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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 Today 1:03pm

How to Get Past the College Phase and Drink Alcohol Like an Adult

Having an active social circle can have a ton of benefits for your professional and personal life. As an adult, that social life can often involve alcohol. If you’re new to the world of drinking, or all you know from your college days is Jägerbombs and keg stands, here’s how to enter the drinking world like an adult.… » 8/04/15 12:28pm 8/04/15 12:28pm

Your Nightmare Boss Could Be Making You Sick

No one needs to tell you that having a mean boss sucks, but studies examining the impact of uncivil workplaces on your stress levels and immune system are a decent reminder of what it really means for you when there’s a dick in charge. A few possibilities: Ulcers, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and cancer, all of… » 6/24/15 11:50am 6/24/15 11:50am

In Hot Girls Wanted, Porn Isn't 'Ruining' Women. Exploitative Labor Is.

Hot Girls Wanted, the newish documentary produced by actress Rashida Jones, is making headlines and earning some rave reviews—as well as getting panned by people in the adult industry and advocates for sex workers—for its depiction of one tiny sliver of the wide world of porn, a fly-by-night talent agency called… » 6/12/15 11:50am 6/12/15 11:50am

Lawsuit: Nasty Gal's #GIRLBOSS Fired Employees For Getting Pregnant

A new lawsuit claims that hip, woman-led clothing company Nasty Gal is “a horrible place to work for professional women who become pregnant,” accusing the company of illegally firing four pregnant women. The suit, filed by ex-employee Aimee Concepcion, says Nasty Gal terminated her and three other women, as well as… » 6/09/15 10:15am 6/09/15 10:15am

Bad News: Being a Jerk Doesn’t Really Work

Is it better to be feared than loved? Do nice guys ever finish first? Are jerks really on to something? And if they are, isn’t it really our fault if they get ahead? What is wrong with us, anyway, that we would let that happen? These questions and more now have answers that you can take directly up the corporate… » 5/24/15 1:45pm 5/24/15 1:45pm

Elon Musk Denies Scolding Employee for Missing Work for Birth of Child

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disputing two particularly bizarre quotes in the new biography of him written by business journalist Ashlee Vance: that he once referred to himself as a “samurai,” and that he chided an employee for missing work due to the birth of his child. Musk called the childbirth quote “total BS” on… » 5/12/15 12:10pm 5/12/15 12:10pm

Hotel Worker Earning Minimum Wage Fired for Talking to Washington Post

Shanna Tippen, an Arkansas woman making minimum wage cleaning hotel rooms, was fired from her position for talking to a Washington Post reporter about living on the minimum wage. The hotel manager who fired Tippen actually suggested she talk to reporter Chico Harlan, then fired her for saying a minimum wage increase… » 3/30/15 4:50pm 3/30/15 4:50pm

Study: Domestic Violence Hurts Survivors' Finances and Work Stability

A study of nearly 4,000 Pennsylvania women suggests that domestic abuse can have a long-term and profoundly destructive impact on survivors' ability to earn money. The study authors looked at women who applied for civil orders of protection against their abusers between 1995 and 1996; they found for nearly all of… » 3/20/15 4:20pm 3/20/15 4:20pm

Everyone At Your Office Gossips Constantly (And Maybe About You)

People like to talk, and that's no secret. But nevertheless, we try to keep our secrets anyway, despite the sheer amount of inappropriate or otherwise none-of-your-business intel that gets circulated not just among friends but at our places of employment. And the amount of intel we're talking is all of it. Some of it… » 3/04/15 4:10pm 3/04/15 4:10pm

Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster

The permanently upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been hotly anticipated since it was first reported nearly three years ago. We're still waiting. And according to newly leaked emails out of Sony Pictures, trying to get it off the ground was a total clusterfuck: name-calling, Angelina Jolie-trashing, lying, and begging. » 12/09/14 6:27pm 12/09/14 6:27pm

Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough

I was born around the same time as Sesame Street and raised to believe that I could do anything I set my mind to: that I could be an astronaut, a police officer, a backup dancer on Solid Gold. My friend Julia and I would come home after school and sing along to "Free to Be You and Me," an album and book we'd devoured… » 10/20/14 2:20pm 10/20/14 2:20pm