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Alison Green



Alison Green is an American work advice blogger, author, consultant, and podcast host. Her columns have regularly appeared in New York Magazine, Slate, and VICE, and she is a regular contributor to the BBC World Service and Marketplace Morning Report. Her advice covers the full range of interpersonal workplace experiences, from both the employee and employer perspective.

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Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say.

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At What Point Is It OK to Quit a Job I Hate?

Leaving your job when the economy is in the toilet isn’t the safest choice—but there are other things to take into consideration.

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You Don’t Owe Your Company Undying Loyalty

Let’s be clear about the nature of the employer-employee relationship.

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How Can I Respectfully Disagree with My Boss?

The most important thing to know is that the conversation doesn’t have to be—and shouldn’t be—adversarial.

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Should I Disclose My Depression to My Employer?

As a general rule, I’d only disclose a mental-health condition (or any health condition, for that matter) at work when you need to ask for a specific accommodation connected with it.

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Why Fantasizing About Rage-Quitting Is So Universal

From blatant sabotage to bowing out in a blaze of glory, these resignation fantasies will make you feel less alone.

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Work Is Weird. Alison Green of Ask a Manager Can Help.

Humans are odd in so many different ways, and no place brings that out more than the office. Here’s how to deal with the routine strangeness of desk jobs.

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How to Help a Struggling New Manager

Here’s a roundup of answers to five questions from readers.

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Asking for a Raise Is Easier than You Think

You don’t need to put together an elaborate presentation, full of persuasive evidence and metrics and PowerPoint slides.

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How to Fire a Difficult, Long-Time Employee

Inc.com columnist Alison Green answers questions about workplace and management issues—everything from how to deal with a micromanaging boss to how to talk to someone on your team about body odor.

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