updates

update: can my job make me travel during the pandemic?

Remember the letter-writer concerned that her company would make her travel during the pandemic? Here’s the update. I ended up having to respond to my company before Alison posted my question. I did end up including a little lie, thinking there would be less push back: I said that due to family circumstances I didn’t […]

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update: I want to quit … but if I leave, my project will die

Remember the letter-writer who wanted to leave her horrible, abusive job but feared a major project she’d worked on would die if she quit? Here’s the update. Thank you for your good advice and for running my letter! This whole situation is just soaked in weirdness. Before I give an update, I want to clarify […]

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update: my new team is taunting me because I have a nut allergy

Remember the letter-writer whose new team was taunting her because of her nut allergy? She had repeatedly found Snickers bars lined up on her desk, and her manager knew and wasn’t stopping it — and thus become a Worst Boss of the Year nominee. Here’s the update. I just wanted to say a massive thank […]

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updates: the coworker who came to work with Covid and more

Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. My coworker knowingly exposed me to COVID-19 First of all, I did not get COVID from Stacy (and have somehow managed not to get it from anyone else either, despite living in one of the worst hot-spots in the nation). As for what happened after I got […]

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update: my boss’s stress is out of control

Remember the letter-writer whose boss’s stress was so out of control that people were asking the letter-writer about it? Here’s the update. Thank you for your thoughtful answer to my letter! You were right that the lack of delegation from my manager was the heart of the issue. The main reason I didn’t ask about […]

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update: how can we get privacy with a live-in nanny?

Remember the letter from the person grappling with how to get privacy from their live-in nanny? Here’s the update. Thank you for your initial advice – I thought it was very sound!  I would like to answer some of the questions that were brought up in the comments. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be […]

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update: we’re being re-hired for work that doesn’t exist

Remember the letter-writer whose employer — a theater — had laid everyone off but then re-hired them when they got a federal pandemic loan, and she was worried they’d just be laid off again when the loan ran out? (#4 at the link) Here’s the update. You answered my question about this in 2020, and […]

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update: can job-hopping BE my career somehow?

Remember the letter-writer who was wondering if job-hopping could be their career somehow? Here’s the update. So, at least one of the commenters correctly deduced that the name of my sleep disorder is Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Scientifically it is not well understood, but some people think it is related to narcolepsy, and it means that I […]

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updates: the loony reopening plans, too much jargon, and more

It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. Our CEO’s plans for re-opening are loony and stressful I really appreciated your response and the feedback from the AAM […]

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