Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Kislev 7, 5777

A professor wonders if he should use first names or "Dr." when writing to another professor he's never met. 


After realizing that the mom who hired her for a summer babysitting job is actually looking for more of a housekeeeper, a graduate student asks if there's any way to explain that this isn't what she signed up for and save the situation, or should she just quit? 


How can you politely decline an invitation to carpool to an office meeting? A reader worries that saying yes would encourage her co-worker to suggest carpooling on a regular basis. 

Need Some Advice?