Grace Coddington, the Creative Director of Vogue, has been opening up about her relationship with her boss, Anna Wintour, as she promotes her new memoir Grace (Random House). Though they are considered to be somewhat rivals, their healthy competitive relationship makes them both better at their jobs. More
Working with difficult female coworkers if something we have all gone through – or are going through now! – and Kathi Elster and Katherine Crowley, career experts and authors of Working with You is Killing Me and Working for Your Isn’t Working for Me, have come up with a thorough list of actionable tips to help us get through it. We talked with these ladies about all the different kinds of mean girls you may encounter at work and what to do about it (that doesn’t involve slapping someone.) More
Even if you have studiously avoided all religion and twelve-step programs throughout your life, as I have, you’re probably familiar with this:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
The “God” part is sort of superfluous here, isn’t it?
Business Insider just released the jobs that most psychopaths call home. As clarification on the term, author Eric Barker says, “psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths….Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” More
The economy might be less than stellar but the startup market is looking rosy. In fact, 83% of startups are planning on hiring in 2012, up ten percent from just two years ago. With startup hiring booming, companies are realizing the best candidates for their open positions might not be located right around the corner. More
A 2008 study of 12,395 workers found that 70% of employees go to work sick at least once a year. The main reason for working when sick according to workers in Sweden was fear of “being judged as fragile or unreliable” if they say they are too ill to work. “I have to be so sick I can hardly get out of bed,” before taking a sick day, one Seattle government-agency manager told The Wall Street Journal. Though some people abuse sick days or make up ridiculous excuses as to why they need one, it seems like the majority of people drag themselves into the office even if they have a fever, a hacking cough or are contagious. More
Are you hoping to receive a raise, get a title promotion, or simply gain the respect of your boss? Take a moment to think back to the last time you spoke to your supervisor directly or did something that received a high level of recognition. Has it been a while? Also, do you feel stressed, angry, or tired while at work? If so, your boss probably can tell.
How is this guy still running a company? Michael Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, has been sued in another lawsuit for the dress code he mandates on the company’s private jet. The crew/models were expected to follow a very strict and detailed dress code that even told them what kind of underwear they had to wear (boxers not briefs.) All of this information came about in a law suit filed by former Abercrombie pilot, Michael Stephen Bustin. He is attempting to sue for age discrimination. The 55-year-old claims he was replaced by a younger employee. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by Bustin and now the details of this man’s insane clothing dictatorship are coming out.
This week Eric C. Sinoway wrote about office culture vampires. An office vampire isn’t someone who works all night and then keeps to himself all day (which is what I may have thought it meant), but rather it is a person who is actually a top performer but is sucking anything good out of the culture of the office. More
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The Inspiring Note Every Woman Should Read
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Faith Hill's Braces Are No Excuse For Her Dramatic Weight Loss
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Kate White shocked the world (well, more like everyone in the magazine world) when she resigned as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine last month. Many were left pondering her decision. Why would she leave every women’s magazine editor’s dream job? The answer is quite simple actually–to further her career. White explains her decision in a column she wrote for brazencareerist.com. More
Whether we like to admit it or not, appearances matter in the workplace, and can even impact pay and career progression. In her research on women and weight-based employment discrimination, Alexandra Griffin suggests the issue is so severe that it could explain the wage gap:
“…weight-based discrimination, which affects nearly two-thirds of women, is part of the explanation of the wage gap affecting women.”
Although many of us would like to believe it’s not as pervasive as Griffin suggests, studies indicate this isn’t just a fad. We spoke with a woman working in the financial services industry who feels that her career ups and downs are largely correlated to her weight. Here is her story. More
There are rules in the office kitchen. That means you, guy who doesn’t clean up the coffee he spilled, and you, girl who was eying my turkey sandwich. I see you. Not cool. For those who work in an office environment, I’m sure you are aware that there are certain rules of office kitchen etiquette that are just not okay to break. For those of you who did not know that, well, you are probably the one breaking them. Just so you know, here are the 10 most annoying things people do, or don’t do, in the office kitchen. Don’t be that guy. Don’t be the guy that sends Ross from Friends to take time off on account of his rage because you ate his sandwich (watch the clip here.) Inspired by a new study by Barilla on office kitchen rules, we came up with 10 things you should avoid doing in the office kitchen if you want to come to work the next day. More
It seems that the new fad, if you are really unhappy with your company, is to let the whole world know. And nowadays that can be accomplished with the press of a send button. It is the ultimate form of modern revenge. That way the whole world can see what an awful company or person you were working for. The latest example of this is from Kieran Allen, an employee at a media agency in London. He wrote a detailed email yesterday addressing all of his grievances with a company manager to all members of staff. The email was forwarded to rival agencies, before being uploaded to dropbox.com and shared under the hashtag #Shicklegate, which quickly started trending. It has gone totally viral. More