What did you want to be when you were a child? A police officer? A doctor? A dancer? A superhero? And how did that plan work out? Are you reading this at the end of a thoroughly satisfying day apprehending criminals or removing rogue appendices? Or did you abandon your dream of donning tights every morning before heading out to protect the good people of Gotham for an occupation that largely involves filtering a thousand group emails to find the one action point that’s actually relevant to you? You’re almost certainly in the latter group. According to a survey by UK job site Fish4Jobs, as many as a third of UK employees spend around half their working hours resenting their occupations. When you add those hours up into days, that’s an ugly amount of discontent. The people of Wolverhampton are more fed up than most, with 60 per cent of respondents from the city claiming to be unhappy at work. Perhaps predictably, the most miserable workers are customer service … [Read more...] about You can’t ask me that: Have you left it too late to try for your dream job?
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Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean says she was among the women who were sexually harassed by the late Roger Ailes when he used to helm the network. Dean released her autobiography Mostly Sunny on Tuesday, and in excerpts picked up by Hollywood Reporter, she recalls her first meetings with the former Fox News CEO when she was trying to land a job after her departure from Don Imus‘ show. She writes that Ailes said she had a “naughty” side in their first meeting, and in a follow-up meeting at the Renaissance Times Square Hotel, she noted that it was a “strange meeting place.” Here’s how the meeting went, according to Dean: “We made small talk. He asked how I was and said I looked nice and that he wanted to get to know me a little better. After our wine was brought to the table, he reached over and grabbed my hand. And held it. Like a date. Did I have a boyfriend? … Was it serious? He was still holding my hand awkwardly across the table and … [Read more...] about Janice Dean Claims Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her: He Asked Me if I’m Good at ‘Phone Sex’
Chrissy Teigen is known for her clap backs and outrageous tweets about any topic she can think of — which sometimes lands her in hot water from certain groups on the internet. But the 33-year-old Twitter queen admitted she is unimpressed when interviewers ask husband John Legend, 40, how he 'deals with her' social media antics. 'I feel like a very common question when interviewing John is basically, "How do you deal with your wife" and... I don't love it,' Chrissy wrote in a Twitter thread on Tuesday. Annoyed: Chrissy Teigen, 33, took to Twitter Tuesday to address a problem with the questions interviewers are asking husband John Legend, 40, during his press tour Upset: She said interviewers will often ask him how he 'deals with her' and her tweets Continued problem: Chrissy admitted these questions 'happen a lot' with people wanting to know if John gets approval of what she says Not happening: The Twitter thread went on with Chrissy saying … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen is over people asking John how he ‘deals with her’
My mother, in an effort to keep me humble and rooted, likes to remind me of embarrassing facts from my childhood. Her favorite one lately: I marched up and down the hallway belting out “Here Comes the Bride” with a sheer beige curtain over my head as a veil. If anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my 5-year-old voice proudly said, “a bride.” When my older sister overheard this, she said, “You can only be a bride for a day, idiot. What do you want to do with your life?” I thought about it briefly and corrected my answer: “A wife. I want to be a wife.” In my mind, the image remained the same: a radiant woman, front and center, dressed in full bridal plumage. Only a vague sense of a spouse entered this fantasy. A hazy outline of a man, wearing a tuxedo, hovered in the background like a waiter ready to fill my water glass. The idea that a bride, or wife, requires another person to define it never occurred to my childhood mind. … [Read more...] about How I Came to Hate the Word ‘Wife’
My path from a teacher walkout to the Oklahoma Statehouse as an elected official wasn't obvious, but voters want the best for our students, our state. My name is Melissa Provenzano. I’m a former teacher-turned-assistant principal and, now, a state representative in Oklahoma. Earlier this month, as I raised my right hand to take the oath of office, I thought about the path that led me here. I’d been an educator for well over a decade, starting as a high school biology teacher. Then I became a high school administrator. I loved what I did, but it had been getting harder every year. Since 2009, I’d had to cut someone or something every year due to budget reductions by the state of Oklahoma. The first person I ever lost due to cuts was a parent facilitator. She connected families to our school and got them involved. She helped parents become invested in their children’s success. It was perhaps one of the most difficult conversations I’d … [Read more...] about I’m an educator who ran for office — and won. Here’s how I did it.