Bullish Q&A: Terrible Clients and Their Terrible Behavior

I have this great freelance client – but his girlfriend is another story. She doesn’t work for his firm, but she likes to give lots of unsolicited advice that actually isn’t good advice. She recently messaged me a really rambling complaint, late at night, about how I’m doing things with my client’s business, and instead of getting into it with…

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Bullish Q&A: Should I Step Up My Wardrobe to Succeed at Work?

Hi Jen! My question is about the importance of office attire and appearance at work. I work at a company where the dress code is very casual. Most days I just wear jeans and sometimes dresses, but I don’t wear much makeup and usually put my hair in a bun. Recently, however, I was promoted to a more senior position and…

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Bullish Q&A: Stay Motivated When a Gentlewomanly Life Seems Far Away

I discovered Bullish as an underpaid, bored Administrative Assistant. I realized I needed to change things but I was stuck in an idleness trap. Bullish entered my life just when I needed it. Now I’m in the process of applying to graduate school and I’m feeling all kinds of warm fuzzy excited feelings. But grad school is a long process…

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Bullish Q&A: The Bullish Guide To A Quarter Life Crisis

Hey Jen, Any tips for a quarter life crisis?   Oh yes. First, curl up with a blanket – or park yourself at a swanky hotel bar – and read some pretty, glossy magazines for older women. I wrote something about O Magazine here: O Magazine Can Make You Feel Awesome About Turning 55 In 20 – 30 Years. More…

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Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career

Hi Jen, Your advice (here and here) on dealing with workplace sexism has also been useful for dealing with cissexism and transphobia – I was wondering if you’d consider throwing out some specific advice for people who don’t fit the gender binary? The majority of problems I’ve found: – Not being hired in the first place. If it’s a case…

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Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?

Hi, I just read your article about financial planning for motherhood (I see it is older but it was new to me). Do you have any tips for those of us who maybe are a little behind your recommended steps? Since I can’t go back in time and pick a new career from high school and I’m a decrepit 31,…

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