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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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 Respond to Your Boss' Negative Feedback

How to Respond to Your Boss' Negative Feedback

Dear Office Mom,

I'm in my mid 20's and currently, work for a not for profit organization in finance. I am currently learning to do new tasks that are at a higher level. We got along well before she became my boss however now my boss often criticizes me and because we have an open plan office space everyone can hear…

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How to Bounce Back After the Boss Gives You Negative Feedback

How to Bounce Back After the Boss Gives You Negative Feedback

Dear Office Mom,

I just started a new job with a new company, and my boss told me she thinks I am “trying too hard”. I am shocked. I guess I was just excited and trying to do my best. I was hired because of my background and because in my last job I got great reviews and was promoted several times…

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Keep Sensitive Information from Prying Co-Workers. Here's how.

Keep Sensitive Information from Prying Co-Workers. Here's how.

Dear Office Mom,

Recently, I was promoted from an Admin Assistant in one department to HR Specialist where I work. As excited as I am about this promotion I have run into a major dilemma. My former supervisor and I became friends, and she quickly took on the role of my Office Mom for the year…

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