Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

There?s a reason Alison Green has been called ?the Dear Abby of the work world.? Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don?t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does?and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You There?s a reason Alison Green has been called ?the Dear Abby of the work world.? Ten years as a workplace...

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Title:Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work
Author:Alison Green
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399181814
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work Reviews

  • Lindsay
    Jun 20, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

  • Bookworm
    May 24, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

    Ask a Manager is a practical, helpful guide for navigating sometimes tricky interactions with bosses, coworkers, employees, and interviewers. (Some examples: how to tell your boss your work load is too heavy, how to ask for feedback, when another co-worker takes credit for your idea/wo...

    You may have heard of the "Ask a Manager" blog, run by author Alison Green that answers questions of all sorts about jobs and job hunting. How do deal with someone who steals your work lunch? What if the thief is your BOSS? How do you navigate salary negotiations? What do you do when s...

  • elizabeth
    Jul 16, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

  • Lena
    May 26, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

    Ask a Manager is a practical, helpful guide for navigating sometimes tricky interactions with bosses, coworkers, employees, and interviewers. (Some examples: how to tell your boss your work load is too heavy, how to ask for feedback, when another co-worker takes credit for your idea/wo...

    You may have heard of the "Ask a Manager" blog, run by author Alison Green that answers questions of all sorts about jobs and job hunting. How do deal with someone who steals your work lunch? What if the thief is your BOSS? How do you navigate salary negotiations? What do you do when s...

    Whether you're a faithful "Ask a Manager" reader or you've never heard of Alison Green, this book is a must-have reference for anyone who spends time in the professional world. I can think of very few people who wouldn't find Alison's direct but diplomatic approach useful, even outside...

    I have been a long-time fan of Alison Green?s Ask A Manager blog, where she dishes out practical advice for workplace questions all week long. The letters she answers range from the mundane to the absolutely absurd and hard-to-believe. I am so excited about her new book, where she di...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a few years, and it's been really useful for various things -- for know which things are reasonable and what a healthy work environment looks like (something probably particularly helpful for grad students), and also frequently for amusement...

  • Kirsten
    Jun 09, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

  • Molly
    Apr 24, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

  • Katy
    Jul 10, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

  • MariLee
    May 14, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

    Ask a Manager is a practical, helpful guide for navigating sometimes tricky interactions with bosses, coworkers, employees, and interviewers. (Some examples: how to tell your boss your work load is too heavy, how to ask for feedback, when another co-worker takes credit for your idea/wo...

  • Gretchen
    Jun 30, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

  • Orla
    May 29, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

  • Kayla
    Apr 26, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

  • Amanda
    Jul 13, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

  • Elaine
    May 13, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

  • Margaret Sankey
    Jan 16, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

  • Lorilin
    Jun 10, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

  • Alex Can Read
    Apr 30, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

    Ask a Manager is a practical, helpful guide for navigating sometimes tricky interactions with bosses, coworkers, employees, and interviewers. (Some examples: how to tell your boss your work load is too heavy, how to ask for feedback, when another co-worker takes credit for your idea/wo...

    You may have heard of the "Ask a Manager" blog, run by author Alison Green that answers questions of all sorts about jobs and job hunting. How do deal with someone who steals your work lunch? What if the thief is your BOSS? How do you navigate salary negotiations? What do you do when s...

    Whether you're a faithful "Ask a Manager" reader or you've never heard of Alison Green, this book is a must-have reference for anyone who spends time in the professional world. I can think of very few people who wouldn't find Alison's direct but diplomatic approach useful, even outside...

    I have been a long-time fan of Alison Green?s Ask A Manager blog, where she dishes out practical advice for workplace questions all week long. The letters she answers range from the mundane to the absolutely absurd and hard-to-believe. I am so excited about her new book, where she di...

  • Nadiah Razali
    Jul 04, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

  • Carol
    Mar 24, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

  • Jessica
    May 08, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

  • Christopher Shawn
    May 03, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

  • erforscherin
    Jan 29, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

  • Tom Donaghey
    Apr 15, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

  • Meagan Houle
    Jun 15, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

    A concise and neatly-organized snapshot of the topics covered in her blog of the same title. The book is broken into chapters based on the work relationship involved: conversations with your boss, with your coworkers, with your employees, and with your interviewer. Each chapter starts ...

    Ask a Manager is a practical, helpful guide for navigating sometimes tricky interactions with bosses, coworkers, employees, and interviewers. (Some examples: how to tell your boss your work load is too heavy, how to ask for feedback, when another co-worker takes credit for your idea/wo...

    You may have heard of the "Ask a Manager" blog, run by author Alison Green that answers questions of all sorts about jobs and job hunting. How do deal with someone who steals your work lunch? What if the thief is your BOSS? How do you navigate salary negotiations? What do you do when s...

    Whether you're a faithful "Ask a Manager" reader or you've never heard of Alison Green, this book is a must-have reference for anyone who spends time in the professional world. I can think of very few people who wouldn't find Alison's direct but diplomatic approach useful, even outside...

  • Katy
    Jun 09, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...

    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...

    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...

    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...

    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conv...

    Alison Green's Ask a Manager blog is a daily must-read for me, so buying this book was a given. Whether you read it all at once, or piece by piece like I did, you'll be a wiser person by the time you hit the last page. It's all based around conversations you might need to have at...

    I've been a reader of the Ask a Manager blog for over a year now, so of course I had to get Alison's book when it came out, and I'm very glad I did. For anyone unaware, Ask a Manager is a work-focused advice column blog that is well-known for its bizarre, absurd, and often hilarious le...

  • Heather F
    Mar 23, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

  • Fran
    May 12, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

  • Colona Public Library
    Aug 07, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

  • Jai
    May 04, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...

    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...

    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...

    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...

  • Anne Morgan
    Apr 30, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...

    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...

    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...

    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...

    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...

  • A. Elizabeth West
    Mar 13, 2018

    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...

    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...

    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...

    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...

    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...

    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...

    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...

    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...