Topic: dealing with your boss

What To Expect When You’re Expecting At Work

What To Expect When Youâre Expecting At Work

Pregnancy is a joyous time. Telling your family and loved ones is exciting. But what about telling your colleagues? Telling your boss? Telling your team that counts on you for a lot? This can be a bit trickier. It isn’t always streamers and cake, and there is actually a lot to know about telling your co-workers and boss that you are expecting. We talked to some experts to get the low down. More »

Under New Management: 7 Bosses Tell Us How To Handle The Transition

Under New Management: 7 Bosses Tell Us How To Handle The Transition

In the wide range of awkward office situations, meeting a new boss after your recent one was let go might rank right up there with the day after a wild holiday party. Everyone is averting eye contact, trying to get the lay of the land before they speak up or stand out. There are a million rumors about what might or might not have happened before lunch time even rolls around. New management is a tense and potentially tricky part of office life.

So we decided to reach out to some managers and career consultants to find out the best ways to thrive after your company undergoes a shake-up. More »

Woman Gives A Kidney For Her Boss, Then Gets Fired

Woman Gives A Kidney For Her Boss, Then Gets Fired

Talk about dedication to your job! Plenty of us put a lot of work into creating a positive and friendly relationship with our bosses, but I’m pretty sure that Debbie Stevens has us all beat. This Long Island resident recently gave up her kidney to help her boss move up on the transplant list. Then, shortly after her surgery, Stevens found herself dismissed from the company. Now, she’s suing for a Human Rights Violation in a story that seems as bizarre as any soap opera plot-line. More »

Co-Worker Conundrum: What To Do With A Dishonest Business Owner

Co-Worker Conundrum: What To Do With A Dishonest Business Owner

Trouble in the office? The Grindstone is here to help. Write in with your workplace drama and we’ll try to help you sort through the office politics and keep moving up the corporate ladder.

Two weeks ago, we responded to a reader write-in about handling a boss who lies. This manager asked her team to falsify records and has been caught being dishonest to her team members. We recommended that her employees document everything, support one another and report the problem to upper management or human resources.

One of our commenters had a new angle to add to the problem. Karen Eichman asked, “What, if anything, would you change about your advice if the liar were the business owner/upper management?” More »