Posts tagged "work"

Want To Make Equal Pay For Equal Work? Don’t Become An Insurance Agent

The wage gap has closed somewhat in a lot of industries, but when it comes to insurance agents, forget it. In a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance sales agents were ranked first when it comes to unequal pay between men and women. Women typically make $.62 cents for every male dollar…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 14, 2013

You’re Hired! 26 Tips To Help You Score The Job You Want

As anyone who's had a frustrating conversation with their parents knows, the job market just ain't what it used to be. Where our parents generation may have switched jobs four or five times in a lifetime, these days, it's far more common for people to change jobs -- and sometimes whole careers -- at least…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 13, 2013

How Can Employers Stop Us From Hooking Up?

Forty percent of employees have dated a co-worker at some point in their career, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though office dating bans have gone out of vogue, employers and their general counsels described to the Journal's Jennifer Smith how they manage the romances that can make workplaces uncomfortable and topple careers, including, recently, Best Buy executive Brian Dunn.
By: NYMag.com / February 11, 2013

Beware: Your Boss Can Fire Your Flirty Ass

I will never so much as smile at my boss Amelia again. Why? Because the Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that an employer can fire an employee that he or see finds sexually "irresistable." The case in question was dentist James Knight who fired his attractive assistant Melissa Nelson because both he and his wife…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 22, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Paid Less Because I’m A Woman, But It’s Mostly My Fault

I was talking to my guy friend about Caitlin Moran’s book How To Be A Woman, which led us to the topic of money. I said that I am a feminist, but I am not completely resistant to guys paying for my meals on dates because most guys I know make more money…
By: Lauren Passell / December 14, 2012

Is It Friday Yet? A Field Guide To Terrible Office Humor

Last week, I had my friend Katelyn over to spend the day co-working at my house. Usually I work from home alone, which I don't mind, but I was thrilled to have a coworker for the day, and immediately regaled her with some of the worst workplace jokes I had collected from the years I…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2012

Black Friday Begins Earlier Every Year & Wal-Mart, Target Employees Are Not Gonna Take It Anymore

Black Friday is a uniquely American consumerist faux "holiday" that I will never understand. Do millions of people really want to endure screaming toddlers and hordes of teenagers at the mall just so they can buy an Old Navy fleece for 20 percent off? No, thanks. But for the retail workers who have to mediate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

Black Woman Pretends To Be Caucasian In Her Job Search, Has Easier Time

An unemployed black woman named Yolanda Spivey pretended to be white (and named Bianca White) in her Monster.com job search and found that her employment prospects dramatically increased. [Clutch Magazine] The police chief of Saratoga Springs, New York, has had to apologize for his team's mishandling of a violent rape case. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

7 Dumbest Myths About Working From Home

Back when I worked in a windowless cubicle, I dreamed of being my own boss — no anxiety over running late, no coworkers eating rank food and no shoddy office coffee. To me, a home office was a glistening oasis just out of reach. Now here I am a year into "working remotely" and it'…
By: TruTV / October 28, 2012

True Story: My Boss Told Me My Hair And Makeup Were Holding Me Back

There are these women, in Tory Burch flats, with their hair styled, their button-downs starched, and the vents in the backs of their knee-length pencil skirts never rumpled or creased. I know this is true because I see them everyday, slogging along to work, just like me, with their perfectly applied nude lips and their…
By: Rebecca Jane Stokes / October 17, 2012

11 Surprising Things About The Places You Eat, Shop And Stay

Yesterday, I stumbled on a crazy fascinating Reddit thread asking users, "What is something your current or past employee would NOT want the world to know about their company?" Boy, did they answer. We curated some of our favorite and most instructive revelations (occasional misspellings and bad grammer  included, FYI) after the jump!
By: Julie Gerstein / October 2, 2012

3 Office-Appropriate Makeup Looks That Also Work Overtime

At The Frisky offices, it's a rare day when one of us doesn't come in with blue eyeshadow, orange lipstick, or a dog… but it goes without saying that such isn't the case for most workplaces. There are only so many times you can wear mascara, a touch of tasteful blush, and lip balm before…
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2012

The Soapbox: Why You Shouldn’t Intern At Anthropologie

My relationship with Anthropologie is love-hate. I love the company’s handpicked, one-of-a-kind eclectic look. I hate the fact that my loving this stuff only underscores the fact that I am in no way unique and that I have been corporate-brainwashed just like the rest of you ladies who just can’t get enough pencil skirts, ruffled…
By: Melissa Petro / September 20, 2012

Girl Talk: Things I Learned On Unemployment

When I entered the ranks of the unemployed, I was full of optimism. How hard could it really be to get a job? I asked myself. I have a college degree. I've been gainfully employed since I graduated. Answer? Very hard. I was out of work for over a year and reached a level of desperatio…
By: Lauren Hunter / September 17, 2012

5 Surprising Ways Your Job Influences Who You’re Attracted To

Last year, we did a "Best And Worst Careers For Love" survey which highlighted, among other things, that the five worst careers when it comes to finding love are: journalism (ha), business ownership, healthcare, real estate and law. This isn't terribly surprising given the long hours of these careers, and how long it takes to…
By: YourTango.com / September 4, 2012

Girl Talk: I Was The Victim Of An Internet Nanny Scam

About a year ago, the ad agency I worked for let me go and while I looked for another job in advertising, I started babysitting to pay the bills. It was somewhat surprising to me how much I liked working as a babysitter: the hours are flexible, the pay is under the table, and you…
By: Lauren Hunter / July 30, 2012

Yahoo’s New CEO Marissa Mayer Is Seven Month’s Pregnant

Today in Ba-BOOM! news: Yahoo's newly-appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, former VP of Google, is seven months pregnant. With a baby. Seven months pregnant with a baby and running a huge company. I know, right?
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign i…
By: Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012

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 uncertainty of being able to pay their staff in six months. But there is another area where I have seen a commonality so real it…
By: Caitlin Abber / July 6, 2012

Republican Politician To Offer Class On “Posture, Deportment And Feminine Presence.” Yes, Seriously.

Update: 4p.m. Well, that was quick. State Senator Mary Marty Golden's website has canceled the event. I guess you'll have to learn your feminine wiles elsewhere. [New York Observer] Please tell me this is a joke. This is a joke, right? The office of a Republican politician in Brooklyn, New York, will be offering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2012
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