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I want to be a better manager. What did your best manager do? What about your worst?

I want to write in a realistic way about how people meet. How did you meet your significant other?

I want to understand typical people's day-to-day schedules, how they stick to plans, what are realistic daily goals. How did you spend your day?

♪ We'll order now what they ordered then ♫

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Before Jezebel, The Toast, and Twitter there were wise and witty women handily perpetrating "epic feminist takedowns of the ages," as illustrated in yarntheory's interesting post about Mary Collier and her 18th century poem, "The Woman's Labour"

... and before Pinterest and Evernote and Tumblr, "there was the humble commonplace book, a space for gathering and reflecting on ideas, quotations, observations, lines from poems, and other information." MonkeyToes gives us a loving magpie's roundup of this "venerable tradition of idea curation."

12/07/15
by taz

"My parents are very perplexed by all this"

Hard Hat AreaHard Hat Area by jasoneppink (cc by)

I've applied for, been accepted to, and am halfway finished with a pre-apprenticeship training program for women. And I'm doing pretty well. So the idea of my becoming a carpenter has gone from a total pipe dream to an actual possibility...

showbiz_liz asks about what to expect when moving from white collar to blue collar work as a woman.

07/28/15
by taz

Show Us Your Desk, 2015 Edition

Phunniemee, Meta-recursivelyphunniemee, Meta-recursively

In Metatalk: Mefites share images of their desks, work spaces, squee places, head spaces, wee places, and spacey spaces. <3

07/19/15
by taz

Jobs you do at night

A Light in the NightA Light in the Night by Zach Dischner (cc by)

MeFite Homeboy Trouble did some census data analysis of the American Community Survey to see what people were doing when they were working the afternoon/night shift.

Most of these are low paying jobs (19 of the top 20 are in the lowest quintile for wages). The top 10 occupations that are in the upper 60% for wages, by likelihood to arrive at work between 2-6 PM:
Athletes, coaches, umpires and related workers
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic
Dancers and choreographers
Gaming managers
Mail sorters, processors and processing machine operators
Gaming services workers
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other
Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders
Other teachers and instructors
Tire builders

11/02/12
by jessamyn

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