Watercooler: No, it's not 'just a joke' or a 'compliment'
Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.
Recovering from bad first impressions at a new job
Question: I think I made some mistakes with my new staff when I started this job, and they now seem to lack confidence in me, which has been communicated to my boss.
Your Office Coach: Think twice before leaving ’bad’ job
Question: Let me just say that I hate working with the public.
Savvy high schoolers jump into career preparation
Note to helpful adults: Some high schoolers desperately need that reality check, but a lot of them already get it.
Real estate Q&A: Borrower may benefit from forbearance plan
QUESTION: Several months ago, I lost my job and have been living from savings and keeping current on my bills.
The Color of Money: Financial tips for when cupid calls
Of the 13 million couples who expect to become engaged this year, half did so on Valentine's Day, according to a spending and saving survey by American Express.
Dealing with a smarm offensive
Q: I have a female colleague with whom I enjoy a friendly working relationship.
Career Coach: Are your derailers holding you back?
A few years ago, I wrote a Career Coach column titled "Your strengths can blow up your career; knowing that is key to prevention."
Ask the Mompreneur: The surprising reason you should start a business
Have you ever wondered about starting your own business?
To grease wheels with co-worker, learn more about her
QUESTION: I have a colleague who is very hard to deal with.
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