Thanks for joining us today to discuss the issue of office favourites, or office pets. We'll begin our chat at noon. As a reminder to our readers, you can send in questions (by typing in the box and hitting Comment Now) and your question will go into our lineup. No one will see it until I post the question. Barbara will answer questions as they come in. Thanks!
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 3:44:20 PM
We also have a poll on office favourites on the Globe home page if you'd like to add your voice there:
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 3:51:44 PM
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 3:52:04 PM
This week's Nine To Five column also dealt with the issue of being included or excluded at your office: Help! My co-workers have ditched me tgam.ca
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 3:53:54 PM
It's noon now, so why don't we begin. Barbara, leaders having favourites goes back to the beginning of time, I think. How prevalent is it in today's office environment?
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 3:59:00 PM
Here's a question from a reader: Are there certain types of bosses who are more likely to have pets? Why?
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 4:02:33 PM
Here's another question from a reader: You said in your column that some bosses are unaware they are playing favourites – why are they not aware? Do they have their head in the sand?
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 4:07:37 PM
Another question from a reader: How can you deal with a boss who chooses their favourite (who is incompetent) over more qualified employees when it comes to promotions and special tasks?
by Gillian Livingston 5/11/2012 4:11:17 PM