Posts tagged "work"

Yes, The Workplace Is Still Kinda Sexist — But We’re Getting There!

Despite the massive strides that have been made toward gender equality in the workplace, we still have a way to go. Is that the understatement of the century? According to a report by the Pew Research Center, about 75 percent of young women think the United States needs to do more to…
By: Claire Hannum / December 11, 2013

Want To Pretend Your Computer’s Broken And Leave Work Early? There’s A “Happy Hour Virus” For That!

It's 3:30. The afternoon is draaaaagggggiiinnnggg. Your coworker won't stop clearing his throat. If you look at one more spreadsheet, your eyes will fall out of your head. There's a bar down the street with 2-for-1 Coronas calling your name, but you need a rock solid excuse for cutting out early. That's where…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2013

Debate This: 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2013

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

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 violatio…
By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2013

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."…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 24, 2013

How An Email Becomes A Life Or Death Situation

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…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 8, 2013

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

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Woman Quits Job With Awesome Video Resignation

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,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Joy Covey, Former Amazon.com Executive, Dies Suddenly In Bike Accident At 50

Joy Covey, the former CFO of Amazon.com and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Labor Department: Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers — But Not Mary Poppins!

The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of "companionship" domestic workers will now be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime pay. Babysitters, however, are still exempt from these pay protections. [New York Times, …
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

Merrill Lynch Advises Female Employees To “Seduce” The Boys’ Club

I'm continually shocked by the amount of totally egregious sexist/racist/classist bullshit that people and companies are trying to pull. I understand that this is a tale as old as time, but it's like come the fuck on already. Case in point, the baby geniuses at Merrill Lynch who felt it necessary to…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2013

I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Being A Waitress

This summer, I, like many of my college-attending peers, split my weeks between an internship here at The Frisky and a part-time job. I happen to be waiting tables at a German restaurant near my home. Waitressing has provided me with an excess of strange knowledge and bizarre tales. Once I don my black button-dow…
By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

Awesome Graphic Designer Posts Hilarious Craigslist Ad Attacking Work-For-Free Culture

If you're a graphic designer, or know a graphic designer, you've probably heard them complain about how often they're asked to work for free. Designers are often "invited" to do work on spec, with the hopes that their designs will be used by a company. Companies do this, promising that "it'll be a great piece…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 9, 2013

Study: Unattractive Workers Are More Likely To Be Bullied At Work

Apparently, the high school standards for popularity stick around even as we cross into adulthood. At least that’s what a new study conducted by associate professor of management at Michigan State University, Brent Scott, indicated. The small study surveyed 114 employees at a healthcare facility and asked them about their experiences with cruel behavior at…
By: Mary Odell / June 30, 2013

Girl Talk: My Bad Boss Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Today, I’m going to go where, if you’re a woman, you’re never supposed to go. And that forbidden zone is to talk about the perils of women at work—and specifically, about that most fearsome of office creatures, the bad female boss. “Gird your loins!” Stanley Tucci warns as his tyrannical female boss, played by Meryl…
By: Sara DiVello / June 28, 2013

WSJ’s “Office Mom” Piece Has Some Problems

The New York Times is getting a run for its money in the dubiously-credible lifestyle articles department. Today's contender: the Wall Street Journal's "Who's Your Office Mom?" which continues on another page with the statement-making headline, "Every Office Needs A Mom." Really, WSJ, really?
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2013

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine, sexism reared its ugly head before the job even started! According to News.Com.Au, the first requirement on a posting for the Korean coal company…
By: Sarah Gray / March 22, 2013

7 Frisky Ladies’ Tips On How We Make Our Sisterhood Work

We are some opinionated bitches.  I am just going to put that out there. Some mornings I walk into the office and there's a heated debate about the ending of last night's episode of "Girls" or something President Obama said before I've even turned my laptop on. We're constantly talking, debating, and arguing with each…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

7 Rules For Dealing With Difficult People

A few things are inevitable in life: death, taxes … and dealing with difficult people. From work to friendships to romantic relationships, difficult interactions can hit us from all angles and can take a heavy toll on us. A few days ago, I was doing some much needed reorganizing and I found this packet…
By: A New Mode / February 28, 2013

8 Things Working At Disney World Taught Me About The Human Race

Last semester I worked at Walt Disney World and encountered thousands of "guests" (as they are known in Disney-speak) a day. They came to Walt Disney World from all over the actual world, although they tended to be predominantly from the Western Hemisphere North America, Europe, or Brazil, and were all ages, races, and attitudes. Eve…
By: Morgan Nelson / February 27, 2013
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