Privileged Nannies Are Raking In the Dough

College-educated nannies aren't a post-recession phenomenon, but the news that families across the country "are so eager for well-educated nannies, they’re paying them salaries comparable to entry-level finance careers" — like, ostensibly not just on the Upper East Side — is kinda whoa. » 9/16/13 11:00am 9/16/13 11:00am

Millennial Guys Aren't So Sure About This Whole 'Leaning In' Thing

Many Millennial dudes are down with the ideas of girls ruling the world, but some aren't so sure about all the freebies women are being handed just because of their concave nether regions. After all, couldn't this all end in ladies controlling all the powerful and prestigious jobs, earning more money for doing the… » 5/15/13 4:15pm 5/15/13 4:15pm

Lady Managers Don't Reduce Pay Gap

A new report issued by a Swedish labor agency indicates that female managers don't reduce the pay gap between male and female employees. If not even perfect, stoic, ice cold, blond, Ikea-decorated egalitarian socialist paradise Sweden can overcome the pesky gendered pay gap, then what faint hope do we have in the land… » 12/20/11 5:10pm 12/20/11 5:10pm

Burger Joint Lady Hasn't Had A Vacation In 38 Years

Sixty-seven year old Ann Price is known for her grill skills, and her "ghetto burger" has made her Atlanta "snack bar" famous. After serving up patties for almost forty years, she'd like to retire… but isn't sure she can. » 1/04/11 11:17am 1/04/11 11:17am

A Moment With The Awesome 101-Year-Old Lady Who Walks To Work Every Day

Sally Gordon was born in 1909, has worked all her life, and has no plans to retire. Also, she has excellent taste in hats. » 12/30/10 12:30pm 12/30/10 12:30pm

Out-Of-Work Asylum Seekers In Britain Feel The Pinch

Yesterday, the Guardian published a piece on the fates of asylum seekers in these tough economic times. Forbidden from working or otherwise supplementing their meager allowance from the state, 31,500 people are mired in poverty, stuck in limbo. » 10/15/09 6:30pm 10/15/09 6:30pm

How Writers Are Like Hookers

ACORN recently got in trouble for giving tax advice to fake prostitutes, leading Slate to ask how real prostitutes pay their taxes. The answer: just like I do! » 9/23/09 6:20pm 9/23/09 6:20pm

Elle UK Editor Surprised That Today's Women Care About "Happiness"

Elle UK editor Lorraine Candy is "jealous of today's carefree thirtysomethings" because she says they're choosing love and happiness over hard-driving careers. » 3/30/09 12:30pm 3/30/09 12:30pm

Bad Times Mean More Call Girls: Sex Work And The Recession

What will happen to "the supply of high end call girls" during the recession? The Economist's Free Exchange blog has an answer, if you can wade through the annoying jokes. » 2/09/09 4:00pm 2/09/09 4:00pm

Bullied At Work? Chances Are, The Abuser Is Another Woman

Leadership coach Peggy Klaus says a recent study by the Workplace Bullying Institute (?!?) finds that female bullies direct their dysfunction at other women more than 70 percent of the time. » 1/12/09 5:40pm 1/12/09 5:40pm

Palm Beach Story: Lilly Pulitzer Is Bizarrely Fascinating

"The 77-year-old designer and former grande dame of Palm Beach entertaining—in the Sixties and Seventies, her kitchen sat 26 for dinner—awaits guests perched on a chinoiserie-covered bench. She wears white slacks and a vintage Lilly shirt printed with white and yellow daisies, her feet bare but for the bright coral… » 12/02/08 2:20pm 12/02/08 2:20pm

Suited Up: Interview Uniforms Are 'Back'

So here's a Pyrrhic victory, kids: if you're pounding the pavement for a job, at least there's one less thing to worry about: according to today's Times » 11/13/08 5:20pm 11/13/08 5:20pm, the interview suit is "back."Whereas for years we've been in a dress-code limbo forcing us to balance "professional" with "creative" with "young" with "mature" now -…

Retired Escort Has Advice For Hordes Of Wannabe-Hookers

Meet Amanda Brooks. She was raised in Texas, went to college and graduated with a double degree in photography and English. She entered the workforce, found a job she really enjoyed and then retired... At the age of 29. Her chosen profession? Internet call girl. And like any retired person with valuable advice, Ms.… » 4/25/08 1:00pm 4/25/08 1:00pm

Telling Mom You're A Hooker Isn't Always So Horrible

Yesterday, one of Jezebel's brother sites, Gawker, wrote about "Debauchette," one of the several prostitutes who appeared on the Diane Sawyer 20/20 special about working girls. Even though Debauchette's voice was altered and her appearance masked, her mother recognized her because of the idiosyncratic cadence of her… » 4/22/08 2:30pm 4/22/08 2:30pm

"[High end prostitutes] enjoy it...They feel like they're not being taken advantage of any longer—they understand the situation, and they don't get their heart broken. It's just like being a mortician: You could just see people that are dead and you don't get involved with them emotionally. Same thing as a working… » 4/16/08 4:30pm 4/16/08 4:30pm

British Professor: Prostitution Is Not All Bubble Baths And Bordellos

In Montana, former cathouses and bordellos are now tourist attractions, where, according to the Economist, Big Sky Country enthusiasts can dream of the notorious Madam Ida, who "distributed gilt neckties to favoured customers." (No doubt against a backdrop of crushed red velvet and giant, filigree mirrors.) Americans… » 2/29/08 3:00pm 2/29/08 3:00pm

Love And Marriage? Just Fucking Pay Us Already

Is the new slogan for women "To hell with love, I'm working for a hedge fund?" According to a recent study, men are more willing than women to prioritize romantic relationships over personal career goals. There was a time in this country when a woman would jokingly say she went to college to get her MRS; to learn a… » 1/04/08 4:40pm 1/04/08 4:40pm

Skinny, Single Girls Are Always Less Productive

A reader points us to an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation magazine: Tips on "getting more efficiency" out of female employees, who were being hired in droves due to the manpower shortage during World War II. Some of the gems include:
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And! And this is a real classic: The funny thing is, you can…

We are so excited [Jen, that is. -Ed.]: 9 to 5 is coming to Broadway! As a musical. With a Dolly Parton score. Fantasy cast: Jackie Hoffman, Christine Ebersole, Renee Elise Goldsberry. [NYPost] » 7/20/07 4:22pm 7/20/07 4:22pm