discrimination
I was ready to just cry about it for a few hours and move on, but my family saw the discrimination my naive, young mind couldn’t yet detect.
work
Nothing like being up to your elbows in Bully Sticks to give you some perspective on life.
in

Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00pm | 166 comments

teachers
Three days into my very first job as a preschool teacher, I found myself huddled by a park bench near where I worked, crying my eyes out.
in

Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00pm | 117 comments

jobs
Now I am employed and grateful for it, but there a several things I will miss about my time of freedom.
work
Isn't there always that ONE person at work who everybody adores and you just can't?
you are the advice columnist
status
jobs
I started getting throbbing headaches that would last for days and was constantly nauseated.
in

Apr 8, 2014 at 2:00pm | 110 comments

stalkers
I didn’t think people actually stalked in the work place. Only strangers off the street and crazy exes stalk, right?
anxiety
Sure, I was passionate and motivated, but I suspect I was also a little "scary."
medium.com
Eventually I learned how to wash any head. How intimate it is.
thought catalog
Yeah, people are going to be rude to you. But then you get the people that thank you for what you do, smile, or ask you how your day is going.
bosses
A quarter of British women say they have to "act like a man" to get ahead at work -- and with our toxic corporate culture, who could blame them?
in

Sep 26, 2013 at 12:00pm | 63 comments

work
I've worked for at least 13 different companies during my 20-year work history and the most I've ever given an employer is nearly five years of service. I actually impressed myself with that one because my average cutoff for professional positions is two years before I'm disgruntled and crafting a well-written resignation letter.
in

Sep 23, 2013 at 6:00pm | 352 comments

sex work
It has become kind of OK to say you did a little sex work -- if you put it down to fun, or research, or empowerment. If you did sex work strictly for the money, you can only really admit it if you put it in the past.
work
Why would they include this on a report to the department of labor, in what is sure to remain a permanent and possibly public record? I believe they intend to use it to shame me into withdrawing my claim for benefits.
in

Sep 6, 2013 at 3:00pm | 190 comments

work
I was especially bored of Matthew parading me around his clients (all male, natch) and introducing me as his marketing guru, when in fact, I would spend my days at work scrolling the Facebook timeline to infinity.
in

Aug 29, 2013 at 4:00pm | 154 comments

networking
I was asked in my last career post: What does demonstrating value actually mean? Here are a few answers.
in

Aug 12, 2013 at 9:00am | 53 comments

cheating
Going down on my boyfriend is not an appropriate way to say "Thank you" for a job opportunity I've provided you. Just FYI.
money
Plenty of Americans take on an extra paid gig here and there to accumulate a little fun money. But unlike regular, occasional-overtime workers, overearners are often motivated by a compulsive need to earn more.
jobs
Did you know I have a lifelong passion for zoos and conservation? Why, just read my cover letter!
in

Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00am | 146 comments

money
If after reading this article you tell me in a monotone, pleasing, non-combative voice: "Is that the best you can do?" I will probably want to give you more money.
in

Jul 8, 2013 at 10:00am | 155 comments