At Work / Business

The Say-It-Like-It-Is Dress Code for Work

Q: Most employees know that company handbooks are legal documents written by the company's law firm. Everything in them has to be politically and legally correct, which makes some of the sections on dress codes sound obscure, general and sometimes...

How to Handle a Change in Environment

Q: I am an inside sales rep who has to make daily calls for business. Management just changed our work environment for the worse. We used to have moveable walls around our desks, which muffled sound and gave us some privacy. The walls were ...

Boss Yells at Employee in Front of Others

Q: I am having a hard time coming to grips with something that happened at work. My day started with my sleeping through all three of my alarms and waking up late. I called my employer as soon as I woke up to inform everyone of what had happened...

Valuable Connection Gets Ignored

Q: A co-worker told me he was looking for a very specific and uncommon type of job. Amazingly, I had a connection in that field to introduce him to, and I offered to do so immediately. I went out of my way to call my connection, tell her about him...

Soft Skills Are As Valuable As Hard Skills

Q: I'm in a very awkward position at work. I really like my job (the work). It's what I want to do, and I am learning a lot and doing well. The problem is that I only generally like my co-workers. I am polite and friendly when I have to be, but ...

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