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Transgender People Can Explain Why Women Don't Advance at Work | New Republic
"He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, 'Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister's.' (The scientist didn't know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) 'This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,' he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. 'Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,' he says. 'I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.'”
science  career  society  trans  gender  bias  gender_roles  perception  work  office  skill  perspective  jessica_nordell  2014  2010s  ben_barres  stanford  transition  joan_roughgarden  discrimination  patriarchy  personality 
december 2015 by cluebucket
How to Work from Home Effectively When You're Short On Space
Carve Out a Comfortable, Familiar Space to Work - go-to nook/cranny
Give Your Workspace Boundaries, Even If They're Small - "free"/"busy" sign
Make Your Space As Work-Friendly As Possible - move non-work stuff
Block Out the Rest of the World - pomodoro/music for distractions
Talk to the People You Live With - don't let them feel sidelined  alan_henry  home  office  how_to  work  space  cleaning  productivity  tip  family  boundary 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Reconciling being creative and having a dayjob -
"[O]nce, I showed her an article I had written in the Chicago Tribune about female scientists (which was my boss's line of work) and she mused, 'I wonder how you have time to write when you work here, too.' I got the message. I rarely mentioned my freelance life after that. No one in the office shared my interests or, even my temperament (the place was full of socially awkward scientists). I felt like the person I was at work was not the person I was everywhere else. I told myself that working the dayjob was just rent I had to pay for the literal and psychological space to write for myself, when I had time. When people asked me what I did for a living, I found myself saying, 'Well, I work for a medical journal but really I'm a writer.'

"I probably could have just said, 'I'm a writer' but, under those circumstances, it didn't feel true to me."

1. We need those good benefits.
2. Look hard, and you can likely find a dayjob that uses your creative skills.
3. Having a dayjob gets me out of the house.
4. When you're not counting on them to pay your bills, you can be choosy in your creative endeavors.
5. There's no shame in wanting to be comfortable.

"I'll own it: I'm a part-time artist. But if the only true cost of that choice is occasional self-doubt and fantasies of what might-have-been, I'd still say it's not such a bad gig."
claire_zulkey  2015  2014  2010s  writing  job  work  office  benefit  structure  discipline  creativity  privilege  security  comfort  finance  advice  list  essay  artist  writer 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Monthly Habit: October – Paper Clutter |
FlyLady is kinda cheesy but kinda just what you need, sometimes, when your head is buried in paper.  clutter  challenge  october  paper  junk  office  help  tip  home  cleaning  habit 
october 2014 by cluebucket
Life After Long-Term Unemployment - The Morning News
"When meeting new colleagues, smile. Practice now. No, not a grimace. Don’t show lower teeth. Look less like you just lost a baby in a shopping mall. Look less like the baby."
patrick_coleman  themorningnews  advice  work  employment  office  workplace  television  bbc  community  money  iphone  satire  silly  writing  tip 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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