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.
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.
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!!
@TheDilettantista "I hate Disneyland. It primes kids for Las Vegas." - Tom Waits
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.
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.
@Katni That sounds like being a bar investor, not so much a bar owner.
@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.
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)
I dunno, it's pretty easy to get blackballed in the IT industry. I think the LW has a concern.