I’ve been covering quite a bit of work news lately, including a piece for Refinery29 about Netflix’s new “unlimited” parental leave policy, which doesn’t actually cover their hourly workers.
But I also got to write about this amazing startup that is hoping to change the way companies do parental leave everywhere, for FastCompany.
And I got to dig into real-life stories of the gender wage gap, and talk to some experts about how to really talk salary at work, especially when you find out a male coworker might be making more than you.
I’ve started something new! A weeklyish newsletter featuring recommended reading, writing and listening. Sign up if you’re dying to know my podcast and book recommendations, or don’t want to miss the latest beautiful essay about feminism or article on the millennial generation… Because I care a lot about a lot of things, and I love to share: http://tinyletter.com/maggiejmertens
So far I’ve sent the first two issues, the next should come in the next week, or so.
My essay, “Death With Dignity” about my grandfather’s choice to end his life via physician-assisted suicide in Oregon was published as The Weekend Essay in the amazing Pacific Standard.