| Dec 2, 2013
I hate it when someone who isn't me dispenses good career advice. Sadly, it happens from time to time, and it has happened in a big way with the publication of a new book by Josh Shipp.
The book is called "Jump Ship." At first blush, it's just the...
| Dec 9, 2013
It's the holiday season and, as a dues-paying member of the Guild of Workplace Advice Dispensaries, I am legally required to weigh in on the greatest threat facing American workers: the holiday office party.
I've received an onslaught of emails lately...
| Dec 14, 2013
It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits.
This is to those people:
I'm sorry this is happening.
| May 5, 2014
Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin.
His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
| Apr 21, 2014
Communist Party leaders in a county in southwestern China recently received an interesting list of "10 Forbidden Behaviors."
I first read about this in The Washington Post, but several news reports have detailed the new rules for Pengshan County...
| Apr 14, 2014
When I envision the idealized workplace of the future, there are three things I see:
1) I'm not wearing pants.
2) I'm not physically in the workplace.
3) I'm on my couch.
Sadly, our modern-day work culture continues to discriminate against pants-...
| Mar 24, 2014
The past four columns have been more serious than consumers of my worldly workplace wisdom have come to expect. Perhaps it's a sign of maturity, or maybe an indication that I've begun viewing the working world with greater reverence.
| Mar 10, 2014
Remember, folks, last week's column focused on those who favor raising the federal minimum wage. This column looks at those opposed. Don't accuse me of being one-sided — I'm just keeping the two sides separated, so they don't get in a fight.
| Mar 3, 2014
Hi everybody, America's most-beloved workplace advice columnist here. As promised last week, this column will focus on the argument in favor of raising the federal minimum wage. Next week's column will focus on the opposing argument. So please don't...
| Feb 24, 2014
Like most Americans, I love nothing more than curling up in my favorite chair with a warm cup of coffee and a copy of the latest Congressional Budget Office report.
That's just what I did when I got hold of the CBO's recent take on the hot topic du...
| Feb 10, 2014
President Barack Obama's recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors was met with two rather different reactions.
From the right, there were howls that Obama is a lawless tyrant. (He's not.)...