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Posts from Ask Tamara, Tamara Hartley Your Advice Guru Advice Column.

Advice column posts related to help with Career, and questions related to career advice, work advice, career path, career change, career choices, career guidance, career decisions, career path.

I am Dropping Out of School!

Dear Tamara: I am considering dropping out of college. I am a sophomore majoring in chemistry. I had planned to go on to medical school, but am learning very quickly that I am really not interested in medicine. In fact, I no longer want to attend a 4-year university. I haven’t told my parents yet […]

Regret Recommending Friend for Job!

Dear Tamara: I regret recommending friend for job! A good friend of mine had been out of work for over six months. When a position came open in my company I recommended her for the job. I have been with my company for seven years so my opinion and recommendation are respected. I work hard […]

Boss Stole My Idea, Should I Confront Her?

Dear Tamara: My boss keeps taking credit for all of my ideas and passing them off as her own! She gets all of the accolades and pats on the back, and never acknowledges me or other members of the team. How can I confront her about this without jeopardizing my job or ending up on […]

How Far Should I Go for Friendship?

Dear Tamara: I recently learned that one of my coworkers (who is also a very good friend) is being let go by our employer. My friend is a single mother of two and I really want to give her the heads up so that she can be prepared and make necessary accommodations, but because of […]

Going Back to School!

Dear Tamara: I have been thinking about going back to school for a couple of years now. But it seems like every time I get serious about it, something happens, or something comes up that prevents me from going. I just got accepted into a program and am not sure if I am going to […]

Mixing Friendship and Business!

Dear Tamara: My best friend wants us to go into business together. At first, I was excited about the business opportunity, but the more I talk to people the more it makes me nervous. Everyone keeps telling me that you should never mix friendship and business because it can ruin a friendship. One person said he […]

Coworker Stalking Me on Facebook!

Dear Tamara: I have a coworker that is stalking me on social media. I was hesitant to accept his friend request on Facebook because I normally like to keep my work, and personal lives separate, but I didn’t want him to feel bad if I didn’t accept. Especially since I am friends with a couple […]

Wife Makes More Money!

Dear Tamara: My husband and I have been married for three years. When we first got married, he was the primary breadwinner of the family making over six figures. About a year ago he lost his job when his company closed, and he has not been able to find a new job that pays him […]

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