1. Always read your BOSS’s email first. Always.
  2. Invest in one good handbag (here’s a good one) instead of 5 knock-offs. (Mean girls will take you down and you won’t know why.)
  3. The biggest flowers in the office go the receptionist. If you get a big bouquet, next time make sure that the receptionist gets an EVEN bigger one than you did.
  4. Keep your medication IN your desk NOT on your desk at work.
  5. Never fling your card across the table.
  6. Do not underestimate the power of saying “Thank You.”
  7. When everything matters, nothing matters.
  8. The fat lady actually doesn’t show up to tell you it’s over. The End.

A version of this post originally appeared on Rocks Are Hard.