This is the Best Ever Reason to Get Written Up At Work

Being written up at work is always an awkward and terrible experience. At the video store where I worked, we didn't have write-ups, we just had "mop duty" which ws only given to those of us who had somehow messed up. In the world outside of the video store, however, write ups abound. The person who got the following… » 5/17/14 4:16pm 5/17/14 4:16pm

​What It's Like When Your Job Actually Treats You Like an Adult

I've worked a fast food drive-thru, waited tables, baked bread, slogged it out in corporate copyediting, worked at an alt-weekly, juggled freelance, and this one time I worked at a Ponderosa for three days. Looking back, only two of those jobs offered adult-like working conditions: Produce results, and we won't hassle… » 5/16/14 12:40pm 5/16/14 12:40pm

Subliminal 'Noise Generator' Tricks Women Into Professional…

Entire books have been written recently about how women need to be more assertive in the workplace. But how do we actually get women to do this en masse? A recent study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly asked 60 female college freshmen to write an essay about their personal accomplishments. To reflect… » 1/20/14 6:00pm 1/20/14 6:00pm

Brooklynites Are Mad That Girls Paints Brooklyn as Lazy Person Paradise

Americans in big cities (but particularly Americans in those big, grey northeastern cities where we'll imprison the burgeoning mutant population after the nuclear fallout) love to brag about how hard they work. They wear their work ethic like a badge of courage, as if working an hour longer than one's peers had some… » 1/12/14 4:30pm 1/12/14 4:30pm

Maria Shriver’s Report on Financially Insecure Women Is Pretty Grim

A cheery new report (which is so fancy and thorough that it has its own trailer) co-authored by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress has determined that approximately 42 million women in America are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion as they juggle caregiving (for parents as well as children… » 1/12/14 1:30pm 1/12/14 1:30pm

Millennial Women in the Workplace Subject To 'Unconscious Bias'

When we're not Wikipedia-ing random shit and then immediately talking about said shit like we've known it our whole lives, it seems we Millennials are subject to the same gender disparities in our burgeoning careers as any other age group, only perhaps more so. A recent Canadian study has found that Millennial women… » 12/24/13 10:00am 12/24/13 10:00am

Ladies, Want To Have It All? Get Yourself a Stay-at-Home Husband.

Women, if you want to have IT ALL, forget balancing family and career on your own. The new hotness in the race for the elusive goal of womanhood— "IT ALL" — isn't quality, affordable child care or workplaces with flexible hours or equal pay, because in some careers, those concessions aren't enough. No, for some women,… » 12/09/13 1:30pm 12/09/13 1:30pm

What's Technology Doing to "Femininity"?

It's pretty common to hear particular technologies presented as being either for dudes (i.e., srs bsns gadgets) or for girls (think messaging apps and anything related to shopping). It's also common to see technologies adopted by female consumers as either fluffy or some quasi-miraculous sign of alien life—see every… » 12/02/13 6:00pm 12/02/13 6:00pm

Women Don't Love Working For Other Women Because Women, Amirite?

According to a poll from Gallup, forty percent of the women they surveyed say they prefer a male boss, twenty-seven percent prefer a female one, and thirty-two percent have no preference. On the other hand, 29 percent of men polled prefer a male boss, eighteen percent prefer a female one, and fifty-one percent had no… » 11/12/13 10:25am 11/12/13 10:25am