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Q: My coworker "Greg" seems to enjoy making me feel stupid. As the receptionist, I am responsible for various administrative tasks, including outgoing mail and copiers. Unfortunately, our postage meter is located on Greg's desk. Whenever I have difficulty with it, he makes comments about my lack of mechanical ability.
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