Workplace

My boss makes sexual remarks in the office. They are not directed at me or any employee but he objectifies female bodies. Yesterday, he was talking about how hot one of our client’s is and it made me uncomfortable. I don’t know how to convey my feelings about this to him without hurting my job security. I am pretty sure, if I say something, he’ll fire me and I can’t afford to lose my job right now. What should I do? – Hate My Boss

Dear Hate, The days of accepting female sexual objectification at work or in society, in general, is long gone. Aside from certain world leaders (who shall remain unnamed) who believe they are above social diplomacy and the law, living in the 21st century and in Metro Vancouver, we know that bosses making sexual remarks at the office is unethical and…

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Workplace

My company let go of my co-worker. For the past three months I’ve done his work and mine. When it came time for my review and wage increase I only received cost of living and not a merit increase. I feel this is unfair given all the work I’ve been doing. My boss is always thanking me for my work but I’m worried he’s been taking the credit at the executive table. What do I do? – Unhappy with Salary

Dear Unhappy, When we work for a company and are good at what we do, it’s only natural for us to want to feel appreciated for our time, energy and commitment to our employer. Appreciation can be expressed mostly in two ways: either in terms of a raise and/or being acknowledged openly among peers for the value one brings to…

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Workplace

The receptionist isn’t kind to me at work. I work in the accounting department so I often need supplies or things shipped. Whenever I ask her for anything I get an eye roll and attitude even though I’m asking politely with a smile on my face. However, she’s nice to me whenever I don’t need anything from her. How do I deal with her negative attitude when it comes to work? – Ellen Degeneres, be my receptionist

Dear Ellen, You seem to be a conscientious person – kind and polite with everyone you meet and meticulous at your job. That’s wonderful if others you interact with also are as committed as you are. Not everyone, however, displays your values. The receptionist is a prime example of someone who is unprofessional; she only wishes to socialize at work…

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