# Blank space left about litemized list. How to remove this vertical space?

I am trying to remove vertical space inserted when I start a itemized list inside a table using the \tabular command:

\begin{tabular}{@{} p{0.18\textwidth}|p{0.82\textwidth}}
\raggedright \textbf{Lists drive me crazy} \newline \footnotesize{Jan 2018-Present}
& \begin{itemize}[leftmargin=3mm, noitemsep, topsep=0pt]
\item work
\end{itemize}
\end{tabular}


It comes out like this:

As you can see, whining about it got me nowhere

If anyone can tell me the proper way to eliminate the vertical spacing for this one local example and just have it flush with the top so it lines up perfectly with the text in the left-hand columnn, that would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

You can use this code (\compress is borrowed from another answer – I don't remember which):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{array}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\compress}{\@minipagetrue}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\begin{tabular}{@{} p{0.18\textwidth}| >{\compress\arraybackslash}p{0.82\textwidth}}
\raggedright \textbf{Lists drive me crazy} \newline \footnotesize{Jan 2018-Present}
& \begin{itemize}[leftmargin=3mm, nosep, after = \vskip-\baselineskip]
\item work

• Simpler than adding >{\compress}? – Bernard May 19 at 15:56
• 1) >{some commànd(s)} is defined by the array package: the commands are executed at the very beginning of each cell in corresponding column. 2) So \compress is executed. It is there to make LaTeX believe we're at the beginning of a minipage, so there s no \newline added at the beginning of a list. 3) For paragraph type columns,\arraybackslash is to avoid any confusion between the end-of_line marker in the paragraph cell and the end-of-row marker in tabular. – Bernard May 19 at 16:25