At Work / Business

Boss in Midlife Crisis Hires Cute but Lazy Women

Q: Our boss/owner is in a midlife crisis and is ruining his business. His wife used to come in every day so things ran smoothly, and she kept track of things. She slowly got less involved and stopped coming in. The business had been good for ...

Tragic Childhood Admission Alters the Workplace

Q: I run a small business with five to six employees. I do all interviewing and hiring, but no matter how good the person seems in the beginning, things eventually change.

I always try to be personable and go with the flow if my employees have ...

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 ...