ask the readers

ask the readers: helping a coworker who’s grieving

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I work in an office with several other women in the same late 20s-early 30s range. We all get along well, but we don’t spend time together outside of work. One of these coworkers, Sarah, is recently bereaved. Nine months ago, her 34-year-old husband was […]

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ask the readers: moving back to mainstream jobs after sex work

I’m throwing this question out to readers because frankly I don’t have good answers for this one, and I’m hoping in particular that readers with experience in sex work will weigh in. Here’s the letter: I have a bit of a strange question. I want to get into sex work, specifically as a professional dominatrix. It’s […]

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ask the readers: how do I get people to remember me?

Per Thursday tradition, I’m throwing this letter out to readers to weigh in on. This is an interesting one: How do I get people to remember me? Today, my colleague and I attended a meeting to finalize a work program we had negotiated with an external organization. The meeting followed six months on from an […]

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ask the readers: should I date my boss’s daughter?

I’m throwing this one out to readers to weigh in on. Here’s the letter: Last summer, one of my coworkers told me that she likes me. Unfortunately I was in the process of starting a (failed) romance with another woman so I turned her down. Well, that was half of the reason. Flash forward to […]

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bitterly fought office coffee wars: share your stories

On a post last week about coffee wars, someone left this amazing comment: Without thinking hard, I recall the coworker who made herself a fresh pot every morning then dumped the contents so no one else could have any. The coworker who charged people for coffee the company supplied (she kept the money). The coffee […]

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what are the strangest things you’ve ever seen on a resume?

I want to hear about the weirdest things you’ve seen on resumes. To kick us off, some highlights from past commenters: “The person whose description included only their entire astrological profile. I mean, sun sign, moon sign, rising sign, and midheaven sign. AND NOTHING ELSE.” “I received a resume for an IT Help Desk Technician […]

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