Tag Archives: work

Debate This: Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Equal Work, Equal Pay
But not if you're an insurance agent or any of these other careers. Read More »
On The "Office Mom"
office mom wsj
The WSJ thinks offices have their own "moms." Read More »
"Seduce" the Boys' Club
Merrill Lynch Advises Female Employees To "Seduce" The Boys' Club
Merrill Lynch advises female employees to "seduce" the men. Read More »
Is “Don’t Giggle” Really Terrible Advice For A Law Firm To Give Women?

Global law firm Clifford Chance is under fire for distributing a five-page memo to female employees with specific dress code critiques and advice for how to conduct themselves professionally.  Not surprisingly, the firm is now being criticized for a “sexist” focus on only their female employees.

I don’t disagree that a focus soley on the behavior and appearance of only female employees is sexist. Specific pieces of the advice are problematic.

But taken all together, is the advice Clifford Chance gave to its female employees wrong or bad? Nope. Keep reading »

RIP Society: Yelp Reviewers Sue Because They Are “Unpaid Writers”

My Online Detox
Online detox
Winona goes on a technology cleanse. Read More »
If The Internet Was A Party
internet party
... this is how different web sites would behave. Read More »
Troll Apologizes
internet troll apologizes to mary beard for twitter sex harassment
... for calling professor a "slut" after threat to warn his mother. Read More »

Plenty of people write Internet comments, especially if they found a dead fly in their guacamole. But some Yelp reviewers want payment for their “writing,” which they claim is integral to the site’s success. A California class action lawsuit filed by a group of reviewers says they are actually unpaid employees. Yelp is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, they claim, because the site “could not exist, nor make its enormous returns, without its domination and control over non-wage writers.” They even call the site a “slave ship.” Seriously?  Keep reading »

This Woman Blames 20 Years Of Unemployment On A “Shoe Allergy”

UK woman Tracy Kenny, who has been collecting unemployment for the last 20 years, has been deemed fit to work once again by the government. But the 45-year-old mother of four says that is absolutely impossible due to her “shoe allergy.” Keep reading »

How An Email Becomes A Life Or Death Situation

Stress At Work Is Making Us Feel Like Our Lives Are In Danger

You’re sitting in your cubicle at work and you get an email from your boss asking you if you [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. Your heart plummets into your stomach. Your worst fears are confirmed. You fucked up. You start to sweat. shake, hyperventilate. You briefly consider leaving everything you know behind and joining one of those alternative communities where you can live off the grid and hunt for your own food just so you don’t have to write back to your boss and admit, NO, you have not yet finished the [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. There’s a part of your rational mind that recognizes, YES, your reaction is insane because this is a one-sentence email we’re talking about here. Maybe your boss’ tone wasn’t meant to be accusatory/condescending/condemning/shaming/the pre-cursor to getting fired. You know that your mother would tell you that you’re overreacting and need to pull yourself together. Still, in that moment you’re pretty sure that this email is the make-it-or-break-it moment of your entire life. And it’s only 10:30 a.m. on a Monday. It’s going to be a loooong week. Sound familiar?  Keep reading »

Company Responds To “I Quit” Dance Video With Their Own Dance Video, Leading Me To Believe This Is All A PR Stunt

"I Quit!" Video
Woman Quits Job With Awesome Video Resignation
Woman quits job with awesome video resignation. Read More »
Worst Jobs Ever
What was the worst job you've ever had? Read More »
Girl Talk: I Quit My Job
How did it turn out for this author? Read More »
taiwanese animation company responds
Taiwanese Animation Company Responds

Believe me, I want to believe as much as the next cubicle monkey that this woman who quit her job via a video of her doing an interpretive dance to Kanye West’s song “Gone” is real. I have wanted to go out in a blaze of glory at so, so many jobs. But now that the very same Taiwanese animation company which supposedly employed Marina Shifrin — who, by the way, is a comedian — have responded with their own video, I find it increasingly less likely this whole thing is real. Isn’t this just a massive PR stunt? These people make viral videos for a living. Watch Next Media Animation’s “response” video and tell me you don’t agree with me. [YouTube]

Woman Quits Job With Awesome Video Resignation

Woman Quits Job With Awesome Video Resignation
I QUIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!

Who hasn’t at one point — or many — dreamed of quitting their job in some sort of dramatic, clever fashion? Marina V. Shifrin, a video producer, was sick of insanely late nights spent creating videos that were only valued by her boss based on the views they received rather than the content therein. So, one night at 4:30 am, while stuck in the office, she decided to make one video on her own terms: an interpretive “I quit!” dance to Kanye West’s “Gone.” How much you wanna bet this video gets more views than the others she did for work? I’m happy to help with that by posting it. You go, girl. [via Thought Catalog]

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular