Tag: career

Left out of happy hour

Published: January 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Being left out of happy hour at the workplace can sting.

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When work and friendship are a volatile mix

Published: January 5, 2011 | Last Updated: November 25, 2013 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Work and friendship can sometimes turn out to be a bad mix.

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Working with an ex-friend: Should she stay or should she go?

Published: May 23, 2010 | Last Updated: May 24, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I started a job approximately a year ago and met a woman with whom I became friends immediately. She was fun to be with and an interesting person. The only drawback was that she seemed to constantly talk about people and write off friends the minute she felt they had done her […]

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A carpool friendship: Has it reached a dead end?

Published: April 28, 2010 | Last Updated: December 9, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Losing a job and a husband at once (whether or not she liked them) is tough for any woman.

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Friendship by the Book: Friday Nights

Published: January 3, 2009 | Last Updated: August 27, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

They were women, of different ages and stages of life, who formed an amazing but unlikely sisterhood. The diverse group—that numbered only six—included women who were single, married, divorced, and widowed; unemployed, working at home, working away from home, and retired; with and without children. They came together on Friday nights drawn to the pleasures […]

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Reader Q & A: Escape from a toxic mentor

Published: December 27, 2008 | Last Updated: December 27, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   Never thought I’d write but… years ago, when I started my current career, I was befriended by an older woman. She and I bonded and have become very, very close over the years. In the past few years, though, I’ve started to think of her as "toxic" – she’s very negative […]

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