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I Faced Sexual Harassment From My Former Boss.When I Refused To Fall For His Smooth Words Of Fake Appreciation He Told Me That I Can't Work In The Company.AtThat Time I Was Too Scared To File A Complaint.Now,Should I Raise This Under #MeToo Campaign?
This happened around 6 years ago. Later, I was shifted to another department and my reporting changed to another manager.Read More
I Have Been A Team Leader For Three Years. I Had An Intern Under Me For Past One Year. I Trained Him And He Performed Really Well. Now, My Boss Promoted The Intern To A Position That Is Above My Current Position. What Should I Do?
My intern undoubtedly performed well and learned things very quickly. He had been my intern for the last few months. I am surprised to learn that he got a position above me. I am quite disturbed.Read More
I Work In A Startup And Pets Are Allowed In Our Office. My Boss Brings His Dog To Work Every Day. While Most Of Them Are Friendly, I Am Phobic To Animals. I Cannot Focus On My Work. Can I Raise This Issue With HR Or Senior Management?
There is no separate enclosure for pets. Nobody takes my fear seriously and laughs it off. I am thoroughly disturbed.Read More
My Boss Favours My Colleague Over Me & Over Any Other Team Member.This Colleague Sweet Talks The Boss,Does Personal Favours & Goes Out Of His Professional Capacity To Support Him.I Work Hard But Fail To Win Over The Situation.Should I Change My Job?
I feel I am bad with office politics, especially since I abhor it. Can I not excel only through hard work?Read More
My Boss Has A Habit Of Calling Me At Odd Hours & Holidays To Discuss Work. People Who Have Complained About It Earlier Had Been Shunned Aside During Appraisals. I Don’t Want To Rebel. But At The Same Time, It’s Hurting My Sanity. What Should I do?
I am thinking about leaving the company just because of this reason. But this is a good company and I love my job. I am in a dilemmaRead More
My Boss Is Trying To Be My Friend. He Is A Good Person But I Don’t Feel Like Going Out With Him Or Sharing Personal Talks With Him. How Do I Handle The Situation Without Offending Him?
I don't like sharing my personal stuff with my boss. He asks me for a coffee every other day and shows interest in my family matters. I don't feel comfortable. What should I do?Read More
I Overheard My Name Being Discussed In A Closed Door Meeting Of The Seniors Where My Boss Questioned My Productivity. Though Nobody Officially Blamed Me Of Anything, The Incident Disturbed Me A lot. I Can’t Concentrate On My Work. What Should I Do?
The higher-ups in our company regularly have private meetings, which are usually very hush-hush behind closed doors. During a recent meeting of theirs, the door was left open and I could hear bits and pieces of their conversation. I overheard my name and my boss questioning my productivity. I am quite disturbed.Read More
My Boss Steals My Ideas And Takes Credit In Front Of His Boss. Though It Doesn’t Amount To Any Direct Loss To My Professional Reputation, I Still Feel Disturbed And Short Changed. How To Handle This?
Every new idea I present to my boss, in turn, gets presented as his. He takes credit in front of the super boss. I don’t feel good about it.Read More
My Boss Comes To Office Late & Expects Team Members To Stay Overtime. He Schedules Most Of The Meetings After The Working Hours. We Do No Productive Work In Those Extra Hours. Is There A Way I Can Discuss This And Try To Change The Office Culture?
We work in a small company with HR having limited power. Major decisions are driven by the promoter and my boss is among his favourites. I do not intend to be seen as someone who does not want to work. I just want to maintain a good work-life balance. Is that a possibility here or should I look out for other options?Read More
My Boss Is Taking Too Much Interest In My Personal Life. He Is A Good Person To Work With But This Habit Of His Is Annoying And Intrusive. How Do I Deal With It?
My boss is a good person to work with. But his habit of interfering in personal life is quite annoying. He asks me questions on my married life which I don’t like. I cannot tell him directly since he is a sensitive person. What should I do?Read More
I Am An Entrepreneur. I Have Employed My Friend Thinking He Will Be A Good Support. However, It Turned Out That We Have Different Ideas And Working Style. How Do I End The Relationship Smoothly Without Hurting The Relationship?
He is very humble and nice. He helped me out during our college days. However, he is very lazy and laid back. He has no wish to work. He still does not expect to be suspended as he is my friend. Now that I have got smarter employees, I would like to replace the old ones who aren’t as good. How should I tell my friend that he has caused a lot of disruptions in the office and thus I cannot let him work here for much longerRead More
I Work In A Start-up. The CEO Often Asks Me To Help Her With Her Personal Work. I Feel Like I Always Have To Say Yes Because She’s The Boss, But Sometimes I Would Prefer To Focus On My Actual Work. How Should I Deal With This?
We are a small group of five professionals. The CEO asks me for personal favours during office hours (example: help me choose a venue for my next party). I want to say no but could not as she is my boss. How to deal with this situation?Read More
During Performance Review Meeting, My Feedback Regarding Team Members Leaked Back To My Team. This Created A Lot Of Tension And Made Me A ‘Bad Person’ In The Team. How Should I Deal With This Situation?
We have a 360-degree performance review process where HR calls for feedback on team members and immediate seniors from every employee. I was new to the company and openly shared my views the first time I was called for the review process. This later leaked back to my team and people feel like I have acted like a traitor. This is resulting into team members not cooperating with me. I tried talking but it did not help. Others got defensive and did not understand my viewpoint. What should I do in such situations?Read More
I Am Good Friends With Two Of My Colleagues. Now, Both Have Indirectly Expressed Their Love Interest Towards Me. I Am Not Interested In A Romantic Relation With Either One Of Them. How Should I Prevent Either One Of Them From Proposing Me?
I do not want to lose both of them as friends. Neither do I want to create complicacy in my professional life. How do I make them understand that being friends is the only thing I want?Read More
How Do I Convince My New Employer If I Don’t Have A Relieving Letter Or Experience Or Resignation Acceptance Letter From My Previous Employer?
I've mailed my resignation to my manager but he hasn't replied over that mail. I have got a new job and they want me to join as soon as possible. How should I convince my new employer as they want all the documents including relieving letter, experience and resignation acceptance letter from my previous employer?Read More