Handling a Negative Co-Worker is Probably Easier Than You Think

Handling a Negative Co-Worker is Probably Easier Than You Think

Dear Office Mom,

I've had a job with a university for over 7 years. It's a small office and the boss is pretty hands-off as long as we are doing what we need to.I have a co-worker who is moving to another facility soon, but there are delays in that. This co-worker has a tense relationship…

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How to Get Your Boss to Stop Overpromising so You Can Stop Apologizing

How to Get Your Boss to Stop Overpromising so You Can Stop Apologizing

Dear Office Mom,

My boss makes promises to others that I have a hard time keeping. The dynamics are these: He's at the C-level and makes promises to his peers without asking if it's doable first. His philosophy is to always say yes and then figure it out later. However, he seems to have little understanding of the complexities and the practicalities of the promises he makes…

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