should our office ban smelly foods?

A reader writes: My staff are busy so I do not discourage them from eating at their desks. My problem is the type of food because some produce strong odors. For example, kebabs are smelly and the smell lingers throughout the afternoon, and if dropped on desks they can stain! We don’t have enough room…

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starting a new job when you’re working remotely

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’ve just accepted my very first job offer and should be starting in a few weeks’ time. The job will be 100% remote due to COVID and I’ve been informed that the office won’t be re-opening until January at the earliest. Do you and/or your…

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