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Question: “How do I answer a co-worker whose response to me whenever I ask a question is, "why do you want to know?" or "who needs to know?” — Anonymous
Question: “How do I answer a co-worker whose response to me whenever I ask a question is, "why do you want to know?" or "who needs to know?” — Anonymous
Question: “My boss is a dictating micromanager, and I’m having difficulty handling the situation. How can I let him know that I can manage most situations with little or no supervision? I don’t want to be insubordinate, but he needs to stop breathing down my neck. — Cindi
Question: “My boss is a dictating micromanager, and I’m having difficulty handling the situation. How can I let him know that I can manage most situations with little or no supervision? I don’t want to be insubordinate, but he needs to stop breathing down my neck. — Cindi

Question: “Our company uses GroupWise messaging and collaborative software, but we don’t have an IT person to help with the software. Can anyone recommend a web site or a course where I can find help on how to use it?” — Tara

Question: “Our company uses GroupWise messaging and collaborative software, but we don’t have an IT person to help with the software. Can anyone recommend a web site or a course where I can find help on how to use it?” — Tara

Question: “I have to write a self-evaluation prior to my annual performance review.  Does anyone have a form or template for this or know of a web site that offers one?” — Emma

Question: “I have to write a self-evaluation prior to my annual performance review.  Does anyone have a form or template for this or know of a web site that offers one?” — Emma
 

Question: “We have an individual who whistles almost nonstop at an ear piercing level.  I have asked him politely not to whistle so loud.  He refuses saying he has a right.  I finally asked management to do something but they refuse.  Now when he wants to get under my skin he will start whistling loudly.  The tension in our shop is unbearable and others have complained.  Is there some workplace standard addressing whistling?  I can’t imagine any of my supervisors allowing someone to whistle at will in their office, but because I am in a carpenter shop on an airbase they don’t feel we deserve the same standards.” —  David Sota

Question from the editors: “We’re thinking about hosting a webinar on using the Bibliography Tool in Word 2007. Do you use this new feature that allows users to create a list of cited works that will then be available in every new document? Would you use it if you knew how? Would you be interested in a training webinar on how to use it?” — Forum editors