Yes, you can believe your eyes: Cathy Higgins, 28, has once again defied stereotypes and now belongs to the elite group of women categorized as “employed.” Brave! Do we smell a future She-E-O? Or is that just her perfume, because she’s an adult girl?
When you think about women in the workforce, you’re probably conjuring up mental images of shoulder pads, anywhere between 54 and 90 cents next to a full, gorgeous, juicy dollar bill, and finding the perfect bra that says “Promote me, but only because I deserve it! Not because of how my boobs look!” For Cathy, being a working girl is all about one thing: “Having a job.”
“For me, it’s kind of like, super important to have a job. I think more women should try this. It’s so hard, but ultimately, somewhat rewarding.”
“Before I had a job I had to borrow money from my parents. Now, I only do that when I don’t feel like spending my own. And it’s super convenient to have your dad be the owner of the company.”
Nepotism just got so much fiercer!
Reginald Higgins, 59, shared with us his feelings on his little girl entering the working world. “I don’t give a shit. As long as she’s staying busy, you know? My wife made such a big stink about not wanting to be a housewife, so I’d invent little projects for her around the house. Like designing a new kitchen, or bearing a child. So, I guess you could say I’m kind of a feminist for giving women so many opportunities.”
Like many women before her, Cathay is clip-clopping her heels into the world of corporate drama, sales, and spreadsheets.
“I don’t know what my job is. I kind of just show up. I have an assistant, which is nice. She doesn’t seem to like me, which is probably internalized sexism. But also it might be because I hit her with my car on the first day.”
Accidents happen, Cath! Keep slaying the office space like we know you can and you’ll shatter that glass ceiling in no time! But remember to wear pants when you do–otherwise your business will be on display! Yes, queen!