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  • Wise workplace advice from a reader I never met

    Wise workplace advice from a reader I never met
    The email arrived Jan. 19 carrying the subject line "sudden loss." It was from a man named Harry Hirsch, a reader of this column writing to tell me his wife, Libby Sohn-Hirsch, had died just days earlier at the age of 86. He wrote in the email: "I...
  • Stand up to abusive bosses — you'll be a better employee for it

    Stand up to abusive bosses — you'll be a better employee for it
    I think we can all agree that the best way to deal with abusive bosses and managers is to round them up and ship them to a small island in the Pacific Ocean, preferably one populated by an unusually large number of hungry tigers. Sadly, that method is...
  • Stop overcomplicating job interviews — just be yourself

     Stop overcomplicating job interviews — just be yourself
    The workplace made its way on to Twitter the other day as users went creatively crazy with the hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview. Here are a few examples: "It's prosthetic. My nose. See?" — @trumpetcake "Have you seen my ferret?" —...
  • Simple, thoughtful ideas can transform workplaces

    Simple, thoughtful ideas can transform workplaces
    I have several resolutions for this column in 2015: 1. Hone the "America's most-beloved workplace advice columnist" brand; maybe get it printed on T-shirts. 2. Sell editors on in-person expose about people whose workplace is a beach-side bar in Bali....
  • Start the new year focusing on sincere relationships at work

     Start the new year focusing on sincere relationships at work
    A funny thing about people is they seem to respond best when you treat them like people. That can be a cumbersome quirk, particularly when the people in question are your employees, but the fact remains that human-to-human interaction is most...
  • Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015

    Smart people offer workplace advice for 2015
    As another year comes to a close, I once again turn the reins of I Just Work Here over to some of the kind and quite-a-bit-smarter-than-me folks who appeared in this year's columns. I asked them to share some advice for workers, bosses and managers as...
  • Why office secret Santas are the worst idea ever

    Why office secret Santas are the worst idea ever
    The list of Terrible Workplace Ideas is long and storied and includes a wide array of soul-devouring activities, from team-building exercises and lunch-and-learns to Hawaiian shirt Friday and Bring Your Ferret to Work Day. (I may have made that last one...
  • We should do better for pregnant workers

    We should do better for pregnant workers
    If Facebook is any indication, we're a nation that celebrates pregnancies. We click like on ultrasound images, send messages of congratulations and type "OMG! So adorbs!" on photos of newborns. In the workplace, however, pregnancy is often met with...
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....
  • Worker ants, rise up against fake office blessings!

    Worker ants, rise up against fake office blessings!
    A recent survey I conducted found that the No. 1 thing people should be thankful for this Thanksgiving is that they have an extremely wise workplace advice columnist to guide them through life. The survey had one respondent (me) and no margin of error....
  • We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue

    We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue
    If there's one thing I've learned from writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised, it's that writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised is a tricky business. There are passionate voices on both sides of the debate, and those...