Basically, your manager can’t discriminate against you on the basis of religion, but your company can’t discriminate against him, either — by, say, forbidding him to ever mention prayer.
Your priority is to swiftly pivot from whatever the perceived trouble (old or new) may be to making a strong case for your reliability and overall value.
As a general rule, do not give advice to people who have not asked for it. However ...
It may be tough at first, but assertiveness can become a habit.
If you are an engaged and dedicated team member, you’re much less likely to be the one thrown under the bus.
Instead of accepting vague assurances, ask for a written agreement with a clear deadline.
To work in an office is to spend a good chunk of your waking hours surrounded by people you never set out to spend time with.
Be ready to tell the story of what happens if you don’t get more resources.
He knows exactly how to create problems without violating any policies.
“I understand that ‘kids’ nowadays ... are addicted to their phones and feel comfortable in their setting — but this was ridiculous.”