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Judy A. Smith

Entries by Judy A. Smith

Ask Judy: 'When Jokes Go Too Far'

(4) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 4:21 PM

Q: There are some men at work who make really gross, inappropriate sexual jokes. More times than I can count, I have found myself laughing along with them so as not to appear as if I don't have a sense of humor. I tend to have thick skin, so I'm...

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Ask Judy: 'I Didn't Go To School For This'

(15) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 12:12 PM

Q: I'm an associate attorney at a small firm, and one of the partners is a friend of my dad's (it's how I got the interview in the first place). However, I feel I got the job because I was the best qualified. In any case, he's constantly asking me...

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Ask Judy: Will Photos from the Past Ruin My Job Prospects?

(52) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 7:29 AM

Q: I had a great time during college -- perhaps too good of a time. Even after I graduated, I continued the fun as a mature and grown adult. Even though I worked in a fairly conservative firm, I figured what I did in private, was just that -- private....

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Ask Judy: Can a Workplace Crush Cost Me a Promotion?

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 10:18 AM

Q: I worked at a department stores in Manhattan until my mom got cancer. Now that Mom is in remission, I am going back to work, but I have a problem. One of the Assistant Store Managers was really great about letting me ask questions, learn about what he does,...

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