egards to meeting new coworkers who you’ve only known over Zoom or Slack — or at this point meeting someone you’ve worked with for a year or two in person for the first time?
What does your office life look like these days, readers? This is going to vary widely from city to city, industry to industry… so I thought it would be a fun open thread!
How big of a problem do you think “the office mom” role is in your office, where women are often expected to do non-promotable work that isn’t part of their jobs? How has that changed in the past two years?
What are your thoughts on WFH versus going to the office? How important is work-from-home flexibility to you going forward?
Are you a cooperative overlapper, an interrupter… or neither?
What accepted career advice for women do you think should be questioned and challenged? What’s the best and worst women-focused career advice you’ve been given?
Did your college or university address sexism in the workplace as something that women should be prepared for? What has surprised you about the sexism you’ve faced in your career?
On a typical workday, what break activities are acceptable at work? Do you ever do things on a break that you would you cringe if a boss or colleague saw you doing?
Can you wear leggings to work in 2019? What is your favorite brand of leggings for work (or, if you have a legging-substitute in terms of comfort or style, who makes it?)
What do you consider personal at work — and what do you consider private? How has office culture played into the answer to that question? Where do you draw the line, and how do you deal if someone wants to share more with you than you’re comfortable with (or wants you to share more than you’re comfortable with)?
Do you prefer to stay late at work — or work from home? How much of that is your preference versus office culture or other outside situation?
How can you be a good remote worker? With holiday travel coming up (where you may end up working remotely), and New Year reflections coming up (“going remote” might be one of your goals for 2019), I thought we’d discuss. Some notes from previous reader discussions on how to be a good remote worker: Explain your strategies … Read More about How to Be a Good Remote Worker