Chuck and Woo, Please DO NOT use my name or post my email address. I have a big issue at my office. My boss is a female pitbull. She's horribly controlling, talks down to ALL of us, she's verbally abusive and just a terrible person to work for. She has no emotion but anger. Working for her is miserable but it pays the bills. I work with about 20 other employees who ALL feel the same but nobody will say anything to her. Nobody will put their foot down to say 'HEY - You can't treat us like this'. I am willing to speak up. My husband said that it is a bad idea & will only end in me losing my job. I feel like if I talk to her and tell her that we all HATE her, she might soften up. Right? I can only hope. Maybe she doesn't know how rude & demeaning she is? I'm over it. What should I do? Will this backfire?
"My co-workers and I recently attended a charity bachelor auction that one of our MAJOR clients produced. I bid on some of the guys just for fun and won a date with a potential client. Awkward - yes, but it was kinda part of the job. And my boss is ecstatic and he's pushing for me to close the deal on this "date". However - my boyfriend is outraged and says the bid and date are cheating and if the tables were turned I would be furious!! I'm trying to convince him that it's just for work. This guy means nothing and I am obligated to go out with this man. What do you guys think? ~Sarah"
"My best friend and her husband have been married 3 years and are talking about having a baby soon. I have 2 very active boys - 5 and 8. My boys are awesome! Love them. My BF told me the other day that she and her husband want to get a puppy to "train them" on how to be a parent. Because the puppy will make them "less selfish" with their time. I lost it. I was fuming! A puppy is NOT the same thing as a baby. AT ALL! I mean - What an obnoxious remark, right?! We got in a big fight. She said I was rude & I owe her an apology and blah blah blah. I just think it's ignorant to think you can raise a puppy and have allll the knowledge on how to be parent. Nothing can prepare you. And if she gets a dog and then has a baby - the dog will be 2nd. That's just not fair. I refuse to apologize. Am I right ??! Thanks for reading."
Please don't take this as me being ungrateful or b*tchy...thats not the case at all. My boyfriend and I have been dating 7 years. Weve been looking at rings & saving money for our wedding. We know we want to get married and he's been dropping hints. I honestly think he's going to propose on Valentine's Day at dinner. I really love him but I really DON'T want to be engaged on Valentine's Day. I don't. I just think it would be cheeeeeesy!!!!! Just terrible. Of course I would say YES - but is there anyway I can politely hint I dont want a ring on the 14th?! THANKS!!!
Please keep me anonymous. My mom is a very loving person. Perhaps a little TOO loving. EVERYTHING that I post on Facebook, she comments on. EVERYTHING. Every single picture I post of my daughter, she shares. I know that shes a proud Grandma, but is it necessary to repost every single one to a bunch of her friends that I don't know? It has gotten so bad that I've considered deactivating my Facebook so that I can get a break from her. What should I do? Should I ask her to stop commenting and sharing every single thing I post? Am I a horrible person for feeling this way?
About once every other week my boss, who is male, takes me to lunch. He has always been flirty-flirty, but were both married with kids and I would NEVER cheat on my husband. Yesterday he asked if we could go to lunch this Friday & maybe stop by Victoria's Secret to pick out a gift for Valentines Day for his wife. I don't want to say no to lunch. But I think shopping for lingerie would be soooo terribly awkward. Hes the type of boss that does not like hearing NO no matter the situation. Is there a way I can get around shopping? I mean is it even appropriate to look at thongs with a boss?
"Dear Chuck and Woo Woo-
I cannot give you my name. My friend asked to borrow $3,000. If I don't give it to him he will go to jail. He's innocent, but I also know if I give him the money I may never see it. What should I do? What's the rule on loaning money to friends? I feel guilty even thinking about saying NO.
"I have been having an affair with a married man. I know it's wrong but the chemistry between us is amazing and the sex is incredible. Now, he's offering to pay my rent on an apartment that's near his work so he can see me more often. I'm not sure I want to get that serious because he's quite a bit older than me and I like my freedom. He also keeps saying he's going to leave his wife. Am I a fool to believe this is going to last? My best friend says I'm being used while my sister says I should enjoy the 'perks' while I can? What do you think?"