I’m going to caveat this reader question and my response — ultimately about workplace emergencies — by noting up front that yes, we’re going to talk about some of the tiny, minuscule details regarding working in such trying times, namely how to look professional while also being prepared to, you know, hide and run at any moment. You … Read More about Workplace Emergencies: Looking Professional But Being Prepared
Ladies, how much do you save for retirement? Why do you do it? There was an interesting commenter thread about feeling saving burnout and wanting to splurge a little — do you count retirement savings as something you can cut back on, absent a strong need? We’ve talked about how much to save for retirement, what kind … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Retirement Savings
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements? For those of you who do, is there a general number of percentage that you use as a goal (“if I meet at least 50% of the requirements, I’ll apply!”)? For those of you who’ve already gone ahead and … Read More about Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Camisoles for Work
Pregnancy worries can run the gamut from childbirth to health issues to being able to conceive in the first place. Add in concerns about how your job will be affected by your pregnancy (to say nothing of parenthood), and you’re dealing with a TON of worry. But is it as bad as future moms might think … Read More about Pregnancy Worries and Your Job
Something I hear more and more these days is that people are exhausted and have no energy. You can say what you want about information overload, device mania, etc — to say nothing for those of us with small kids, where it’s generally accepted that exhaustion is par for the course — but the fact is that for … Read More about “I’m Exhausted” — How to Investigate When You Have No Energy (An Open Thread)
2018 Update: Check out our latest guide to what to buy at the Nordstrom Winter Sale in 2018! The below content is about the 2016 Nordstrom Winter Sale. The Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale is on, and there are so many great finds… I’ve made a few general notes as well as a few specific picks, … Read More about Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale
2018 Update: We still think this was a great discussion on dating at work, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women. Ladies, what are your thoughts on dating at work? Have you ever dated a coworker? What do you think are the rules for dating officemates? With Valentine’s Day … Read More about Dating at Work: Stories and Lessons from Working Women
2020 Update: We’ve updated links below! We’ve talked about some of my favorite online shopping tools before, but not in a while — and a lot of the older ones have gone belly up, so let’s discuss the best of today’s online shopping apps. Ladies, what are your favorite tools these days? These are the ones I use: Covvet: This … Read More about Online Shopping Apps for Busy Women: Save Money, Get Deals, Keep Track of What You Want
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2019 Update: Hunting for stylish cashmere sweaters for work? You may want to check out our most recent roundup, with tons of classic cashmere sweaters for work. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve … Read More about The Hunt: Stylish Cashmere Sweaters for Work
If you want to be taken seriously as a professional, good grammar matters! Particularly for lawyers, where you get major points for knowing your Bluebook and local style conventions, there can be some serious grammar nerds around — and they will judge you if you use “none” as a plural or confuse further and farther. Even those of us … Read More about Five Grammar Rules You Absolutely, Seriously Have to Know