Simon Gibson

Office Politics 101: We only hire internally

It is important to note there are genuine advantages to promoting from within.

Office Politics 101: I’m being evaluated by a new boss!

My new boss doesn’t understand my job and will be doing my annual evaluation shortly. I am apprehensive.

Office Politics 101: Moving on up?

Q: I’ve been offered a significant promotion with my company, but it will require I move to a town where I don’t know anybody.

Office Politics 101: A gift that warns

A salesperson who calls on our company has recently begun sending small gifts to my home.

Office Politics 101: A colleague just bought an expensive car!

always thought we made the same salary, but he obviously is making much more. I feel upset. Should I speak with our boss?

Office Politics 101: My boss is very disorganized!

Other managers have even blamed me for the late completion of projects. Your advice, please!

Office Politics 101: What’s in a name?

I’ve been given a nickname – and I don’t like it.

Office Politics 101: Neither a lender nor borrower be

A co-worker borrowed money and won’t pay it back. What should I do?

Office Politics 101: Retiring the frequent visits

Q: This may sound rather heartless, but a retired employee comes around quite often and interrupts us — and his visits can be annoying.

Office Politics 101: Bored at work, but nervous about leaving

Q: I’m bored at work! Every day is tedious and predictable. I sometimes think about making a career change, but then I get nervous. I’m a single mom in my early 40s. Do you have any advice for me?

Office Politics 101: Nice guy, but how to get him working?

Q: There’s a guy who works for me who is extremely likeable,…

Office Politics 101: Petrified of the Peter Principle

Q: I accepted a new position last month, which looked great on…