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At Work / Business

Don't Accept the Unacceptable

Q: I work at a small company that makes a lot of money. Actually, I should say the owner and his wife make a lot of money. No employees receive high salaries no matter their jobs, but the owner lives the lifestyle of the rich and famous, despite ...

Dress for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Have

Q: I offer my experience for those who want to move ahead in their careers. My first real summer job while in college was as a stock boy in a small bank in the Detroit area. On my first day, I wore a white shirt, tie, pressed brown slacks and ...

Staff Just Wants Respect

Q: I am a recent college graduate in my first job. I am part of the staff that assists the consultants. We call them the "suits," and they are the professionals that work directly with the clients.

My question doesn't just pertain to my company; ...

5-Tier Retaliation for Whistle-Blowing

Q: My wife found discrepancies in the managers' receipts, which launched a serious investigation that led to the manager being fired for embezzlement. Three other managers were and still are friends with this former manager, and have spent the ...

Employees Should Take Jobs Offered in Layoff

Q: My whole department at work is being eliminated, and we were told the company will try to place each of us in other departments. We have not been told what the jobs will be, but does the company have to offer a job at an equal level? If I ...

Great Boss, Bad Co-Workers

Q: My boss is a good communicator; my co-workers are another story. The boss is available by email, voicemail and texting, and if she is in a meeting, she returns messages when she is finished. She never lets a question go unanswered; she responds...