Topic: Career

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Honestly, I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes powerful men cheat. I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes they cheat with sex workers. I don’t think it’s great, but I’m not really outraged by it. I don’t view it is as the worst thing a human being can do, because that is… drop kicking puppies off cliffs, I guess? Sure.

But I do think it’s a bit outrageous that politicians – like Eliot Spitzer – get to resume their careers when sex workers don’t. More »

Crowdsourcing: Are Rompers Acceptable To Wear To Work?

Crowdsourcing: Are Rompers Acceptable To Wear To Work?

As you may have guessed, I work in an office. I also live in New York which, in the summer, maintains approximately the same conditions as Hades’ “last resort” bathroom. It’s humid, disgusting and despite showering with a plethora of clean water and lovely products, I arrive every day to work looking like I’ve just stepped out of a Nelly video (except in hurr, I cannot take off all my clothes). More »

Rejection, Moving Home & Minimum Wage: Advice For Grads Based On My First Year Out

Rejection, Moving Home & Minimum Wage: Advice For Grads Based On My First Year Out

I was hungover when I walked across the stage of my graduation last year, as I had been much of college. All these speeches about how we were the future, how we’d be changing everything in the coming years, how our ideas and lives and actions affected everything more than anybody else’s (a claim I am still unsure of) were designed to make us believe in ourselves, or something. But inside, I was shaking with the knowledge that I would soon be released into the world with zero idea of what I wanted to do with my stupid little 22-year-old life. More »