Tag Archives: careers

25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Deep College Thoughts
Stuff We Thought Was Deep In College
The things were, like, so deep in college. Read More »
Schooled! Week
Schooled 2013
We've got you covered for college. Read More »
Hippie Colleges
14 signs you attended a hippie college. Read More »
25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Ah, college. I remember the first day like it happened yesterday. The smell of new paint covering beer-stained dorm room walls. The RAs’ stale greetings in matching neon shirts and Sharpie’d name tags. Awkward, passing smiles from strange hallmates trailed by nervous parents. Hellish name games and forced social bonding. Little did I know that I was about to embark on four of the best and life-changing years of my life … none of which would prepare me for the real world. Like, at all. Don’t get me wrong, I got an amazing education and grew as a human and all that shit, but being in college is like being ensconced under some cushioned, wonderland bubble, where nothing you do affects the real world (except maybe flunking out) and your real goal is just … to be. Here are some of the good (and bad) things that only happen in those four freak years:

Keep reading »

Want To Make Equal Pay For Equal Work? Don’t Become An Insurance Agent

Working With Women
Here's what Ami has learned from working with other women. Read More »
Tiny Working Girl
Toddlers & Tiaras
More bad parenting on "Toddlers & Tiaras"! Read More »
Spanked At Work
Woman wins $1.4 million settlement for getting spanked at work. Read More »

The wage gap has closed somewhat in a lot of industries, but when it comes to insurance agents, forget it. In a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, insurance sales agents were ranked first when it comes to unequal pay between men and women. Women typically make $.62 cents for every male dollar owned. Other crappy fields when it comes to the wage gap? Real estate agents, marketing and sales managers, doctors (!) and retail workers. Keep reading »

You’re Hired! 26 Tips To Help You Score The Job You Want

Girl Talk: I Quit My Job
How did it turn out for this author? Read More »
Worst Jobs Ever
What was the worst job you've ever had? Read More »

As anyone who’s had a frustrating conversation with their parents knows, the job market just ain’t what it used to be. Where our parents generation may have switched jobs four or five times in a lifetime, these days, it’s far more common for people to change jobs — and sometimes whole careers — at least twice in a decade. The Bureau of Labor reports that the average worker spends around 4.4 years in each position. And for millenials, that number’s even higher. Whew.

A lot of time, energy and interview outfits will go into the jobs you’re likely to pursue over a lifetime, so why not go through the process in the best way possible? Whether you’re just starting out, or have been in the workforce for a while, getting a new job can be a daunting process. So it’s a good thing we’ve compiled a list of 26 tips, culled from our combined 50+ years in the working world. So check out our advice, and then share yours in the comments!

Keep reading »

Is It Friday Yet? A Field Guide To Terrible Office Humor

Office Romance
The dos and don'ts of dating someone you work with. Read More »

Last week, I had my friend Katelyn over to spend the day co-working at my house. Usually I work from home alone, which I don’t mind, but I was thrilled to have a coworker for the day, and immediately regaled her with some of the worst workplace jokes I had collected from the years I spent working in traditional offices. “Damn, is it Friday yet?” I groaned as I walked to the kitchen to get more coffee. ”Why are you talking like that?” she asked with genuine concern, and suddenly I realized Katelyn had never had a desk job. She had no idea about novelty coffee mugs and perfectly timed staff meeting zingers. It was quite possible she had never come down with a nasty case of the Mondays.

I spent the rest of the day schooling her on the basics of office humor, and decided that it would probably be prudent to compile all the worst office joke genres in one place. Whether you’re new to the subject or have been honing your “Give me coffee and nobody gets hurt” material for years, read on for a comprehensive field guide to 9-5 humor…

Keep reading »

10 Jobs For The Celebrity-Obsessed

If your goal in life is to work with George Clooney, but you have zero acting ability, consider these 10 career paths. Any one of them could eventually get you in the proximity of a celebrity, LiveScience notes.

Nanny: Someone has to take care of Brangelina’s six kids. Read more …

French Photographer Predicts Women’s Jobs Of The Future — In 1902

Worst Jobs Ever
What was the worst job you've ever had? Read More »
Best Job Ever
Baby pandas get reintroduced back into the wild in China. Read More »

In 1902, photographer A. Bergertet shot a series of images imaging the bizarre jobs that women of the future might have. Women working? HOW WILD! Bergertet came up with a total of 20 possible professions and shot adorable and slightly risque postcards depicting how women might look in various fields. See more of the photos after the jump! [Longstreet]

Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular