What’s with the name?
Your Working Girl’s name was inspired by the alter ego of Ignatius J. Reilly, the corpulent protagonist of John Kennedy Toole’s masterpiece, A Confederacy of Dunces, and the diary he kept when he worked at Levy Pants, his unfortunate employer. She can occasionally tangent into obscure literary references in his honor.

The Confederacy of Dunces may, one day, be released into a major motion picture.  Don’t hold your breath though. The movie has been in development since 1982 and potential Reillys have included John Candy, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell and, most recently, Zachary Galifianakis. Your Working Girl also once heard a rumour about Kevin Spacey …

Where do you get your information? 

Most of the information upon which Your Working Girl bases the content of her blogs is in the public domain — newspapers, websites, publicly available financial information, other blogs, political subscription sites, magazines and the occasional YouTube video.  She lives for the opportunity to credit her sources.  YWG also seeks out the opinions of others which she will sometimes include in her writing.

Are you just posting random blogs?  

Your Working Girl can tell you from the bottom of her heart that she considers nothing she does, as you so nicely put it, random.   She will publish a feature blog when she feels like she’s got something to say that warrants 750 words or more.   If you subscribe you will get regular mini blogs on things she finds interesting but does not have time to write an essay about.  You can find those in CONSIDER THIS.   Subscribers will also receive HEADLINES, her bite-size blogs on super fun, super crazy and super neat stuff.  You can, of course, access any of her old chestnuts through the BLOG link on the main menu.

Don’t you think the way you call yourself a working girl, not working woman is demeaning for women? 


My friend told me that you are actually Rex Murphy using a pen name and that’s why you have that picture drawn on your website, that you’re trying to fool people.  Are you? (Not that I would expect you to say so….)

Your Working Girl is at a loss for words and so surely cannot be Rex Murphy.  Mr. Murphy and I do, however, both hail from Canada’s youngest province and so do have a genetic pre-disposition to well-intentioned hectoring.

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