Confrontation v. Conversation

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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Pageant Queen Wants a Pageant Princess

Dear Robin:

I live in Atlanta with my “Southern Belle” wife and 4-year-old daughter.

My wife recently told me she wants our daughter to participate in beauty pageants as she did when she was young and I am very against it. She and her mother are pressuring me and my daughter is asking me why I won’t let her.

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