Tag: short answers

our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year, my clients can’t make up their minds, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year I’m an executive assistant for a small nonprofit agency. I have access to people’s salary information and I’ve never really been concerned about the salaries and fairness before now. Occasionally we take on graduate […]

I tell employers I’m the best candidate for the job, I was ghosted after paying for my own interview travel, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I tell employers “I’m the ideal candidate for this role” I regularly include the following claim into my job applications: “My skills and experience in X mean that I am the ideal candidate for this role.” I have been criticized […]

meal trains for coworkers in crisis, I have more experience than my resume indicates, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Meal trains for coworkers in crisis I’ve appreciated your consistent message that gifts should flow downward, not up, which makes a lot of sense for holidays/birthdays/happy occasions. I’m curious about your thoughts on meal trains (or other forms of support) […]

boss is avoiding meetings about an important project, my employees didn’t contact me after my surgery, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My employees haven’t contacted me since I’ve been out for serious surgery I manage a team of five employees and recently needed neck surgery after a car accident three months ago. My manager and manager’s boss, plus my leadership team, […]