I’m VERY excited about today’s giveaway! I love Ask a Manager and read it nearly every day. Alison, the titular manager, has a new book coming out on Tuesday, and we have five copies to give away! Let’s read the back copy:
From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York magazine’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice!
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. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when:
• coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it
• you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all”
• you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all
• you catch a colleague in a lie
• your boss seems unhappy with your work
• your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal
• you got drunk at the holiday party
Sounds juicy! I love advice books.
THE TASK: I’ll be picking the winners at random, but to keep it fun, please comment and tell us about your WORST COWORKER.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, May 1st. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Open to US residents only. GFY uses affiliate links when appropriate — like the one to Amazon in this post — which means we earn a little money when you click through and/or buy stuff. Thank you!)