Q: The managers in our department are autocratic bullies who treat employees like first-graders. If they find us talking to a coworker, they immediately order us to get back to our own cubicle, even if we're discussing a work project. They actually covered all the windows to keep us from loo…

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Q: As a long-term employee in a family-owned business, I'm concerned about two people who may be having an affair. Although I have no definite proof, I've been told by a reliable source that the president of our company is in a sexual relationship with "Jessica", our new sales director.

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Q: The head of our department is not a good manager. "Dave" has a very short attention span, so our attempts to communicate with him, both verbal and written, often go nowhere.

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Q: After starting a new job three months ago, I quickly discovered that my boss is a nightmare. She argues about everything and seems to enjoy yelling at people. Whenever I bring up a work problem, she just rolls her eyes at me and shakes her head.

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Q: In the dental practice where I work, we have a new office manager who is rapidly demoralizing her staff. "Kelly" is a chronic gossip who constantly belittles employees behind their backs. She will have a negative conversation with one person about another, then turn around and tell the fi…