Roxane Gay has published five books in the last seven years, all acclaimed, all incisively addressing social issues that define our society, like feminism, race, body image, racial and sexual violence, and the immigrant experience. Three—her essay collection Bad Feminist, her short story collection Difficult Women,…
I just spent 40 min on the phone with Verizon because my cellphone was disconnected from the wifi. Every other device was fine. The cable was working (which is why comcast wasn’t my first call, though turn out they should have been). I go to bed, everything works. I wake up, phone has no wifi. I swear I’m one of those…
Ok, so I’m a terrible person. Whatever.
I have a deeper understanding of how Trump became president.
Becky’s boyfriend shows up looking like a member of the aryan nation. (white blond hair, blue eyes, military haircut) Then he starts talking to your boss about how he was so excited to vote for trump in his first election.
What do you like and dislike about your job? Be careful not to dox yourselves. I’m just thinking a lot about my job lately.
Maybe sad isn’t the right word, but there’s a definite feeling of blue-ness today.
Your white boss whose voting for trump wants to talk to you about race.
Somebody do my essay grading for me?
At my previous job, I worked closely with a coworker—we planned together, supported each other professionally and emotionally, and generally had a great yin-yang relationship going. I never felt like either of us was doing more work than the other because our strengths complemented each other and we wanted to do less…
This evening I’m giving a talk to my daughter’s Girl Scouts troop about careers in technology. I’m going to tell them that women have done amazing things in tech. I’m going to tell them that they too can do anything they set their minds to in this arena. But I will be lying to them.
Earlier today I had a (totally civil) convo on Gizmodo where someone said that a person referring to themself anonymously as “The Chancellor” was too silly for real business, I disagreed.
Work is giving me an ulcer, and a shit-ton of chocolate sounded like a great idea. I should know better, but after breaking what had been basically a sugar-fast this weekend, I had low tolerance for resisting my emotional cravings today.
I’m looking for flexible part-time work for me to do while in school and have been having no luck. I just came across several postings for merchandising jobs and I’m intrigued. I did visual merchandising as part of my last long-term job and it was one of my favorite things, but these listings almost sound too good to…
I’m taking a mental health day today and I’m posting this to ensure a. that I actually do it (although I’d have to leave now to get there on time and I’m not even wearing clean underwear yet), and b. work through the guilt so I stop feeling bad about it. Which I shouldn’t. Because I need it.
And I’m so nervous!
New York-based Art Director Melinda Kahl explains why she wears the exact same thing to work every day:
So I literally know no one qualified to answer this so I'm tossing it out to all you wise people! I started my first real job last month (I finished my BS in December) and I already know I don't like it. My coworkers are great but I am not cut out for being an admin assistant. How soon would be appropriate to start…