Bully at Work Moody Boss Karma Office Gossip No Picnic Back stabber Plug your Ears Moody Boss

Archive for the ‘Rumors, Gossip and Buzz’ Category

Fear that new promotion sets me up as target



Dear Office-Politics, I am hoping you can offer some advice for my situation. I have been at my current job for a year. I previously worked in the same field using the same software. This was a big advantage for me since there was not much need for training. I am ...

I am in HR but the irony is, I am bad at dealing with people



Dear Office-Politics Veterans, I am in an HR-related role but the irony is, I am bad at dealing with people. Here's my situation... My colleagues have seen HR as an avenue to test waters for challenging the management's policies or practices. More often, i'm in a difficult role as i can't reveal ...

Apparently I am the most ‘hated’ person in my office…



Dear Office-Politics, I recently took over a job as the director of my department. I don't gossip, I am polite to everyone and I work very hard to meet deadlines. However my staff refuses to follow action plans and are extremely rude to me. I have just recently learned that I ...

Backstabbed by my best buddy…



Dear Office-Politics, I discovered your website last week when searching on search engines for insight into my situation at work and found the office politics website to be very informative. Hence, I am contacting you in the hopes of obtaining some valuable insight into my situation. I was hired by my company ...

Coworkers ask: What do you do all day?



Dear Office-Politics, "What do you do all day?" is what I hear from co-workers. I currently work for a company in which I am considered a top-performer by management. Recently, I have been receiving an unusual amount of back handed comments regarding me just "walking around all day doing nothing." Here is ...

Am I acting strangely due to menopause?



Dear Office-Politics, I am glad I found your website. I have been searching for answers how to fix a sensitive situation. A year ago, my company had a major reorganization. I got a new strong manager. He is very business oriented and direct to the point. The change took ...

I am bored, overqualified, underpaid…



Dear Office-Politics, I read this article Entry-level office aide is poisoning our office, with interest as I find myself somewhat 'on the other side'. While I am not being as disruptive as the girl described, her story and attitudes ring a slight bell. I too, would be looked down upon by ...