Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Isolated

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately I have been feeling very isolated from everybody at work. It seems like they each have their own groups, and I am not a part of them. What steps would you suggest I take to feel more included? —Isolated Dear Isolated: My advice to you is to be accessible and proactive. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Intimidation

Dear Dr Mimi: My regional manager is very intimidating. He is constantly picking on me and yelling at me. When I am in the office, I feel uncomfortable around him. How do I address this issue without being terminated? It almost feels like he wants to get into a fight. I don’t! —Intimidated Dear Intimidated: […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi: I Miss My Boss

My associates and I have a list of procedures that we have always followed, but our new manager has been pushing his new methods on us. We loved our old boss; we all worked well together and developed a close relationship with her, and the way we accomplished our tasks before has worked perfectly fine. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Not Funny!

It has been two months since I started a new job. I am having a hard time adjusting to the workplace culture, and some of the jokes and language that my associates use make me feel really uncomfortable. How do I go about addressing my misgivings without being ostracized? —The New Guy Dear Mr. New […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: People-Pleaser

Dear Dr. Mimi: We have some potential big opportunities at work, and as the manager, I wanted to be inclusive so I asked for ideas from everyone. The problem is that some of their proposals clash with each other. Furthermore, we have a deadline, and some associates are taking too long to submit their ideas. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: The Grinch

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my supervisors is flirting and developing a relationship with one of my co-workers, and their behaviors are getting less and less professional. I don’t want to be a Grinch, but company policy strictly prohibits intimate relations in the workplace. The supervisor is in a higher position than my co-worker, and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Creativity Block

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Stumped

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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