Loved this post by Broke Girl Rich on how to get hired.
Which Mad Men character are you? I got Joan Harris!
Speaking of Joan, I am loving her character development as of late and the way she negotiated; I am not condoning what she did (times were different back then) but I am supporting how she muscled her way into a partnership as a result of having agreed to do it.
In case you couldn’t tell, Joan is angry here. Maybe you should take this NY Times Quiz to see how well you can read facial expressions in the eyes. I scored 22/30 which is the lower, but acceptable “average” range.
Along the lines of negotiation, I must say that I completely agree with this writer about how employers have to stop acting like it is unseemly for women to ask for more money or to negotiate.
Let me be crystal clear that I DO NOT advocate giving a raise or more money to someone who doesn’t deserve it (woman or man), or giving women chances to get to the top just because they’re women.
…but as someone who negotiates often in a male-dominated industry where the average person is 45, white and male, I can tell you that I get a lot of pushback when I ask for a fair rate.
Strong, employer / negotiated pushback that does not occur when BF (who pretty much fits that profile) asks in the same way!!!
There’s something about being a woman… and a young woman at that, that makes people automatically think I should be a soft pushover and it is not ladylike or “done” to negotiate aggressively “like a man”.
Ironically, I didn’t realize I was ‘acting like a man‘ when I did it, I just wanted my damn money for what my brain is worth.
I worked as hard as he did to obtain those skills, so PAY ME FOR IT.
Hat tip to Revanche for that link.
How incredibly dark and Eastern European is this sand animation on the Great Patriotic War?
It’s beautiful but damn….
Okay, so it cuts into privacy but I am a fan of this decision.
You should have nothing to fear if you haven’t done anything wrong.
We need more people like this in the world…. and like this guy too.
Here are my 2 favourites:
My goodness these truths about life are clever, and speaking of jobs, these job titles have nailed it.
Also, when I retire from my job, I think I want to become a NICU volunteer cuddler. It’s been decided. I think that will be off the charts on the fun factor on this Salary Index.
The differences in daily food intake of people around the world.
Seriously good video!
I own all of their books. They’re pretty much the only books I own in paper because I am a freak about not having STUFF.
Speaking of being around the world, this answer about whether or not you should take your money when you’re young and travel, is one I heartily agree with.
Isn’t it a bit ironic that these fashion folks (Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang) who design different things for us to wear each season, wear the same thing over and over again?
Yes you heard it here first, I spelled ridiculous as ridonkulus because the Toronto housing market is THAT stupid.
It costs an average of a million to buy a family home now. Talk about mixing up your wants versus needs.
Speaking of mixing up wants versus needs, Angela’s rant about Craigslist is the perfect illustration of that.
These fox photos are simply stunning.
I am crying with laughter right now at these re-written children’s books for adults, my favourite being this one:
I don’t condone violence but this was a good example of street justice:
.. Although I wonder why no one tried to get him away from the old couple sooner, while he was hurling nasty insults and getting up in their faces.
Reasons why my son is crying.
That’s the future Baby Bun right there.
This was so sweet.. *sniffle*
They sure start them young in China… not to mention that this story about how shoe shopping killed a man is insane..