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Office Karma: I wonder when will she get hers?



Dear Office-Politics, I am really in desperate need of your advice. I subscribe to your site and read all of the incoming letters and all of the advice is great. I thought I could piece parts here and there but nothing is working. I work in a very small, ...

Stay Tuned: The Spider’s Revenge



Dear Office-Politics, I do not know how to play the game however I need to learn and learn fast otherwise I may be out of job and although this is not the worst thing that can happen in life, I also don’t have a fall back plan. I have two beautiful ...

Part II: VP caught in salary trap



Dear Office-Politics, Your site is great! I’m just entering the corporate world and had no idea there would be so much politics involved in working for a large corporation (45,000 employees roughly). I’ve been struggling with an issue for quite some time, and have had mixed responses when trying to seek ...

Part I: VP caught in salary trap



Dear Office Politics, Your site is great! I'm just entering the corporate world and had no idea there would be so much politics involved in working for a large corporation (45,000 employees roughly). I've been struggling with an issue for quite some time, and have had mixed responses when ...

Outranked: target of attacks and backstabbing



Dear Office-Politics, My latest job has proven very dramatic. The scenario: I recently joined a large software company in late august. I was hired by the GM, whom I met through a mutual acquaintance. Here's where it gets complex. Apparently, the former GM had left in march, and the period between April and ...

Should President get inside scoop on evil plot?



Dear Office-Politics, I am in a higher ed environment. We are growing leaps and bounds and even have a new President whom most of my colleagues and I hope will make for a less toxic work circumstance. The hierarchy is the same here as in most institutions. For my teams ...

Coworker pointing out flaws in our finished project



Dear Office-Politics, We just finished a large and difficult project. The final pieces weren't perfect, but I feel that they were impactful, and served their purpose. As in any project, there is room for improvement, which I'm sure we as a team will address. A coworker, who ...