The Billfold and The Toast's work advice columnist is here to help.
The Stopgap has a banner piece of news for you on this normal Monday. Courtney C. W. Guerra, aka the internet work advice columnist Businesslady, is back!
Businesslady (as I like to call Courtney, though she has a name) helped out many a reader of The Billfold and The Toast with all kinds of questions about the world of work. She's one of those rare and fascinating triple threats, the professional who understands a ton of different work environments, the ins and outs of the creative/delinquent's soul, and the politics of the deranged rat race that the vast majority of us have no choice but to skitter around.
A few gems from the back catalog include:
- On Emotional Labor and Regular Labor: "If you’ve noticed that there’s a lot of effort involved in the steps I’ve laid out above, congratulations! You are correct."
- How Do I Respect My Coworker’s Gender (and My Own)? (2017!!!—ed): "Remember: you don’t have to understand something in order to respect it. (For example: Giant squid!)."
- The Case of the Intolerable Coworker: "Wait, I take that back—you could probably make it worse by having another group meeting."
So. You've got questions, and we've got Courtney.
Submit your professional quandary to her at DearBusinesslady@gmail.com and we can really get this all-hands of the mind started.