Career Advice Archives - Tamara Hartley Your Advice Guru and How-To Coach

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I Hate My Life and Don’t Know How to Make it Better

l Hate My Life and Don’t Know How to Make it Better I’m stuck in a rut Dear Tamara: I am 24 years old (about to turn 25 in three months) and I hate my life! My friends are getting married and starting families. I don’t even have a boyfriend or any real prospects. On top […]

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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 […]

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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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Coworker Talks Too Much

Dear Tamara: I work in an office of about 30 people. All of us have a child or two (or more). We mention our children in conversation from time to time. There is a young lady that has a four-year-old son. She talks about her son ALL DAY! I try to change the conversation, but […]

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