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1. My coworker is trying to manage me so she’ll come promoted

At my workplace, like at countless workplaces, in order to be promoted one needs to demonstrate that they are already do the work of the level they wish to be promoted to. A collaborator with the same job title and elevation as me has recently built it known that she would like to be promoted. Without alert from her or from our manager, she emailed me an invite for a repeat monthly assemble for us to “discuss” my action points for the year and for her to” make sure I are in favour of you in any way that I can.”

Am I right in theory this is patronizing and reprehensible? I don’t have the kind of working relationship with her which is something we naturally talk about work duties, much less discuss individual performance aims. Is there a nature I can get out of being her stepping stone to a advertisement?

Yes, this is patronizing and reprehensible — and very much an overstep.

I don’t much agree with the “you need to already being doing the higher level work before we promote you” philosophy, but you’re right that it’s a common practice. But it unquestionably doesn’t work when you don’t have housing authority or standing to take on that higher level work, as is the case with your coworker. She can’t precisely decide to “manage” you on her own, just like she also can’t decide to write company checks or fire the receptionist without being given the authority to do it.

I’d respond this channel to her assemble request: “I’ve previously came this covered with( director) so am slumping this invitation.” And if she pushes beyond that, say, “I’m confounded. Jane is my manager. Why are you asking for this ?”

And if you have a good manager who won’t mishandle it, you might also utter her a heads-up about what’s happening, so your coworker doesn’t report that you’re welcoming her cure or anything like that.

2. Can I report my husband’s coworker to their HR department?

My husband was friends with a coworker who became obsessed with him. While we were separated, she evidenced up unannounced where he was living because she needed “water” while out on a stream, concluded several social media posts insinuating they were in a relationship, told people the point was dating, made a Pinterest board labeled with his( peculiar) appoint with rods about love and lovers and such, and other alarming occurrences. He has to work with this person on several activities and detests conflict so he wanted to time ignore everything so as not to cause troubles at work.

When I queried her about her demeanor, she made false claims that he had picked her up from international airports and they discussed my concerns, then exerted sexual implications to suggest they had sex countless occasions. She likewise “ve been told” that I needed to “move on” and “let him live his life” even though we are together. She seems unbalanced and brazen. Can I anonymously report her for behaviour that is stalking/ hassle to their HR department? My husband would not want that, but when he once requested her “what the hell? ” she claimed that she had to rush off to a session and has never apologized.

No, you cannot report someone to HR at a company you don’t work with. It would be wildly out of line, and it wouldn’t get you the outcome you want regardless. An anonymous report from a non-employee isn’t likely to be taken seriously, but to the extent they act on it at all, the first thing they’ll do is to talk to your husband.

Your husband is the only one who has standing to address this — and you obviously don’t have standing to supersede his decisions about how to best manage his own work life. You can talk to him about he’ll handle it, but it’s his to deal with( both at work and with this woman instantly ), not yours.( I’m assuming you’ve considered the possibility that the coworker isn’t actually lying, but if not … you are required to .)

3. Can I query someone to stop tagging me on LinkedIn?

Almost a year ago, I interviewed person for a position and eventually decided to hire someone else. I tell this person know, kindly, and figured that would be that. However, she’s been labelling me and others in these weird public LinkedIn announces about her skillset and know-hows ever since. Is there an acceptable behavior of inviting her to stop including me?

LinkedIn does let you turn off the feature that makes parties tag you, but you can only do it site-wide , not for one person, and you may not want that. You could try blocking her on the programme; I haven’t been able to find anything demonstrating whether that’ll stop her from tagging you or not, but you could give it a try.

But you can also just ask her to stop. I’d say it this acces: “Jane, I enjoyed meeting you last year, but could I ask you to stop tagging me in your uprights on LinkedIn? I get a notification every time, and it’s a lot in my already populace in-box. Thanks for understanding.”

4. Does everyone get fired at some stage in their profession?

I’m a long-time reader, in my 30 s, great errand , no controversies at work. But the more I read AAM, the more I think about something I was told when I was younger. My mother’s twin sister had just been let go from a racket and told me, “Everyone get fired at least formerly in their life.” This hasn’t happened to me, but I’m wondering if you agree?

Nope. Batch of beings have never been fired. But what is true is that being fuelled is very common, lots of successful people have been fired at some place in their professions, and it doesn’t indicate that you’re a outage or that you’ll be labelled by it forever. I suspect that was more of what she was getting at — and, having merely been fired herself, it might have been a bit of a self-pep-talk too, or even an attempt to put it in framework for you.

5. My former employer says I discontinue, but they certainly laid me off

Earlier this year, I went through the employ process at a brand-new bos, which included a background check. As part of that background check, my onetime supervisors were contacted and my rationale for leaving was verified against my work — standard nonsense. I’ve gone through a similar check before, as recently as two years prior, without issue. This time, though, was different.

A couple of daytimes into the check, a squad representative from my future employer called to tell me they had gotten ahold of Past Employer X and their records show I quit on Y time in 2017. But I didn’t quit; I was asked to leave and was given a payout upon leaving. My position was eliminated as a result of a uniting that been instrumental in a full house cleansing of management six months post-merger.

I excused and all started smoothly. I have now been with Current Employer for practically 90 epoches. I wonder, though, if having the “quit” vs.” arrange eliminated” moniker on my record at Past Employer X may cause issues in the future. If it is going to cause issues, do I need to simply start saying that I discontinue? It feels disingenuous.

Don’t start saying you quit when that’s not true! Get in touch with the past employer and ask them to correct their records. This could be as simple as someone making one wrong keystroke when your divergence was recorded, and it might be something you can get secured with a single phone call.

If for some reason you’re not able to get it tied, you can proactively explain the situation to reference checkers in the future( and I’d hold on to your separation paperwork for that reason ): “I was laid down by as part of a mass layout after a merger. I “ve learned” a past background check that for some reason their records say I renounced, but I’d be happy to show you the layoff paperwork if you need it.”

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my coworker is trying to manage me so she’ll come promoted, reporting my husband’s coworker, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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