Do you talk politics at work? We hear about free speech all the time, but what happens when your boss overhears you talking about a subject that flares tempers on both sides? As we approach the midterm elections in November, there are always hot button issues (and candidates) that get the blood boiling. In Texas, there is a gubernatorial race that will surely bring out the liberal feminist in me. ...[Read More]
The joy of the job. Two “j” words that many people would not put together. According to Gallop, it is estimated that 70% of the workforce in the US is not actively engaged in their work. People are not wild about what they do or where they do it. There is little joy in the workplace. If you look around your workplace, how many truly joyful people do you see? How many people have a smile on th ...[Read More]
Is it possible that a feminist can learn something from tattoos and the Miss America Pageant?
With National Business Women’s Day coming up on September 22nd, I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to a true icon, a woman a lot of us either don’t know much about or maybe don’t take too seriously. Who is it? I’ll give you a hint – ‘successful business woman’ and ‘pink Cadillac.’ If you’ve ever lived in Dallas, Texas, you know I’m talking about Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmeti ...[Read More]
Most of us spend at least 9 hours a day at our workspace. Whether you work in a cube, an office with windows, or work in the field, most of us care about where we produce the work we do. When Ajna moved into her new office she made a few choices. She likes a calm clean office, with a few small pictures of her family, her favorite poster of a beach scene, and a variety of shoes stashed in the bot ...[Read More]
Are you looking for your dream job? Do you have a job checklist with the criteria for that perfect job? Have you even thought about what you really want in a job? Over the past several months I’ve been house hunting. There’s a possibility of a giant land fill not too far from where I’m at now and the idea of bio-hazards, smell and declining land values in the future are not very appealing. The ...[Read More]
So many times when we read about work life balance it’s about mothers (and to be fair, fathers) who want to spend more time with their family. No doubt about it, we parents want to enjoy our children and share time with them. but what about those of us who don’t have families? More often than not, women find it hard to ask for the time they need for themselves. Whether it’s taking a yoga class t ...[Read More]
Most of us don’t think about corporate culture when we’re job hunting. All too often, you accept a job, start work, then after a while, maybe even right away, you realize your level of job satisfaction is low. Maybe things aren’t going quite the way you had hoped, or your experience isn’t what you expected. If your job fits your skillset and abilities, you may be experiencing a cultural disconn ...[Read More]