My addiction made me a terrible employee. I’m in recovery – but how can I find a new job with such poor references?

Q: I'm a recovering addict who moved to Alaska three years ago for a dream job, but didn't leave my problem drinking behind. I blew deadlines, behaved inappropriately at work…

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I’m totally being played by my ambitious, overbearing assistant – and I can’t fire her

Q: I work in a large corporation. Because senior management takes a top-down approach to all personnel decisions, I lack hiring or firing control over the individual assigned as my…

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Everyone is fine with music at work except for one older employee. Could he come at us for age discrimination?

Q: We've gotten a complaint from one of our warehouse workers. "Steve" is older and works with a group of 20-somethings. They play loud rap music 10 hours a day.…

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