The Office

[caption id="attachment_7726" align="alignleft" width="225"] two young Indian women gossiping on white background[/caption] Dear DW, Every time I’m making great progress on a work project, one of my coworkers will stop by my desk to chat about the most trivial things. While I like my coworkers, how can...

[caption id="attachment_7519" align="alignleft" width="225"] Cropped portrait of an attractive young businesswoman working at her desk in the office[/caption] Dear DW, I am 30 but look younger. I work in a large firm and colleagues ask me how old I am, or assume I am an intern. Worse,...

Dear DW, My boss and some coworkers often use language in the workplace I find offensive. How do I best manage the situation without bringing about a backlash? Signed, I’m Really Not a Prude Dear Not a Prude, Coarse language in the workplace can be challenging to address. Someone may...

Dear DW, I’ve been asked by someone I supervised a few years ago for a reference. She did only an adequate job, but I like her and wish her the best. What should I say? Signed, Feeling Awkward Dear Feeling Awkward, You might consider talking with your former direct...

[caption id="attachment_6776" align="alignleft" width="300"] Person under crumpled pile of papers with hand holding a help sign[/caption] by Katherine Griffin Dear DW, One of my coworkers isn’t pulling his weight, and it’s really bugging me. How can I handle this without looking bad? Signed, Resentful Colleague Dear Resentful Colleague, Tricky situation! You’re right...

Dear DW, Do you have any tips for working with a younger boss? Signed, Confused Baby Boomer Dear Confused Baby Boomer, That’s a question lots of people are asking! It’s not just baby boomers working for Millennials—the older you get, the more likely it is that you’ll...

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