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open thread – August...

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other..

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spending hours on thank-you...

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Is it worth spending hours on post-interview thank-you notes? Both you and your commenters often say about thank-you notes, “Why not spend on something that could impact your chances?” or “There’s just no reason not to do this very small,..

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I don’t know how...

A reader writes: Like many people, I’ve recently lost my job. My question is how to deal with the aftermath and get myself in better mental place for a job search. Let me give some background. My manager was a huge bully and a toxic person who belittled and emotionally..

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updates: the secret Santa...

Here are three updates from people who had their letters answered here in the past. 1. I wrote to you in November about my colleague (let’s call him Andy) who thought it was a good idea to give underwear as a present for Secret Santa. I am pleased to tell..

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