeing my friends and not fretting […]

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