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Ousting Bad Teacher Helps Students May. 16, 2019

At Work

Q: I'm an English literature teacher who also independently tutors students from the other small, lo... Read More

Don't Just Sit There. Quit Something. May. 16, 2019

Work Daze

You don't get to be the editor of the "Smarter Living" section of The New York Times without a great... Read More

Brother Works Brother into Poverty May. 09, 2019

At Work

Q: My brother convinced me to visit him in the U.S., so I applied for a temporary visa and came. I l... Read More

Nothing Doing May. 09, 2019

Work Daze

I don't like to brag, but I am very busy. I am busy doing nothing, but it still counts. In fact, bei... Read More

Wrecking a Home and a Career Opportunity May. 06, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Recently, I met "Todd" through a friend of a friend. I went back to school to study grap... Read More

Will Joe Biden's Long Career Help or Hurt? May. 03, 2019

Michael Barone

Joe Biden has been around a long time. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972, at age 29 (h... Read More

Assessing Relationship Expectations May. 02, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years. We have lived together for nearly... Read More

Your Career Path Is Your Own May. 02, 2019

At Work

Q: Money wasn't important to me, so I didn't negotiate a salary when one that I thought was too low ... Read More

Crazy for Kaizen May. 02, 2019

Work Daze

I love Kaizen. Everyone loves Kaizen. That only leaves one question — what the heck is Kaizen?... Read More

The Price of Not Checking References Apr. 25, 2019

At Work

Q: I headed a team at a marketing company, and we needed one more person to balance the talent. The ... Read More

Saving 2019 Apr. 25, 2019

Work Daze

Good news! It's not too late to save 2019. Yes, your New Year's resolutions have been smashed. Your ... Read More

Just Add a Zero Apr. 24, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Ben Feldman is arguably the greatest life insurance salesperson of all time. In his career, he sold ... Read More

Feeling Listless Apr. 11, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I enjoy my job, but I'm not satisfied. I'm not sure what I'm missing, though. I think I'... Read More

Jealousy at Work Stops Work Apr. 11, 2019

At Work

Q: I am in my 30s and have a degree in marketing. I had three people reporting to me at my job, but ... Read More

The Greatest Projects I Never Made (Part 2 of 2) Apr. 05, 2019

Ted Rall

Two weeks ago, I discussed some of the projects and jobs that, for whatever reason, I never got to d... Read More

Managing to Manage Apr. 04, 2019

Work Daze

Just because your slacker mentality and fundamental lack of ability makes you a terrible employee do... Read More

Favoritism to Replace Mentorship Favors All Apr. 04, 2019

At Work

Employees dislike favoritism, especially when they are not the ones receiving favor. It means they a... Read More

He Talks to Impress, Not to Express Mar. 28, 2019

At Work

Q: I work in a legal department where all of the employees are smart. The problem I have is only wit... Read More

Elderly Parents Are Dysfunctional but Dependent Mar. 27, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My parents are both in their 80s and don't get around well anymore. Dad has a history of... Read More

Doubts Mar. 08, 2019

Erick Erickson

I always hesitate to write about personal matters because I get emails and texts from friends and fa... Read More