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Ask Your Boss: Is It Okay To Socialize A Lot With Co-Workers?

“Is it okay to socialize a lot with co-workers after work? What about during work hours?” Good questions! I, personally, am not a big fan of happy hours with co-workers for two reasons: When you share a drink or two, you relax, and you feel that you are more friends than co-workers. This attitude might be carried over into the work environment, and consequently may cause some trouble. Or misunderstanding. Or gossip. If I go out, I prefer to go out with my friends. When I am with my friends,…

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How to Deal With Office Assholes

Every office has assholes who spoil everything for everyone. They annoy us. They upset us. They drive everyone crazy. It takes a certain personality, a certain talent to do what the rest of us view as appalling, disrespectful or plain crazy, and get away with it. The good news is that we don’t have put up with these office assholes. The bad news is that it is not easy to confront them.

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