Be clear and direct about your expectations in order to build respect and get the outcome you are seeking.
The key is to differentiate your own outstanding work from that of an average performer.
Nothing about this situation is appropriate, except for your instinct to stay out of it.
Colleagues are reluctant to report him because he “needs the money.”
Focus on whether you’re being respected as a colleague, not as a pal.
How can you make work tolerable and save the friendship?
Instead of making anxious applicants wait for an email that will never come, they need to establish reasonable expectations.
Advice for a co-worker who does not enjoy breathing second-hand fumes.
Bottom line: Don’t let yourself be a stranger to the gang at the office.
Passive-aggressive hints are usually neither effective nor well-received.
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