Hello! It's time for the monthly ritual where I answer short questions and give priority to the patrons who keep the lights on and the web-hamsters running. We've got twelve questions this week, I've written up the first batch and will post the rest later in the weekend. Topics: Passive-aggressive coworkers, celebrating a climb out … Continue reading Short Question & Answer Friday, July 26, 2019: Part 1 of 2
Dear Captain Awkward, When I was laid off from ~the first job I ever loved~ earlier this year, it caused me to put every aspect of my life under a microscope. I graduated from my small town university about two years ago, and this job was one of the most wonderful things to happen to … Continue reading #568: My fiance finds my anxiety and dream to live “anywhere but here” extremely inconvenient.
Dear Captain Awkward, Background: I'm losing my home to gentrification. I'm disabled and receive rent assistance from the housing authority. After what I'd planned as a fun day out (I've been severely agoraphobic lately and trying to force myself to get out more) became an unpleasant evening waiting for buses in the cold, damp, dark, … Continue reading Question 156: Maintaining boundaries when you have to ask for help.
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm 24 and preparing to finally move out of my parents' house for good (I know - a successful adult, I'm not). Unfortunately I don't have a job right now; I've got some money saved up from when I did have one, but not enough to be able to rent an apartment … Continue reading Reader question #70: Stability (maybe) vs. Love (maybe)
Hello Captain, For the past seven years I have worked in a fantastic office for a great company. I love my job, my coworkers are like family, and I have an excellent relationship with my boss and all of the management above me. The only bad thing, however, is that this company is located in … Continue reading Reader Question #18: I want to shake the dust of this godforsaken place from my feet, but I also want to keep my job. How do I tell my boss?