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the office

EPISODE 25: When the Boss Is Too Involved in Your Personal Life, Here’s How To Tell Them to Back Off

An employee with an embarrassing financial situation mistakenly shares her struggles with her boss. Now that the boss is all up in her biz, she wants the Boss to back off. Is there a way to do this without ruining the relationship or causing tension? Charlie addresses this and shares her own personal story about a past boss crossing boundaries.

EPISODE 20: Shameless Self-Promotion in Social Media Could Get You Punched in the Face

Shameless social media self-promotion could get you punched in the face if you’re sending your book proposal to the this journalist who writes book reviews, discovers new talent, and is apparently fed up with authors aggressively promoting themselves to him. He’s so fed up, that he wants to punch them in the face. Charlie tackles this problem, submitted to The Agony Editor, Brian Francis at Quill and Quire, and offers alternatives to violence (even though she totally gets why Mr. Journalist feels this way). Can’t we all get just get along?¬†ūüėí

Big Regrets: Married Couple Has Drunken Threesome with Wife’s Best Friend

EPISODE 8

After a night of drunken sex between a married couple and the wife’s best friend, there are plenty of regrets and finger-pointing. Who’s to blame? Can the friendship between the wife and her best friend survive? And which one of them wants to do it again? Charlie sorts through this shady soap opera with some sobering feedback. Oy!

Pride & Prejudice: a Hotel Maid, a Rude Customer, and the Complexity of Self-Worth

EPISODE 5

A¬†millennial hotel maid, who is working to pay for college, struggles with how to respond to a demeaning customer.ūüė°¬†Charlie goes in on everyone in this problem submitted to Amy Dickenson at NPR.¬†

PROBLEM: Raunchy Family Members at Weddings – Isolate, Contain, Evacuate

EPISODE 4

We all have them¬†-ūüėí- raunchy family members who can be offensive and embarrassing at formal events. This bride-to-be (who sent her problem to Dan Ariely‘s Wall Street Journal column) wants to know how to run defense on her raunchy family at her wedding to keep them from ruining her big day.¬†Charlie offers suggestions on how to manage those few¬†asshole¬†family members at weddings¬†(short of killing them and burying their bodies in a ditch).

PROBLEM: Some Dude He Barely Knows Asked Him to Be His Best Man – WTF?!

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What would you do if a business associate you barely new asked you participate in their wedding? Charlie tackles this awkward (and potentially embarrassing) situation, sent to Dear Prudence, for a guy who calls himself “Not”.¬†ūüėź#NobodyAskedPodcast