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The Vine: February 26, 2014
February 26, 2014 – 2:01 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: February 26, 2014

My boyfriend is having some ongoing employment problems and I hope you can help me with how to deal with them because I feel like I'm really struggling.

The Vine: November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013 – 3:00 PM | 19 Comments
The Vine: November 13, 2013

I'm a few months into a new job — same basic position (executive assistant) but new industry (financial) — and in need of perspective and advice from you and the TN hive-mind.

The Vine: May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013 – 8:40 AM | 44 Comments
The Vine: May 10, 2013

I'm in a management position at work, which was fine until I was given a new department that requires a lot more…management…of people. I'm not great at people.

The Vine: May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013 – 9:17 AM | 20 Comments
The Vine: May 8, 2013

Perusing the FAQ about the site, I noticed that you offer proofreading services. I've been looking to make a move from my current career to something involving more writing and editing, so I wondered if …

The Vine: April 3, 2013
April 3, 2013 – 8:58 AM | 23 Comments
The Vine: April 3, 2013

I've emailed the Vine before, twice, and you and your readers were awesome both times. The first time was my asking for advice on how to deal with my rapidly spiraling depression as an international …

The Vine: November 14, 2012
November 14, 2012 – 12:46 PM | 39 Comments
The Vine: November 14, 2012

The good news first: I found out two days ago I will be offered my dream job. I have a boyfriend whom I've been dating for almost a decade and have lived together with for …

The Vine: November 9, 2012
November 9, 2012 – 10:17 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: November 9, 2012

A book (of course): young-adult, I was probably 12 or 13 when I read it (late '80s, early '90s), though the book may have been older than that. It was a ghost story; a young …

The Vine: October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012 – 9:25 AM | 36 Comments
The Vine: October 26, 2012

I need to know what the protocol is for holiday gift-giving in the workplace.
I love my current boss and love to give Christmas gifts but after last year I am not sure if I am …

The Vine: October 17, 2012
October 17, 2012 – 9:56 AM | 24 Comments
The Vine: October 17, 2012

I've got a situation that's the combination of good and super-crappy and would appreciate your advice.
Basically, I've been in my job long enough (four years) and am finally applying for new things and getting interviews. …

The Vine: September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 – 8:51 AM | 47 Comments
The Vine: September 28, 2012

I've been heavily involved in community theater for the last several years. My passion is acting, but I've worked in various technical capacities just to help out friends. I've never especially enjoyed the tech stuff, …