Articles filed under Miller, Karla L.

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  • 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.

     
  • Work Advice: Just say no, or quit? Apr 27, 2014 6:23 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

     
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