Archive for the ‘Dear Dr. Mimi’ Category

Dear Dr. Mimi: Mundane Mondays

Dear Dr. Mimi: Recently, I have been losing motivation for my job. I do the same tasks over and over, which makes the work seem mundane and pointless. I have seen my performance slow down as a result, and I am not sure what to do! How can I get excited about a job that […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Daily Distractions

Dear Dr. Mimi: I’m having a hard time focusing at work, as the co-worker who sits across from me is very noisy. He talks in a loud voice and bangs things around! I don’t want to be rude and confront him, but I’m having a hard time getting things done, and I can see my […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: I Feel Stuck

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have been working at my current position for several years and feel as if I am being passed by for promotions. I don’t want to be rude, but how can I make it clear to my employer than I am interested in moving forward with the company? —Stuck Dear Stuck: The […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Confidence

Dear Dr. Mimi: Today, I began a new role at my workplace, and I have found that my lack of experience in the role has left me lacking confidence as well. I am afraid my lack of confidence will be noticed by my employer and co-workers. What can I do to gain confidence without the […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Political Peace of Mind

Dear Dr. Mimi: I have become frustrated at work, as my colleagues spend much of the time arguing and talking about politics and other issues that are not at all work-related. It frustrates me, and takes me away from my focus and productivity, but I don’t know how to ask them to stop! I also […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Say No to Negativity

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am currently working in a group with a co-worker who, despite my best effort, is negative about everything! She seems unhappy with her position, and I’m starting to wonder if she is unhappy with my work as well! What can I do to address this problem? —No Negativity Dear No Negativity: […]

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2-4-6-8 Show That You Appreciate!

Appreciation goes a long way in motivating, building relationships, and encouraging positive morale. Here are just a few ways you can show coworkers and employees you appreciate them! Say thank you. Something as simple as a thank you can make all the difference in turning around someone’s day or helping ensure their hard work has […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi

Dear Dr. Mimi: I am thinking of taking a position with a competitor similar to my current job. I signed a yearlong noncompete agreement when I started with my current employer. I am working primarily on commission. How enforceable is the agreement? I would really like to bring my contacts with me. —Tempted Dear Tempted: […]

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Dear Dr.Mimi

Dear Dr.Mimi: I recently started a new job, but have found that despite being more than qualified (and perhapsmore qualified than most of them), my co-workers seem to look down on me because I am much younger than many of them. How can I help them to understand that I am qualified and ready to […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Eavesdropping

Dear Dr. Mimi: My department is relatively small, and I can see my manager’s office. Our company has had several rounds of budget cuts and layoffs. Last week, I saw a co-worker meet with the manager and leave looking unhappy. I haven’t asked about the conversation, but now I feel like I should be worried […]

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