Topic: relationships

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Is Your BFF At Work Killing Your Career?

Laverne and Shirley. Grace and Karen. Rizzoli and Isles. These television characters make it look so easy—not to mention fun—to work with your best friend. All you do is gossip and make jokes and then, if there’s any time left, you do some work.

But that’s television. Is having a best friend at work in real life that much fun? And is it good for your career? More »

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Put A Ring On It: Can An Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

Today is Valentine’s Day, the official day of love. And if you’re anything like me you probably have a few friends who just got engaged and you are already figuring out how you are going to make to six weddings in three months time. Plus, I recently just watched Lord of the Rings. Basically, rings have been on my mind. Specifically how rings impact women when they go on job interviews. It seems silly. Why should a little accessory impact your potential as a candidate for a job? Well, it shouldn’t but as we know an engagement rings represent a lot more than a necklace or pair of earrings. More »

Everything You Need to Know About Making Friends in the Office

 Everything You Need to Know About Making Friends in the Office

Whether you’re at your first job fresh out of college or on your fifth career change, everyone worries about how well they will get along with co-workers. Sometimes you really hit it off and stay friends forever, even well after you’ve left the job; other times you dread going into the office each day because you don’t feel like you connect with a single soul. Both are reasonable and very real scenarios, and there are ways to manage both so that neither takes away from what you show up at the office every day to do: your job. More »

Rachel Weisz And Husband Daniel Craig May Star In Super-Intense Play Together

Rachel Weisz And Husband Daniel Craig May Star In Super-Intense Play Together

According to the Daily Mailrelative newlyweds Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are close to signing a deal to co-star in a Broadway play. What a fun project for a married couple!

Oh, wait. Hold on. Oh, dear god. The play is called Betrayal and it’s about a woman who has an affair with her husband’s friend. Does no one remember the lessons of Eyes Wide Shut?! More »

Research Suggests Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health And Your Job

Research Suggests Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health And Your Job

It’s hard balancing a career and a social life; sure, you’d like to hit up a happy hour with all your gal pals after work, but you can only muster up the energy required to put on a Lifetime movie and order a burrito. But you may want to think again before flaking out on your friends for the nth time — new research suggests that loneliness can result in a weakened immune system and a greater sensitivity to pain. More »

Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Exhibit #7,849 why you shouldn’t have an affair with an underling at work: Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has been suspended in the midst of a tawdry scandal that began with his affair with an officer working under him. After his mistress found out he was at a conference with yet another woman, she tweeted a photo of herself with her service weapon in her mouth, and things spiraled downward from there. More »

Do All Women In Finance Feel The Need To Date Men In Finance?

Do All Women In Finance Feel The Need To Date Men In Finance?

Earlier this week a blogger called Bankerella wrote a post for Wall Street Oasis that has been causing a lot of rumbling among the Wall Street crowd. In the post she talks about the fact that the only men that are acceptable for a woman in finance to date have to work in finance (traders, consultants, private equity guys, hedge fund guys, private wealth management guys, etc.,) and she doesn’t exactly silver coat how she feels about these men (using a computer mouse was considered a character flaw for consultants.) For example, she says men that work in Private Wealth Management are great at finding the best restaurants but on the con side they may put a girl into “date rape territory” (we’re not sure if that puts him on the same level as the guy using the mouse.) The post got many enraged comments from both men and women, but I believe the main point we should take away from this is that women in finance do work a ton of hours so dating someone who understands that lifestyle may be better for the relationship. Though this blogger is also stating that men who don’t work in finance couldn’t possibly be as smart as them or worthy of their time? We talked to some real women in finance to see if they agree with this dating school of thought. More »

Olympic Scandal: Rower Sent Home Because Her Boyfriend’s A Neo-Nazi

Olympic Scandal: Rower Sent Home Because Her Boyfriendâs A Neo-Nazi

A Olympic rower for Germany has come home early from London after her role in a major scandal. No, not cheating or doping; and not throwing matches like those infamous badminton teams. Instead, Nadja Drygalla is dating a neo-Nazi. Her boyfriend, a competitive rower himself, sounds like an awful person. But should dating a jerk really make you ineligible for the Olympics? More »

‘I Miss My Old Boss’: 7 True Stories

âI Miss My Old Bossâ: 7 True Stories

No matter how happy you are in your current relationship, sometimes you can’t help thinking back to the one you left behind. What would your life be like if you’d stayed together? Would you be happier? Would you live in a different city by now, or have a completely different life? Things were so great back then. Why did it have to end?

I’m referring, of course, to the relationship you had with your old boss. Here are seven stories — funny, heart-warming, and tragic — from people who still lament their losses when it comes to bosses. More »