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Coworker Talks Too Much

Dear Tamara: I work in an office of about 30 people. All of us have a child or two (or more). We mention our children in conversation from time to time. There is a young lady that has a four-year-old son. She talks about her son ALL DAY! I try to change the conversation, but […]

My Boss is a Bully!

Dear Tamara: My boss is a bully! She uses her power and position to bully everyone in the office, but she seems to get a special kick out of picking on me. She constantly talks down to me and makes snide comments about my clothes and appearance. During our last staff meeting she used me […]

Political Differences at Work!

Dear Tamara: It is no secret that my coworker and I have conflicting views when it comes to politics. And while I know we should not discuss our political differences at work, he gets under my skin. In 2012 we had a huge falling out during the presidential election. It got so serious that we […]

Flirt at Work!

Dear Tamara: My best friend is a such a flirt! It’s one thing when she flirts when we are out socializing, but it is a totally different thing when she chooses to flirt at work. She constantly flirts with our boss and the other men at our job. I tried to talk with her about […]

Would You Hire a Felon?

Dear Tamara: I have a class 5 felony conviction on my record for cashing a fraudulent check. Yes, I know it was stupid, but it was 10 years ago. I was fresh out of college, broke, and did not have many resources. I had a small child to take care of and could not find […]

Should I Ask My Boss For a Raise?

Dear Tamara: I have not received a raise or cost of living increase in three years. This year we were told that because of the economy annual increases are again, “not in the budget.” During this time the cost of living has greatly increased. My rent has gone up and my son’s daycare went from […]

Lying for my Boss!

Dear Tamara: I do not feel comfortable lying for my boss. My boss constantly asks me to cover for him in the office. If someone calls (including his wife or the CEO of the company) that he does not want to talk to, he tells me make us and excuse or tell them that he […]

Boss Wants to be Facebook Friend!

Dear Tamara: My boss sent me a friend request on Facebook and I am really not sure if I should accept it or not. On one hand my boss is really cool. She is down to earth and really tries to get to know everyone on the staff. I think we have a good working […]

Romance In the Workplace!

Dear Tamara: What is your take on romance in the workplace? I recently started dating a guy that works in my office. At first things were really cool because we were very low key and no one knew we were dating. Now he wants go public with our relationship and share it with our coworkers. […]

Too Sexy for the Workplace!

Dear Tamara: My boss dresses way too sexy for work. Even our male coworkers think her dress is excessive. On any given day she shows up to work with her cleavage hanging out, wearing short skirts and even tighter dresses that leave nothing to the imagination. Even her shoes are inappropriate for work. Don’t get […]