My Boss Owes Me Money!

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Dear Cubicle Coach:

I lent my boss $80 in cash for a last-minute gift. A week later, she hasn't repaid me. I make one-fifth her salary, but I don't want to nag her.

Dear Strapped for Cash:

Chances are it just slipped her mind (bosses often live in a world of their own, starring themselves, directed by themselves, produced by themselves). How about, "This is embarrassing, but my cable bill is due and I'm a little strapped this month, but that $80 I lent you for Dana's waffle iron would just about cover it. When you get a chance."

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