At Work / Business

Job Search With Felony Record Not Impossible

Q: I was told that because I now have a felony on my record, I will not be able to get a job. Is that true?

A: That had often been the case until a grass-roots movement led to a class action suit against the U.S. Census Bureau, which began a ...

Falling in Love at Work Offers Its Own Lesson

Q: I have fallen in love with one of my co-workers. When I started working at the company, Tom (not his real name) and I got along well. We took breaks together and texted each other periodically throughout the day. He made me laugh, and we ...

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...