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My boss makes the entire team slave away and shows no appreciation for the work done. I want to take a stand against this but my colleagues refuse to support me. I know what I’m doing is right, how do I get my colleagues to support me?
Bhargav Bhatia, Mumbai
Bhargav, going against your boss will reflect badly on your job. You may not be happy working there, but your boss will surely not approve of your revolt attitude. He can either fire you or make things worse. Your colleagues seem to be in need of their jobs and don’t want to face unfavourable consequences, that’s why they are not joining you. I would recommend thinking things through carefully and then deciding on the next step.
My colleague doesn’t miss an opportunity to pass comments or make jokes about me. I have taken this matter up with my team several times, but no one has done anything to stop it. How do I tackle this situation? Dimpi Modi, Ahmedabad Dimpi, your colleague has no business to bother you. If your team is not helping you out, I suggest you take this matter straight to your boss.
My sister-in-law is a pain. Every time I get a gift, either from my husband or even my parents, she insists on using it first and then passing it on to me. It may not seem like a big problem but it is not an occasional thing. I don’t know whether I should tell my husband about this or confront her directly. What would you advise? Gopi Bhalla, Amritsar
What your sister-in-law is doing is not nice at all. Be frank with her and explain that neither your husband nor your parents would be happy if they knew about it. Offer to share things with her later. If she still doesn’t get it, tell your husband what’s going on.
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