If You Have a Co-Worker Who Thinks He is Your Boss These Tips Will Help

If You Have a Co-Worker Who Thinks He is Your Boss These Tips Will Help

Dear YOM,

I am the Office Manager in a small office with an owner and a new GM. All of us work well together with minimal friction. However, one young man has started causing issues with the rest of the team. He is trying to dictate our roles and responsibilities, tell us how to do our jobs, and approaching clients inappropriately….~Irked

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When Your Work Friend Becomes Your New Boss, It Can Complicates Things on the Job

When Your Work Friend Becomes Your New Boss, It Can Complicates Things on the Job

Dear Office Mom,

I have an awkward situation at work. I went to lunch with this female coworker a few times in the past, and we became friends and even connected on Facebook. She got me a birthday gift and gave me other little things. I ended up getting her something afterward to repay the favor. However, recently, she was promoted and is now my supervisor. My other co-workers and I think it was an unfair promotion because she has been here less than a year…

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No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

No, You Don't Have to Attend Lame Work Events on Your Own Time

Dear Office Mom,

My manager asked our team if anyone was going to the full department holiday Potluck that starts at 4:30 pm tomorrow. Most said they weren’t sure but were thinking about it. She continues to mention that we needed to make sure to let her know if we do so that we can adjust our hours. All of us looked a little confused by that statement. She said if we wanted to attend, then we would need to come in 30 minutes early and if we came in at our regular time and attended the event, then we would need to submit PTO… ~ Kari

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How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

How to Adjust After a Company Merger and You Don't Like Your New Role

Recently my company merged with another. We all got to keep "our jobs" but our job titles were changed. At first we were given the impression we'd be doing the same jobs under different titles, but I was switched to another role, of which I have no direct experience and I’m not comfortable and find it emotionally distressing…


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