Karla L. Miller
Karla L. Miller
@Work Advice columnist

Karla L. Miller offers advice on surviving the ups and downs of the modern workplace. Miller, of South Riding, Va., was the winner of the 2011 @Work Advice Contest. The prize? A four-week run as an advice columnist in The Washington Post Magazine. Her smart, sound advice proved popular and the @Work Advice column is now a regular weekly feature. Need advice? E-mail your questions to Karla at wpmagazine@washpost.com.

Latest by Karla L. Miller

Work Advice: Her face is holding her back, but not the way you think

Work Advice: Her face is holding her back, but not the way you think

This employee believes her expression, plus her introversion and sarcasm, are affecting promotions.

@Work Advice: A department’s scent-free policy doesn’t pass the smell test

@Work Advice: A department’s scent-free policy doesn’t pass the smell test

There are better ways to handle sensitivity to fragrance than publicly sniffing and accusing workers.

@Work Advice: When a supervisor’s body odor makes meetings impossible

@Work Advice: When a supervisor’s body odor makes meetings impossible

Tips for the worker in question, and for the person who is tasked with having this delicate talk.

Work advice: They’re not paying him twice because they’re nice

Work advice: They’re not paying him twice because they’re nice

One employer seems to be trying to get around overtime laws, while another isn’t ready to commit.