At Work / Business

To Date or Not to Date: Choosing Love or a Job

Q: There are certain large companies I want to work for, so I am on their job distribution lists and apply when I see a job I want. I had an interview for one of these companies and met with a few people. I got along with all of them, but I didn...

No Chance of Changing a 'Bad Seed' Supervisor

Q: I am fairly perceptive, but I am not a psychologist. I took a new job after being interviewed by the company owner and the supervisor I would directly report to. Both seemed OK, not touchy-feely people, which I thought was good, but normal, ...

Outing the Excessive Break Taker

Q: This sounds petty, but this problem could eventually affect me in my job. My co-workers and I share a group office. One in particular is a smoker. Smoking is banned inside, so he has to take cigarette breaks about every two hours. The problem...

That Next Degree

Q: My daughter is thinking about going to law school, and I have been thinking about getting an online degree of some kind. I have been out of school for 30 years, so I'm a bit nervous about being back in school. I thought an online class would ...

Manager Misses Own Meetings

Q: I manage an IT department for a large corporation. My workdays vary from the minimum of 10 to 14 hours. They are tiring, but not exhausting to the point that I can't do anything in the evenings. I set the dates and agenda for our meetings and ...

Move On From Managers Who Can't Manage

Q: I've had the misfortune of working for two bosses at different companies who were absolutely horrendous communicators. They would regularly give me quick and often ambiguous assignments and then deny they had told me certain things the next ...