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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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 24, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 8, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | July 27, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Mary Odell | July 19, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 9, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Sara DiVello | June 28, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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,…

Sarah Gray | March 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

A New Mode | February 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…

Morgan Nelson | February 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | February 14, 2013 - 9:40 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | February 13, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

NYMag.com | February 11, 2013 - 2:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm
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