What's your problem?

Since starting my new job, my former colleagues keep calling to ask how to do things. It's been going on almost daily for two months and is beginning to interfere with my current job.

by Jeremy Bullmore
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Eventually, I'd like to re-enter my old company at a more senior level, so I don't want to appear unhelpful. Advice?

A The longer you go on, the more you will short-change your current employer. So take your ex-colleagues out for a drink. Tell them that they have another month of free advice and after that, the shutters come down. If really desperate, they can call you at weekends: @ £5 a minute.

Jeremy Bullmore has been creative director and chairman of J Walter Thompson London and a non-executive director of the Guardian Media Group; he is a non-executive director of WPP. Address your problems to Jeremy Bullmore at: editorial@mtmagazine.co.uk. Regrettably, no correspondence can be entered into.

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