Aug 3, 2022

NOVAK: Study questions to ask before an interview 

         Q: I prefer working at small companies because they seem less rigid with rules and policies and the environment is more like a family. The company […]

Jul 25, 2022

NOVAK: Mentorship to replace favoritism favors all 

        Employees dislike favoritism, especially when they are not the ones receiving favor. It means they are not being given chances to develop their abilities and talents, […]

Jul 20, 2022

NOVAK: Making ‘Hairstory’: Benia Davis 

         His mom and dad married at 17 and 21, respectively, and had 14 children. Benia Davis, one of those 14 children, knew he did not want to make the […]

Jul 13, 2022

NOVAK: Customer service job overwhelms young employees

         Q: I own and run a small company where I have a history of difficulty getting product. My food company requires some fresh product and some […]

Jul 7, 2022

NOVAK: Is no one worth their pay? 

        Q: I started a new job and I have slowly been getting to know people. One co-worker stands out in rudeness and difficulty. I am trying […]

Jun 27, 2022

NOVAK: Parenting is above all other jobs, depending 

        What do you think of day care in this country? In your local area? Have you ever needed day care? Because your reason for needing it […]

Jun 21, 2022

NOVAK: 16-year-old tangles with business owner 

Q: I’m an experienced small business owner who wanted to give a change to a 16-year-old in a bad situation. Instead, she tangled with the wrong person and turned me […]

Jun 15, 2022

NOVAK: Save or report co-worker with memory problems? 

        Q: I work with an older man around 60 who has started to show memory problems. I don’t want to be the one who reports him, […]

Jun 8, 2022

NOVAK: Quitting may be only way to move up 

         Q: I am a clerical worker at a large financial firm, and I will soon receive my MBA. I thought getting this degree would help me […]

Jun 1, 2022

NOVAK: Moving forward after a felony conviction 

        Q: I am having a difficult time finding employment due to a felony conviction. I was a licensed chiropractor hired to work in a chiropractic practice […]

May 25, 2022

NOVAK: ‘Your Puppy or Your Job’ Is Not the Answer 

Q: I wasn’t allowed a dog in my childhood, so as soon as I found a job and moved out, I got one. I didn’t know anything about taking care […]

May 18, 2022

NOVAK: Ditch limiting beliefs for your best life 

Q: I never finished my college degree, but I did exceptionally well in everything I studied, enough to get high-paying jobs without it. I am in my late 40s; I’ve […]

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