Improve Your Career

Years ago, I dreamed of being a full-time career advice columnist. You can’t work around human resources professionals for twenty years without learning a thing or two about how to succeed without even trying. But career advisors are a dime a dozen, and very few of them make money by writing. Some of them do…

Hiatus

Hi, everybody. Uh, yeah, I took a break from blogging. It’s not like you don’t know about my hiatus. No secrets here, but I feel like I should address it before I jump right back into writing. The story goes like this: I was sitting on a beach and thought, “I don’t have anything new…

Roxy Turns One!

Today is Roxy’s first birthday, and it’s a big day in our home. When I first saw her at Petco, Roxy’s name was Kissy. Then it was Kizzy. Then it was irrelevant. I said, “Take her off the website. This baby is going home with me.” Roxy has acquired a ton of new names during…

Art is Currency

Years ago, I dated a boy whose mom had a part-time job working for an artist. She didn’t earn money. She received art. When I challenged this boy on his family’s wealth, he tried to tell me that his family wasn’t affluent. I rolled my eyes. When you earn art for a paycheck, you don’t…

Donald Trump is a Racist Boss

When someone shows you who they are, you should believe them. Maya Angelou said that, and I think was talking about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is very racist. There’s no bigger example of Trump’s racism the 2004 season finale of The Apprentice. (Yes, this is ancient history.) Trump cast Omarosa Manigault as a villain and…

Life is Clickbait

Sometimes people complain that my blog has clickbait on it. “You roped me in under X and then told me about Y.” Smart bloggers who monetize their online presence know that they have to sell ideas, products and services through their websites. I could load my blog up with display ads or pop-up advertising. I…

New OT Rules

Everybody is freaking out about (proposed) new overtime rules in America. Here are some of the insincere objections to the rules I’ve seen from pro-business websites. Workers Might Lose Money in the Long Run Yes, companies who previously paid people $23,000/year and called them managers — and worked them 50+ hours each week without overtime…