At Work / Business

Smart Way to Change Careers, Change Locations

Q: I've wanted to move out of state all my life but always found excuses to not follow through. I was too attached to my family, friends and surroundings. Now I am ready to let go and start anew, but I want to be smart about it. I have a brave ...

Knowing Oneself Allows for Wiser Career Choices

Q: Many years ago, I finished all my classes in a Ph.D. program at a top 10 university, but for some reason -- I can't recall why -- I didn't go through with writing my dissertation. It has bothered me for all these years, but I never even looked ...

Bring Your Dog to Work Day Not Crazy

Q: I work at a medium-sized, privately owned company that is much like an extended family without the arguments. When people disagree, they discuss things. No one ever yells or shouts, and there is certainly no swearing. That's why I am ...

Ignore, Strategize or Quit: People Don't Change

Q: My co-workers and I are in a very awkward situation. We work at a small company where the owner is the most abusive man we have ever met. I work directly for him, so I get it the worst. He picks on me and searches for things to scream about. We...

'Flattering' comment actually inappropriate

Q: I went to a business event and was looking forward to meeting new people, making contacts and handing out business cards. I am a 38-year-old practicing attorney who has recently gone out on my own, so I was counting on socializing for business ...

Making Oneself Part of the Group at Work

Q: I am an executive assistant at a small business where most of the employees are women. All of the women are or have been married. They all have children and some even have grandchildren. Although I was engaged once, I have never been married ...