Christine Tardio

Christine Tardio
How Can I Get the Raise I Was Promised?

How Can I Get the Raise I Was Promised?

I took on significant responsibility and began to manage a small team last year. While I did receive a title change, I was told that I'd be getting a raise at the beginning of the year. The beginning…

I Always Have to Plan the Office Parties

I Always Have to Plan the Office Parties

Whenever we have office parties — like birthdays, company picnics, or holiday events — I am always assigned to plan. I'm not the office manager, and there are plenty of other people with my same job title (and…

How Can I Set Boundaries With My Boss?

How Can I Set Boundaries With My Boss?

My boss has trouble understanding appropriate levels of contact — for example, she often texts or calls me late at night, even when the information could easily wait until the next day. When I don't pick up her…

My Coworker Makes More Than Me

My Coworker Makes More Than Me

I accidentally came across my company's payroll notes and found out that my coworker (who I outrank, but who has been at the company a year longer than me) makes significantly more than I do. I understand that…

What to Do When You Get Two Job Offers

What to Do When You Get Two Job Offers

I've been feeling invisible in my current company and position. It's not bad, per se, but not good either. So I went and got a new job, which was great news. Until I told my supervisor…

How to Deal With Office Sexism

How to Deal With Office Sexism

My boss is generally lovely to work with. He's communicative, fair, organized, and a diplomatic leader. But occasionally, he calls me "sweetie" or "love," which I find extremely annoying. I've let it…

How to Deal When Your Manager Leaves

How to Deal When Your Manager Leaves

What do you do when your manager leaves the company and you're expected to fill in? I have two friends in this situation. One is filling in for her manager and is gunning for a permanent promotion &mdash…

How to Switch Departments at Work

How to Switch Departments at Work

I love the company I work for, but hate what I do here. I'm in marketing but want to move to sales. I think I'd be an asset there, but have no experience. How do I…

What to Do When You’re in a Career Rut

What to Do When You’re in a Career Rut

I have my Master's in Public Health and (what I used to feel was) an impressive resume of international experience. We moved to Tampa because of my husband’s work, but I am not seeing the professional…

How Can I Achieve Work-Life Balance?

How Can I Achieve Work-Life Balance?

I am going through a lot of transition. In June I started a job as a staff attorney for a reputable nonprofit in Maryland — and hated it. I got married in August and figured I would stick it out…

Is it Time for Me to Move on to a New Company

Is it Time for Me to Move on to a New Company

Two years ago I was hired to be a content writer for a small agency. The company has grown tremendously since then. But the only people executing the contracts are myself and a couple college interns. We've reached…

How Can I Refocus My Business’ Goals

How Can I Refocus My Business’ Goals

I’m having a hard time deciding whether to stay in my business (of 10 years) or going back to a “job.” The very thought of going back is frightening (would anyone even hire me?) yet I…