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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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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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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How to Work with a Toxic Boss When Leaving Isn't an Option

How to Work with a Toxic Boss When Leaving Isn't an Option

Dear Office Mom,

I finally found a job with a salary that I can support my family with. After 30 years, I can finally pay my bills, make ends meet, and possibly get myself out of debt. Here lies the problem. This job is the most toxic position I’ve ever held and the owner (my boss) is impossible to please and verbally abusive…

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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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