On You Can't Afford To Be Fat At Work

A particularly hateful version of the "professional image" excuse - there are some jobs a woman can't get unless she looks like a TV lawyer.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm 0

On The Uniform I've Chosen for Myself

I love this so much. I've been stripping back my wardrobe because I've been feeling like I've been letting my clothes do what my personality should be doing.

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm 0

On A Costume Designer Gives You 4 Ways to Win Halloween

Re: underpaid/overscheduled: this is so true, which is why I often go as "myself" for Halloween. Also, I don't want to hear the awesome costume concept my friends would like me to make for them because they think it'd be a fun project for me to do for free. PS AWESOME ARTICLE!!

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm 0

On I Don't Get Las Vegas

@TheDilettantista "I hate Disneyland. It primes kids for Las Vegas." - Tom Waits

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:25 am 1

On "Shortsighted, Cheap, and Unethical: Cash Only."

I know a lot of small business owners and most of them are working on surprisingly razor-thin margins, especially when they're just starting out. I always use cash at these places when possible.

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm 0

On Save Your Money, Stick to Wine

Here in the SF bay area, wine is a ripoff - they want $9 for a pedestrian chardonnay I can get for $12 a bottle at BevMo.Even a $10 Moscow Mule is a better deal.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm 0

On So You Want to Quit Your Job and Open a Bar

@Katni That sounds like being a bar investor, not so much a bar owner.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am 0

On So You Want to Quit Your Job and Open a Bar

@lemonadefish "My dream is to never own a small business." This is also my dream. In the several times I've struck out on my own, the amount of work I had to do to earn every dollar was so much more than the work I would do paper-pushing for someone else that I realized it wasn't for me. I like free time and paid vacations too much.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:56 am 0

On Read This Guide to Interview Clothes And Feel A Modicum of Control Over Your Destiny

Actually, orange is a friendly and team-oriented color associated with fun and physical activity (which is probably why it's a no-go for many corporate jobs). Orange is a great accent color for customer-service related positions. (See logos for: Nickelodeon, Home Depot)

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0

On Another Question About Adult Industry Work and Marriage, Answered Badly

I dunno, it's pretty easy to get blackballed in the IT industry. I think the LW has a concern.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0