Baltimore: I just started back at my old company after realizing that the grass isn't greener. Was this a bad move? I hear that you should never go back unless it's after a year or two, and you can argue that you've left to pick up something to contribute. Some of my old co-workers are asking if my boss trusts me less. Is my leaving going to hurt me in the long run now that I'm back?
Well, it's a little too late to ask that now, isn't it? You've already gone back to the job. I wouldn't worry, though -- if your boss didn't trust you, he wouldn't have hired you back at all. Or, at the very least, it would have been brought up in the interviews the second time around. That your co-workers keep bringing this up makes me wonder if they have trust issues with you. Perhaps that should be addressed the next time one of them comments on the matter. Also, this just goes to show why it's important not to burn bridges when you leave a job. You never know if you might want to go back.
Charleston, S.C.: What area of the country are there the most jobs available for liberal arts grads, and how much can one expect for a starting salary?
Liberal arts degrees don't actually train you for any particular career. On top of that, you'll need practical skills, gleaned from internships and entry-level jobs. The salaries vary as widely as the jobs. To improve your chances, look at big metro regions with low overall unemployment rates, such as the D.C. area.