Dear Experts, I got asked to go to a baseball game next Tuesday after the long weekend. I totally forgot to ask for the day off. I was going to just call in sick, HOWEVER, my friend just told me she heard about someone who was seen on TV at a game after he called in sick and got fired. Now I'm worried. What should I do? I paid for the ticket and it wasn't cheap - so I really want to go. But, I can't risk losing my job either. How can I fix this? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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How do you know if you understand something?

I am a non-technical person working in an IT company. My colleagues will often tell me something technical. Sometimes I understand what they are saying. Sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. Sometimes I think I understand what they are telling me when they are telling me, but then later I realize that I don’t understand it at all.

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