My colleague is weird. When we’re both sitting at the reception and there’s not much going on, she just turns around and stares at me. It’s very disturbing. I don’t want to say anything about it because she gets very combative when criticized. I don’t know if there’s a psychological problem behind it either. What am I doing?
Are you working with Wednesday Addams?
This is just weird and would make anyone uncomfortable.
It’s not up to you to determine whether she has a mental health issue or not, so I would politely ask her why she’s staring at you.
And if the conversation isn’t productive and doesn’t change the dynamic, you have no choice but to tell the boss.
Your other option is to turn around and say, “Okay, the staring contest is ready. Let’s go!”
I told my employer that I wanted to quit my job. His response was that he accepted my resignation. I didn’t give up. How do I deal with it?
Well, technically you did. If you tell your employer that you want to resign from the company, or even threaten to resign if a condition is not met, your employer may accept this and consider it a resignation.
So just don’t say things like that! If you are not happy and want to leave, then keep it to yourself and look for another job.
Remember, we are all interchangeable – none of us are THAT important.
If you’re unhappy, explain why to your manager, but never talk about leaving.
Otherwise, someone may accept your offer.
I got drunk at a work lunch and revealed some personal things to a colleague that I now regret. I’m embarrassed. What should I do?
It depends on what you revealed – and I don’t want to know.
However, my advice is not to bring the topic up afterwards.
And next time you go out with your colleagues, don’t drink alcohol.
Work on erasing the memory of the earlier time and replacing it with a new perception of your completely professional personality, and in time people will forget the drunken version of you.
Gregory Giangrande has more than 25 years of experience as a human resources manager. Listen to Greg Wed at 9:35am iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: GoToGreg@NYPost.com. Consequences: GoToGreg.com and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande