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I also wanted to say I think your "Ask the Workplace
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It's good to be able to step away from the generic textbook type
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few hours I spent on your site than I have in the past two days, so
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with my own questions, lots of them.
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I know things happen for a reason and it was time for me to leave that office
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instituted a "no dating coworkers" (ever again) policy
inspired by this last episode. Thanks again for your thoughtful response.
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Thanks for your help, Dan - I think your suggestions are worth
agree that a big stick is better than a carrot in this case.
You know what they say about those who write on
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What I liked most about your advice in the one letter I read
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I have found communicating with you so very helpful.
You have a wonderful insight into these kinds of problems.
I do not have a question, but I have a comment of thanks for
forum. I started a new job last Wednesday. I left the other job I had
because I was verbally abused. I just could not take it any more and quit. I
did give a two week notice, and his reaction was absolutely terrible. I found
another job in the same industry (with a direct competitor) within three days.
My new job has a normal environment, and I am so
thankful that I finally got the courage to quit.
Anyway, reading this web site helps me to see that I am not alone and crazy.
Thank you so much for responding to my email. As you surely
detected I was
overwrought with frustration. Today, February 23, 1999, I interviewed with a
worldwide company across the street from my present company. Within two hours
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Although my skills actually make me overqualified for the job
I am quite humble and
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