What do you do when your boss gives you work that is beyond your skill level? Reader C asks a great question… How do you handle a situation when you’re asked to do a task you’re definitely not ready for? I am a newly admitted lawyer in my first job out of law school and … Read More about How to Do the Work You’re Not Ready For
Intense Work Periods
If you're working around the clock for 24-7 -- whether for 3 days, 3 months, or 3 years! -- it can seem like forever. Here is some of our best advice on how to survive the intense work period, and how to put your best foot forward when you have no energy or sleep.
Do you nap at the office? What are your best tips for napping at the office (possibly without getting caught)? We took a poll on office naps a thousand years ago, but haven’t really discussed since then, and I thought it might be an interesting topic. First, some factoids from the Internet — according to … Read More about How to Nap at Work
How do you pack for a business trip where you’ll be gone for MONTHS? Reader B has a great question on long business trips, specifically, what to pack for extended business trips. Here’s her question: Can you give tips or do a post on how to prepare for short-term assignments? I’ll be based in Hong … Read More about What to Pack for Extended Business Trips
2017 Update: We’ve still stand by this advice on looking great the day after the all-nighter, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of the best makeup products to fake a good night’s sleep. We’ve all been there — stuff needs to get done, and stuff needs to get done now. In the high-stress job, … Read More about Looking Great The Day After the All-Nighter
2021Update: We still stand by the advice in this older post on what to wear for a month in court, but you may also be interested in our recent discussion on whether women lawyers can wear interesting suits to court, or our general advice on courtroom attire for women lawyers! Today’s reader mail comes from a reader who … Read More about What to Wear for a Month in Court
We’ve had a great time reading the comments on our “what clothes to buy for your summer internship” post on Monday — it brings to mind so, so many memories of summers past where we’d think, HOW in the name of God did X get through high school, let alone college, with this thick a … Read More about Idiotproof Your Summer: Further Etiquette and “No Duh” Tips For Your Internship
Sometimes, being overachieving and fabulous means you get a bit stretched too thin. Like, if, say, you’re working 250 hours, running a blog, planning a wedding 300 miles away, and trying to diet/exercise well in the meantime. (This, of course, relates to NO ONE we know.) Anyway, sometimes push comes to shove and exhaustion overwhelms … Read More about Poll: Have you ever napped at your desk?