Workday Reading

The Wednesday Commute: November 1, 2017

Quote of the Week.

“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.”  – Tory Burch
The Top Story.

You are not the office mom, so why do you do the office housework? (CNN)

Women shouldn’t take on the office housework — remembering birthdays, making coffee, taking notes, etc. — just because we’re women.  But often, we volunteer for these tasks without realizing that we’re stepping into that role and that sometimes it can be harmful to our career.

A friend of mine was a mid-level manager who reported to the CEO.  She’d been passed over for four promotions and started to wonder why, so she asked.  He essentially told her that she was the one he counted on to “remember everything” and keep him “on top of things” and without that, his performance might suffer.  She didn’t realize she’d become his de facto work wife.  She parlayed his need for this particular set of skills into a raise and a title bump and then started looking for a different, more substantive job.

The Daily Reads and Links.

+ Under-$100 at Anthro: A ruched Michael Stars dress and a lovely, unique sweater.

+ Money Diary: A week in D.C. on a $75,000 salary. (Refinery 29)

+ A pineapple toothbrush holder that hangs on the mirror? It must be mine.

+ You don’t have to work overtime to impress your boss. (Motto)

+ I love these pale pink Nic + Zoe pants, and I hate pants! In plus-size in black.

+ Why so many beauty/fashion bloggers are Mormon Women. (Allure)

+ New at AT: a sweater dress, a cool, navy top, and awesome cognac ankle boots.

+ Capitol Hill’s sexual harassment policy is a ‘toothless’ ‘joke’. (Politico)

+ There is too much truth on this Etsy coffee mug.

+ Breast cancer is serious, pink is not. (The New York Times)

+ This chic Cameron satchel is $70 and comes in black or taupe.

+ What was my one must read career article this week? Head over to the Facebook page to find out.

The Daily Ws.

What I’m Wearing. These super cute tie bracelets one is $16, and one is $18.

What I’m Listening To. How Whitney Wolfe Built Bumble (a podcast).

What I Bought. This Project 62 table runner.

Photo of the Week. 

I love a perfectly curated gallery wall, like this one.  But no matter how many of these tutorials I read, I can never get it right.  Maybe I’m too much of a perfectionist.  Or maybe my Pinterest page is creating unrealistic goals.  Who knows?



  1. Jennifer says:

    That Etsy coffee mug . . . an ode to time I will never get back . . .

    November 1, 2017/Reply
  2. Sara says:

    I found that Mormon blogger article fascinating; my friends and I were just talking about this. Also, love that runner! Bummed it doesn’t ship.

    November 1, 2017/Reply
    • Orla says:

      I thought the Mormon blogger article was fascinating too!

      November 3, 2017/Reply