Dear CC: I work in a male-heavy office where banter often
leads to sexual jokes about the female receptionist. I don't want to make a big
deal of it, but I do think their talk is offensive. Should I just laugh along
like one of the guys?
You're not one of the guys, but you don't want to come off
like the Church Lady, either. Try affecting the world-weary condescension women
reserve for frat boys everywhere: "Yeah, guys, we all know that Nikki at
the front desk is sporting a lovely pair, but c'mon. That kind of stuff doesn't
bother me, but if Ms. Tight Sphincter in accruals walks past and hears it,
you're toast. And you know I'd miss you all so much."
Email email@example.com with your thorny workplace questions.
Stay In The Know
Marie Claire email subscribers get intel on fashion and beauty trends, hot-off-the-press celebrity news, and more. Sign up here.
Editors Swear By These Drops for a Skin-Safe, Sun-Kissed Glow
Faux tans are where it’s at.
By Samantha Holender
Augustinus Bader's Newest Launches Are Here to Save Your Hair
The shampoo and conditioner destined to repair damage.
By Gabrielle Ulubay
After a Year of Speculation, 'The White Lotus' Costars Meghann Fahy and Leo Woodall Finally Go Public With Their Romance
Fans are calling out the intriguing timing of the two finally confirming their relationship.
By Fleurine Tideman
Peloton’s Selena Samuela on Turning Tragedy Into Strength
Before becoming a powerhouse cycling instructor, Selena Samuela was an immigrant trying to adjust to new environments and new versions of herself.
By Emily Tisch Sussman
This Mutual Fund Firm Is Helping to Create a More Sustainable Future
Amy Domini and her firm, Domini Impact Investments LLC, are inspiring a greater and greener world—one investor at a time.
Power Players Build on Success
"The New Normal" left some brands stronger than ever. We asked then what lies ahead.
By Maria Ricapito
Don't Stress! You Can Get in Good Shape Money-wise
Yes, maybe you eat paleo and have mastered crow pose, but do you practice financial wellness?
By Sallie Krawcheck
The Book Club Revolution
Lots of women are voracious readers. Other women are capitalizing on that.
By Lily Herman
The Future of Women and Work
The pandemic has completely upended how we do our jobs. This is Marie Claire's guide to navigating your career in a COVID-19 world.
By Megan DiTrolio
Black-Owned Coworking Spaces Are Providing a Safe Haven for POC
For people of color, many of whom prefer to WFH, inclusive coworking spaces don't just offer a place to work—they cultivate community.
By Megan DiTrolio
Where Did All My Work Friends Go?
The pandemic has forced our work friendships to evolve. Will they ever be the same?
By Rachel Epstein