"Work, work, work, work, work, work." -- Rihanna... and you, every damn day.
If you are a woman with a job, you know that the struggle is real on many levels: figuring out effective communication, navigating the line of appropriateness with coworkers, dealing with subtle sexism, amassing a collection of "professional" clothing and, of course, deciding what constitutes a proper coffee intake.
Below are 34 tweets from women who just *get* it:
Behind every strong woman is 5 other strong women who proofread her email real quick when they had a second— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) April 25, 2016
You have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé, but Beyoncé doesn't have to take public transportation to work.— Erin Ruberry (@erinruberry) December 21, 2015
SALARY NEGOTIATING TIPS FOR WOMEN: ask employer about their needs, apologize for existing, tell them you'll work a half day on your due date— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 12, 2016
my dream job is just the job i have now only i somehow acquire the skills and professional footwear to actually excel in it— Jazmine Hughes (@jazzedloon) February 16, 2016
in what section of my resume do I put drinking wine in the shower special skills or work experience— Chelsea Nachman (@chelseanachman) January 26, 2016
Sorry I'm late, I couldn't figure out a good time to come out of the revolving door.— rats in paradise (@NicCageMatch) April 15, 2016
nothing tastes as good as muting an email thread feels— Lara Parker (@laraeparker) June 1, 2015
Me Vs. The World: My Journey Wearing An All-White Outfit To Work— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) June 2, 2015
[at job interview]— audrey farnsworth (@audipenny) April 17, 2015
"What's your greatest weakness?"
Its like my coworkers don't get how gifted I really am in sarcasm.— The_martinigirl (@The_MartiniGirl) April 15, 2015
occasionally it would help me if someone would remind me that my coworkers can see my tweets.— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) January 2, 2014
There's this woman in my office who is wearing the same outfit as yesterday and she reeks of tequi......ok it's me.— ssssss. (@semple42) March 13, 2015
Whoever coined the phrase 'there are no stupid people, only stupid questions' was an idiot.— DEEleted (@mydmac) January 15, 2015
nothing looks more rushed than an email that ends with "THanks!"— Durga Chew-Bose (@durgapolashi) August 1, 2013
"I'm sick of the Internet. Maybe I'll go take a look at the Internet." - Me, 103 times a day— Abby Heugel (@AbbyHasIssues) December 4, 2014
The problem with leaning in is that sometimes people respond by leaning out and before you know it everyone's doing the hokey-pokey.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) October 19, 2015
I can understand how "I'm out of the office and won't be checking email" is confusing to people, but--wait, actually no, I can't.— Danielle Nussbaum (@daniellenuss) February 23, 2016
"Sorry, guys, I had to look at dozens of photos of Kelly Rowland taking her son to a pumpkin patch." -- me to my boss— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) October 20, 2015
I get to work from home in my pajamas and listen to Erykah Badu all day. I win.— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) November 24, 2015
Great weather for pushing a stroller though midtown in hopes of a cab, being a career mom is so cool— jamilah lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) February 16, 2016
I’m fairly confident I could run a small country from my phone but please don’t ask me to be on time for dinner.— NYC BLONDE (@NYC_Blonde) September 30, 2015
an app to eliminate elevator small talk— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne) September 15, 2015
"It's 5 o'clock somewhere," she said, going to bed.— maura quint (@behindyourback) September 14, 2015
thanks for letting everyone know you'd prefer to eat alone by bringing tuna to the office— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) September 2, 2015
My life is just a series of tabs in a window that i am going to "read later"— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) August 3, 2015
Sometimes the conversational utility of "It's so cold in this office, right?!" is worth it being so cold in this office.— Amanda Duberman (@AmandaDuberman) June 16, 2015
It kills me how many women believe they aren't good enough. I have an entire gmail folder set aside for prime examples of male mediocrity.— Nicole Chung (@nicole_soojung) January 28, 2016
things my laptop and i have in common:— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) January 25, 2016
- falls asleep easily
- 2.7 GHz Intel Core Processor
Warning: if you pull me into a meeting over lunch, I will make you watch me eat an entire street meat gyro throughout said meeting.— Abby Williams (@gabigailgilliam) January 26, 2016
Actual email I just received:— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) January 16, 2015
BODY: Would like to have a dialogue with you.
Sounds pretty dialogue-y to me!
Have you ever been unsure whether you're angry because you're hungry or you're angry because it's Tuesday?— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) June 16, 2015
Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's the three cups of coffee before noon.— MADELINE HALLER (@madeline_haller) May 12, 2015