When You're New on the Job Try This Approach With an Impatient Coworker to Get What You Want

When You're New on the Job Try This Approach With an Impatient Coworker to Get What You Want

Dear Yom,

I am a new employee and have been at my position for a couple of weeks. My position consists of interacting with the public and helping them with legal matters. It is definitely a learning curve especially since the person training me has zero patience. She rushes through things at the speed she is accustomed to and gets frustrated when I don't grasp tasks right away….

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Your Role in Helping a Coworker Do a Better Job is Not Your Responsibility Even if You Feel It Is

Your Role in Helping a Coworker Do a Better Job is Not Your Responsibility Even if You Feel It Is

Dear Office Mom,

I have an unusual situation. I recommended a freelancer at work who turned out to be terrible.I contacted the freelancer and went through his credentials. He seemed on the up and up. I secured his resume and passed it along. My boss and another person interviewed him and he was hired. Later, I got a call from my boss saying his work was not up to par…

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Feeling Unappreciated at Work With Long Hours and Paltry Raises? Here's What to Do.

Feeling Unappreciated at Work With Long Hours and Paltry Raises? Here's What to Do.

Dear Office Mom,

I have been working my butt off at a company for over 15 years, and my annual raise has been a paltry $1500. I've never asked for anything additional until 2 years ago, I asked for dental insurance, and that was denied. This year I finally asked how they determine the raise/bonus amount to give employees…

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How to Decline a Wedding Invitation When you Feel Obligated Because It's the Boss

How to Decline a Wedding Invitation When you Feel Obligated Because It's the Boss

Dear Office Mom,

My boss and I were on very friendly terms for the first couple of years, but I made some technical errors, and our relationship suffered due to it. Right or wrong, her response to my struggles was to 'ice' me out the way junior high school girls do and changed the way she treated me overnight…

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