Posts tagged "work"

6 Things No One Wants To Hear About Your Job

There is no job so interesting that you cannot tell a boring story about it. Here are some things that will help you bore the hell out of people when you talk about work. Read all six on Cracked…

Cracked / February 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton’s Career Advice: Toughen Up, Ladies

Your career plans might not include New York Senator or Secretary Of State. Even so, surely you can’t deny that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about successful careers. Speaking this week at New York University about her new Clinton Foundation project, “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,” Ms. Clinto…

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2014

Not This Crap Again: GM’s New Female CEO Will Only Make Half Of What Her Male Predecessor Made

Mary Barra, GM’s first female CEO, is set to be paid half of what Dan Akerson, her male predecessor, made. Yes, half.
Barra will earn $4.4 million as opposed to Akerson’s 2012 earnings of $9.1 million (which comprised $1.7 million in salary and $7.3 million in stock awards). As a senior advisor, Akerson is now entitled…

Claire Hannum / February 8, 2014

This Real Life Interpretation Of A Conference Call Is Hilariously, Awkwardly Accurate

Anybody who’s ever been on a conference call knows that a few things are always to be expected:

Awkward conversation between the first two participants until others join.
Two people starting to speak at once, both insisting the other continue.
One person who keeps getting disconnected, and *beep* “It’s me again, sorry about that.&#8221…

Katie Oldenburg / January 27, 2014

The 5 Most Tragic Claims In A Cheerleader’s Lawsuit Against The Oakland Raiders

Who knew? Life as a professional cheerleader can be a struggle. Lacey T, a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against her team yesterday for wage theft and unfair labor practices. Her lawsuit is on behalf of all 40 Raiderettes, who earn only $1,250 annually. Some of her grievances are as follows:…

Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

Hate Your Job? This App Will Send A Breakup Text To Your Boss

Technology! Ain’t it grand? A new app called Quit Your Job will, yes, quit your job for you and it will do the whole thing via text. Seriously.

Claire Hannum / January 14, 2014

Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

The last time we checked in with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style “tiger mother” parenting is superior to permissive, indulgent Western parenting. The Yale professor explained how her two daughters were never allowed playdates or sleepovers and were punished…

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

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 create…

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 the “Happy…

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…

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…

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.”…

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…

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 now that…

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

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

Joy Covey, the former CFO of 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.

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 TimesThink Progress]

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 offer up a…

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…

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…

Julie Gerstein / July 9, 2013
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