I've always maintained that very few career related questions apply only to programmers, and so most career questions end up being, "How to deal with a bad boss - for programmers."
The reason I typically vote to close such questions is that there are far better sites for career advice than SO, and SO is intentionally very narrow focused.
If we start allowing 'fluff' questions, eventually the front page will have a significant number of them all the time because they are so easy to pile on with one's own subjective experiences and thoughts.
This will drive away expert programmers who live and breathe programming, who we need on the site to help with real programming questions.
In other words, you can get career advice elsewhere, but you can't get as good programming advice elsewhere. If we allow career advice here, we will necessarily lower the quality of programming advice - the reputation system guarantees that soft, subjective questions will be more highly valued by the community if they are allowed to persist.