We’ve all come across them in the workplace: the tyrannical boss, the person who puts you down in order to build themselves up, the passive aggressive co-worker. Taylor Nicole Rogers, the FT’s US labour and equality correspondent, stands in for Working It host Isabel Berwick, to source tips on managing difficult colleagues. She hears from author and podcaster Amy Gallo, an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics, and speaks to the FT’s US investment reporter Madison Darbyshire.

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You can’t hide from the jerks at work: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/dd9d39f8-2861-4c99-809e-6a198dd7c4ee

How to deal with an abusive work situation: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/5b5d3ff9-9a11-4f9c-a440-d41cc90ad452

How do I navigate a toxic office environment? https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/e7309f02-c595-11e9-ae6e-a26d1d0455f4

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