To “Confront” or to “Converse” – That is the Question!

Dear Robin:

I have worked with “Blaire” for nearly six months since she arrived at my company where I’ve worked since 2005.  In that short time she has done several sneaky things to undermine me with my boss and co-workers.

Her efforts tend to be clumsy and fail but she has yet to be fired and I’m worried one of these days she may succeed in making me look bad.  Clearly she is angling for my job but she’s much younger and does not have the requisite experience.

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Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Dear Robin:

I have been a member of a group of about 20 female friends for over ten years. We bonded working for a really crappy employer, and while most of us have moved on, we still meet for drinks once per quarter to catch up and just act goofy for a night.  

About a year ago, one of the gals in the group who still works at the old company (“Debbie”) brought two new women she works with, and they have been at every get-together since.

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