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“I'm so grateful for my company's flexible WFH policy since the start of the pandemic, but recently, my boss has really been overstepping workplace boundaries—texting me at midnight, Facetiming me in her bathrobe, you name it! How do I tell her I'm not comfortable without compromising all the stuff I do like?”
Workplace boundaries were already difficult to navigate pre-pandemic, but this past year, they’ve pretty much gone out the window. There's nothing more annoying than getting late-night texts from your boss (I've been there!) and feeling the need to respond right away. As for your boss FaceTiming you in her bathrobe—that's a new one for me. Fortunately, there are ways you can put boundaries in place, even without having that oh-so-very-awkward conversation.