The Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 are two of the most popular compact luxury SUVs out today. Shoppers are typically drawn to the Q5 and the X3 because of their appealing mix of refinement, utility, safety and performance. Sales of both models in the United States easily surpass the companies’ compa…
Q: The managers in our department are autocratic bullies who treat employees like first-graders. If they find us talking to a co-worker, they immediately order us to get back to our own cubicle, even if we’re discussing a work project. They actually covered all the windows to keep us from lo…
Data analytics is becoming more vital for businesses, and data scientists are in high demand. But the emerging field is broad, and some companies say they have struggled to find job candidates whose skills fit their needs.
A few simple tips can save you time and reduce frustration in heavy traffic and construction zones, whether during your daily commute or a summer vacation drive.
As the Detroit auto show prepares to announce a rescheduled, reimagined show for 2020, the crisis facing the world’s auto shows came into sharper focus as Ford announced it will join Volvo in skipping the prestigious Geneva auto show in Switzerland next March.
Ellen Palmer and her colleagues are the envy of every cubicle-confined worker come sunny summer Fridays.
Q: After being sexually harassed by one of our top managers for several months, I finally told my boss what was going on. He insisted that we talk with human resources, even though I was somewhat reluctant to do so.
Q: Buzz, our 2011 Toyota RAV4, let us down. After a 65th wedding anniversary celebration, Buzz refused to start. As I beckoned to my favorite nephew with my crooked finger, he came over, smiled, popped the hood and said he would jump-start Buzz. Alas, after three attempts, Buzz did nothing. …
Next time you get asked, “What’s your current salary?” in a job interview, check your ZIP code. It is now illegal for employers to ask job applicants about their previous salaries in at least eight states and eight counties and cities.
Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the author of “Secrets to Winning at Office Politics.” Send in questions and get free coaching tips at yourofficecoach.com, or follow her on Twitter @officecoach.
Detroit missed out on Amazon’s HQ2, but Ford Motor Co.’s Corktown-bound influx of engineers at the auto industry’s cutting edge increase odds that the big online retailer’s first self-driving delivery vehicle will be developed here.
Q: I have a 2003 Lexus ES300. The check engine light came on, so I took it to my mechanic. He scanned it, and the code said it was the evaporative emissions system. He then did a “smoke test” and saw smoke leaking out of pinholes in the fuel filler neck—which he then replaced. I drove it for…
Imagine that you are looking for a used car on a popular site, such as Autotrader, Cars.com or Craigslist. You find exactly the one you want, with a very attractive price.
The friends we meet along the way might help us enjoy the journey, as they say, but for many college women traveling the educational pipeline toward careers in engineering, science and medicine, the awful men they meet along the way make them cut the journey short.
Q: The head of our department is not a good manager. “Dave” has a very short attention span, so our attempts to communicate with him, both verbal and written, often go nowhere.
Nobody should be surprised that the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee scored worst in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Least of all anyone in management at Ford or Fiat Chrysler.
When people want a roomy, comfy, American-style sedan, it’s ironic the American brands have all but eliminated that type of car.
Q: I own a 2002 Chevy Suburban with 178,000 miles. I bought it from my brother-in-law for $3,000 for my son to drive while in college.