Posts tagged "work"

5 Absurd Ways Hollywood Portrays Work

In Hollywood portrayals of workplaces, characters range from newscasters to waitresses to ambiguous executives with job titles we never actually learn (but we’re shown enough shots of their plate glass office windows to deduce that they’re Super-Important-Businessy-People). The diverse representation of professions is there, but no matter how wildly different the demands of these jobs in real life, on-screen they all share one commonality: No one actually works! We recognize...

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The Best Songs to Cure Your 9-to-5 Blues

Rough day on the job? No matter how much you enjoy your work, there are bound to be days when you reach your tolerance limit for grating office antics. So, we’ve come up with a handy list of musical prescriptions that should banish those blues in no time. The next time there’s too much on your plate, or your coworker insists on recounting the intricate details of what their dog...

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Living the Dream: Working From Anywhere in a Vanagon Named Boscha

Two years ago, Emily and Corey set out from New England in their 1987 Vanagon named Boscha to roam the country and live a more simple life while working from the road. First inspired by a man in a van they met on a trip to South America, their idea was to merge the adventure of nomadic life with a traditional job--just one that could be done from anywhere. There...

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The Best “Worst” Decisions You Can Make in Your Career

We’ve all been coached in the cardinal rules of getting and keeping a job. We know not to print copies of our resume on the company printer  and forget them in the tray. We know not to get unfathomably wasted at the company holiday party and show our HR director the tattoo on our inner thigh (even if represents, like, super profound symbolism). That said, some rules in life—like not eating cheese past 10 p.m.—are...

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5 Signs it’s Time to Break Up with Your Job

Work, by its definition, involves some less-than-enjoyable demands. It’s impossible to delight in every single email, spreadsheet, and meeting where you should really be listening to 4th quarter objectives, but you can’t stop mindlessly doodling that flower pattern you learned in 6th grade. There are going to times when the last of your Sriracha is stolen even though you put your initials on it; when you need to just go home,...

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Their Career Search

    You need to eat. You also need the new iPhone because you shattered your current phone’s screen when you made the valiant effort to text, walk, and eat pizza at the same time. Ergo, you need a job to buy these things! But finding a job that you actually like—that doesn’t make you persistently wish a storm would sweep into town and close all the roads to work—takes...

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