There is a girl in my daughter’s 1st class, let’s call her Jane. We’ve had some issues with Jane making other kids feel less than. She puts them on ‘good lists’ and ‘bad lists.’ She calls out other’s flaws like speech impediments and slowing running. There are often tears. She is a bully. None of… Continue reading Confronting a Colleague (At Your Child’s School)
I understand that for an Uber driver getting a less than stellar review can be huge. So what do you do if you have a less than stellar Uber ride?
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?
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
I recently found myself jobless after being laid off from my company. While my partner and I aren’t immediately concerned with the layoff because of the severance pay and our savings, some friends and family are and are quite vocal about me finding a new job right now. How do I get them to back… Continue reading You’ve Been Laid Off And Friends and Family Are Pressuring You
At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I am a smart person. That doesn’t make me a jerk, but correcting people constantly sometimes does. I don’t have a good sense of when I should correct the person speaking or when they are going to give me a death stare. If I was saying something… Continue reading You Feel The Need to Correct Someone
How do I let an employee go knowing they’re struggling already?
I work in an office with cubicles so I am surrounded by coworkers for the entirety of my 40 hours a week at work. It’s normal for there to be a certain amount of cubicle talk. People talk about football, their kids, weekend plans, current events. Inane chatter. I couldn’t care less, sometimes I participate… Continue reading People Start Talking Weight Loss At Work
I feel like a complete jerk when people Facebook friend request me and I don’t want to accept. This happens in both my personal and professional life. Sometimes acquaintances will want to be friends. Or at work, sometimes colleagues or even interns will friend request me. I don’t want to be a jerk, but I… Continue reading Ignoring Friend Requests on Facebook
Ok, so you run into a burning apartment building with smoke everywhere and fire alarm blaring to get people out. You bang on doors yelling “police! Fire! Get out!” Finally, after banging on a door someone opens the door and says “yes? What’s going on?” How do you not be a jerk in your response?… Continue reading Rescuing People from Burning Buildings