Latest from Karla L. Miller

Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate seems controversial now — but Americans will come around in the end

Biden's workplace vaccine mandate faces GOP opposition and legal challenges. But business groups seem to be in favor.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Dealing with an employee who is too good at his job

A high-performing employee gets frustrated with a chaotic work environment. Instead of pushing him to go with the flow, find ways to help him sort the action items from less-urgent ideas.
  • Sep 9, 2021

A new employee’s criminal history could raise questions from the public. Here’s how to respond.

Employers should not discuss employees' criminal history with members of the public. But they should be aware of that history before they make a hiring decision.
  • Sep 2, 2021

A hostile job interviewer can tell you everything you need to know

When you're trying to figure out if a job opportunity is a good fit, listen carefully to how the interviewer answers — or doesn't answer —your questions.
  • Aug 26, 2021

Stay-at-home dad returns to workplace but struggles with ‘stupefyingly boring’ job

You can't always make your work more interesting, but artificial deadlines and focused shifts can help keep the tedium from overwhelming you.
  • Aug 12, 2021

Female teen lifeguard protesting unequal pay finds support

The teen lifeguard protesting lower pay than her male colleagues receives strong support — but also some discouraging responses.
  • Aug 5, 2021

Female teen lifeguard questions why male teen guards are being paid more for the same job

A female teen lifeguard learns that male teens who were hired after her are being paid more to do the same job — and the pool company's after-the-fact reasoning doesn't seem to hold water. What can she do?
  • Jul 29, 2021

Report to work, quit or be fired: Our boss just gave us an ultimatum

My boss is allowing parents of school-age children to continue working remotely — but is ordering us older parents back to the office if we want to keep our jobs.
  • Jul 22, 2021

Carrying business expenses on personal credit cards: Pros and cons

Carrying reimbursable business expenses on a personal credit card can generate financial rewards to the cardholder, and even improve their credit rating. But not every employee has the financial security and resources to benefit from that practice.
  • Jul 15, 2021

I’m tired of being asked to front thousands in business expenses on my personal credit card

I'm a Black executive with poor credit. My White boss keeps pushing me to cover large company purchases on my personal card.
  • Jul 8, 2021