Asking for a Friend

Carlos is the better Uncle you never had.


Q:

What happens when you use up all your sick days on “sick” days then you actually get sick?


A:

I would refrain from doing this, only because if it were me, I would forget how many “sick” days I use for certain classes. If you are feeling overwhelmed in class you should try and talk to your professor to come up with a plan to catch up or feel less stressed out. We’ve all been there, but is missing class really worth it?


Q:

I want to join the Health and Wellness team but I’m really shy. Any advice on how I can make myself less shy.


A:

Being shy is not a bad thing! As cheesy and cliché as it sounds, you should not have to change your personality for anything or anyone, especially something you are really interested in joining. I suggest talking to one of their members and getting more information. Maybe you’ll see how much in common you have with them!


Q:

So I have this friend (let’s say their name is Taylor) and Taylor has a dilemma. Taylor is a good person and means no harm to people, I believe, however, some people are cold hearted and want to bring Taylor down. Taylor put their trust into some friends and they went around and twisted words so that they could “back-stab” Taylor into making Taylor look bad. So my question is, how can I help Taylor let their friends know how fake and cowardly they are?


A:

Wow. This is packed with some juicy drama. You should probably let Taylor know about this situation as soon as you can. You don’t want to let this sit for too long and have Taylor question why you waited so long. I advise you sit down with Taylor and talk to them about the situation and maybe even talk to the people that seem like they want to backstab Taylor. Maybe they were trying to help Taylor out and it didn’t quite work out that way. Once you have a better understanding of the situation you can find a new way to proceed. Are these people really Taylor’s friends if they are trying to bring them down? And why would they try and make Taylor look bad? Keep us updated.


Q:

What do you do if you like a co-worker?


A:

Can you not? Perhaps you think you like a coworker only because you spend time at work with them. Things can get weird and you want to remain professional to maintain a healthy work relationship with this person.

XOXO Uncle Carlos

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