updates: the hypochrondria, the no-sharers, and more

Here are four updates from people whose letters were answered here this year. 1. My employee has hypochondria and is annoying all his coworkers (first update is here) I have another (final) update for you. After I wrote in with my update, things did not get any better. My other employees refused to interact with Ronald unless…

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my company won’t let spouses attend the holiday party

A reader writes: Can a company require employees to attend the company holiday party without spouses? We start work at 8 a.m. and then will leave at noon to attend the holiday party. Can they really do say we can’t bring spouses? I answer this question — and four others — over at Inc. today,…

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updates: the maternity clothes, the nude snapchats, and more

Here are updates from four people who had their letters answered here this year. 1. My boss doesn’t like my maternity clothes My situation ended up taking a very unexpected turn. I took your advice and went to HR. The first person I spoke with was absolutely horrified about the situation. She asked to see the…

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update: my coworker won’t stop telling me that I smell

Remember the person whose coworker kept insisting that she smelled? I really wanted an update on this one, and here it is: So, this is actually hilarious. After posting to AAM, I decided to try one final de-smellification and see what happened. I found a relatively cheap unscented body wash, and, since the weather had…

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my company throws terrible holiday parties

A reader writes: I have been at my job for about 10 years now. When I first started working here, we had a holiday potluck at an outdoor terrace on campus with just our department. It was kind of fun, but some people complained about “the sappy trees” and “dirty chairs” so the next year,…

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