Workplace Relationship Experience

Calling all cube dwellers! Make a comment win a resume makeover!

Share your opinion on the currentĀ topic of the week: non-romantic workplace relationships.

Do you get along with your boss socially? Your peers? Is it moving you forward at work? Backward?

Does it matter if the boss is male and the employee is female? What if the boss is female and the employee male?

One randomly selected comment will win a 45 minute coverletter makeover including cover letter software for no charge from Miss Mentor personally.

Workplace Relationships are tricky . . .

And I’m not even talking about romantic workplace relationships! An astute reader pointed out a problem with my advice to Anita regarding her male boss requesting one-on-one after work social time. (See Cubicle Etiquette – Your Boss the Perp)

His point gets at the crux of difficulties many women face in career advancement – the informal power structure. This is not something that can be done with brute force, you have to be INVITED to play. It can be the most unnerving aspect of career advancement and for many women the glass ceiling.

Come on, share your two cents onĀ workplace relationships.