Karla L. Miller

Karla L. Miller offers weekly advice on workplace dramas and traumas. You can send her questions at karla.miller@washpost.com.
Latest from Karla L. Miller

My company stock options are worthless

Stock options offer employees a chance to gamble on the company’s success, but remember: Not everyone walks away richer.

August 4, 2022

One woman sharing workplace bathrooms with 50 men

I'm the only woman in a workplace with 50 men and no ladies' room. I'm putting off surgery because of it. What can I do?

July 28, 2022

A worker was nervous about going on disability. Readers share advice.

A worker said he was terrified about going on disability. Readers offer advice, based on their own experiences.

July 21, 2022

I know I need to go on disability leave, but I’m still terrified

Intellectually, I know it is time to take short-term disability leave. Emotionally, I am terrified of leaving a well-paid job at the age of 60.

July 14, 2022

My chatty coworker won’t get out of my office, and I can’t stand it

My chatty coworker won't get out of my office, and I just can't stand it any more.

July 7, 2022

Post-Roe, can states ban employer abortion aid? It’s not that simple.

Even after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe, some companies may be able to offer abortion-related aid to employees even in states where there is a ban.

June 30, 2022

How a teen lifeguard took on the gender pay gap — and what she gained

A teen lifeguard who filed a complaint about gender pay discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims victory.

June 23, 2022

For one job, they faced 11 interviews and 4 tasks

When it comes to hiring, even in this tight job market, some employers are demanding too much.

June 16, 2022

My co-worker is asking to borrow my clothes

My co-worker's frequent comments on my work outfits, many of which are resale, are getting uncomfortable. Now she's asking to borrow them for a work event.

June 9, 2022

I’m being offered a promotion, but I’m happy where I am

Accepting a promotion with higher pay may seem like a no-brainer, but what if you're happy where you are? Some tips on how to break down the pros and cons of a new job opportunity.

June 2, 2022