Is No One Worth Their Pay?

Business / At Work /

Q: I started a new job and I have slowly been getting to know people. One co-worker stands out in rudeness and difficulty. I am trying not to be rude to her, but she is authoritarian and power-hungry, and frankly, an impossible person to deal with on a daily basis. I am so disgusted I am close to exploding at her.

I don't know whether I ...Read more

Parenting Is Above All Other Jobs, Depending

Business / At Work /

What do you think of day care in this country? In your local area? Have you ever needed day care? Because your reason for needing it will determine how you feel about parenting.

The first "day nursery" dates back to 1898, established by Josephine Jewell Dodge, a prominent New York philanthropist who wanted people to see the need for day care,...Read more

16-Year-Old Tangles with Business Owner

Business / At Work /

Q: I'm an experienced small business owner who wanted to give a change to a 16-year-old in a bad situation. Instead, she tangled with the wrong person and turned me against her. Her mother has worked for me for a few years; she has been a hard factory worker but needed constant instructions and guidance. She has lived with her daughter in a very...Read more

Save or Report Co-worker With Memory Problems?

Business / At Work /

Q: I work with an older man around 60 who has started to show memory problems. I don't want to be the one who reports him, but his errors are getting harder for me to cover. I've mentioned it to him, but he just says, "Oh, I must have forgotten to do it but it's not important." Some of his forgetfulness can result in future problems, but he won'...Read more

Quitting May Be Only Way to Move Up

Business / At Work /

Q: I am a clerical worker at a large financial firm, and I will soon receive my MBA. I thought getting this degree would help me move up in the company, but I no longer think this is true. I am 40 now, and from what I have seen at the company, younger employees have an advantage.

I had previously applied for a job in a different department that...Read more

Moving Forward After a Felony Conviction

Business / At Work /

Q: I am having a difficult time finding employment due to a felony conviction. I was a licensed chiropractor hired to work in a chiropractic practice under one condition -- that everything pertaining to ownership be put in my name. I had answered a chiropractor's ad on Craigslist. He told me he was a very religious man and he wanted to be a ...Read more

'Your Puppy or Your Job' Is Not the Answer

Business / At Work /

Q: I wasn't allowed a dog in my childhood, so as soon as I found a job and moved out, I got one. I didn't know anything about taking care of a dog, but I wanted one for so long that I felt I had to. I took off a couple of personal days to get him settled and went back to work. When I got home that day, I had a nasty note on my door saying he ...Read more

Ditch Limiting Beliefs for Your Best Life

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Q: I never finished my college degree, but I did exceptionally well in everything I studied, enough to get high-paying jobs without it. I am in my late 40s; I've considered going back for my bachelor's degree, but I don't know if it will help. Not having a degree affects my confidence; I accept unacceptable behavior in the way people treat me, ...Read more

How To Handle a Control Freak

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According to MedCircle, a mental health education company delivering virtual live classes, educational videos and info from world-renowned mental health experts, "people who become highly educated about mental health can improve both their lives and the lives of the people around them." To increase the public's knowledge of the Mental Health ...Read more

What Is Enough to Make a Business Worth It?

Business / At Work /

Q: I have always been creative, and I enjoy making different products. I designed dollhouse furniture on a bit larger scale and painted it to perfection. I intended it for little girls, but only wealthy families could afford to purchase the furniture for their daughters. I knew it was a narrow market, but I did it because I enjoy making such ...Read more

Is ADHD a Disease for Creative Types?

Business / At Work /

Q: I have friends who are left-brain professionals who recently discovered they have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and are upset about it. I have ADHD, like some who are creative types (artists and poets), but I had discovered it early on in life due to problems in school, so I have tried explaining it to them.

Creative types seem ...Read more

New Ventures Take Time; Nothing New Is Easy

Business / At Work /

Q: I have sat through many workshops on Facebook about leaving full-time jobs for online sales, but these people seem to be tech-savvy even though they say a person doesn't have to be. I also don't want to be glued to a computer researching products to sell.

After he was very well known, Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke about how freeing it was to sell all...Read more

Caregiving: The Job You've Never Thought Of

Business / At Work /

Q: After a 15-year admin job, I wanted more control in my schedule. It was risky, but I found a website for caregiving, which offered me that opportunity. I registered my profile, and choose my services, my pay rate and my hours. Some clients live in senior care facilities; some live in homes with their adult children; and some still live on ...Read more



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