my coworker keeps pushing junk food on me

A reader writes: A few coworkers and I have been working really hard to support each other in adopting healthier eating habits. I am admittedly weak around tempting treats, so I don’t keep these things on hand at home or at work. Our company recently hired a very sweet woman who is acutely obese. She…

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hiring a candidate with controversial political views, my boss doesn’t like it when women curse, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Should we consider a candidate’s hot-button political views in hiring? We recently interviewed a candidate who previously held a position at an organization involved a hot-button issue. This candidate is also very involved in the issue through social media, even having created a public persona…

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it is okay to clip your nails at work?

A reader writes: Is it okay for folks to clip their nails in the office? In my last two cubicle-type jobs, there has been at least one person who clips their nails in the office on a regular basis. I think that practice is absolutely revolting (groom at home, people!), but other people I’ve vented…

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I google my coworkers — is that weird?

A reader writes: I was recently dialed into a large internal meeting. Due to a recent merger, this was my team’s first time interacting with some of the members of our sister company. In parallel, my manager (Luke), another coworker (Leia), and I were messaging in a private group IM. Luke asked Leia and me…

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how to write a resume that doesn’t suck

No offense, but your resume probably sucks, because most people’s resumes do. That’s not surprising, since it’s hard to be good at something you might only do a handful of times over the course of your life. But do not panic! At New York Magazine today, I walk through exactly how to make a resume…

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is it weird to start dressing like my boss?

A reader writes: Tl;dr – Is it weird to want to dress more like my boss (and do you think she’ll notice if I do?) Okay, basically I’m so lucky in my current job. I’m a quality manager at the lowest level of management in my organization, but I love my job, I love my…

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