Latest Articles in Not So Professional
I Have Been Successfully Running A Small Consultancy Business By Myself For The Past Year, But Am Now Looking To Hire My First Employee. What Is The Most Effective Way For Me To Do This?
I started my Consultancy business one year ago. Since then, I have been handling it as a one man army. Now, I feel the need of hiring some resources. How should I go about it?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
I Have Promoted A Few People In My Team Who Are Now Managing The Same People They Earlier Used To Work With. This Is Causing A Lot Of Friction. How Can I Address This?
I am a business head for a strategic business unit of my company and have around 120 people working in my set up. I have recently promoted few people into supervisor roles. They’re now managing people that they used to work alongside and that’s causing some friction in terms of their working relationships. What can I do to address this?Read More
After Moving To Chennai To Work As A Business Analyst, I Have Been Facing Problems At Work. Most People Communicate In Local Language In Office And I Fail To Connect. While My Work Doesn’t Suffer, My Social Life Has Suffered. What Should I Do?
I have been born and brought up in Delhi. Have worked there for the last 8 years. I am well versed with English and that helps me do my job well. But on a personal level, I feel out of place. I am not used to my colleagues treating me differently. I need to connect with them more. How do I do that?Read More
I Am 35 & Working As A VP In A Manufacturing Company. It Is A Young Age For That Kind Of Position. My Peers Are Elder To Me And My Juniors Are Confused About How To Treat Me. I Am Failing To Create A Social Circle Within The Company. What Can I Do?
While my performance and authority is not questioned, I hardly have any colleague with whom I can have lighter talks.Read More
I Am A 50-Year-Old Software Professional. While I Lack Certain Skills To Rise Up Further In Corporate Ladder, I Am Good At What I Do. With Growing Age, I Feel Insecure About My Position. How Do I Make Myself More Relevant In Current Situation?
I work in a corporate world. I have risen up to the level of project manager and my career has been stagnant thereafter. But now with growing age, I feel out of place. I cannot afford to lose my job.Read More
A Colleague And Teammate Has Recently Revealed Himself As Gay After Abolishing Of Section 377. This Has Led To A Lot Of Gossip Among The Team And Is Often Resulting Into Uncomfortable Situation. It Ends Up Hurting Productivity. How Can I Control?
The person has declared himself as homosexual but doesn’t speak about it much, neither does he do anything unprofessional to make others uncomfortable. But it is the teammates who have taken up this issue as a joke and keeps discussing about it behind his back. How do I control the situation and bring the focus back into work and team spirit?Read More
I Was Good Friends With A Male Colleague But Very Recently He Started Interfering Too Much In My Personal Life. He Gets Possessive When I Talk To Other Male Colleagues And Sometimes Even Comments On My Social Media Activities. How Do I Stop Him?
He had been a good friend in the past. But only recently he has started behaving strangely where he wants to impose himself as more than a friend in my life. I tried talking to him but he refuses to understand. He keeps saying that he is concerned as a friend and says things as a well-wisher. But I am very uncomfortable. How do I make him understand?Read More
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 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