On Surprise! Women Are Criticized More Personally in Performance Reviews

I had an old boss that based her reviews at least 90% on personality. She really wanted me to be friendly with her but was known to gossip, so I hesitated to get to know her too personally. If she thought we were getting along at review time, I was doing great! My point is, some of this must be able to be overcome with managerial training that says "Focus on work/ work products, not the nebulous personality stuff."

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm 0

On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@NoReally Seriously, I didn't think you were allowed to refuse orders from flight attendants. I feel for the passengers around Mr Knee Defender who inevitably got splashed with some of the water the other passenger threw at him. Actually, I feel for all the other passengers on the plane who were delayed by these shenanigans. That really is the rudest part.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0

On Link Roundup: Happy Marriage?; Telecommuting; How to Shop IRL

Well, dang, I am working from home reading this WFH article (it's my lunch break!) and thinking how nice it would be to do this once a week. I am so productive in the quiet at home, and my commute is quite long. If only I weren't a childless woman! *shakes fist*

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm 0

On Your Waistline = Your Boss's Business

@Sean Dailey@facebook I like it, but probably because I already am active... and I love PTO.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm 0

On Your Waistline = Your Boss's Business

My former employer held a step challenge among a number of different branches and offered free Fitbits for some participants. I accepted one (it's great, I still wear it). It does keep track of steps, but I don't think it has GPS so I'm not sure how much info Big Brother is really getting on me. Same company also used StayWell which didn't seem very effective or helpful. I qualified for the "weight management" one which consisted of "modules" you had to watch or read online to tell you things like "eat more fruits and vegetables every day!" (thanks, I'm just overweight, I still know what food groups are). I never finished them even though there was a small financial reward involved.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm 0

On Are You an Unwitting Participant in The Athleisure Market?

Oh man, who's going to tell Kohl's that Juicy Couture is not going to fly with the yoga poseurs of 2014? My yoga clothes double as running clothes, which usually makes them too sweaty/ dirty to wear as leisure clothes. But I do wear a tank top intended for working out in to bed. I bought it to work out in, but functionally it was not at all capable. It is super comfy, though!

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm 0

On B is for Bonus

To whom is this series targeted? is this from Billfold Jr?

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm 2

On Refundable Pop Culture?

Aw, they already took the refund offer back! But it worked in that it piqued my interest about this book.

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:20 am 0

On Job of the Day: Pharmacist

I think the amount of schooling needed to be a pharmacist is a barrier. For someone like me with a liberal-arts education, I would probably have to take a year or two of pre-pharmacy credits of things I didn't take in college (bio, chem, maybe some advanced math) in order to even get into pharmacy school. And then how would I pay for it?

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm 0

On Kapitalism the Game, By and Starring Kim Kardashian

I applaud Glu Mobile for seeing this opportunity and seizing it. It seems so obvious now, but why didn't anyone do it? I probably won't play it myself because I know I would get terribly hooked on it, because that is my personality. And I wouldn't want my hypothetical kid to get hold of it because of all the in-app purchasing. But whatever people like.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0