For those who are active in the workforce, many unique challenges can arise, from navigating relationships with clients, coworkers, and managers to finding your motivation to stay productive; from evaluating when to quit or look for a new role to establishing a healthy work-life balance. Whatever color your collar and however short or long your resumé, balancing external expectations and responsibilities with the reality of living as your whole self will undoubtedly provide some situations that would benefit from the guidance of those who have been there before.
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.
It’s hard to articulate what a remote worker does when they’re sick. You’re not really “staying home” when you already usually work from home, and if work is right there, you have to stop scratching the itch that says It’s just one email. It won’t take long.