Ask Sophaya: Help Me Deal With My Angry Boss
Dear Sophaya, I have a supervisor who gets angry. Like really angry. Yes, we work in a higher-stress environment, so I get that he has a lot to worry about and deal with, but when he gets upset, it’s scary, and it makes it difficult for me to work with him in an effective way.… Read more »
Ask Sophaya: How Do I Deal With Time Off Requests?
Dear Sophaya, It’s the holiday season and my entire company is in a jolly mood. Which is great, except for the fact that it also means that all of my employees are hoping to take time off of work. I’m not new to this management thing–I’ve managed in-house employees in the past–so I know how… Read more »
Ask Sophaya: How Can I Be An Efficient Remote Team Manager?
Dear Sophaya, I was recently promoted to my first management position, and I’m really excited. My company put me through a management training program, so I feel really confident stepping into this role, except for one huge issue: Half of my team works remotely–and nothing in my training prepared me to lead remote employees. One… Read more »
Ask Sophaya: Why Do I Feel So Lonely
Dear Sophaya, I love my job. I’ve been working remotely for a great company for about a year and a half. The pay is great. Management is so supportive. And I really do like my peers too. There are only two of us who work remotely. The rest of the team sits together in a… Read more »
Ask Sophaya: How Can I Use My Network to Find a Remote Job?
Dear Sophaya,I’ve always commuted for work. I’ve spent the past five years at a great company, but the drive back and forth to the office is an hour and a half each way. That’s three hours of my day in traffic! I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been reading your blog and I’m really interested… Read more »
Ask Sophaya: My Coworker Is An Underperformer
Dear Sophaya, I’m a remote worker and the people on my team all hold different positions that compliment each other, but we all have our own roles and jobs to complete. Here’s my problem: some of my coworkers are, shall we say, underperformers, and I am a perfectionist. I don’t even mind that a few… Read more »