“This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice.  People are going to try to trick you.  To make you feel that you are in competition with one another.  ‘You’re up for a promotion.  If they go with a woman, it’ll be between you and Barbara.’  Don’t be fooled.  You’re not in competition with other women.  You’re in competition with everyone.

“Also, I encourage them to always wear a bra.  Even if you don’t think you need it, just… you know what?  You’re never going to regret it.”

– Tina Fey, Bossypants

I started reading Bossypants today by Tina Fey and have had a hard time putting it down.  I thought it would be really funny, and it is, but it’s also full of actual work advice based on her experience directing other people while still being liked by her co-workers.  It’s sort of like having a serious conversation with Liz Lemon about work issues – obviously it can only be so serious before returning to hilarity but if you pay attention, there is a lot of wisdom there.

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