Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Violated?

Dear Dr. Mimi:
Is it wrong for my boss to go through my work email? I sometimes use it for personal stuff. I know she reviews it because she will mention something that she could only know checking my email.

Dear Violated:
Many organizations have you sign an agreement that your email can be reviewed. You can check with your human resources or systems office to see the conditions of such an agreement. In any case, I would strongly suggest that you keep your work email and your personal correspondence separate, especially since you know she is checking it.
—Dr. Mimi