No Reward Forthcoming

Dear Short Answers: I was recently passed over for a promotion even though I am much better qualified than the man who was given the job.  I went to my boss to discuss this situation and he offered to give me a substantial bonus as long as I didn’t report the situation to HR.  I [...]

Demanding Full Attention?

Dear Short Answers: Ever since my boyfriend got a job, he doesn’t seem to love me anymore. What should I do? Peggy Dear Peggy: The one thing you shouldn’t do is act jealous of his job. Working is good. Having other interests is good. Maybe you should try it. Like Unlike

Dangerous Liaisons

Dear Short Answers: I made the mistake of having sex with someone who works for me.  It was only once and we’ve never discussed it again.  But now, I am being forced to cut back on the size of my department and the person in question should be one of the people let go.  But [...]

Damn the Torpedoes?

Dear Short Answers: My boss has made some very flirtatious remarks to me and has come very close to asking me out on a date.  But every time I think he’s going to do it, he stops himself and says “of course I can’t ask you on a date because we have rules about that [...]

Gossip

Dear Short Answers: A couple of weeks ago, one of the guys I work with was fired. We’re not really friends but we hang out in the same places so we know a lot of the same people. He begged me not to tell anyone that he got fired because he didn’t want any of [...]

The Power of Silence

Dear Short Answers: I share an office with a girl at work who used to be a fairly good friend but now I absolutely can’t stand to be around her. She talks to me all day long, bothers me when I’m trying to concentrate and is a general pain in the butt. I’ve talked to [...]

You Can Lead a Horse to Water

Dear Short Answers: An associate of mine is cruising for a bruising at work. I think she knows she is in trouble but her response is to back away from it rather than ask our boss how she can fix things. Should I tell her what I think? I’m afraid she will think EVERYONE is [...]

A Guy Who Can’t Hear “No”

Dear Short Answers: There is a guy at work who has asked me out about a hundred times even though I keep saying “no.” He just won’t give up and I don’t know what to do. He makes sure that we work on projects together every chance he gets and walks by my desk every [...]

Ego Needs

Dear Short Answers: My boss takes credit for everything I do at work. How do I make him stop and at least get credit for the things I do? So Unfair Dear Unfair: On the most basic level, your job is to make your BOSS look good.  On the other hand, you could try telling [...]

Down Boy

Dear Short Answers: There is a person at work who has a very morbid sense of humor that I find really creepy. One thing he does is keep a big list on his wall of famous people who have committed suicide along with a picture of them and the way they did it – a [...]

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