I founded www.workplacecoachblog.com (still active) & ran for 39 years a nationally respected management consulting firm; authored four books, Beating the Workplace Bully, AMACOM 2016 & Solutions (both rated 4.8 stars out of 5 on amazon.com). I've written a "dear Abby for the workplace" weekly newspaper column for 38 years, love answering coach questions.

Lynne Curry

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Looking for Mr. Goodboss | Workplace Coach Blog

Looking for Mr. Goodboss, tough love coaching if the problem is you

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Torn Between Two Jobs: How do you decide? | Workplace Coach Blog

choosing two jobs, what factors do you need to consider

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Win a Promotion, Lose a Friend | Workplace Coach Blog

win a promotion; lose a friend; new supervisor problems with former coworkers

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

New Year, Old Job, New You | Workplace Coach Blog

When you don't get the promotion you want and deserve, ask these questions, take these actions and find your next chapter

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New Year: Your Voice is Needed | Workplace Coach Blog

Writing: your voice is needed. What can you uniquely say and what it's so very important.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Fired for Not Getting Vaccinated: My Employer’s Happy New Year’s Present | Workplace Coach Blog

    Fired for not getting vaccination; what to tell prospective employers? And should you reconsider?

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Former Employee Now Supervises Me; Rules Commander Style | Workplace Coach Blog

    Question: Several months ago, one of my former employees returned to our company as my immediate supervisor. It’s been hell …

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Are We Walking Yet?: Catch the Eyes | Workplace Coach Blog

    Personal trainer collie Zeke patiently waiting — except for the eye-lock he has on the leash he deftly laid on …

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Office Politics 201: Let Go of What You Can’t Control & Guard Your Heart | Workplace Coach Blog

    Question: I knew I might regret telling my manager the truth. I just didn’t know how much. The problem is …

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Dodge a Bullet: 29 ?s to Ask Your New Employer and Yourself Before You Say “Yes” to a Job Offer | Workplace Coach Blog

    The best career advice: questions to ask a prospective employer before you say "yes" to a job offer

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Want to Improve Your Conflict Skills? Here’s Free Coaching… | Workplace Coach Blog

    Want to improve your conflict skills? Here's free coaching, dig into your stories.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Just for Fun | Workplace Coach Blog

    Just for fun, a poem with humor; when do you figure it out?

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    You Didn’t Tell the Truth Before; Start | Workplace Coach Blog

    Tell the truth, you didn't tell the truth before, start now

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    Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior | Workplace Coach Blog #

    Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Start a Conflict Discussion The Right Way - Workplace Coach Blog

    Start a conflict discussion the right way: the words to use (& not use) & the tone to set

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    The Wounded Rhino and the Scorched Earth Arsonist: the 2 fiercest bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

    7 bully types, more about the 2 toughest, the wounded rhino and the scorched earth arsonist and what they're like

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Personality Conflicts Decoded: Explaining People Who Drive You Crazy & the Ones You Drive Crazy - Workplace Coach Blog

    Decoding personality conflicts: a useful framework for the styles & types that most clash, that helps you understand what's going on.

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      2579.34 miles in 602 days for 4.2846 miles per day - Workplace Coach Blog

      Walk 4 miles a day...grab a partner

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      What will you do with that extra hour today? - Workplace Coach Blog

      That’s right, it’s a gift. Of life. If you’re like me, living in Anchorage, at first you mourned the fact …

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Meet My Personal Trainers - Workplace Coach Blog

      From my blog to you--here's what's happening.

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      3 Strategies for Turning the Tables On a Bully - Workplace Coach Blog

      3 strategies for outsmarting & turning the tables on a workplace bully

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      2 Funny Stories for Turning the Tables on Bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

      Outsmarting workplace bullies, real-life strategies that work to outsmart the bullies in your life or workplace

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Is It Time to Leave Your Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

      Is it time to leave your job? What if your job is "good"?

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Own Your Piece of the Action - Workplace Coach Blog

        Conflict resolution strategies: begin with owning your piece

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        What We Need to Get Through This - Workplace Coach Blog

        What we need to get through this. Working together. Healing ourselves first.

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          Changing the World: Your Role - Workplace Coach Blog

          changing the world, what you CAN do, be the change you want to see

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          I Lied on My Resume; What Happens If I Get Caught? - Workplace Coach Blog

          What happens if you lie on a resume and get caught?

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          If I quit because my employer mandates vaccinations, can I get unemployment? - Workplace Coach Blog

          How does quitting your job because you won't get vaccinated impact your chances of getting unemployment

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          I Don't Want to Return to Our Corporate Offices; Will My Decision Cost Me Future Promotions? - Workplace Coach Blog

          remote employees risk losing promotions and being left behind

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          Is It Time to Leave Your Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

          Is it time to leave your job? What if your job is "good"?

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            I Have to Go Back to Work, but No Employer Gives Me a Chance - Workplace Coach Blog

            When you can't get hired because of your personal life, here's what to do

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            LIstening as if you mean it, how would you rate your own skills?https://lnkd.in/gF3ZgJW #listeningskills #listening #personalcoaching #...

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            The Pandemic’s Silver Lining: You Work for Yourself - Workplace Coach Blog

            Freelance, contract, and gig work: the pleasures & the challenges

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            What Stops You from Saying What You Want to Say? Is It Worth It? - Workplace Coach Blog

            What stops you from speaking up; get over it.

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            After What He Did...Who Could Blame Me? - Workplace Coach Blog

            When you own your part in a conflict, you can resolve the conflict

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            My Name Keeps Me From Getting Hired; What Can I Do? - Workplace Coach Blog

            What to do when you can't get hired because someone with same has legal problems

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            Making the Case for Teleworking - Workplace Coach Blog

            teleworking: talking your employer into letting you telework

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            When the Workplace Sniper Won't Let Up - Workplace Coach Blog

            Tactics that work for handling workplace snipers

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            Today's Supreme Court Ruling May Ultimately Impact You - Workplace Coach Blog

            Venting on social media & free speech; today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling may impact you

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            Propel Yourself Into a New Job, Promotion or Raise...with a bit of work...even if you're stuck @ home - Workplace Coach Blog

            MOOC courses can propel yourself into a new job, promotion or raise even if you're stuck @ home

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster Some People & Situations Inspire - Workplace Coach Blog

            conflict management strategies that work to handle the emotional roller coaster

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            Can My Manager Make Me Keep My Webcam On? - Workplace Coach Blog

            Can your manager make you keep your video on during team meetings?

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              Does Your Job Make You Sick? - Workplace Coach Blog

              Does your job make sick? Here's what to consider and what you can do about it.

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Entering a Job Market Pounded by the Pandemic - Workplace Coach Blog

                Finding a job after college graduation; key strategies for landing a job

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Absentee Manager Leaves Employees Hanging - Workplace Coach Blog

                Problem manager leaves employees hanging; 4 strategies that work

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                How to Move Past an Employer's Betrayal - Workplace Coach Blog

                Question: I was laid off last week, along with two other employees, without advance warning or severance. I received a …

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Writing a Pandemic-updated 2021 Resume - Workplace Coach Blog

                writing a 2021 updated resume that passes the employer's screening software

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                The Past Hangs On: the baggage that compromises your career/life - Workplace Coach Blog

                Dropping emotional baggage to free your brain and work life

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Cut-throat Manager Suing Me for Torpedoing Her Career - Workplace Coach Blog

                being sued by a former cutthroat manager

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Interviewing in COVID Times - Workplace Coach Blog

                How to prepare for a job interview in COVID times, from virtual interviewing to masks to new procedures

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Up Against a Workplace Street Fighter: 7 Traps to Avoid - Workplace Coach Blog

                7 traps to avoid when a bully or workplace street fighter tries to flatten you

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Former Manager Says "Fire Them All"; Separating Fact from Fiction - Workplace Coach Blog

                Toxic workplace; former manager slings mud; decide for yourself

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Success in the Pandemic: Blog/Writer Secrets - Workplace Coach Blog

                Wendy Lalli video’s interview for how I came to write Love.com, Beating the Workplace Bully, Managing for Accountability, my newspaper …

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  My Public Speaking Nightmare is About to Become True - Workplace Coach Blog

                  even if you're not a public speaker, these tips can help you succeed

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                  Worn out. Skeptical. Disengaged. - Workplace Coach Blog

                  'When employees no longer trust employers, what happens when trust dies?

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Can Our Manager Take Away a Promised Perk? - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Can a manager take away a promised perk? Should a manager do it? As an employee, what can you do?

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Operations Manager Rules By Intimidation - Workplace Coach Blog

                  operation manager rules by intimidation--what are your options--leave or prove it

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Snappy Comebacks WHEN You Need Them - Workplace Coach Blog

                  When you work around bullies, snipers and gossipers, you need to be able to toss back comebacks under fire

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Boorish Manager Said "I Blew It Out of Proportion" - Workplace Coach Blog

                  When a problem manager tries to intimidate you & your manager says "you blew it out of proportion," what are your options?

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Stopping a Coworker Who Makes Your Job a Living Hell - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Problem with a coworker who makes your job a living hell? 3 strategies

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  COVID Career Reset - Workplace Coach Blog

                  COVID changed you; change your career

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Clueless Coworker - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Coworker insults me and argues when you ask her to stop

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Your Employee Right to Schedule Sanity v. Your Employer's Rights - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Can your employer just adjust your work schedule or do you have employee rights?

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  The Unemployment Benefits Claim Surprise: The Hidden Cyber Scam - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Targeted by an unemployment benefits claim cyber scam; actions to take immediately

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    If You Knew the True Story - Workplace Coach Blog

                    If you knew the true story you'd understand

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    The Blame Shifter - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Question: I admit it. I snap at coworkers. And sometimes customers. Maybe once a week. Not a lot. Only when …

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Zoom Meetings a Train Wreck & Yikes, Breastfeeding? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Effective Zoom meetings and breastfeeding on Zoomn

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    The Right Way to Apologize - Workplace Coach Blog

                    4 steps to an an effective apology

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                    Can I Recover From My Supervisory Mistakes? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    How to recover if you make the classic new supervisor mistakes

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Hate Office Politics? Have to Work Under Your Underqualified Former Coworker? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Office politics, you can choose not to play, and if so, you may be out of the game

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    An Applicant’s Bad Date (or Worse) Behavior Torpedoes His Job Offer - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Withdrawing a job offer if a current employee tells you an applicant date-raped her

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    COVID Knocks...Don't Let It In the Door - Workplace Coach Blog

                    COVID Knocks, a short story in 101 words; don't let it in the door!

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Racism in the Workplace - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Racism in the workplace; skills & strategies to create respect & break down "us" versus "them"

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    The Price You Pay for Avoiding Conflict - Workplace Coach Blog

                    You can't afford the price you pay for avoiding conflict.

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Polarization is Killing Our Country: 7 Concrete Steps to Heal - Workplace Coach Blog

                    6 steps for healing our polarized, divided country; the stakes are high; we can heal our divide

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    When Your Boss Asks You to Lie - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Maintaining your ethics when your boss asks you to lie. How to tell the truth and keep your boss happy at the same time--in the short run.

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    COVID quarantines us, but doesn't stop us - Workplace Coach Blog

                    COVID quarantines us but doesn't stop us.

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                    You Lost Out; The Promotion You Felt Was Yours Went to Someone Else - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Dealing with career setback so they're temporary, not permanent & so you win the next promotoin

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    If It's My Supervisor Who Creates the Problems, Can I Keep My Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    When it's the supervisor who creates the problem, what recourse do I have if I get fired?

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    My Job is at Risk from an Alcoholic Boss - Workplace Coach Blog

                    When you work for an alcoholic boss, realize you can't change their behavior

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Sexually Suggestive Texts From A Senior Manager You Can't Afford to Tick Off - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Sexually suggestive texts from a client you can't afford to tick off

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    5 people problems and how to solve them – Medical Office Manager

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                    Dealing with Ms. Snark...Wait...Who's the Problem? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Anger management and office politics

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Failure Is Not An Option: How Not to Let Anything Throw You Off Your Game - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Playing your A game when you're frustrated; how to tunnel through or use frustration energy.

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Getting Your Mojo Back: Motor Through Set-backs to Joy - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Deal with setbacks in life, get your mojo back and find joy

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Make Your Career Dream a Reality - Workplace Coach Blog

                    What are your career goals and dreams? Make them happen.

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Director Has Ice Water in Her Veins - Workplace Coach Blog

                    What can employees do when they work for a problem boss?

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    When You Work for a Clueless Manager who Doesn't "Get It" - Workplace Coach Blog

                    What can an employee do when s/he works for a clueless manager who doesn't get it; how can s/he take the message higher?

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Make Something Special Happen in 2021 - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Make something special happen in 2021; this is the year to realize your dreams's; 3 effective strategies

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                    What Employees Want for Christmas 2020: Someone Who “Gets It” (part 3 of a series) - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employee engagement, morale and productivity rests on empathy--how do you build into your workplace?

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    You Worked for a Crook Who Fired You Abruptly? Don't Waste Time Badmouthing Your Ex-boss; Explore Your Legal Options. - Workplace Coach Blog

                    After years of hard work, you're fired abruptly for no reason, and he took advantage all along

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Framed by a Vengeful Coworker - Workplace Coach Blog

                    When you've been framed by a coworker who put the moves on & you said "no"

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Love/hate relationship with my boss - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Question: My boss and I have a love/hate relationship. He’s a good guy and smart but rough around the edges. …

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                    Avoiding a Meltdown: When Something Has To Give & You Fear It's You - Workplace Coach Blog

                    When you're close to a job meltdown, how to balance the stress you take on

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Who Needs to Take Action When Your New Colleagues Make It Clear You Are Not Welcome - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Who needs to step to the plate when mean girls target a new employee?

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                    Social Media Attention: how to honestly attract viewers - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Social media marketing: real, honest, authentic & of value to your customers

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                    If You're Cyber-bullied, Here's What To Do - Workplace Coach Blog

                    It happened You thought it only happened in the movies or bad spy novels. Now, it’s happened to you. Unknown …

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Making the Best of Winter Despite COVID: because of you, we overcome the despites; thank you - Workplace Coach Blog

                    We got this despite the challenges, the is much that's good, though it takes effort and help

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    What makes a bully & can they change? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Can bullies change, can victims change, what makes a bully?

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                    Supervisor Confessed His Romantic Feelings for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Supervisor stepped over the line when he confessed his romantic feelings

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                    Sticking My Neck Out & Asking You To Say What You Want In This Book - Workplace Coach Blog

                    A how to guide for managing for accountability

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                    How Can I Remain Neutral in the Cold War Between My Supervisor and Co-worker? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Question: My co-worker, “Aly,” texts on her cellphone held under her desk, surfs the Internet, fakes going to the bathroom …

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    1036 miles since COVID began - Workplace Coach Blog

                    We started walking to defeat COVID; we'll never stop.

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                    Turning the Tables on Workplace Bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Outsmart workplace bullies by turning the tables on them

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                    Save Your Career From a Vindictive Manager's Targeting: Here's How - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Handling a bully manager without losing your job or reputation

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                    Does banter cross the line or does political correctness kill the fun? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Banter and political correctness, are the victim or the problem?

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                      What to do when your boss treats everyone badly - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Actions to take when you work for a bad boss

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                      Decoding Personality Conflicts - and who you drive crazy - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Fixing personality conflicts by understanding the 4 key personality types.

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                      COVID Powerlessness...or "we got this!" - Workplace Coach Blog

                      If you're feeling COVID fatigue or powerless over COVID, take control over yourself.

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                      These Homeless Men in South Africa Turned Lockdown Into a 'Life-Changing' Agricultural Project

                      A group of men in a COVID-19 homeless shelter in South Africa turned the lockdown into a successful agricultural project, here's how.

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                        My Manager Wants Me to Compromise My Ethics - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When your manager wants you to do the wrong thing, how do you keep your job?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Trouble at Wilderness Lodge - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Domestic violence IS your business

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                        Scared to Tell My Boss He Needs to Lose Weight - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Can you tell your boss the honest truth? Or is it better to just shut up?

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                        Turned Down for a Job Despite Being More Than Qualified - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Question: I’ve been looking for a job for two months without landing one.  It torches me that I’ve not even …

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Passed Over for a Promotion I Deserved - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Passed over for a promotion you deserved

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                        Don’t Take a Bad Job; Ask These ?s First & Reference Check The Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

                        How to choose the right job

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                        I told a little white lie; my boss hasn't figured it out - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Ethics, lying and doing the right thing.

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                        My co-workers think I slept my way to the top. I didn't, but the rumors are taking their toll - Workplace Coach Blog

                        sexual harassment and sleeping with the boss

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                          My Coworker Barges In, I Had Enough, I Swatted Her - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: My coworker barges into my office when I’m on the phone with customers and interrupts me with questions, derailing …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          My Job Bores Me To Tears, But I Don't Dare Jump - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: For the last eight months, I’ve tried everything I can think of to make myself like my job. Nothing …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          I Was Laid Off; Now That My Employer is Hiring Do I Get My Job Back? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: My employer laid me off due to COVID-19 in April. The job scene is a disaster. I get up …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          My Coworker Wants Me to Join Forces in Getting Rid of Our Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: My co-worker and I had a horrible blowup last week. She invited me over to dinner. After dinner she …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          I Supervise An Employee So Different From Me I Can't Get A Read On Him - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: I inherited three new direct reports when our management team downsized. One of them worries me. I don’t understand …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          My Employer Asks Personally Invasive Questions; Do I Have to Answer? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: My employer emailed me a health status questionnaire that’s due Friday. I’m used to and feel okay about questions …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          Not Sure What I'm Doing That Ticks Off My Coworkers: Is It That I'm Fast & Young? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: I like my job. I work hard and fast. I want to get ahead. This irritates two of my …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          My Boss Cheats Customers But I Don't Want to Lose My Job - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: Three months ago, I finally found an employer that would let me work between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          3 Bully Tricks & How To Evade Them - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Bullies play tricks and wield weapons so they can dominate and win. If you’ve been on the wrong end of …

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                          Unemployment’s Ugly Sibling: Underemployment-What To Do If You're Underemployed - Workplace Coach Blog

                          You’re lucky to have a job, except you don’t feel lucky. Perhaps you work parttime but need full-time work. You …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          Sex Offender On-site; What Do I Need To Do? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: I work in a retail store undergoing a remodel in a mall next to other stores that teens and …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          Employee Thought He Deserved the Job I Landed...Now Gunning for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: I recently landed a dream job managing a department for a strong, growing company. On my first day, I …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          A Performance Improvement Plan Means Your Manager Plans to Fire You, Right? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: I’m been ordered to call you. Nothing personal against you, but I’m not having any. For the last year, …

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          My boss asked for feedback and I told the truth. Big mistake. What now? - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Question: After my boss made a presentation to staff that fell flat, he came into my office, closed the door, …

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                          The Workplace Jerk - Workplace Coach Blog

                          You’ve met him. The coworker with an attitude. Who mutters nasty comments under his breath and takes pleasure in being …

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                            Bad References Haunt You: 2 Steps You Can Take Right Now - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Our company isn’t doing well, and my current employer needs to lay me off. I’m on good terms with …

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Targeted: New Supervisor Wants to Run Me Off - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Note: this post addressed a question that came in through the Ask a Coach section of this blog. Two …

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Failing Grade in Office Politics - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Note: This post responds to questions posed in the Ask a Coach section of workplacecoachblog.   Question: I’m getting a failing …

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            When Politics Sours Workplace Friendships - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: I’ve had lunch daily with the same three co-workers for almost four years. We share everything and have stayed …

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                            Question: I face a situation that has no easy answer and no good solution. As the newly hired human resources …

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                            Question: I work in sales and COVID-19 has knocked our business to its knees. I fear being laid off and …

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                            Question: What rights do I have when my employer’s receptionist repeatedly invades my privacy by opening my personal mail?  I …

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                            Question: Soon after I started a job as an HR generalist, my new peers came to me saying, “I don’t …

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                            Question: I’m a new supervisor and one of my employees threw me under the bus even though I’ve repeatedly helped …

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                            Question: If it wasn’t so petty and disgusting, this would be funny. Our small company has one restroom. A lock …

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                            Question: When my company promoted me to supervisor, my best friend took me out for a drink. That night he …

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                            Question: This morning my boss discovered I was job hunting during the workday. I have no idea how he figured …

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                            I work with two drama queens. “Arielle” is always sure I or others are out to get her and make …

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                            Question: Those of us who haven’t been laid off returned to the office two weeks ago. I’m somewhat ostracized; this …

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                            Written for You - Workplace Coach Blog

                            I was interviewed this morning by Jerry Jenkins of Left Behind fame for a podcast to his 2000 students. He …

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                            The Dratted Typo: Does It Crash My Chance for a Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: About an hour after I sent out a resume I sweated over for days, I noticed a typo.  I …

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                            Ask a Coach - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Workplace coach blog's Ask a Coach tool allows anyone to submit a question and receive free feedback from an expert. We've assisted thousands of businesses, this resource allows us to do the same to anyone in the world...at no cost!

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                            Your Supervisor Wants to Squash You?: What Part of The Problem Do You Own? - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Normally, my new employer’s office manager hires and supervises administrative assistants, but she was on a cruise in March …

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                            A Flashing Red Warning Light or My Fear? - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: I quit my former job in December, fearing that that if I didn’t leave, I’d be placed on a performance improvement plan. I took a month off and carefully screened prospective employers, looking for ones that said they believe in a healthy wor

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                            Freezing When Speaking In Public - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: I like to think things through before I speak, and I’m shy in public. This makes department meetings hard for me, as I feel put on the spot when our supervisor calls on me. Often what comes out of my mouth isn’t phrased as well as I’d like

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                            The Big NO-I Slept with My Boss - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: I did the big NO. I slept with my boss. At first it was exciting, and then it got old, but I didn’t know how to end it. Turns out, I didn’t need to. Someone spotted us coming out of a restaurant and necking in the parking lot afterward. She

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                            Workplace Bullying: a resource from a workplace coach - Workplace Coach Blog

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                            Stress Junky - Workplace Coach Blog

                            If your work pace resembles a jet stream, you’ve probably heard all that advice about relaxing. Forget those critics—what do they know? Go for maximum stress. Stress hormones, particularly adrenaline, give you the cheapest biochemical high legally ava

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                            Cyberbullying & And The Return Takedown - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Several months ago, a new employee in my wife’s workplace downloaded a free Amazon.com app called Burn Book. After that, more and more of her coworkers downloaded the app and joined a Burn Book twitter account.  They started posting nasty ran

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                            Four Mistakes That Could Cost You a Job - Workplace Coach Blog

                            You expected a job offer. You knew you interviewed well.  The interviewer shook your hand when you both stood up, said “great interview,” and chatted with you on your way to the elevator. Then, the form letter rejection. Would you like to kno

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                            Dishonest Former Supervisor's Bad Reference Haunts Me - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: After eight months of putting up with a problem supervisor, “Alex,” I quit a job I liked and left coworkers I enjoyed. Alex was sneaky and smooth, but he had charisma. He came on like he was your best friend and committed to honesty, but he

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                            Emotional Landmine Eating - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: When my employer and the gym both shut their doors, I began working from home. Then I was laid off. Although I make as much on unemployment as I did work, I’m bored. Worse, I’ve gained weight, at least eight pounds. I’m not yet ready to go

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                            Win Back Trust by Facing Truth - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Last year I did something awful. I can give all the excuse—my bully ex-husband was making my life miserable, as was my volatile pre-teen daughter. I felt pressed for time and so falsified two reports. When a coworker sensed something didn’t

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                            What Do I Do Now That I've Been Furloughed? | Workplace Coach Blog

                            Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps several readers determine next steps after they've been furloughed and/or layed off due to COVID-19.

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                            Falling In Love With My Job and It's Messing With My Guy - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: Two life-changing events happened the first week of March, just before COVID-19 turned everyone’s lives upside down. I landed a terrific job and my boyfriend and I moved in together. For the first three weeks, everything seemed great.  My job

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                            Is What You're Doing Working for You? - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: When I interviewed in January for my current job, I knew there might be problems even before I met the supervisor. I’d run into a woman in the bathroom and when I told her why I was in the building and who I was interviewing with, she seemed s

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                            When the Absolute Wrong Person Reads What You've Written Online - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: When COVID-19 hit, my employer sent everyone home. I hadn’t liked my job, but staying at home proved worse. I ran out of toilet paper and the paper towel pieces plugged the toilet. I tried yoga but my cat sat on my face and my puppy ran around

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                            Rebuilding Your Career and Landing Jobs in the Age of COVID: Don’t Limit Yourself to Yesterday’s Jobs - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: One month ago, our company closed nine branches across the country. Everyone in my department and branch is looking for work. That means I’m competing with my former leads, supervisor and manager and younger candidates with superior technologi