Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 329

She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword. // Atticus 

+ There was no ‘girlboss era.’ 

+ The most beautiful pendant necklace that I ever did see.

+ No, women don’t talk too much. Men just think they do; it’s ‘listener bias.

+ J.Crew Factory has the best weekend dresses. I adore this printed one (petite).

+ Woke up before your alarm? Here’s what to do.

+ Pregnancy in Two Products: Bio-Oil and Birkenstocks.

+ Is the AIM ‘away message’ the solution to our work boundaries issue?

+ For a Hike. Skorts + Racerback Tank + Zip-Up + Merrell’s

+ Just bring dip to the potluck. Specifically, this ‘dip board.’

+ The lightweight, washable Dagne Dover diaper bag backpack.

+ Why we need ritual, not routine.

+ A cute, black dress for Tuesday and a relaxed shirtdress for Friday.

+ ‘I’d like to request an extension on my fertility.’

+ Silk scrunchies for tying up your hair while you sleep.

+ The double-standard of the return to the office.

+ These are the best <$100 pumps for work. The flats are good too.

One Funny, Long Read.  This professor’s students cheated in their hybrid class.  A lot.  “Sometimes cheating is so impressive that it could have been an alternative assignment in the course for a grade. Not so much for what happens next.”

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  1. Allison says:

    The double standards for returning to the office article was really interesting to me, because in my workplace, it’s the opposite. The leadership team is in the office most often, and the junior folks are still opting out. (It’s all optional, as long as you are vaccinated you can come to the office, but aren’t required.) Curious if other people are finding this to be true?

    June 15, 2022/Reply
    • Jenn S. says:

      I’m with a new employer in a fully-remote role, but my previous employer approached RTO similar to how yours did for the most part. Managers were compelled to be in as much as independent contributors because of optics / leading by example.

      That place sucked, but they got that right about the approach.

      June 15, 2022/Reply
    • Nadine says:

      Same here. I’ve been in the office more than my staff have.

      June 15, 2022/Reply
    • Anna says:

      Same in my federal office. Staff is required to be in two days per (two week) pay period. Branch Chiefs and Division Directors are in twice a week, and top leadership is in more often, with the head in almost everyday he isn’t travelling. Each division can set its own rules for which days people are in the office, but mine requires the same day each week. On that day, we plan a lot of our collaborative meetings. It’s honestly the best of both worlds. The majority of time is spent at home, while the in-office days actually add value.

      June 16, 2022/Reply
      • Crystal says:

        Federal employee here, too. Fully remote (now “local remote”) since I started in May 2017 — I’ve never even seen my office. While people are *allowed* to come in (daycare, preference, non-portable work), most don’t — to my knowledge, no one in my division does, including leadership before the most very, very senior levels — and my agency’s office has strongly encouraged people to *not* come in.

        June 16, 2022/Reply
    • RA says:

      Same in my office. My fellow partners and I come in at least 3x a week, but it’s a fight to get staff and junior associates to come in. We don’t have any actual requirements to be in the office yet, but it’s trending that way and we’re expecting to lose some staff because of it.

      June 16, 2022/Reply
  2. BN says:

    That opening line is EVERYTHING.

    June 15, 2022/Reply
  3. Ral says:

    Amazing quote to start the post – yes!!

    June 20, 2022/Reply