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  • Work Advice: Impersonnel management Sep 14, 2014 6:42 AM
    Screening with tests is fairly common practice among recruiters and temp agencies to ensure applicants meet a specific minimum skill level or personality type, especially at the entry level. And, for the love of Peter Pan, you are not your son’s agent. If you want him to be seen as an adult, stop intervening on his behalf.

     
  • Work Advice: Thoughts on deflecting, or not firing off, casual insults Sep 7, 2014 7:35 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: Spheres of non-influence Aug 31, 2014 6:54 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: Why are police paid differently? Aug 24, 2014 6:32 AM
    I am a police officer. My department claims that police and fire departments are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirement that all overtime work over 40 hours in a week be paid at time-and-a-half. I have spoken with people at the Labor Department and cannot get an answer as to why this is.

     
  • Work Advice: When your boss thinks you’ll blab Aug 17, 2014 6:42 AM
    What do you say when a boss doesn’t want to send you to a meeting or let you speak with a VIP because she thinks you can’t keep your mouth shut?

     
  • Work Advice: Sticky political wickets Aug 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work advice: Is my boss breaking the law? Aug 3, 2014 6:43 AM
    Welcome to the Work Advice lightning round, answering one question: Is what my employer is doing legal? A yes answer means the described situation is generally legal. The reader can protest or refuse to participate, but not on legal grounds. A no answer means the situation seems to violate at least one labor law.

     
  • Work Advice: What to do when maxed on raises Jul 27, 2014 7:38 AM
    At my last annual review, my boss told me that I make too much money and that I would no longer be given a raise, no matter how long I stay or what kind of work I do. Is this a common practice?

     
  • Work Advice: When to speak up if you see problems down the line Jul 20, 2014 7:33 AM
    I am reluctant to begin my relationship with the new director by complaining about my immediate superior. However, the associate director has created an unbearable work environment. How do I handle this without coming across as a snitch or malcontent?

     
  • Work Advice: Leaving a job, by decree and by design Jul 13, 2014 6:18 AM
    I was laid off nearly a year ago. When I left, I received quite a few warm messages from my colleagues, but such messages soon ended. Except for requests for help, which bother me.

     
  • Work Advice: When colleagues are expected to carry a co-worker who is suffering Jul 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    I work in a small government office. Over the last few months, one co-worker, “Steve,” has lost both his parents, and his adult child was permanently disabled in an accident. I am sympathetic, but he has spent every day at his desk calling funeral homes, insurance companies, doctors, etc., and then going home without having done any work.

     
  • Work Advice: How women can hack into the programmer culture Jun 29, 2014 6:11 AM
    I am a software developer who participates in various industry events and online chats. As a woman, I’m assumed not to know much. How can I better deal with know-it-alls and harassers who believe women don’t belong in these forums?

     
  • Work Advice: After 10 years, can this grudge be overcome? Jun 22, 2014 6:15 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: The delicacy of disclosing a disability Jun 15, 2014 6:29 AM
    At what point in the job application process should I reveal that I am visually impaired? Last time I was considered for a job, I did not mention my disability in several pre-interview phone conversations with my prospective boss.

     
  • Work Advice: Should you share psychiatrist info? Jun 8, 2014 6:19 AM
    I recently interviewed an applicant for a food service position for a residential facility. When reviewing availability for various shifts, the applicant mentioned that he had a weekly appointment with a psychiatrist.

     
  • Work Advice: Gimme a break, or at least pay me for it Jun 1, 2014 6:35 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: Minding your own business; getting others to mind theirs May 25, 2014 6:38 AM
    A co-worker recently asked me what was going on between a new male manager (divorced) and our female boss (married). How much do you get involved in rumors? Or warn HR about them?

     
  • Work Advice: Headed for a training wreck May 18, 2014 6:28 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: Pressing a pair of slackers May 11, 2014 6:15 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
  • Work Advice: Offering unsolicited solutions May 4, 2014 6:12 AM
    Aside from counseling, how do I learn to handle frustration in the workplace? I am, unfortunately, a very emotional person and show my frustration with situations where everyone knows things are not working, but no one wants to challenge the status quo.

     
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