Posts tagged "career"

The Soapbox: Why Working 24 Hours A Day Should Not Be A Badge Of Honor

I have been working in the tech start-up and digital advertising agency worlds for the past six years. These two worlds overlap in a few places—namely social media and the…

Caitlin Abber | July 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Super Intern Gets 47 Job Offers, Makes Everyone Else Look Bad

When Maeghan Smulders, a 24-year-old from Calgary, graduated from college last June, she had 29 job offers (yep, you read that right: twenty-nine). Did she choose the best one and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Women Choose Briefcases Over Babies Where Men Are Scarce

Modern American ladies are faced with a new phenomenon that has a real chuckle-worthy title coined by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: “choosing briefcase over baby.” Us girls…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Want Career & Money Moreso Than Men, Study Claims

Young women ages 18 to 34 want a career and to earn good money moreso than their male counterparts do, according to a new report from the Pew Research…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

I’m fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school…

Kate Fridkis | March 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: In Defense Of Being Lazy

What do you do when one of the things you used to like about yourself the most, looking back, becomes one of the things that you like about yourself the least?

Jessica Wakeman | January 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I’m A 30-Year-old Receptionist And Ashamed Of My Job”

I’ve been dating this guy I really like for a couple months and things are going well. He’s 35, I’m 29. He’s pretty successful, and most of his friends are…

Wendy Atterberry | December 12, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Mind Of Man: This Dude Owes His Career To A Feminist

I would not be blogging about the various and amusing differences between dudes and chicks for fun and profit if it were not for a boss who dressed like she…

John DeVore | December 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Debate This: Will Being Pretty Help You Get A Job?

Earlier this week,’s blogger Susannah Breslin — who used to be one of The Frisky’s own! — wrote a piece called “How to Get a Job If You’re a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 18, 2011 - 10:00 am

Hot Links: 10 Things You Don’t Want To Say When Having Dinner At Your Boss’s House

Having dinner at your boss’s house? Here are 10 things you probably shouldn’t say. For my employees, I’ll add an 11th: “I hate dogs.” [The Grindstone]
Can telling…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 10, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Quit My Job

As long as I can remember, I haven’t liked change. I preferred to be unhappy or uncomfortable in routine rather than try something new because I was scared or didn’t…

Sara-Rivka Davidson | October 24, 2011 - 12:00 pm

She Said/She Said: How Involved Is Too Involved In Your Significant Other’s Work Life?

Should your significant other leave his or her work issues at the office, or should there be space for it at home? And at what point is too involved in…

The Grindstone | September 5, 2011 - 1:30 pm

The 5 Things You Should Never Say To A Job Slut

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over a year. It’s been the most stimulating, character-building, nail-bitingly stressful experience of my professional life. And people love to talk about it.

The Grindstone | August 28, 2011 - 2:30 pm

The Lies We Tell Ourselves To Stay In Jobs We Hate

Not everyone can love, adore, brag endlessly to others about the amazingness of their job. It would be nice if we could, but to quote the great Mick Jagger: “You…

The Grindstone | July 24, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Girl Talk: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Tami Taylor

There’s a lot to love about “Friday Night Lights,” a TV show about so much more than just high school football. My interest in the show was initially sparked by…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 15, 2011 - 4:00 pm

10 Surefire Ways To Fail An Interview

It’s easy to fail a job interview. There’s really nothing to it, to be honest. Show up 20 minutes late with parsley in your teeth and a bunch of offensive…

The Grindstone | June 26, 2011 - 2:30 pm

The Balancing Act Of Managing Men

My name is Lindsay. But at my day job, I also respond to dear, honey, sweetheart and kiddo. Kiddo is the one that really pisses me off. In three years…

The Grindstone | June 19, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Girl Talk: I Feel Like I’m Married To My Best Friend

“I’ve been thinking…”
Oh, God. Those three words. My heart rate quickened, hoping the next set of words weren’t going to be awful.
“I want to move to live with…

Rachel East | June 13, 2011 - 1:00 pm