What? What’s that? Oh, what, you are sniffing sexism but you can’t prove it? You’re working in sneaky sexism land.
My husband says that I offer up too much information, doing myself a disservice in the act. I just like to think I’m a rule follower. Yes, I will declare that jar of jam that we’re bringing back from England, it’s fruit. I don’t want them to do a random search and find it and say I was hiding something. But sometimes… he might be right. Case in point… Read More Lunchtime Poll: Discretion or Honesty?
You have two choices: read the news and stop after the first course, or, read through until you get to the story of the adorable otter.
Did you start a PhD or MA program and now want to leave? It’s okay. There is life after grad school. Let me show you how!
It’s your first week on a new job. You are the new kid in the cafeteria, the one unfamiliar with the lingo and the customs of this environment. You will be awkward. You will be a little too formal on Monday and a little too casual on Wednesday when you overcorrect. People will forget your name and they will stare at you in meetings. You will get lost on your way to every conference room and you will agonize over whether to sign your emails with “Thanks,” “Sincerely,” or just your name. You may get stuck in a stairwell.
Thanks to several wonderful list-servs, I receive a lot of emails about graduate school positions, post-doctoral positions, academic jobs, government jobs, and even industry jobs. These emails pour in year-round, but they make up an especially prominent proportion of my inbox in these early fall months. When discussing this trend with a friend (woops unintentional rhyming), we started talking about what we looked for when considering moving to a new university. Read More What Do You Look For In an Institution of Higher Learning?
Hooray for Friday! To be honest, when you work from home and your spouse works retail, weekends don’t mean as much as they do to the typical 9-5ers, but for those of you headed into days off, I raise a glass in solidarity.
Happy Wednesday! Today’s lunchtime poll wants to know all about what you’ve done to make money. Read More Lunchtime Poll: We Work Hard for the Money