Ask Dr. Job’s chief contributor, Sandra Pesmen, is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and author of “DR. JOB’s Complete Career Guide.”

Winner of several journalism awards, Pesmen is a graduate of the University of Illinois Media College at Urbana, and is listed in several Who’s Who editions. She also has been Corporate Features Editor of Crain Communications Inc., founding Features Editor of Crain’s Chicago Business and a reporter/features writer for The Chicago Daily News.

For information on partnering with, please contact us.

Discussing Climate Change in Office

Q.. I  feel very strongly about climate change and global warming, especially since Hurricane Sandy and I believe we all have to get everyone we know involved in trying to stop it if it isn't too late. I hesitate to discuss it in the office because I know this is no place to talk politics or other controversial topics. Is there some way I can get my message out and avoid office arguments?

Ans. Suggest they go to , and then see the movie, Chasing Ice, due out in theaters this month. It shows the mission of James Balog, National Geographic photographer, to capture actual evidence of global warming using time-lapse cameras placed atop fast-melting glacers all across the planet. The astounding results, and Balog's astonishing, dare-devil work, will make the case for you. You also can suggest they join and/or post flyers and announcements for the apolitical group,, a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Then switch the conversation to the new vending machine in the break room.

Forewarned is Forearmed

Hold Anger in Stress Job