Maiden in the Middle: What happens to my name when I get married?

July 21, 2014

Q: What percentage of women turn their maiden name into their middle name? My mother-in-law insists that that is the way its done and I don’t know anyone who has done that. Who is more right? A: A bride who wishes to take her husband’s last name may retain her given middle name or, more […]

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July 21, 2014

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Top it Off: Trendy Hats in the Workplace

July 20, 2014

Q: Are cutsie or trendy hats considered proper attire for offices or are they off limits inside the workplace? I work in an office and we have a very casual dress code, but we still try to dress differently than the people in my department. What would be the correct ruling on this? A: One […]

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July 20, 2014

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Hesitant Hands: Distributing Items to Clients

July 19, 2014

Q: As an Assistant, I was asked to bring in tea to a conference room. I had no tray, just a hot water container, cups and tea. I clumsily brought it into the room and set it on the credenza at the back of the room. The guests were already sitting at the table. I […]

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July 19, 2014

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Word to the Wise: Should I Tip for Receiving Advice?

July 18, 2014

Q: I am staying as a guest in my bosses apartment in New York City. I will be staying 4 days. There is a doorman there but since this is a private residence, do I tip? And if so, for what services? If we don’t use his services such as carrying our bags or hailing […]

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July 18, 2014

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Funeral Frustration: What Colors are Not Appropriate to Wear?

July 17, 2014

Q: What color should a person not wear for a funeral? A: The default assumption is that any color that is bright and cheery wouldn’t be appropriate for a funeral. Black or subdued or neutral colors are usually the most appropriate. Sometimes a funeral is viewed as a celebration of someone’s life and guests are […]

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July 17, 2014

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