Q: I recently started working for a very annoying boss. She talks very loudly and often interrupts or pushes herself into conversations. One day she even followed me into the bathroom stall to remind me something. What can I do?
A:You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You like your job- but not your boss. Changing a manager’s behavior is one of the most difficult and perplexing problems in business etiquette. If you think it’s worthwhile, try meeting with her to discuss the situation as constructively as possible. Ultimately, of course, you may find she either is unreceptive to discussing your concerns or refuses to change her ways. In this case, you’ll have to choose between putting up with her behavior or changing jobs.