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Sunday, April 30, 2006 - Page updated at 01:08 p.m.

Daneen Skube explores workplace issues from relationships on the job to finding a career and getting ahead. Her column appears every Sunday.
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Use finesse to manage a bossy co-worker

Q: One of my co-workers acts like he's the boss of the department. I've had it with his nitpicking, his interfering and the orders he gives...

Respect own boundaries and others will, too

Q: I handle many important accounts for my company. We have clear policies about what account managers do for clients, but I've always gone... (Sun, 4/23)

Office gossip can be helpful to your career

Q: I don't like gossip, but by ignoring it I often miss out on important information. Is there an effective way to talk to co-workers about... (Sun, 4/16)

Don't make promises that you can't keep

Q: I work in an extremely frenzied industry and just lost a promotion because my boss said I wasn't courteous enough. Specifically, he told me... (Sun, 4/09)

Situation might only feel hopeless

Q: I'm stuck in a job and can't see any way I'll ever do anything interesting. I hate interviewing for work, and I'm not sure there's anything... (Sun, 4/02)

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