Ask Amy: We supported our fired co-worker until this surprising pettiness

Dear Amy: I work in a department with around 20 people. Recently “Jo” was let go. I don’t know the full circumstances, but I was told there was “cause.” Since then many of us have kept in touch with Jo, commiserating and offering support. Meanwhile, my coworker “Hannah” is about to have her first child. … Read more

Ask Amy: My coworker makes disgusting noises, and our boss can’t make her stop

Dear Amy: I work closely with a coworker who constantly snorts, coughs, belches and hacks like a cat coughing up a hairball. Amy Dickinson  This goes on all day, every day. I know she has allergies, as well as asthma. She forces her belches, never covers her mouth, and coughs phlegm into a tissue without … Read more