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My Supervisor is Pulling Back From Our Friendship

Published: November 27, 2016 | Last Updated: March 18, 2024 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading
My Supervisor is Pulling Back From Our Friendship

A readers asks: What do you do when a supervisor is pulling back from a friendship and suddenly turns chilly?

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You can’t always count on workplace friendships

Published: March 15, 2014 | Last Updated: March 15, 2014 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading

Workplace friendships often require boundaries.

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When a close friendship with a boss suddenly ends

Published: April 19, 2012 | Last Updated: April 19, 2012 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION  Hi Irene, I was recently dumped by one of my closest friends, whom I loved dearly. I am devastated, sad, hurt and disappointed. But I have an extra big problem: my ex-friend is my direct boss. I am an administrative assistant, her right hand person at work. We see each other on a daily […]

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Working with friends: A double-edged sword

Published: June 9, 2011 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Working with friends can be complicated but if you have a problem with a work colleague, try to stay calm and make the best of your job.

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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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Reader Q & A: Friends@Work

Published: November 27, 2008 | Last Updated: November 27, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: A friend and I are about to start different jobs at the same place of business. We’ll have different responsibilities and pay but will work on the same team so we will interact fairly often. This will not be a supervisory relationship but I’m anxious about it. I don’t want to risk […]

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