Alison Green

personal finance

'Can I Ask My Boss if Layoffs Are Coming?'

It’s tough to go to work every day wondering if you’ll still have a job in a few months—but your managers might not have answers either.
Alison Green
5.20.20
personal finance

'My Boss Is WFH With Kids—And His Schedule's Wreaking Havoc on My Work'

You're going to have to be patient with colleagues who are WFH with young children during this pandemic.
Alison Green
5.7.20
personal finance

'How Do I Set Boundaries With My Boss During a Pandemic?'

It’s not reasonable to expect people to be on call 24/7 simply because they are stuck at home.
Alison Green
4.8.20
personal finance

'What's the Best Way to Handle Lunch With My Boss?'

It's actually not that complicated—even if you're unsure who should pay, or how to say thanks without sucking up.
Alison Green
3.5.20
personal finance

'How Do I Know When It’s OK to Leave Work for the Day?'

When you start a new job, the expectations for working hours, lunch breaks, after-hour emails, or taking vacations might not be obvious.
Alison Green
2.6.20
personal finance

'I Have Nothing to Do at My Internship'

It’s not a “good problem to have” when you're hoping to actually get your career started.
Alison Green
1.14.20
personal finance

'How Much Detail Should I Go Into When I'm Calling In Sick?'

If you’re dealing with a decent employer, you don't need to 'prove' you're sick enough—and that goes for mental health, too.
Alison Green
12.10.19
personal finance

‘I Want to Fit in at Work, but I’m Not a Big Drinker’

Socializing with coworkers is good for your career, but navigating office happy hours can be complicated.
Alison Green
11.13.19