my favorite posts of all time Here’s a look back at my favorite posts of all time… Bad employer behavior: when your manager won’t manage can your employer do that? probably — but you can still discuss it what to do when your employer is breaking the law Advice on getting what you want from work: how to make your boss adore you taking criticism gracefully do you have to control your emotions to be professional? I’m hypersensitive to criticism — how do I fix this? how to make a scene when you need to make a scene the Ask a Manager guide to asking for a raise how do I get less emotionally invested in my work? what to do if you hate your job Advice on being a good manager: deathbed advice how can I stop softening the message in tough conversations with my staff? I yelled at our intern new managers and authority alternatives to firing what reality-based management looks like Job search advice: if you’re not getting interviews, read this after you apply, move on it’s not your dream job what your interviewer says / what you hear / what they mean (and its companion piece) combating unhealthy power dynamics during a job search — the ones in your head what should a salary negotiation sound like? “do what you love” is not great advice A smattering of weirdness: an employee is putting magic curses on her coworkers my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master” a coworker stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me (and the update) my coworker has started faking a British accent Want more? Here are my lists of favorites from 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 … or the entire last decade.