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Is all fair in friendship and employment?

Published: September 8, 2011 | Last Updated: September 8, 2011 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling betrayed by a friend who goes after the same job as you   QUESTION Hi Irene, I told a friend of 32 years (a woman who I am currently starting to date) about a job that I interviewed for and she tells me that she wants to go for the job because it sounded […]

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Great Friendship Stories: The Doria-Dentes from Brooklyn

Published: May 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Margaret Doria and Anita Dente have taught at the same two Catholic high schools in Brooklyn, at the same time, for 45 years. At first blush, they seem like the proverbial "odd couple"—an Oscar and Felix with different styles and views of the world. A collegial relationship at first developed into an extraordinary friendship. Fast […]

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Work spouses: An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline Olds

Published: December 16, 2010 | Last Updated: December 17, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

With more women entering the workplace, it’s not surprising that many develop extraordinarily close ties with colleagues, both male and female. To learn more about these relationships, I spoke to psychiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Olds. Irene: What is a work spouse? Dr. Olds: A work spouse a person at work with whom you have a special […]

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Friendship by the Book: Finding “unexpected angels” in the workplace

Published: June 1, 2010 | Last Updated: February 17, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I was delighted to interview HuffPo blogger and fellow author Marcia Reynolds, PsyD to discuss her new book and the topic of female friendships in the workplace. Marcia is the author of Wander Women: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Berrett-Koehler, 2010). Her doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on […]

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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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Friends at Work: Turns into a Workplace Nightmare

Published: January 20, 2010 | Last Updated: March 31, 2022 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

They were friends at work and now she is reporting the friendship to HR; a man asks what he did wrong and how to move forward.

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