My practice owner assigns tasks, and she's very hands-off as I work on projects. When I ask for feedback, she says, "You're in charge. I know you'll do great." Then, when I pass off the final project, she nitpicks and points out all the ways she would have done it differently. I'm feeling bullied here. What can I do?
One of our coworkers started a side business selling merchandise. She invited the whole team to her party, and we attended as a friendly gesture. But we felt pressured to buy from her so a few of us placed small orders. Now she's pressuring us to buy more, sending us emails about new products and bringing us catalogs. How do we politely say "No thanks" without making her angry and ruining our work relationship?—Sold out