Latest from Karla L. Miller

When free speech clashes with keeping your job

Sometimes the decision to avoid political engagement off-the-clock is an easy one. But what about when it isn't so easy?
  • Jan 21, 2021

Employers are taking a hard line against workers who support pro-Trump mob attack on U.S. Capitol

After the failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, employers have been quick to separate themselves from employees and affiliates that took part in, or in any way supported, the mob's rhetoric.
  • Jan 14, 2021

I’ve been promoted, but my old boss still seems to think I work for him

I'm supposed to be reporting to a new boss, but my old boss keeps butting in and trying to assign me work. How can I make him realize things have changed?
  • Jan 7, 2021

After suffering abuse from two narcissistic bosses, I’m leery of working for others

Self-centered, grandiose, arrogant, charming, punitive: If this sounds like your boss, you may be working for a narcissist. Here are some tips on how to identify and avoid them in the future.
  • Dec 30, 2020

The covid-era workplace: Hard questions, no easy answers

This year has revealed the leaks, gaps, faults and rotted stairsteps in our workplaces, economy, education, public-health systems and social safety nets. Now that we know what's wrong, we can start to fix things.
  • Dec 17, 2020

Office holiday parties are transformed for public health and economic crises

The number of workplace holiday celebrations has dropped sharply this year. But many employers are still finding health- and cost-conscious ways to spread a little cheer.
  • Dec 10, 2020

When a business owner dies without a succession plan, everyone is thrown into turmoil

The owner of our small business died without leaving instructions on who should take over. We don't know what to tell clients or if we'll even get paid.
  • Dec 3, 2020

It’s hard to get rid of a bad boss. Instead, try a ‘soft coup.’

Our boss is inept, but our new organization chief says there's nothing more she can do.
  • Nov 19, 2020

You deserve a work-life balance, even if you’re child-free in a pandemic

Child-free worker's job is secure, but the added workload from parents on covid leave is too much. And managers aren't helping prioritize the load.
  • Nov 12, 2020

The pandemic is amplifying tensions between working moms and child-free colleagues

Between the pandemic, unemployment, and everything else in 2020, tensions between working parents and child-free workers are at an all-time high. Readers share their experiences and try to offer solutions.
  • Nov 5, 2020