Weird Excuses for Being Late to Work

You hear about people making crazy excuses for things (like “the dog ate my homework”) but here are a few bona fide reasons I’ve been late to work and getting home from work....more

Bad Boss Story #1: Mr. Charming

 Everyone has had at least one “boss from hell” during their working life, haven’t they?...more

Reflections On My Redundancy

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24 Things Only People Who Work Entirely Too Much Will Understand

Oh to be young, gifted and on the fast track to success. If you’re one of the lucky few who actually enjoy their job then you know pulling yourself away from a desk you actually don’t mind sitting at is easier said than done. You also know that “I Want to Work for Diddy” and “The Devil Wears Prada” are eerily too close for comfort to your everyday life....more

the Hairy Situation

I wanted Guy A and I thought he wanted me.  At work we flirted all the time and it was the touchy feely kind of flirting.  And finally another opportunity arose. My friends and I were going out, his friends weren't old enough so I offered for him to join. He accepted and we planned on him staying the night at my house. I planned on the perfect outfit for that evening. A black one shoulder dress and heels. There was no way Guy A was going to be able to resist me....more

Dirty Old Men: 30 30-Somethings

Have you ever dodged douche bags at work? I certainly have, and those experiences with older men hitting on younger women prompted this story. Here's an excerpt:...more

The Nightclub Diaries Chapter one

The Nightclub Diaries--- Chapter One- How the Hell Did I End Up Here??!!     "Hi, my name's Tami."Oh crap! Now what do I say when they ask what I do?  I am 26 years old.  Thats an age where you are somewhere in your life.  You know, a career?  In real life people have those.  Talk about life interrupted.     I was married at 19 to a man, not a boy, a man of 32.  Ouch!...more

Labeling

Our evaluation mechanisms of our fellow human beings are gender hard coded. The infamous Heidi/Howard study remains a good example specifically of our leadership gender mindset. Heidi Roizen is a successful venture capitalist and a former entrepreneur. Her extensive business achievements were presented to study groups with her actual name and under the name Howard. ...more

Change the Way You Speak to Be Happier at Work

I am lucky to have once had a boss who showed me what it would look like to be competent, likeable, and also very firm in my speech and actions at work. While I’ve been fortunate to have a number of positive female role models in the workplace over time, this woman in particular stood out to me for her seeming commitment to not let her gender or stereotypes about her gender influence her success at work....more
Really interesting article. Thank you for sharing.more