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Dear CV – I need to get out of this meeting

Dear CV, One of my coworkers who runs a project has weekly status meetings that probably 10 of us are invited to attend. When I say invited, I really mean have to attend – it’s a pretty high profile project. … Continue reading

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Dear CV – How do I deal with a know-it-all?

Dear CV, Noticed in last week’s TPS report that you mentioned a coworker who was told she has no idea how to do her job. Can you expand upon that for us? What kind of response do you suggest when … Continue reading

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The Weekly TPS Report – March 23

Hi all, hope you’ve had a good week. Mine? Best described as chaotic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been bad.  So, what have I observed during the week? Getting news that I needed to reset my strategy thankfully … Continue reading

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Dear CV – Risque dress and copy machine woes

Today, what with baseball season getting ready to swing into full gear soon, I proudly present you with a Dear CV Double Header. ***** Dear CV, I’m in another dilemma! A colleague an I are traveling today. We are meting … Continue reading

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Dear CV – How do I stop multimodal coworker stalking?

Dear CV, How do you juggle IM, email calls and a visit on foot ALL from the same colleague? HELP! @30sGirlProbs

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Dear CV – Help, I’m trapped in a conversation and I can’t get out!

Dear CV, So I was being polite as I approached a coworker this morning. I figured 15 seconds to say ‘hows it going’ ‘fine, you?” “fine.” was worth some coworker good will. 5 minutes later and a really uncomfortable discussion … Continue reading

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The Weekly TPS Report – Feb 17

A long week in the cube and a Valentines day to boot. If I don’t learn anything this week I’ll likely be out of work and/or single come this time next year. Apparently, to some of my coworkers, legal agreements … Continue reading

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Dear CV – My company thinks it’s innovative, but it’s not

Dear CV, I work for a company that thinks it’s super innovative and fresh. It’s not. The powers that be seem to think a sound strategy is simply doing more of what worked 20 years ago. Any brilliant ideas on … Continue reading

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Dear CV – How do I get CW’s to use indoor voices?

Today’s Dear CV comes to us from the Twitterverse… Dear CV, Saw Dear CV feature on CubicleViews blog. Any advice on getting CWs to use inside voices – when INSIDE the cubescape? @CausalComments

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Dear CV – How many ways are there to do a report?

Dear CV, My boss keeps asking me to produce reports for him.  That’s normal, but they seem to be relatively random.  The topic pops into his head and he throws it over to me – “Hey Amy, would you be … Continue reading

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