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Workwear sales of note for 6.02.23:
- Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly Sale has started! See our thoughts here.
- Ann Taylor – $50 off $150; $100 off $250+; extra 30% off all sale styles
- Banana Republic Factory – Up to 50% off everything + extra 25% off purchase
- Boden – Sale, up to 50% off
- Cole Haan – Up to 50% off select styles; extra 20% off sandals & sneakers
- Eloquii – 60% off all tops
- Express – 30% off all dresses, tops, shorts & more; extra 50% off clearance
- H&M – Up to 60% off online and in-store.
- J.Crew – Up to 50% off “dressed up” styles (lots of cute dresses!); extra 50% off select sale
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; 60% off 100s of summer faves; extra 60% off clearance
- J.McLaughlin – The Sale Event: extra 30% off
- Loft – 40% off tops; 30% off full-price styles
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty.
- Shopbop – Up to 60% off sale
- Sue Sartor – Lots of cute dresses on sale!
- Talbots – 25-40% off select styles
Other noteworthy sales:
- CB2.com – Up to 40% off; pop-up sale up to 30% off
- Joss & Main – Up to 60% off, plus an extra 20% off with code
- Tuft & Needle – Save up to $775 on mattresses (Reader-favorite brand; Kat really likes hers!)
- West Elm – Up to 25% off in-stock furniture; up to 60% off clearance
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Wow – beauitful dress! Wish it came in sizes other than 4!
First threadjack of the new year? Sorry to be quick on the draw, but I have a bit of a fashion emergency requiring Corporette expertise.
I have the BR Monogram dress (green satin with pleated shoulders) shown on this page: http://bit.ly/hAynRY
I would like to wear it to the black-tie wedding I am attending this weekend, in NYC. But it is COLD here this week. What do I do re: shoes/hose? I tried black hose and black shoes and it just seemed very bottom heavy. Do you think I could do – shudder – skin-tone hose and a metallic (maybe pewter)closed toe shoe? I just don’t think I can wear this with bare legs in this weather.
Or should I just give up and find another outfit?
I’d do grey/silver metallic hose and silver metallic closed toe shoes if you can… It’s a gorgeous dress!
Cute dress. What about black tights and the metallic/pewter closed-toed heel? It’s a little more funky/edgy, but i’ve seen other girls pull it off. Though, if it’s black-tie, I’m not sure how trendy you want to go.
Do you have a long coat, or can you borrow one? If you can afford it, a nice long coat is worth the investment. You’ll need it at least a few times a year for events like this plus days when you have to wear a skirt suit, and it’ll last for years. I think mine is by Anne Klein and I got it at a Burlington Coat Factory 10 years ago.
In the alternative, wear leg warmers or knee socks and take them off in the bathroom. Silly, but anyone who notices you will wish they thought of it themselves.
Do you think I could get away with a long coat and bare legs (or bare legs with legwarmers)? My coat is a little longer than 3/4 length. I’ll probably go from cab to door and not be out too long.
And by the way, I really am thinking nylons rather than full-on tights. I think something with a high-denier sheen is more formal than the more opaque tights look.
I am fine with a long coat over bare or nyloned legs but YMMV. I don’t get cold that easily. I agree with you that nylons, not tights, are the way to go for a black tie event. And don’t feel shy about asking the cabbie to turn up the heat if you need it; just tip him an extra dollar.
Gorgeous dress. I’d go with black hose or nude hose. I don’t really see much of a problem with nude hose, although it’s put down on here quite a bit. This seems like the right occasion for it. (Not shiny though, and as close to your natural skin tone as you can find.)
Go bare-legged if you can. It doesn’t sound like you’ll be spending too much time outside.
Yeah and it’s cold here but it’s not crazy cold this week. Just make sure you take cabs.
PSA – Brooks Brothers is having their semi-annual sale! Ends tomorrow.
Retro City! It looks like something to wear under a full length mink coat if you are someone who “lunches”. Maybe with a huge silk scarf and a diamond brooch. But not my style.
I was looking at a very similar dress for about 1/10 of the price at Shabby Apple: http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-754-the-last-empress.aspx
Has anyone bought from there? Any comments on quality? I love a lot of their dresses but have never taken the plunge.
I was unimpressed with the 1 dress I bought there – the quality of the material was bad (really shiny polyester) and the sizing was TOTALLY off (way too big, though I guess that’s a good problem to have?). I kept the dress b/c it seemed too difficult to return it, but I haven’t gotten around to getting it tailored (which is totally necessary). It’s too bad, b/c the dresses look so cute on the website, but they weren’t nearly as nice in person.
Too bad. I was afraid of that. A lot of their photographs are more artsy than informative (and some are really poorly lit) and you can’t really tell what a lot of the dresses look like. Thanks for the feedback though.
While I haven’t personally bought anything from Shabby Apple, I’ve heard from at least 3 others that the quality leaves something to be desired. It’s a shame; a lot of their designs are lovely!
I purchased a dress from them with a Groupon ($40 for $100 of merchandise, I believe). I would have been disappointed if I’d paid full price (too short, and I’m not that tall, fabric so-s0) but for $40, the dress was fine, and interesting for work without being too costume-y,
Beautiful dress! Not my size, or my budget, but I still think it’s beautiful and could be styled to create many different looks.
Glad to have you back, Kat! I can’t tell you how much I missed checking out your picks while I was sitting at the office last week. Hope you enjoyed your time off!
This is a beautiful dress!
Just a comment that I find cowl necks so lovely in photographs and they seem perfect for that non-existent woman who sits absolutely still all day. But for the life of me, I cannot get them to stay draped nicely during the course of a normal day. Plus, I can’t get poorly made cowl necks to drape nicely AT ALL. I tried on a collection of cowl neck shirts at AT Loft and coudn’t get a single one to look nice in the dressing room.
I love them, but some of mine do fall flat toward the end of the day (kind of like hair…). Maybe they just work better on different frames?
Hey ladies – just posted this last week but hoped I would get a few responses now. I had my end of year review and got a 14% salary cut. Boo! I noticed a few commenters suggested that I look for a new job. But everything else about my job is great – I love my boss, my work is pretty good/interesting, my schedule is good (4 days/week – 80%), etc. I would love a job without billable hours, but don’t know where I would find such a thing. Ha.
I have just had a mtg with my boss to discuss billing and he is going to try to bill out my time more often (he holds bills, and then my collections are low bc he hasn’t billed his clients). Anything else you would suggest? The collections issue was the primary motivator (they said) behind the salary cut. (I also had a baby last year and was out for 3 months.)
Anon for this
Why in the world you are penalized for a partner’s collections (or lack thereof due to his own failure to forward on bills to clients) is beyond me. How awful. I’d seriously consider a move–under this system, your salary and worth to the firm are beyond your own control. I know you say you love your boss, but given the 14% cut, I’d love him a whole lot less. Is there anyway you could maneuver an internal move?
Internal? No – it’s a small firm. I would have to get a new job or stay. Not sure why they think I should be supervising the partner’s collections – they just said that the collections need to improve this year. If my collections go up enough this year I will get a bonus to bring me over last year’s comp.
Honestly that sounds ridiculous. Never heard of such a thing. If you love your job I’d say you have to somehow be able to do the collections yourself, if you’re going to be evaluated based on that.
Hmmm…I actually see this a bit differently than the other corporettes. In my firm, it is common for salary to be based more on collections than hours, even where you do not have complete control over collections. And, if you think about it, in a small firm it makes a lot of sense – because if the collections did not roll in, where would the money to pay you come from? Larger firms have more flexibility in allocating pay than small firms do. So this does not scream red flag to me.
That said, I would take concrete steps this year to get more control over billing for the work you perform. If you are senior enough, try to be the billing attorney for as many clients as possible, leaving your partner as the originating/supervising attorney. Ask what else can be done administratively to be sure bills are sent timely. Brainstorm on this. IF you find the firm is resistant to your efforts to improve collections, then I would start to be concerned. But I would give it at least this fiscal year to see what you can do to improve the collections process, since you appear to like everything else about the job.
The collections thing is weird enough it does sort of make one wonder whether the baby was the real reason. I’d proceed with caution.
BTW – did they ever tell you you were responsible for collections? Are other attorneys at your level (if any)? This is not standard practice as I understand it, so if they just pulled this “rule” out of “thin air” it seems very concerning.
Not really. The collections thing is mentioned as a “goal” along with meeting my hours. But they didn’t really say how I was supposed to meet the collections goal other than getting after the partner to bill his clients. If I had a bunch of my own clients I guess I would collect more, bc I would send more bills…
That’s a red flag to me, but the other advice that’s been given here is very good, even if it is a red flag. Perhaps you can ask to be the billing contact for most of your clients? (or at least the bigger ones)
I think a lot depends on how *you* feel about the pay cut and whether you feel appreciated and feel like you are being treated fairly. If you like the work and the people and you don’t need more pay to feel appreciated, then I say it doesn’t matter what any of us think. I have a friend who I thought was crazy for accepting a ridiculously low salary as a lawyer in NYC, but 5 years later, she’s happy and fulfilled and still has a job and there aren’t that many lawyers in NYC who can say all of that.
If it starts to make you feel resentful, then maybe it’s time to start looking for something else (or to work on finding your own clients so you can bill out properly and write your own paycheck).
The collections thing sounds like a pretext. They know you have no control over collections. And your partner obviously didn’t stick up for you. Either the firm is broke/short on money, or they’re trying to squeeze you out because you’re on the mommy track. Either way, frankly, I don’t think you should feel good about your future at the firm. My advice is to look for a new job.
Eponine’s right on track.
And jobs where there are no billable hours are not as rare as you think – that’s why people love working for government or in-house!
This sounds similar to my firm. I don’t have billable hours requirements, but my compensation is based on how much money I bring in. If my clients don’t pay, I’m out of luck. In this setup, it takes some time to build up your billings so that you have money coming in regularly, especially when clients aren’t billed (or pay) regularly. If you are a newer associate, you should be given some sort of credit based on the the hours you bill and future receivables while you build up your pipeline. It sounds like you need to focus on getting more of your own clients so you aren’t so dependent on other attorneys’ clients to make your numbers.
I got this dress from target a couple months ago for $40…it’s super cute, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it. A little too girly for work, I think, but perfect for other occasions.
Not to restart the Perfume Wars of 2010, but I did get a very nice gift from my sister this year – Sephora’s Top 12 perfume sampler, which includes a gift card to receive a full-sized bottle of your favorite. I know some ladies were looking for a scent; it’s been fun going through each and figuring out what I like/don’t like.
For the record, my husband can be a Sneezy, so any scent I wear has to go through the Does it Make Him Sneeze? test. Also, I tend not to wear it at work, just to go out.
I am a HUGE fan of the perfume sampler. I’ve gifted it to friends in the past and people seem to like to try on different perfumes and pick the one they like best for a full-sized bottle. Perfume can be a personal thing.
Besides, it’s real value for money since you get sample sizes plus a full-size for practically the cost of the full size perfume.
Anyone have a Best of 2010 booklist to share? And books you plan to read in 2011? I want to read more this year (and watch less tv) and find the NYT and Amazon booklists aren’t really my thing. I know there’s a wide variation in preferences, but it would be great to get some ideas from this group.
Can you give a couple of examples of books you’ve liked in the past?
Anon – I just finished “Two Lives” by Vikram Seth and “Stuffed” by Patricia Volk. I also read the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy by Sandra Gulland in November. I don’t have a particular genre I’m dedicated to reading and pretty much have picked up what looks interesting at the library next to my house.
I have a best of 2010 book list, but it’s almost all genre books, which I’m not sure most corporetters would be interested in. Here are the books on my list I think might be of broader interest.
Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler- Non-fiction book by an American journalist in Beijing with a strong historical component
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely- This book by a behavioral economics professor demonstrates the ways in which humans behave irrationally- but in predictable ways. Towards the end it got a little “and then we did this experiment, and then we did another experiment, and then we did another experiment.” But I still plan to pick up other books by this author.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne- Don’t laugh. I never read this book as a child, but it came free with the ibooks app on my iphone. I was amazed by how much I enjoyed it.
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto- This novella by a very popular Japanese writer is about dealing with grief and moving on. And cooking.
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay- Set in an alternate Tang China, I think this is one of the best books to come out in the past year.
Good for you on Winnie-the-Pooh. Sometimes we need our childhood classics (Yes, I know you didn’t read it as a child, but the security blankie issue still applies). After a long day, who wants to curl up with the latest bestseller when you can cuddle with an old friend?
Along those lines, I enjoyed reading Charlotte’s Web with my son.
Also, along those lines, I’ve been reading the Hunger Games trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins. They’re YA, but I’m really loving them (halfway through Catching Fire, currently). Pretty dark and, IMO, well-written, especially for YA, but they have really exceeded my expectations, and I had heard a lot of good things.
These are on my reading list for next year. I’ve heard great things about them.
I just finished Mockingjay a few days ago. I’ve recommended them to all my friends. I LOVED them, and can’t wait to see who will play Katniss in the movies.
Yes, I still re-read Anne of Green Gables and Ender’s Game regularly.
Ender’s Game is so good! I love that one, and Ender’s Shadow was pretty great, too.
I wish I had a bright tween niece/nephew I could recommend those to…
I dressed up as Petra for Halloween when I was 8.
Buying the Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadows quartet sets is probably one of the best book purchases I’ve ever made. And I’ve gifted Ender’s Game umpteen times.
I’ve gifted Ender’s Game to adult friends! That will have to do until I have nieces and nephews. cbackson, that is hilarious. Only wish I could see pics.
I can’t wait to read Under Heaven. I love Guy Gavriel Kay – I read Tigana early in 2010 (I know it’s old, but somehow I’d never read it), and still think of it often. Also read Ysabel this year, which I found deeply creepy and awesome.
I have good luck perusing the new in paperback table at Barnes and Noble – the selection runs the gamut from ‘beach reading’/fluff to non-fiction. I usually find a novel of higher literary quality than a beach read but not as challenging as War and Peace. Also try plugging a book you liked into Amazon/Barnes and Noble and see what else they suggest.
The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Wonderful, just wonderful. Keep some tissues nearby (for all kinds of tears).
I just started Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer, and it’s pretty interesting so far. Next on my list is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which has gotten really good reviews (if you don’t have any background in the biological sciences, you probably don’t know who Lacks was, but her story is quite astonishing and I am really looking forward to reading the book and learning more).
I can also recommend that you NOT waste your money on the newest David Sedaris book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. Just finished it and it was very disappointing. I usually find David Sedaris hilarious, but this was just awful, not funny at all, and most of the stories were kind of disturbing. But I would recommend all of his previous books.
Oh, I thought “Under the Banner of Heaven” was so fascinating. I couldn’t put it down, and I normally get bored with books on any one topic.
_The Immortal Life_ was awesome. (I first typed “awesome” in all caps, but then deleted it, lest I be confused with SOMEONE ELSE. Phooey — I did it again.)
Very, very interesting and moving as well. Hope you enjoy it too.
I disagree about David Sedaris. I had heard the stories on TAL and been unimpressed. I bought the book because I love him, but I couldn’t bring myself to read it for fear of disappointment. But then I went to a reading, and it somehow changed the tenor of the stories for me. Then I read the book (in just two days) and I loved it. Not as much as his family stories, but I found them really funny and enjoyable. They’re amoral, but I found them very witty, and basically to point out silly things about humans through animals.
Anon 2:04 here. To be fair, I didn’t hate all of the stories. I quite liked the last one, with the owl, the hippopotamus, and the leeches. And I liked the one about the cat in AA in prison. But some of them were just way too graphic for me (e.g., the one with the captive bears and the one where the lambs eyes get plucked out). I normally love his stuff though.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is my pick for the best book of 2010. I loved that book beyond what words can say. I nearly called in sick to work to finish it. I ended up taking my Kindle with me to work so I could read on my lunch break, which I hardly ever do (I hardly ever even take a lunch break!).
I loved Under the Banner of Heaven and all of Krakauer’s other books, but I recently got his newest, Where Men Win Glory (about Pat Tillman) and I just can’t get into it. Maybe too much political stuff and not enough storytelling?
Room by Emma Donoghue is AMAZING. I won’t recap the story as folks can read the synopsis online. This book rocked my world and I don’t think it’s just because I have a kid; I think it’s a relatable story for anyone.
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival was another great book I read in 2010. It gets a little “and then they went here and did this, and then they went there and did that” in places but overall it was a pretty gripping story.
I also read the entire Stieg Larsson trilogy last year, which I really did like in spite of how pulp-fictiony they were. And I spent a good part of 2010 reading the Stephen King books I was too young (and not allowed by my mother) to read when they came out in the 80’s – ‘Salem’s Lot, It, The Stand, etc. They were neither better nor worse than I thought they would be, but kept me busy for quite some time. :)
I started reading “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and just couldn’t get into it, got up to p. 150 and just gave up. I’m a voracious reader so I just don’t get why it was so hard for me. I’ll give it another go…someday.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one, Ru. I listened to it on audio on a long road trip, and most of it is so slow, we could barely stay awake driving. I finished it, and there’s a lot of action at the end, but it’s as though the author saved up all the action for the end, and went a little overboard. I did not read (or listen to) the other two.
the Man Booker Prize shortlist is always a good starting point.
Thanks everyone for the ideas! I’m keeping a running list. I forgot about Amazon’s recommendation engine but that’s a good place to start.
Second on “the art of racing in the rain”, also “room” is pretty fascinating
I’m reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel right now, and am loving it. I don’t know if this is a 2010 book, but I also recently read Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead and really enjoyed that as well.
I read a lot of genre fiction (sci fi, mystery and romance) so those recommendations tend to be useful only if you like those genres.
I’m reading “If This is a Man”/”The Truce” by Primo Levi right now and it is absolutely amazing. Not to sound flippant, but I’ve read a lot of Holocaust books and this is far and away the best. It’s more like a book about humanity that’s set at Auschwitz. It’s really incredible.
I also liked “Under the Banner of Heaven,” which someone else recommended, but it is pretty sensational (not as in factually inaccurate, but it’s a bit… juicy). It’s about Mormonism.
My favorite book of all time is “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving, who is my favorite author. If you’ve never read anything by him, I recommend starting with “A Prayer for Owen Meany” or “The Cider House Rules.”
None of these are from 2010, though. I can’t think of anything new that I’ve read. I think I should steal your resolution :)
A Prayer for Owen Meany is my all time favorite!
Ditto, such a good book!
Love John Irving – also suggest Hotel New Hampshire (my all-time favorite).
So I’ve heard ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ highly recommended, and I read it with high expectations, but could not understand the book – it left me sorta bewildered.
What’s the implication – that the kid has divine powers? Or are those incidents were just coincidences? Are there some biblical references that I missed?
I also found the book ever so slightly off-putting / demeaning to women because of various sexually loaded comments made in a child’s voice.
I am an avid reader, I loved “The Cider House Rules”, but was just not able to get into this book. No snark. Anyone care to explain its draw?
L from Oz
LInLondon, if you’ve enjoyed “If this is a Man” I highly recommend his “Periodic Table” – it’s fantastic. (And I agree with you, actually, I’ve also read a lot of Holocaust books, and Levi is on eof the best authors.)
This year I liked:
“White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga.
Two picks from last year are:
“The Little Book” by Selden Edwards
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Annie Barrows
Loved “White Tiger” and am looking forward to reading a “A Fine Balance.”
I absolutely loved “A Fine Balance.” I hope you do too.
SF Bay Associate
I just finished The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver and really enjoyed it.
Did you see NPR’s list?
The book about Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage in particular looks really interesting. Also, Laura Hillenbrand’s new book “Unbroken” –about a man who was an Olympic champion and a WWII POW is getting really good press–she apparently spent 7 years researching it.
I read an excerpt of the Laura Hillenbrand book in Runner’s World. It was fantastic, and the companion interview with subject was so entertaining that it seems like the rest of the book would be just as good as the excerpt.
Ah, books, my favorite topic. I always have a book going and some of my favorites from 2010:
Life by Keith Richards – It is fascinating. Even if you’re not into music, even if you’re not really into that era, it is fascinating. It’s long and I started to get a little bored during the heavy drug years, but overall, it is excellent.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – One of the few “hot” books that actually lived up to its hype, at least for me. About an older gentleman in a small English village adjusting to the changing culture and life.
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress – A memoir about growing up Mennonite, leaving, and then coming back. Fun and entertaining.
Half-broke Horses – The second memoir/novel from Jeanette Walls, this one about her grandmother. If you haven’t read the Glass Castle, I highly recommend it, but this is a good follow-up.
I also recommend almost anything by Barbara Kingsolver (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an interesting and easy read about going local), John Irving (IMO, his older books are better than the more recent ones, but none are bad), and Isabelle Allende (Portrait in Sepia and Daughter of Fortune are some of my all-time favorites).
I second the recommendations for Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, and Half Broke Horses. If you like memoirs, such as Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, or Half Broke Horses, Cakewalk by Kate Moses was very good. The Hunger Games trilogy is fantastic! And Little Bee was an amazing, amazing book! Room, while the concept sounds weird, was also a great book. Also, if you’re at all a grown-up Harry Potter fan, The Magicians was like Harry Potter, but a little more grown up. Finally, Under Heaven, which has been recommended on this thread, was really interesting.
Half-Broke Horses is a great read, even if you have not read The Glass Castle. But so much about The Glass Castle made more sense to me after I read Half-Broke Horses. Both books are fascinating in their own way, and in the way they relate to each other.
Hands down, the best book I read in 2010 was “The Swan Thieves,” by Elizabeth Kostova (the author of “The Historian”). It’s about 600 pages and I read it in one sitting…
I second the previous recommendation of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’- I found it fascinating!
Others favorites from this year:
‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’ by Muriel Barbery
‘Mao: The Unknown Story’ by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
‘The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt’ by T.J. Stiles
In retrospect, I read a lot of non-fiction in 2010 :-)
Some I haven’t read but that are on my list:
‘River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze’ by Peter Hessler (his ‘Oracle Bones’ was recommendad above as well)
‘Cutting for Stone’ by Abraham Verghese
It sounds like we have the same taste. I’m currently reading Mao: The Untold Story, and I’m the one who recommended Oracle Bones above. I also read Rivertown this year, but I liked Oracle Bones a little better.
“Cutting for Stone” is amazing — gives you insight into colonial/post-colonial Africa, and is a skilled portrait of how as individuals, the stories we tell ourselves shapes (twists) our lives.
Second the recommendation for “Wolf Hall,” which I couldn’t put down. And would add “Abundance,” which is a fictional autobiography of Marie Antoinette from the age of 14 (when she was delivered to be the bride of the Dauphin of France) forward. She’s an unreliable narrator, which I always enjoy, and she makes fascinating observations about court life and politics.
Eek … head not back into coherent mode. Should be stories shape and twist.
If you like historical novels, try Philippa Gregory. I’m a big fan !
I really loved Water for Elephants and both of Jeannette Walls’s books (Glass Castle and Half-Broke Horses).
One of my all-time favorite books is “The Life of Pi”. I usually reread my favorite books on an annual basis but I refuse to reread that one, it was just so good.
I picked up a young adult boxed set cuz it was on sale (bad reason to buy books but anyway) and it was really good. The first book is called “The Uglies” and the whole series is very “Brave New World”-ish. Highly recommend.
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That’s a good basic dress, it could accomodate several different body types nicely.
Posted this last week but thought I’d try again now that everyone is back (though I did get one very thoughtful response- thanks!):
I’d love to hear from any of you who have been working in consulting (either at one of the major firms or a boutique). I’m a junior corporate associate at a big NYC law firm and don’t find that the interesting parts of the job take up much of my day (and instead feel like I’m just “papering” everything and worrying about logistics under a tremendous amount of pressure). I’ve never found working hard or putting in long hours to be a problem, but the structure of this job leaves me frustrated and totally unfulfilled. I look up the chain and don’t want my superiors’ jobs either, which has convinced me I will need a change.
I’m considering transitioning to a career in consulting (which I considered straight after college). I do have a bit of experience in business and like the idea of working in teams and creatively solving a variety of problems. It also seems like one of the big firms could provide mini-MBA type experience to help set me up for non-strictly-legal jobs in the future.
I’d love to hear what you consultants out there think of your jobs– which parts you love, like, and could do without. I’m also interested in the lifestyle (hours, on-call time, weekends, travel).
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There’s a HUGE sale over at Shoe-inn over at 36th and Broadway, today through January 6. All shoes between 20 and $100 tops.
Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spate, Moschino, Vera Wang, and SO many more, all at great prices.
I got 3 pairs and less than $100.
There are boots btwn $35 and $200 tops.
What a find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enjoyed reading these book recommendations – so many match my own favorites. Just finished “Wolf Hall” and it is so very great – especially for lawyers. Also “White Tiger” was a favorite.
Thank you all, ladies, for your book recommendations. I just added a ton of the books mentioned here to my Amazon wishlist. (I just usually do what one of the posters suggested – check for prize winners. Haven’t read a Man Booker Prize winner yet that was a dud.)
Perhaps we should have a book recommendation thread every year or so?