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 Pack for Your First Business Trip

How to Pack for Your First Business Trip

Dear Office Mom,

I’m going on my first business trip next month, and I’m not sure what to wear. We have a very casual dress code in our office, but our clients are more conservative. My traveling companions are both guys, so they’re no help, but one said he's taking a suit, but will take the jacket and tie off as needed…

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