Here’s How to Address a Not-So-Self-Aware Co-worker

Whatever their bad habits, certain annoying co-workers aren’t all that self-aware. So how can you ensure your feedback is received positively by a not-so-self-aware colleague and leads to some changes in their behavior? Here are a few rules to follow.

The Corporate Jargon Decoder That’s Just a Little Too Real

The first few months of a job can be tricky. So when Todd from accounting tells you he’s going to “run something up the flagpole,” you don’t have the time or mental capacity to figure out what he’s saying. Fear not: The Corporate Jargon Decoder will demystify the meaning behind the mumble-jumble.

3 Phrases That Make Calling Out Your Lazy Co-worker a Little Easier

You always make sure to pull your own weight on your team, which means you're all the more frustrated by that lazy co-worker who just skates by without chipping in. Use these phrases to give that person a gentle nudge to get stuff done—without overstepping or being a tattletale.

6 Pretty Clear Signs You’re Being Taken Advantage of at Work

One hard truth about being successful is this: You have to go above and beyond. However, I’m also aware that a hard work ethic puts you in a difficult position—becoming a doormat. Here's how to figure out if you're being taken advantage of at work (and what to do about it).

5 Phrases You Need to Banish if You Want to Leave Work on Time

We have a problem with how we talk about time. We like to think our requests are easy, but because we never get specific on how much time we need, everything ends up taking longer than expected. So, if you want to start leaving work on time, you need to stop letting people say these five things.

Andy Richter Agrees: Leaving Dirty Dishes in the Work Sink Is Rude

“It is astonishing to me that people I work with leave dirty dishes in the office kitchen sink for interns to do. Astonishing,” the writer and actor tweeted. “And by the way, WE HAVE A DISHWASHER.” What can you do when your co-workers are as stuck in their rude habits as the schmutz on that bowl?

Here’s What Happened When I Stood Up to My Office Bully

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying is actually four times more common than sexual harassment in the workplace. When I experienced workplace bullying, I was starting a new job—one that required me to work directly with this colleague. Here's my story.

4 Phrases to Shut Down Unsolicited Advice From Your Co-workers

Sometimes we want advice from our colleagues. Other times, we desperately want them to stop talking, leave us alone, and trust us to handle things on our own. Yelling at them to shut up probably won’t do you any favors, nor will ignoring the situation. Instead, try these four phrases on for size.

3 Things You Need to Remember When Your Co-workers Are Driving You Insane

We all have to deal with annoying co-workers from time to time. But, rather than getting bent out of shape, why not remind yourself of the positive things about them? Here are three important reminders to lift your spirits in those moments when you're extra frustrated with your colleagues.

This RBG Quote Proves You Can Be Friendly With Co-workers You Disagree With

The Notorious RBG reminds you that no matter how vehemently you disagree with your co-workers, you can still be friends—or at least friendly—and maintain a harmonious and respectful work environment. If the Supreme Court justices debating historic cases can do it, you can too.