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What to Do When You Find Out a Coworker Makes More Than You Do

Aaargh. You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer, and you do a better job. You feel demoralized, insulted by your not-such-a-great friend employer, and resentful of your coworker. Before you protest, here’s how to handle the… » 8/28/15 1:03pm Friday 1:03pm

Google Exec: Women, Stop Saying 'Just' So Much, You Sound Like Children

Just when you finally got a handle on saying “sorry” so much, turns out there’s another detrimental phrase in your lexicon keeping you from being taken seriously as a woman: “Just.” As in, “Just checking in,” and “Just following up,” and “Just wondering if you’d decided.” A former Google exec says this “permission”… » 7/02/15 3:50pm 7/02/15 3:50pm

If Your Career Stalled Because of Your Husband, Call It Like It Is

Of all the people you'd expect could nail down this whole work-life balance thing, Harvard Business School MBAs would easily make the short list—smart, ambitious, well-educated people who, if nothing else, have the money to fix the problem of gender inequity when it comes to having kids. But no. » 11/23/14 2:00pm 11/23/14 2:00pm

Daughters of Dads Who Do Household Chores Grow Up with More Ambition

If you're a parent who wants to inspire your daughter to break down gender barriers with her eventual career choice, here's one way to go about it: New research shows that little girls who see their dads participating in household chores are more likely to want jobs in higher paying, traditionally male dominated… » 5/29/14 1:00pm 5/29/14 1:00pm

That Cushy Desk Job Isn't Exactly What It's Cracked Up To Be

Many of us enjoy the luxury of working at a desk job. I mean, I don't have a desk job so much as I have a couch/kitchen table job (#blogger), but I relate nonetheless. And while I do miss the days of slingin' lattés Cocktail-style, chatting up the 'regulars,' making those little leaf designs in the foam, and… » 5/26/14 12:10pm 5/26/14 12:10pm

We're All Fraidy Cats of Office Gossip And Missing Mentor Opportunities

We already knew that, as of 2011, women in the workplace (and on TV!) were missing female mentors. WARNING: I'm about to talk about Lean In. OK. I'm doing it now. Sheryl Sandberg suggests that men are also reticent to tutor the new female employee on the block, because they're afraid that everyone will assume they're… » 5/04/13 1:00pm 5/04/13 1:00pm

Surprise! The Best Jobs For Women In 2013 Require Ample Time, Money, Education

Although a study like this basically falls squarely in the Duh file (as in, did anyone really think the best job for women—or anyone—would be a blue-collar job with scant education requirements and shitty insurance?) the differing specifics of what determines "job satisfaction" for women and men is kind of interesting. » 12/26/12 5:00pm 12/26/12 5:00pm

Women Are Slowly Nabbing More Law Firm Partnerships

Even though women may be joining big, mahogany-redolent law firms with less zeal than in the not-so-distant past, those already working at such law firms are being promoted to equity partnerships at the about the speed at which a spoonful of old honey travels from the ass of a little plastic bear to its nose. Still,… » 7/24/12 10:25am 7/24/12 10:25am

Fathers’ Career Choices May Lead to Birth Defects in Their Hypothetical Children

Men who huff paint or gas all day while on the job should probably be extra cautious about what they're exposing their precious sperm to, especially in the three months leading up to any potential baby-making ritual. A new study has found that fathers who work in certain sperm-jeopardizing fields have a higher risk of… » 7/19/12 12:30pm 7/19/12 12:30pm

Men Are Entering 'Lady Jobs' and Liking It, Too

More men are leaving "manly" (read: high paying and prestigious) jobs to enter fields traditionally dominated by women, according to data: occupations that are more than 70 percent female made up about a third of all job growth for men from 2000 to 2010, double the rise in the 1990s. This is probably the worst… » 5/21/12 11:50am 5/21/12 11:50am

Sheryl Sandberg Gives Us a Permission Slip to Leave Work Early Every Day

Chances are if you've pursued any kind of corporate career, you've felt the pressure to stay late at the office, to log the same number or more hours than your colleagues, even if it meant sacrificing time spent at home with your family or out with your friends or sitting at home in bed alone catching up on all the… » 4/06/12 10:00am 4/06/12 10:00am