I started working after my final exams, but my university held my degree because of my low GPA. I have been working for about a year now, and I don't know how tell my employer that I basically didn't yet graduate. The University is asking me to comeback for a semester and do some extra credits to raise my GPA. Should I resign from my job? Or should I tell my employer and then resign so I can go back and receive my degree?
I think honesty is always the best policy in situations like this. My first question would be, did your employer verify your education when they hired you? If you falsely provided a degree to your employer…View all answers »
I recently went on vacation in Colorado, where smoking marijuana is legal. Now, I've returned to my home state where it is not legal. I just found out that my company is drug testing all employees this week. If THC shows up in my sample, am I in the clear since I was smoking it legally?
Hi there - I am not a legal expert by any means, but I believe that all states with recreational marijuana laws have exemptions for for workplace drug policies. I'm not sure which state you live in, but most…View all answers »
I've noticed a few things in the office that seem to be in an ethical grey area. Without going into specifics, I am worried that my boss might be doing something illegal. What do I do? Do I confront him?
If something looks or feels wrong, say something. If you have a good relationship with your boss and are comfortable talking to him about it, tell him. If you are unsure how he will react if you bring it up,…View all answers »
What's the best way to ask an employer for a referral?
It's important to first make sure your current employer is aware that you are searching for a new position. This should not come as a surprise if you are approaching graduation. I would say to them that you…View all answers »
I have a bachelor of science in education and a masters of education in mismanagement and supervision. I have 20 years of experience as a school principal. I'm looking for a career change. What opportunities should I pursue given my degree and experiences?
I don't know how you feel about sales, but I was once told that educators make great sales reps. That is the case because educators are patient and instruct people naturally. I've also seen former educators…View all answers »