update: why should employers care about my long commute?

Remember the letter-writer in 2015 who asked why employers seemed concerned about his two-hour commute? Here’s the update. I’m the letter-writer from “Why should employers care about my long commute?” which was posted a little over two years ago now. The good news is that about six months after you posted my letter I was able to find a…

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open thread – August 18-19, 2017

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted…

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is it okay for your bra straps to show at work?

A reader writes: Last week’s question about workplace dress codes reminded me of a question I’ve been long meaning to ask. Let’s say you have a workplace that allows nice sleeveless blouses or dresses. What constitutes acceptable showing of a bra? By this, I don’t mean the actual cups themselves, but the straps. Bras are…

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how can I get employees to find answers for themselves?

A reader writes: I’ve recently become a manager at my workplace and I oversee two people, both of whom are really great workers and I’m thrilled overall to have them. They both do one thing that really annoys me – when they don’t know how to do something, they immediately ask. I am talking fairly…

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