The Ultimate Guide to Getting Fired

Fired. Laid off. Canned. Let go. Downsized. Managed out. Graciously “granted the opportunity to pursue other income-generating possibilities that may be a better fit for all involved.” No matter how tough or gentle the boot to your behind, and regardless of the reason, having a job one day and being all too free to catch up […]

An Office Where Funny Business Is Encouraged

One morning around a dozen years ago, I walked into the bullpen of the magazine at which I worked, and sitting in my boss’s chair was a cheap, inflatable sex doll, one of those latex ladies in a garter and panties with a startled, round-mouth expression. We all knew who put it there: the office […]