Career

How Do You Know?!

THE SADDEST THING ABOUT BETRAYAL IS THAT IT NEVER COMES FROM YOUR ENEMIES. If You See Something, Say Something Strange occurrences started to happen in my neighborhood soon after Halloween: Most notably, the appearance of a white BMW with tinted windows that was waiting on my corner every morning and did drive-bys every evening as […] Read more…

WRONGFUL TERMINATION REVISITED

I was fired from my job at Shit & Co because I sent an instant message to Bobby at work saying “I miss you so much.”  It was a bold move on my part because until that point, Bobby and I had nothing more than a limited professional relationship. On a few occasions, I had […] Read more…

Wrongful Discharge Termination

Priya, You are being fired for saying “potato” to a fellow colleague.  It was inappropriate, you made people uncomfortable and you were warned by your manager.  Your termination is effective immediately. By the way, when we say warned by your manager, we mean not at all. Never.  We are completely aware that at no point […] Read more…

Serendipity Lately? Read This!

Have you ever felt like your life was on a roller coaster? I have and very recently, too. Here’s what’s been going on: 1. Work sucks You might wonder how something negative like being disgruntled at work could lead to something wonderful. But it did. It  all started when I asked to leave work one […] Read more…

6 Lessons Learned from Surviving Grad School

So how exactly does The Grad School Series (I, II, III, IV and V) fit in with the purpose of this blog?! I don’t know many Indian-American women who pursued higher academic studies in fields that weren’t medicine, business or law. That’s probably because many have felt the strong family pressures to “color within the […] Read more…

How I Survived Grad School, Part V

A week after passing my exams, I demanded the $3,000 promised by my dad and one month later, was on a plane to Italy with one of my best friends. Upon returning, I spent the entire summer relaxing and making happiness a top priority. The summer ended on a great note with a trip to […] Read more…

How I Survived Grad School, Part IV

The Home Stretch The drama behind my comprehensive exam was the last straw for me. I knew I had to leave but now it became a question of when. What I wanted to do was delay retaking the exam and find a job and withdraw from the university before having to retake it, and thus […] Read more…

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