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Part II: My coworker ignores me and it is very cruel



Dear Office-Politics, My company likes to move us around every 3 or 4 months. I was just moved after being comfortable somewhere else for 6 months, and was looking forward to a change until I realized the person beside me hates me for no known reason. She ignores me ...

The seasonal worker is disrespecting me



Dear Office-Politics, I work in a very small office: boss, secretary, maintenance man, two 'seasonals' and me. In theory, on paper, I am #2 in charge. You wouldn't believe it based on how others treat me/act, especially one of our seasonals. Her job is to ASSIST with ...

Am I too nice? Staff are yelling at me!



Dear Office-Politics, I work at a doctor's office... and I am one of the doctors so automatically this puts me in an authority position over the staff. There is another associate doctor and above the two of us is the owner (a doctor also). I have kept out of office ...

Surviving ‘wounding the king’ when the king is still around?



Dear Office-Politics, I recently read a response on your website about, "Wounding the King." I have done that myself. I addressed issues concerning the need to have 'employee diversity' at a school board meeting after being ignored by my immediate school principal and the director of personnel. The king in this case ...

Wounding the king



Dear Office-Politics, I am 23 years-old working as a customer care executive in a nine member team comprising of one junior manager (recently appointed), three team leaders, and five representatives. The manager that has been appointed is a sheer politician. Myself and one of my colleagues were the best performers. Both of ...

My new subordinate wants my job!



Dear Office-Politics, Two weeks ago I started in a new position with a new company. Beginning on my first day (yes, my first day!) one of my new subordinates began a series of troubling comments and actions including: 1) In our very first meeting he stated that the loss of the previous ...

Outrage at playing the game of office politics



Dear Office-Politics, I worked for a family business for over four years. I was praised for my work, given very good raises and much more responsibility over those years. Everything was great until another family member came into my department. Once that happened, my boss, a non-family member began delegating to ...