My Boss Used My Grandmother’s Death to Get Me Fired

When the offer came in, the job sounded like a dream. But it soon came to a sudden and bizarre end. To this day, all I know is my side of the story. I have no idea why my boss turned on me. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t learn anything. And in retrospect, I could’ve protected myself better.

A Realistic Answer to “How Do I Get My Boss to Like Me Even if I Don’t Like Him?”

The truth is, you're not going to always going to love your boss and your boss is not always going to get along with you. Luckily, your relationship with them doesn't need to make your work environment any less enjoyable. Here's a realistic way to impress your boss if this is the case.

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 Types of Terrible Bosses Who Think They’re Doing a Good Job

Your manager might be a terrible boss, but you don't have to let that ruin your week. What you need is to pinpoint the actual problem and then get to work on resolving it so that every day isn't stressful for you.

10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Job Interview to Avoid (Another) Toxic Boss

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re finally getting out of an unhealthy work environment. Good for you! That said, you certainly don’t want to make the same mistake again and end up working under someone who’s just as bad (or worse) than your last manager.

This Is How You Deal With an Emotionally Abusive Boss (When You Can’t Quit)

For all of our sakes, I wish emotionally abusive bosses didn’t exist. But I also know that’s a big wish. So, this article isn’t going to tell you to you that the best move is to just quit. I’m writing this for the people who can’t leave right now and need help coping.

What You Should (and Shouldn’t!) Say When Your Boss Has Unreasonable Expectations

Your boss is known for his totally unreasonable expectations. Rather than continuing to shoulder the burden, you know you need to speak up. But, how can you push back in a way that's still polite and professional? Here's exactly what you should (and shouldn't!) say in four common situations.

The Trick to Working With a First-Time Manager (Who’s Struggling)

Working with other people will always be a challenging part of your job. But what’s even more challenging than learning how to work with others is learning how to manage up. If you're dealing with a first-time manager, here's the secret to making both your lives easier.

The Email You Need to Send Your Boss if She Doesn’t Respect Your Time Off

Does your boss keep getting in touch—even when you're out of the office and on vacation? Here's how to stop her in a polite and professional way.

3 Bad Boss Personalities—and How to Deal With Them

Does your boss try to take all the credit, steer you in the wrong direction, or say no to all of your ideas? You might be dealing with a bad boss.