#549: I was promoted above my peers and now they are punishing me and #550: Do I need to tell my boss I’m looking around at other opportunities?
Dear Captain Awkward, I’m a relatively young professional and just got my first promotion (yay!). My question is about how I respond to/keep things upbeat and professional with my coworkers who are a little miffed they got passed over. Several of my coworkers and I all applied to be moved up; only I was promoted. […]
Hey Cap’n & Crew, Fairly straightforward question here. Sometimes my face can be a traitor…it turns bright red and gets really hot at any extreme emotion, particularly embarrassment. I am sure many people can relate! So here’s the question: What would you suggest for scripts for when someone (99.9% of the time it’s an older […]
Ahoy, Awkwardeers. I graduated university about two months ago, and right now I work at a tiny indepedent publishing house. Well, I say “work”; they cover my travel expenses and feed me lunch, but I’m not getting paid, which I didn’t care about when I started because I thought it would be interesting. Nominally, I […]
Dear Captain and Crew, I have a lighter question for you. What do you do when you are nearing the completion of your creative project, and it just feels weak? In my case, I have been working on my first novel on and off for just over a year. I am in the privileged position […]
Dear Captain Awkward: Do you have any snappy comebacks for when someone says “You only got into <insert institute of higher education here> because you’re a girl?” I got this a lot when I got into college, and then while in college, and now in grad school. Apparently all those lonely single dudes out there […]
Recently I was searching through old email (for my mom’s blueberry torte recipe, if you must know) and I came across a bunch of old Listserv posts I wrote for a group of professional women in Chicago. One of the members had a corporate background and was interviewing at a non-profit and wanted to know […]