Today I am using this space to talk about emergency response. As you might know, I plan for emergencies; specifically the health aspects of them. I’m not in any way speaking for my employer, so don’t confuse my words for theirs. I’d just like to take a few minutes helping you avoid sounding like an… Continue reading Discussing Emergencies
How do I not be a jerk when I invite people over for an early dinner, because I have young kids and still want to be social, but want to kick them out by 8PM because we are all exhausted…
How do you deal with a former coworker who is a super nice person, but not great at their job, asking you to write a LinkedIn recommendation for them?
I had another essay in the works for tonight. I’ll post it eventually, but it’s not quite there yet. Thankfully this gem rolled into my inbox and I just was so excited that I had to share. Want more clients and customers? We will help them find you by putting you on the 1st page… Continue reading I’VE MADE IT
Ok so as an employee I arrived to my scheduled shift of 4am- noon. How does one manage to not be a jerk when the manager who made the schedule says that she wants me to work 6-2 instead. I had already made plans after my shift like most do. I wouldn’t be nearly as… Continue reading Your Boss Changes Your Schedule at the Last Minute
My friend told me that she and her husband had a third miscarriage. This time she was into the second trimester. I tried really hard to say the right things but walked away from the conversation feeling like I hadn’t been helpful. What do you say when someone gives you really bad news and you… Continue reading You Don’t Know What to Say
In the few months that I’ve been running this site, I’ve offered advice on a variety of topics. Some have been fairly mundane; others have been more serious. In addition to these responses, I’ve posted weekly essays. Sometimes they’re frivolous; other times they are deadly serious. Just last week I unveiled the new feature “Jerk… Continue reading Being A Person
I have the hardest time breaking up with someone. When I was younger, I used to start being a crappy boyfriend just so that they would break up with me and feel like they did it instead of getting dumped. In my 20’s I did a lot of the it’s not you, it’s me stuff… Continue reading Breaking Up With Someone
Recently, a friend revealed that she had chosen not to get her youngest child vaccinated. She brought it up herself in conversation and claimed that she was exploring “more natural approaches to parenting.” I think this is flagrantly ignorant garbage that is dangerous and selfish. As I was flabbergasted at the time, I let it… Continue reading Your Friend Is Choosing To Not Vaccinate Her Child
Tonight I’d like to introduce a new feature on How Not To Be A Jerk When… Welcome to the Asshole Hall of Fame. Yes, this site is devoted to answering questions and sharing essays that help us all be a little bit better as we navigate this world. It is devoted to the idea that… Continue reading New Feature: Asshole Hall of Fame!