On Surprise! Women Are Criticized More Personally in Performance Reviews

I always get personality comments in my reviews, but they're along the lines of "Too reserved", which makes senior management (male) uncomfortable. CAN NOT WIN

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm 2

On How Much More Are You Spending at the Grocery Store?

@therealjaygatsby I received a "for the bride" guide from 1948 as a semi-gag gift a few weeks ago, and I've been fascinated by the section on household budgets. Back then, it was considered reasonable to spend 28% of your household income on food. In comparison, rent was 25%. My takeaway from this is that we have been extremely spoiled by the development of cheap factory-farmed food.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:59 am 1

On Going Above and Beyond Doesn't Help You

@Vib G Yor You sound lucky to work with those people

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm 0

On Going Above and Beyond Doesn't Help You

@deathcabforcutes Then you need to speak to HR/management. If they give you no recourse other than to work unpaid overtime, you have a legal problem.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0

On Going Above and Beyond Doesn't Help You

@HelloTheFuture I think you said it in the piece - under these rules, baseline expectations are to "exceed expectations".

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm 0

On Going Above and Beyond Doesn't Help You

@Theestablishment I always aim for "Exceeds Expectations", because that's my work comfort zone. If I'm "blowing away expectations" (by your definition here), I'm angling for a raise/promotion/transfer.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0

On A Midwestern Room of One's Own

I love you Gala. That's all.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On Why SF is So Crazy Expensive & DC/NY Are Better

This is a rather "on paper" view of the situation. Sure, you can take textbook economics 101 theory and say "build more housing stock!" However, San Francisco has a physical and social landscape a lot of us would like to preserve. This will annoy free-market economists and libertarians, but I feel like we are at a point in history when we need to look at the health of a society as a whole, not just observe how the goods and services move around.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Draco Malfoy

@palamedes That sounds awful

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 3:26 am 0

On Point/Counterpoint: Does Empowerment Sell?

“Strong enough for a man, but PH balanced for you.” was the revised version. When I was little, it was “Strong enough for a man, but MADE FOR A WOMAN.”

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm 0