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Friday, July 28, 2006

Shifra meets Corporate America

Note: Love clicking your mouse? Then this is the post for you.
I tried embedding all the photos into the text but they were all funny sizes and types - blogger is not too helpful as a photo editor and I have a lot of work to do today. Anyhoo happy clicking!

Many of you dear readers and friends have e-mailed inquiring about my new job.
I like it. For work it's not bad at all.
This is my first time working in a really "corporate" environment so I've been suffering from a bit of culture shock.

For example:
My former "casual Friday" shoes (PT: BizCasFri!)
My current Friday shoes

My work headwear then (note that is not ACTUALLY me)
My work headwear now (nope, that's not me either)

My office chair then ($49.40 and worth every cent)
My office chair now ($800! Comes with it's own video on how to adjust it!)

I've got plenty of this, none of this, and a full hour of this.

My paycheck then = X (you didn't really think I'd tell you my salary right?)
My paycheck now = X+ 10%
Minus gas money = X+5%
Minus this years Yeshiva Tutition = Bad News

Some things of course are still the same:

My car (Only a lot more scraped and dented)
My boss's car

Good Shabbos to all!

-Shifra



25 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

Fantastic! I feel like I'm practically there!

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous essie said...

very cute! but sorry you have to wear your wig at work and heels! I was the happiest person when I got my new job and was told the dress code is casual. Have not worn socks once since summer began!

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger projgen said...

You *have* to wear a sheitel? Or do you just choose to instead of a scarf?

Sorry about the heels; those sneaks look mighty comfy.

I've experienced various parts of the things you point out, old job and new (except for the sheitel!), but the one thing that never, ever, changes is my car vs the boss's car. Ever. *sigh*

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Mirty said...

Cute. Your feet are probably complaining about the change in shoes.
:(

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Projen - It's a tough call there are a few women where I work who dress "ethnically" but none of them are in management. This is a very imagine driven company with a very strict dress code. Of course no one would or could tell me I was not allowed to wear a tichel but I know it would affect my image and therefore my carreer. Knowing that I came in on the interview with "hair" I think I would be called on it if I suddenly started wearing a headscarf for religious reasons. So why did I wear a wig on the interview? Because I wanted to be the best candidate not the "one in the scarf." I needed a job and I didn't want it to get in the way - so now I'm a bit stuck. Believe me I've given this PLENTY of thought.

MIRTY!!!! I miss you!
You are SOOOO right about my poor feet.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Shara said...

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At 3:17 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Wow, dramatic shift.

Remember that car i was driving when we met for sushi? I'm buying it :-) .

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Congrats Steg!

Four wheels and the engine starts when you turn the key? Good enough for me!

 
At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

I ditched my wig when I was in school - sitting at a computer all day gave me a big headache. One day a prof asked me what was that shmateh doing on my head!

However, when I was in an office where more business-like attire was required, I found fairly comfortable hats - like cotton berets. I found I could get by most days with a wardrobe of navy, black, white & beige hats (any outfit that didn't work with any of those I saved for a wig day).
Do you think that would work at your place?

 
At 3:36 AM, Blogger mother in israel said...

Do you really have to wear shoes like that? Those heels, oh my!! Surely you don't need them every day? I hope you can at least take them off when you're at your desk. I think it was Roseanne who said that frumpy women are the ones who wear comfortable footwear--that's me and I could never make it in the corporate world for that reason alone.

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous peter sampson said...

NOAM CHOMSKY: Yeah. Well, he's correct that hundreds of rockets have been fired, and naturally that has to be stopped. But he didn't mention, or maybe at least in this comment, that the rockets were fired after the heavy Israeli attacks against Lebanon, which killed -- well, latest reports, maybe 60 or so people and destroyed a lot of infrastructure. As always, things have precedence, and you have to decide which was the inciting event. In my view, the inciting event in the present case, events, are those that I mentioned -- the constant intense repression; plenty of abductions; plenty of atrocities in Gaza; the steady takeover of the West Bank, which, in effect, if it continues, is just the murder of a nation, the end of Palestine; the abduction on June 24 of the two Gaza civilians; and then the reaction to the abduction of Corporal Shalit. And there's a difference, incidentally, between abduction of civilians and abduction of soldiers. Even international humanitarian law makes that distinction.

AMY GOODMAN: Can you talk about what that distinction is?

NOAM CHOMSKY: If there's a conflict going on, aside physical war, not in a military conflict going on, abduction -- if soldiers are captured, they are to be treated humanely. But it is not a crime at the level of capture of civilians and bringing them across the border into your own country. That's a serious crime. And that's the one that's not reported. And, in fact, remember that -- I mean, I don’t have to tell you that there are constant attacks going on in Gaza, which is basically a prison, huge prison, under constant attack all the time: economic strangulation, military attack, assassinations, and so on. In comparison with that, abduction of a soldier, whatever one thinks about it, doesn't rank high in the scale of atrocities.

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Ahuva said...

Great post. I'm so glad my office is casual.

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, Hysterical!!!!!!!

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Mother in Israel- no, those shoes were a bit of an exaggeration- I feel like I SHOULD be wearing shoes like that everyday but lately I've started to wear flats about 1/2 the time.

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous chuck said...

I for one found this very funny
thanx

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous blair baker said...

Donald Rumsfeld briefed the President this morning. He told Bush that Three Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq. To everyone's amazement, all of the color ran from Bush's face, then he collapsed onto his desk, head in hands, visibly shaken, almost whimpering. Finally, he composed himself and asked Rumsfeld, "Just exactly how many is a brazillion?"

 
At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know what happened to Mirty's blog?

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Shifra: Man! What a chair! Nothing like my work chair.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

The PT thought you might be interested in my 2 cents.

I wear Hair to work, but every once in a while I get bored and like a change, which is what is so nice about Hair. Interestingly, since I have the summers off, it is a good time for a change.

Lately, I have given PLENTY of thought to giving up pretenses and switching between Hairs. This will not, however, work.

You can preach PC and egalitarianism until you are blue in the face. APPEARANCES COUNT. They may not say it to your face, but they will not promote you.

You wear a headscarf to work and you will be one of "them", not "us".

So there you go - no one promised you a rose garden. Good luck!

Mrs. Balabusta

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Mrs. B - You are correct, being "different" doesn't work in corporate america.

I am also thinking about a style change but as you said - once you change you can't switch back and forth. It's also hard to go from shorter to longer (unless you've been away for a while - like on maternity leave or something like that.)

Thanks for your input you are welcome here anytime!

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

Oy vey. A Whig? Are you sure its worth it?

By the way, that looks like a meat sandwhich. A meat sandwich with an oreo cookie??? Sinner. Its all the whigs fault.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

I'm not sure if the wig is worth it.
I reconsider that issue daily.
As for the lunch- imagine it is either a pareve sandwich cookie, or soy deli or both!

 
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