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The One Restaurant in Town Has Unhygienic Help May. 03, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I live in a very small town. We have one small, locally owned family-friendly drive-in r... 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

How to Hire a Qualified Independent Contractor Mar. 14, 2019

At Work

Q: I worked for large companies most of my career. When I decided to go off on my own, I hired a web... Read More

Nothing to Wear Shouldn't Kill a Job Interview Mar. 07, 2019

At Work

Q: This happened many years ago, but it bothers me to this day. I applied in person at a small local... Read More

Take the Wrong Job to Get the Right Job Feb. 28, 2019

At Work

Most job seekers know about the code words designed to digitally weed out resumes that supposedly do... Read More

Fighting for What Is Right Feb. 14, 2019

At Work

Q: I have been a (100 percent) successful commissioned outside sales representative for the last 10 ... Read More

No Such Thing as a Slam-Dunk Lawsuit Feb. 07, 2019

At Work

Q: Could a potential employee who is asked to sign a non-compete employment agreement just sign the ... Read More

All Suffer From Bad Hire Jan. 24, 2019

At Work

Q: I am a human resources professional (independent contractor) who was offered the full-time positi... Read More

Helping a Co-Worker Above and Beyond the Expected Jan. 17, 2019

At Work

Q: Working with others always takes some compromising and negotiating, so as to not be run over or u... Read More

It's Unfair, But It's Not Your Place Jan. 11, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small bakery. I've had the same employee, "Sue," for the past nine... Read More

Your Resentment Is Hurting You Jan. 10, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My relationship with my mother has always been challenging. When she could no longer gra... Read More

Never Skip an Attorney Review Before Signing a Contract Dec. 27, 2018

At Work

Q: My new employer asked me to sign an employment agreement that has a non-compete clause in it and ... Read More

Employee Soon Quits Inhumane Environment Dec. 13, 2018

At Work

Q: I am several years from retirement age, so I needed a part-time job for extra money. I was happy ... Read More

Despite #MeToo, Office Romances Are Here to Stay Dec. 06, 2018

At Work

Q: When I met my new boss, I was instantly attracted to him. He didn't wear a wedding ring, but he w... Read More

Either Be a Model Employee or Get a New Job Nov. 27, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My supervisor rarely states his desires clearly. But if I take the initiative or ask him... Read More

Boss Takes Credit for Subordinate's Work Nov. 22, 2018

At Work

Q: I've been in the same job for five years, and I have a good work record. I've done extra assignme... Read More

Teaming With a Narcissist Nov. 15, 2018

At Work

Q: One of the members of our team of six is openly rude and sarcastic to me but nice to the others. ... Read More

Accepting Responsibility Nov. 14, 2018

Classic Zig Ziglar

Today, one of the laments we hear from employers, parents, educators, etc. is that it's difficult to... Read More

Quitting May Mean Surviving Nov. 08, 2018

At Work

As she walked out of his office, a stapler flew by her, missing her shoulder but smashing into the f... Read More

No Rehires? An Uncommon Policy Nov. 01, 2018

At Work

Q: Why would a company not want to rehire good workers? Five-plus years ago, I worked for a company ... Read More