Careers :: Feminism :: Essays
Bullish Q&A: Deal With Stress Aggressively
Genderqueer in the Office? A Few Thoughts on Building a Career
Bullish Q&A: Side-hustles, Schedules and Setting Boundaries
Bullish Q&A: Is It Too Late To Bullishly Plan For A Baby?
Bullish Q&A: What About Dudes Who Skeeze on You at Conferences?
New Books of Feminist Interest, by Friends of Bullish (and Thoughts on Moving to New York)
Bullish Q&A: How Do You Get Motivated for a Huge, Unimaginable Life Change? (Like Graduation)
Bullish on DailyWorth…How and When to Work for Free
Bullish Q&A: How To Effectively Share Examples Of Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Help! I’m About to Get Fired But I Want to Stay
Bullish Q&A: On Moving Out of Support Roles, Coworkers with Terrible Politics, and Finally Getting Serious in Life
Bullish Q&A: Should I Do My Own Taxes?
About Those “Friends” Who Keep Trying to Sell You Goddamn Nail Wraps
Why Feminist Companies are “Failing” – Bullish on LinkedIn Pulse
Bullish Q&A: Is It Okay To Date Someone Who’s Good For Your Career?
The Infuriating Truth About Why Some Women Project Their Problems on Other Women Who Are In Fact Living Their Lives Totally Functionally
Maximize My Productivity? I’d Rather Not, Thanks
Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?
Bullish on DailyWorth…What to Do When You’re Bored at Your Job
On DailyWorth: How to Get Credit for Your Work
Bullish Q&A: Pay Off Debt Bullishly
Bullish Q&A: How Should You Decide Whether to Have Kids? (And How to Tell Your Relatives to BACK THE F OFF)
Bullish Q&A: I Like My Job — Do I Really Need a Side Gig?
Bullish Q&A: How To Naturally (And Comfortably!) Talk About Money
Bullish on DailyWorth…6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs
“Following your dreams” seems to be the current American religion. (See posts by other authors on TheGloss: My Sister Gave Up Her Dreams, and Sometimes I Hate Her For It, and I Gave Up My Dream, and I’d Do It Again.) What the fuck are “dreams,” anyway? And why are they so sacred in our culture, while “goals” — like…
Hi! I’m Haley, Jen’s virtual assistant. I’ve been working for her since March 2012, but I’ve been a Bullish reader for several years. I found Bullish by chance – I came across Maybe Work-Life Balance Means You Should Work MORE and felt like it had been written especially for me. I had just left a dead-end admin job at a…
When I was a kid, I remember being outraged at the introduction of Double-Stuf Oreos (yes, that’s really how the product name is spelled). Why was I full of rage? Because I was sure I had invented Double-Stuf Oreos myself. I mean, I had been disassembling Oreos, halfheartedly eating the excess black cookie parts, and gloriously reassembling one massive dual-creme…
I anonymized a few details from this writer’s letter, but not many, because a lot of this email is about horses. What am I supposed to say — the writer is training llamas? Mastodons? Groundhogs? You cannot ride a groundhog. Dear Jen, I’m 23, I work as a contractor, and I have a boyfriend and — oh man — two…
One of the first Bullish columns I ever wrote was Bullish: How Business is Like Dating. As I’ve been plowing through reader questions in response to Bullish: How to Ask for More Money, Part I and Part II, I felt like I was writing “Bullish: How Asking For Money is Like Lots of Stuff About Boys.” I tried to refine…
Dear Jen, Please help me. I am very nearly twenty-one years old, and very nearly at the end of my undergraduate degree. Within the next month, I will have completed my exams and all but cast fate to the wind; within two months I will know the results and forever be on my merry way. The outcome is not the…
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been writing about asking for more money, and arguing that even if you think you don’t care about money, you should. People say that no one on their deathbed regrets not working more. Actually, plenty of people are on their deathbed worrying about how their family is going to keep the house once they’re…
I want to start by saying that, even if you don’t care about money, you should care about money. If it felt a little dirty or weird for you to even click on the link to read an article about asking for more money, I really want you to get over that. I’m convinced that many fewer men than women…
Three weeks ago, I wrote Bullish Life: I’m Engaged! What I Learned From Twenty Years of Dating, followed by Bullish Life: How I Met My (Soon-to-Be) Husband On OKCupid. I’ve since turned all my attention to baking and having wedding invitations printed on organic hemp paper folded by Japanese children. No, not really. Actually, my kick-ass assistant just helped me…
There’s a lot of advice out there about negotiating for raises. Do it, and do it often; keep records of your accomplishments so you can make your case. Please, dear god, make sure your sentences don’t come out sounding like questions. (I need a raise? I am a valuable member of the team?) Here’s the Harvard Business Review on How…