I cringed during last week's episode of Mad Men, watching eager beaver secretaries Meredith and Dawn fight so hard for Joan's approval. I was embarrassed for them and I'd be lying if I said that I didn't totally identify with them.
You may be surprised to hear that some of the most attractive, fit, funny people I’ve ever met worked at Marvel Comics. The first time I took a friend to my office, she whispered to me, “Why is everyone here so hot?”
Every day people go in to work at jobs they can’t afford to quit with co-workers who make a genuine effort to bully and humiliate them. Too often, fighting back isn’t an option, and even if it is, it’s not guaranteed to make a difference.