You’ve heard of Reddit, right? It’s a social link sharing site with a very active user base, and it’s called the front page of the internet. On Reddit, they do this thing called “AMA” (ask me anything) where users will post their occupation and answer any question they’re asked from other users. Anyway, there was [...]
O: Contract and On-Demand Work
It’s no secret that Walmart is the largest employer in the country, diligently working to create a softer image of itself to consumers, environmentalists and others. What most consumers don’t know is that Walmart contracted warehouses across the country make it a common practice to put profits over people; they allow working women and men [...]
If micro-managers are like babysitters, then the bosses we all hope to have are like great coaches. Coaches inspire and bring out the best in their team. Micro-managers slowly suck the life out of you. Everybody knows a micro-manager, but nobody claims to be one. Certainly, bosses view themselves differently than their employees see them. [...]
I’m a mom of a two-and-a-half year old and a three month old and I have a full time job. If I have any extra “me” time that isn’t spent shirking the gym and the growing piles of laundry, I’ll probably spend it sleeping. So a TV show has to be super appealing to make it [...]
1. Don’t choose what to do. (Choose what NOT to do – quickly.) My career has been propelled most by the times I started down a path, realized it was not a good fit, and quickly chose NOT to do it anymore. Even when that decision was painful, risky or counter-intuitive. Four months in, I realized [...]
On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, MomsRising is celebrating Latina mothers across the United States, ¡Con Mucho Gusto! (With great pleasure.) With a population of 50 million in the United States (1), Latinos have and will continue to contribute to our country in a myriad ways to our economy, [...]
Two of our favorite Joans (work/life fit experts!) will be speaking in the Bay Area about how both employers and employees benefit when employers make it easier for worker’s to meet their responsibilities both at work and outside of work. • Joan Blades is the cofounder and president of MomsRising, and recently coauthored The Custom-Fit Workplace: [...]
This holiday season as we think of peace on earth and good will towards all, I’m thinking of how to translate this sentiment into a culture of good workplaces all year long. My New Year’s resolution is to help spark a new workplace norm: “Everyone deserves a job that fits,” and the corollary, “Any employer that [...]
If you live near one of the major U.S. ports, you and your family are probably paying the price for all the goods we import from overseas: filthy air and nearby pockets of poverty resulting from the exploitation of port drivers.
Five reasons WOMEN’s progress into management has stalled.