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Advice Column

Professor Hans Von Puppet gives actionable advice for whatever your career woes may be.

Advice Column: Anxiety In The Workplace

Advice Column: Anxiety In The Workplace

Submission: I’m a 31 year old male living in Waltham, Ma and working nearby. My field is biotech and my work consists mostly of benchwork in a science lab. In 2014 i finished a science Master’s and after that i…
Advice Column: Quitting Your Job Guilt

Advice Column: Quitting Your Job Guilt

Submission: I’m currently working in customer support at a tech startup in Indonesia, but I already decided to quit sometime soon. The thing is when I got this job I think the company and I were rather desperate. I was looking for…
Advice Column: Difficult Choices

Advice Column: Difficult Choices

Submission: I am a 38 year old female.  I never really knew “what I wanted to do” with my life — since as long as I could remember. After dropping and transferring in and out of college four different times (with…
Advice Column: Frugal Freelancer

Advice Column: Frugal Freelancer

Submission: I graduated from University about a year ago. Since then I’ve weaved my way in and out of contracts and even landed a full-time position with a living-wage salary and full benefits. I was so ecstatic when I finally…
Advice Column: Quitting Early

Advice Column: Quitting Early

Submission: Hi, I quit my job on Monday after 4 months of being there! I hate being a quitter, but the job I applied for bore no resemblance to what I was actually doing. During the interview stages I was…
Advice Column: Disgruntled Commuter

Advice Column: Disgruntled Commuter

Submission: Where do I begin? I should start by describing my job just a little bit. I work at an elementary school as an administrative assistant. When I first accepted the job, I did so because it was the first…
Advice Column: A Tale of Two Breakups

Advice Column: A Tale of Two Breakups

Submission:  I work in sales in a mid-sized software company based in Chicago. So, I may have done something bad to my coworker. Two weeks ago, she was going through an awful breakup and mentioned it during one of our Pinot…