Coworkers owe me money because they’re bad at their jobs

Hi I’m not wrong, I’m preparing to ask for a large raise – one that would likely not be feasible across all the teapot manufacturers at a small department of a large company that has a culture of consistent pay by job title. I have a few examples of doing additional work because my coworkers…

My sexually active daughter wants to have sex!

Today’s letter is from Dear Prudence: Hypocrites: I have had a huge fight with my college-age daughter over her boyfriend coming to visit her at home this summer. She wants him to be able to stay in her room rather than with her brothers. Her dad and I are not comfortable about her having sex…

If you’re vague about chores, I’ll be vague about doing chores

A letter that is not wrong to Captain Awkward: Dear Captain, Every year I go on holiday in a cottage somewhere with the same group of 10 people. It’s lovely and a really important chance to catch up with old friends I don’t see enough. But every year I end up resenting the half of…

Daughter Remote Controlled by Mom Needs to Hack Mainframe

A letter that is not wrong, from Captain Awkward: “Dear Captain Awkward, I did not grow up in a house that did conflict- I joke (but not really) that I wish my parents had fought in front of their children. Because there was never an emphasis on healthy conflict, all conflict equals bad conflict. While…

I deserve this job!

Today’s letter comes from Ask a Manager: I have been going through a very rigorous interviewing process for a permanent job in a firm where I have been undergoing a two-month post-college training program/paid internship which is very prestigious and only very few trainees are offered the permanent job. It would be my first proper…

Text Messages Control Your Life and You Can Never Escape

A letter that is not wrong from Miss Manners: DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the appropriate action to take when one receives a text message that obviously was meant to go to someone else? I’ve always deleted them as soon as I realize they’re not for me, but I’ve been told recently I should be…

My Throuple Has A Brother and A Sister, Normal Right?

A letter from Dear Wendy: “I think my boyfriend and his sister are TOO close. His Instagram is covered with pictures of her (she’s in about 90% of the pictures he posts). He doesn’t even post pictures of the two of us despite that we’ve been together almost a year. When he gets good news…

How could 20 years of experience possibly compare to the piece of paper I got after 4 years of study!?

Today’s letter is from Ask a Manager: I work in the business/finance office for a large health care system that has hospitals in 5 different states. It is driving me insane that my regional director of finance does not have any sort of finance education. She started out as a call center rep and has…

No poor kids allowed!

Today’s letter is from Dear Prudence: Dear Prudence, I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets—mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what…

The Ultimate Betrayal!

Today’s letter comes from Dear Prudence: Stolen kitchen dreams: I’ve always loved cooking and design, so when I told my best friend about my dream stove, she must have known I really had a special place in my heart for it. Imagine my surprise when I found out SHE had bought my dream stove before…