Posts tagged "workplace"

Make It Work: Don’t Be Such An Office Gossip

High school is the ultimate preparation for the place that we will all end up eventually -- the modern office. In high school, you learn how to navigate tricky social situations, and you figure out, sort of, where you stand in a mixed social environment in which you are also expected to succeed. College i…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 27, 2015

All Overworked Professionals Will LOL At This “Employee Appreciation Day” Video

Every once in a while, we fail. Even when we've tried our absolute best, things don't always work out in our favor. Maybe you put in long hours to win a pitch, poured all of your energy into appeasing a bitchy client or spent the last ten weekends slaving over an Excel worksheet, but i…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 7, 2014

10 Creative Phrases To Let Others Know You’re Struggling

Today is one of those days where, even with coffee, I'm unproductive and basically just useless in life. I don't know if it's because I stayed up late watching TV or what, but when I told my coworkers (after blankly staring at my computer screen for 30 minutes) that I was "driving the struggle bus,"…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 6, 2014

The Struggle Is Real: 10 Problematic People In Every Office (In GIFs!)

This morning, just like every other morning, I got into work and meandered over to the company Keurig in desperate need of coffee to find that, yet again, the last person to use the coffee machine didn't refill the water. How hard is it to put the container under the sink for five seconds? For…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 24, 2014

Study: Pretty Women Don’t Get Hired

Attractive women are getting the shorter end of the job stick, according to a new study out of Israel. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University tested the idea that more attractive people get more job opportunities. They sent out identical resumes with "average-looking" male and female headshots, "attractive" headshots, and no headshots to prospective employers. Attractive male…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2010

All The Single Ladies … Are Closing The Gender Wage Gap!

Go on girls -- women under 30 have made great gains on their male counterparts in the workplace. Single working women under 30 now make eight percent more than their comparably aged male counterparts -- and as much as 21 percent more in some cities. According to an analysis of Census data by Reach Partners,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 20, 2010

Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: "being naive," "smiling inappropriately" and giving "limp handshakes." So that's why we get paid so much less than men! It's not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thank…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2010

Interns Behaving Badly

I felt a swell of pride when I heard about an intern at Grazia magazine after my own heart. This young genius, who was sent out regularly to buy fat-free lattes for the beauty department, revealed a little secret on her last day at the magazine. She had been buying them full-fat lattes all along.

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 22, 2009

France Telecom Suicide Epidemic Now Tallies 25

It sounds like something out of a mind-control horror movie: France Télécom, the European telecommunications giant, has now seen 25 of their employees commit suicide in the past 18 months. The most recent incident occurred yesterday when a 48-year-old engineer with a wife and family hanged himself in his home. These suicides aren't coincidental. Victim…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009