Posts

  • Joining a new company when working remotely (11/8/2021) Q:  I started a job in September.  I am working primarily remotely but it feels like my learning curve is steep.  I don’t feel like I know my team members or how to handle some of the most basic tasks, … Continued
  • Dress while on video calls (10/4/2021) Q:  Our company is continuing to work remotely through 2021, at least.  I work in a technology services company and manage a small team.  We seem to have a group of employees who think it is ok to wear t-shirts … Continued
  • A kid and a bagel (9/13/2021) Q: I have a small consulting business.  Most of us work remotely, from a home office.  Some of us have home offices which are reasonable, private and professional.  One woman uses a spare bedroom and there is a simple painting … Continued
  • Post Zoom termination, reader asks some reasonable questions (9/6/2021) Q:  I was recently terminated and am unclear of the reason.  When I asked why during my very abrupt Zoom termination meeting, I was told “we think it is best to part ways.”  What does that mean?  Am I eligible … Continued
  • Offer rescinded, now what? (8/30/2021) Q: I am in between jobs.  I left my last job in May and accepted a job starting in June.  The company rescinded the offer because of “changing business conditions.”  Now I am without a job.  I am looking for … Continued
  • PFML – can non-Massachusetts residents apply? (8/2/2021) Q:  I own a company in Massachusetts.  We are on the Rhode Island border, so many of our employees live in RI but work in MA.  No one has been able to give me a straight answer.  Are these RI … Continued
  • Onboarding a remote employee (7/19/2021) Q: I am starting a role in August.  The company is working completely remotely and there are no plans for them to renew their office space lease.  I am nervous about joining a new role 100% remotely.  What should I … Continued
  • Is my co-worker vaccinated? (5/31/2021) Q: I work in a suburban office park in Massachusetts.  We adopted the open office style years ago.  Some have private offices, but most of us do not.  During the month of May, we were told by our CEO that … Continued
  • COVID anxiety and returning to the office (5/24/2021) Q: My employer is asking us to return to the office full-time on July 1.  I am super anxious about returning to an office.  I don’t know who is vaccinated and who is not.  I want my employer to tell … Continued
  • Vaccination cards, incentives and separate spaces (5/17/2021) Q:      Hi – I am the office manager for a small company right outside of Boston.  Most of our employees are working remotely.  We are looking to ask employees to return to work over the summer. Most have been vaccinated (we … Continued