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The Best Motivational Tunes for Monday Mornings
Download these songs to your iPod and hit the repeat button. These five classic tunes should become as critical a Monday morning staple…
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How to Contact Past Job References
We rounded up five experts to answer: What's the best way to get back in touch with job references?
10 ways to spend your leap your bonus day.
How to Spend Your Tax Refund
We rounded up five experts to answer: What's the best way to spend my tax refund?
I'm Working 17 Hour Days — Help Me!
I oversee workers in India, London, and New York, so my first conference call starts every day at 7 a.m. and my last one ends by midnig…
I'm Single and Being Discriminated Against
What does the happily unmarried woman do when her boss won't invite her to dinner parties because they're couples-only? I feel like I'm…
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Can I Bring My Dog to Work?
I have a precious little teacup dog who doesn't bother anyone and can fit in my purse. Can I bring her to work with me?
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Pop-Culture Quiz
QUESTION: On Seinfeld, when George slept with the cleaning woman in the office, what present did he try to buy her silence with?
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Help! I Hate One of My CoWorkers
There's a colleague I simply cannot get along with, and we were just assigned to work on a project together. I asked my boss to reconsi…
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Irritable Boss Syndrome
My boss gets moody every time he finishes a phone call with his wife, then takes it out on our whole team, often yelling at us. Do we h…
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Should I Shop Around for New Jobs?
I've been getting calls lately from competitors about job openings. Should I take the meetings even if I'm not really interested?
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The Reluctant Sugar Mama
Sure, I enjoy cake in the afternoon, but do I have to pitch in for every coworker's birthday, even the people I'd never talk to outsid…
Downsize This
Dear Cubicle Coach: My consulting firm just oversaw the downsizing of a client, and the company--or what's left of it anyway - was so …
Spilling The (Personal) Beans
Although none of my colleagues knows it, I'm going through a divorce. I'm an emotional wreck at work, acting irritable and sobbing i…
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Salary Secrets and Lies
Dear Cubicle Coach: What's the best response when a recruiter asks in an interview how much money you make at your current job?
Next Up: Ropes Course
My team recently got a new director who has us do bonding and trust-building exercises, like telling revealing personal stories. I feel…
Generation Slacker
Dear Cubicle Coach: The younger staffers in my office feel entitled. They leave on time and get sullen when I ask them to go above and …