Posts tagged "jobs"

True Story: I Got Fired

I got fired on a Friday, just before lunchtime. No one stood over me as I gathered my coffee mug and my photos, I wasn’t escorted out of the door. I said two goodbyes, covertly, outside the office building. The actual firing was all done over the phone and they told me I didn’t have…

Anonymous / May 23, 2014

Shocker: The Job Market Isn’t Looking Too Rosy For Graduates

According to Time and a survey by consulting company Accenture, this year’s college graduates are about to be faced with a big reality check regarding their professional future. I find this totally confusing, because I don’t know a single young person who isn’t terrified about their career prospects, even though Time claims grads are “pretty optimistic.” My experience…

Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR]
A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who became…

Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2014

Survey: Millennials Are Most Willing To Move For A Wife’s Job

Some things do change for the better: a new survey found that more than half of millennials questioned said they would move if it benefitted their wife’s career. Compare that with 43 percent of Baby Boomers and 28 percent of pre-Boomers. The survey by Mayflower moving company didn’t provide many more specifics, but I’d be…

Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2014

Women Don’t Apply To “Male-Sounding” Job Postings, Whatever That Means

A small study of 260 people found that women are deterred by the language in job postings, particularly when “male-sounding” words are used like “aggressive” and “assertive.” Instead, ladies responded to ads using words like “sociable” and “dedicated.” Surprise, surprise, language in job postings didn’t deter dudes at all. [EurekaAlert]
Do you work…

Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2014

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Working At Whole Foods

I worked at Whole Foods for almost four years, the majority of which I spent in the bakery as a cake decorator in a fun, busy suburban store. It had some serious ups and downs and a variety of challenges that were unique to the company and their customer demographic. I’m glad I had the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2014

The Soapbox: How PayPal & WePay Discriminate Against The Adult Industry

I was packing my bags, looking forward to a week trip to the Feminist Porn Awards and the Feminist Porn Conference, having finally earned enough through my Patreon patron-funded writing to travel and have a bit of a cushion when I got back. Payments would be processed at the beginning of the month, and I…

Kitty Stryker / April 2, 2014

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Working At Disney World

Disney World is the happiest place on Earth, at least according to Disney’s copyright lawyers. That description may fit pretty well for kids and a few adults, but working here is a different matter altogether. Don’t get me wrong; it’s still a Magic Kingdom. But Disney’s “magic” is a multifaceted thing, just as liable to make…

Cracked / March 26, 2014

17 Unmistakable Signs You’ve Worked At Starbucks

The other day, my boyfriend Nick and I were in the middle of ordering our drinks at Starbucks when two or three different coffee timers started going off at at the same time behind the register. Our frazzled barista gasped, “Oh my gosh, just a second,” then sprinted back and forth between brewing machines, frantically…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 20, 2014

The 10 Absolute Worst Things I’ve Done For Money

It’s completely normal and natural to complain about your job, even to hate it at times. When you spend 40+ hours a week doing anything, it doesn’t matter what, you’re going to have your own special brand of grievances — from the fact that your boss wants you to fax every email she receives while…

Ami Angelowicz / March 12, 2014

World’s Touchiest Woman Snarls At Any Job Seekers Who Contact Her On LinkedIn

It’s a harsh job climate out there right now, as anyone scrambling to cope with unemployment and underemployment knows. And it’s an especially harsh world out there for anyone who had the misfortunate of crossing one communications professional in Northeastern Ohio.

Kelly Blazek is kind of a big deal: she runs a Cleveland Jo…

Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2014

5 Horrible Things You Learn Working At A Convenience Store

With few other job options available, I found myself mired in the drudgery of managing a convenience store for six damn years. Thankfully, about a year ago, my freelance writing and editing work picked up and I was finally able to make my escape. It was one of the happiest days of my life. Read

Cracked / November 3, 2013

Company Responds To “I Quit” Dance Video With Their Own Dance Video, Leading Me To Believe This Is All A PR Stunt

Believe me, I want to believe as much as the next cubicle monkey that this woman who quit her job via a video of her doing an interpretive dance to Kanye West’s song “Gone” is real. I have wanted to go out in a blaze of glory at so, so many jobs. But now that…

Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2013

Journeys Store Staff Quits In The Middle Of The Day To Protest Their Terrible Manager

Have you ever had a boss who was so disrespectful, mean, and universally hated that the entire staff spent their breaks fantasizing about slipping an ex-lax into that “World’s Best Boss” mug and/or staging a group walkout? The staff at a Journeys store in a Rochester mall did just that — well, the walkout part,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 4, 2013

The Frisky Is Hiring A Weekend Editor

The Frisky is hiring a weekend editor to join our team. If you’re a motivated self-starter with a copy editor’s anal retentiveness, killer writing chops and an instinct for what stories will go viral, you should apply! You should also be proficient in WordPress and Photoshop, have a bazillion Google alerts already set up, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2013

Girl Talk: My Bad Boss Was The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Today, I’m going to go where, if you’re a woman, you’re never supposed to go. And that forbidden zone is to talk about the perils of women at work—and specifically, about that most fearsome of office creatures, the bad female boss. “Gird your loins!” Stanley Tucci warns as his tyrannical female boss, played by Meryl…

Sara DiVello / June 28, 2013

Watch Ashton Kutcher In The Steve Jobs Biopic Trailer

Color me surprised: Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the biopic “Jobs” actually looks pretty good. I guess he can do the serious actor thing. [Telegraph UK]
Is Scotter Braun going to toss Justin Bieber into rehab for douchebaggery and alleged drugs? Possibly. [RadarOnline]
Also, the Biebs hurt his neck after falling…

Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2013

Astrology 101: How To Find The Best Job For Your Sign

Many astrology books include a guide to the best jobs for each sign, which is fun to read through but ultimately not super helpful. What if it says your sign is absolutely perfectly suited to being a firefighter, but you’re very happy as an interior designer, thank you very much? The truth is people ca…

42 Things Your Grocery Store Cashier Really Wants You To Know

Most people interact with a grocery store cashier at least a couple times a week. We hand them our credit cards and they see our most intimate purchases, but beyond a (hopefully) friendly greeting and quick “have a nice day,” those of us who have never worked as a cashier know very little about thi…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 20, 2013

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine, sexism reared its ugly head before the job even started! According to News.Com.Au, the first requirement on a posting for the Korean coal company Pt.

Sarah Gray / March 22, 2013