Not Buying It

We've all been in front of a pushy sales person who just won't take no for an answer. And as a sales person, I get it, you were blissfully unaware of whatever garbage I'm touting until you picked up your phone I walked into your office. It's our job to wear you down. There are … Continue reading Not Buying It

Monday Morning Hangovers: Dealing as an Adult 

Next weekend is going to be a shit show of drunk Americans celebrating our freedom, because we, as Americans, are free to get drunk and blow stuff up, so says the Declaration of Independence*.  This year, The 4th of July falls on a Monday so maybe it's a less than great example. But summer Mondays, … Continue reading Monday Morning Hangovers: Dealing as an Adult 

Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out

As I write this I am suffering, partly because one of my coworkers was kind enough to bring her kid's illness to work, but mostly because I am trying to write a personal statement for my grad school applications. I am crippled by my inability to share why I am better than everyone else in … Continue reading Tell Me About Yourself: A Guide to Standing Out

Tolerance in the Workplace: A Guide to Coping with Coworkers 

Most working people have jobs that force them to interact with the same handful of people for about 40 hours a week. Unless you are one of the very few lucky, possibly delusional people, that enjoys their coworkers you spend at least 36 of your weekly working hours hating the people you are collaborating with. … Continue reading Tolerance in the Workplace: A Guide to Coping with Coworkers