Latest from Karla L. Miller
  • Perspective
A hotel restaurant server wants to visit her boyfriend's family over Christmas, but her employer won't give her time off.
  • Dec 12, 2019
  • Perspective
A customer service professional was asked to resign after violating company policy by following up with an injured customer on LinkedIn. How should he handle his mistake in interviews for a new job?
  • Dec 5, 2019
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Unless she lives in a "fair workweek" state, there’s not much a retail worker can do about her schedule.
  • Nov 21, 2019
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I get to telecommute, but other colleagues don't. Should I speak up about why I have this benefit?
  • Nov 14, 2019
Avoid burning bridges on your way in — or out — the door.
  • Nov 7, 2019
The author could try embracing the mistake, such as Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s “Boot Edge Edge 2020” campaign, and make it part of the writer’s brand.
  • Nov 2, 2019
Even at a nonprofit, volunteers are not supposed to perform roles that would ordinarily be filled by paid staff.
  • Oct 26, 2019
Nonprofits can seldom afford to lose dedicated committee members (even difficult ones), but there are strategies a paid staff member can use to deal with an imperious volunteer.
  • Oct 19, 2019
  • Perspective
Young but experienced inspector helps work sites comply with government regulations, but the culprits who lob age- and gender-based comments are often trying to cut corners on the job.
  • Oct 12, 2019
  • Perspective
Cover letters offer a nice finishing touch, so it’s a good idea to create prewritten versions that you can use for several job applications.
  • Oct 5, 2019