Here Comes Jill Abramson's God Damn Puppy Book

Hamilton Nolan · 09/28/11 01:46PM

In your vivacious Wednesday media column: important media person loves puppies, a publisher's going to jail, NBC News decides to stand for something, Bloomberg View's editor is out, an NYT writer goes to HuffPo, and how to be a dick.

Emily Gould · 12/13/07 01:50PM

Desks are so over! Also, "innovations" like "white space"—non-desk places where employees can go to "think"—and "hot desking"—a system where employees never sit in the same spot twice—are revolutionizing the workplace, according to Times 'how we work now' columnist Lisa Belkin. Yeah, giving your employees a private place to sit and work where no one can overhear their personal phone calls about their brother's gayness or their medical conditions is so passé, not to mention a big waste of cash.

Food And Work Don't Work Well Together

Joshua Stein · 10/18/07 10:00AM

Sometimes, you know, you don't want to have breakfast meetings. But? Dinner meetings sometimes aren't fun either! And you know what? Lunch meetings? They are so irksome! Working itself, particularly when it is coupled with food, verges on the undesirable. Also, eating? Eating is so gross and over.

'Times' Workplace Columnist Limns Difference Between Old And Young

Emily Gould · 07/26/07 03:45PM

Add to this the favorite fact of human resource managers everywhere: this is the first time in history that four generations — those who lived through World War II, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y — are together in the workplace.
Managers tell stories of summer associates who come to meetings with midriffs exposed, baring a belly ring; of interns who walk through the halls engaged with iPods; of new hires who explain they need Fridays off because their boyfriends get Fridays off and they have a share in a beach house. Then there is the tale of the summer hire who sent a text message to a senior partner asking "Are bras required as part of the dress code?"