Frenemies at Work

How can a colleague be a pal one day and stab you in the back the next? Here's how to deal with this common workplace peril

A generation ago, the workplace was a lot more formal than it is now. I am old enough, just barely, to remember when people in offices were called Mr. Smith and Miss Jones, when bosses were on a higher plane vis-à-vis their employees than most bosses are now, and when telling a risqué joke at work was considered bad behavior.

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