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Ask Liz: Colleague Conflict

Ask Liz: Colleague Conflict

Dear Liz, our line manager recently told us we have a new colleague joining soon, who will be working alongside me. After finding out the name of the new starter, I realise it is somebody I clashed with at an old place of work, which is one of the reasons why I chose to leave. I don’t want to make anything uncomfortable within the office when they start, but I know they will remember our history. How do I approach building a new relationship when the old one is so damaged? Read more

Ask Liz: Socialising Dilemma

Ask Liz: Socialising Dilemma

I recently joined a young and dynamic agency where there is a large emphasis on after work drinks. Although I have attended a few of these, they are becoming so regular that I feel pressured into attending in order to build and maintain relationships. I have other commitments in my personal life and am finding it hard to balance the two, along with late nights. I’m also worried this will soon affect my energy levels at work, what can I do? Read more

Ask Liz: How do I negotiate Christmas leave?

Ask Liz: How do I negotiate Christmas leave?

My manager is making me feel bad about asking for time off between Christmas and New Year. I have plenty of holiday days left and the office is always quiet during this time. I have even offered to work from home one of the days and keep an eye on my emails. They have given no real reason why I can’t have the time off so how can I put my case forward? Read more

Ask Liz: how do I handle the office gossip?

Ask Liz: how do I handle the office gossip?

Dear Liz, a colleague in my team has started to get a bad reputation for spreading rumours and being a gossip. She comes across as friendly and open, but people would confide in her only to find their business spread around the office. It has caused damage to relationships and the team’s morale. Is there a way I can tactfully approach her about this, without being confrontational and offensive? Read more

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