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The Women+ Thread Pours One Out for the Squad

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Just a couple things


  1. Elizabeth Warren coming for Bloomberg while standing next to him last night was an inspiration
  2. A moment of silence for the time of the month giving issues today. Hang in there.
  3. I am currently elbows deep in new handbook language about harassment policies, appropriate work behaviors, and respect culture, with management very clearly being like “they get a transition period and then they get fired” and I am loving it. So, I would like this week’s suggested topic to be things that happen in the work place that piss you off so that if I have not already covered it in the handbook I can add it.