Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Frustrated?

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have an employee who usually reports sick about two days per month, but she is a really good worker and manages to meet her goals. Should I fire her? —Frustrated Dear Frustrated: Once every 10 working days is a lot. But if she is as good as you say, keep her. […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Shocked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: My boss sent an email about me to our whole company stating they need someone to do my job. I want to respond to let him know I saw it. How can I do this without causing issues? —Shocked Dear Shocked: Before you let him know that you know, I would start […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Bothered?

Dear Dr. Mimi: One of my co-workers frequently shares her personal problems with me and other co-workers. A lot of her issues appear to arise from a distorted view of reality, and she is very negative. When we advise her to see certain problems from a different perspective, she gets defensive. Her daily woes often […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Do You Feel Overworked?

Dear Dr. Mimi: Lately, I have been working many extra hours to complete a project, and it has been affecting my home life. I have been coming home three to four hours late, causing my family to get upset, and I’ve been missing out on time with my kids. Frankly, I am exhausted. What should […]

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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. —Violated Dear Violated: Many organizations have you sign an agreement that your email can be […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Too Much Work

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am working from home, and the hours that I am working are crazy. Does working from home mean working longer hours? —Exhausted Dear Exhausted: Only if you’re doing it wrong! How much you work should relate to the job you have or the project you are working on, not if you […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Dirty Office Problem

Dear Dr. Mimi: Our office is a mess. I mean literally!!! I don’t remember the last time anyone cleaned, dusted or vacuumed. Stuff is piled everywhere. My fellow employees know it, but the owners, who work here as well, don’t seem to notice. What should we do? —Forever Filthy Dear Forever: It’s time to let […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Is Your Coworker Too Loud?

Dear Dr. Mimi: The new person in the cubicle next to me is loud. When she is on the phone, I can hear everything she is saying, and quite frankly, it is distracting. In fact, I find myself waiting to make a call until she is off the phone. We must work together and there […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Stifled

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work for a very small organization. I don’t want to quit, but have realized that there is nowhere to go or grow here. Yes, I may get a small annual raise, but that is about it. I am starting to feel stifled. Any suggestions? -Stuck Dear Stuck: Use this time to […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Unappreciated

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work hard. I do good work. My coworkers even let me know that they value what I do … and my boss never says a word. In fact, he rarely even thanks me. We don’t even get annual reviews. It is so frustrating. Is there anything that I can do? -Unrecognized […]

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