On An Interview With Someone Who Got Fired for Not Having a 'Hunger for Marketing'

I'm going to leave aside most of this person's opinions because I had a lot to learn about working at 22 too, but this comment section has depressed me: as a culture we have fully accepted that "intern" is a class of unpaid entry-level employment that we have the right to fire as though they're actual employees. We have just all swallowed this pill that working for free is an acceptable arrangement. (I realize he was paid as an "intern," but whatever.)

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm 0

On Job of the Day: Maker of Life-Size Sex Dolls

@Josh Michtom@facebook But could you hang out with these totally natural, boring real dolls, just chilling? http://www.pinterest.com/puncturewound/real-dolls-out-and-about/

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing (And a Report on a Successful Thing!)

Over the past year, I had regularly cleaned out my closet and drawers of clothes that didn't fit/were damaged/didn't appeal to me anymore, and uh... stored them in a big Rubbermaid. My 1 Thing was to take those to textile recycling, but I threw them out instead. I'll take it.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm 0

On The Truth About Digital Best Sellers

@Trilby This is factually correct, but Amazon (as reported in the news!) negotiates VERY VERY HARD on the amount of time they're allowed between bills, and the discount off list that they get wholesale. Also, many publishers negotiate caps on returns. My old job did with Amazon until 2014, and they're currently getting Hachette'd. (I did not work for Hachette then, do not work for Hachette currently, etc.)

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm 0

On A Pick-Your-Brain Fee?

This is not the first time I've seen mid-career professionals complaining about younger people asking them for their advice (it's endemic in my little dying industry). I have a pet theory that it's about their fear of an increasingly inhumane job market, and a sense that they need to hold on to their hoard of precious skills and connections. Which ironically isn't how it works. Did you not receive any advice early in your career? Did you not ask questions? Did you find yourself grateful for that advice, and end up doing reciprocal favors for said mentor? Poor sportsmanship goes both ways.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm 1

On It's Entrepreneur Barbie

How is she going to Lean In without hip joints or knees?

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm 3

On Monica Lewinsky, Job Hunter

I forget where, but a blog posted one of Monica's old resumes, from when she applied to government jobs. It was no joke, one of the better resumes I've read. I feel bad for Monica frequently. But then I remember that she used to have brunch with Rupaul and I feel better.

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0

On Emily Nussbaum Pretty Much Like Yeah, My Career Path No Longer Exists, Sorry

I haven't had an interview in the "arts" where this fact wasn't quietly acknowledged, and I'm just glad she's coming out and saying it. Fucking finally!

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0

On A Windfall

At the risk of being a huge, huge, huge buzzkill, is this money going to be a taxable event for you? Or is it just something within the gift exemption? If the former, save some damn money for taxes! If the latter, I recommend getting a Silpat if you want to bake things.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:56 am 0

On Anderson Cooper Has His Own Millions, Thank You

additionally: even though he may not be inheriting gloria's millions, it might be material that those millions made him able to go to dalton, yale, and work low-paying tv jobs/report around myanmar in a jeep.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm 10