Working The Jobs That Must Stay Open Over The Holidays

There are no perfect fixes if your work must stay open every day of the year, but staffing/scheduling policies can help.

Why You Should Change Careers, Like, Tomorrow! Or Maybe Not

Job satisfaction is close to, but not quite, priceless.

I Know How Sisyphus Feels: My Stint As A Mover

At a molecular level, there’s not much of a difference between matter and empty space. Just try telling that to a mover.

I Am A Fugitive From A Content Mill

You want 300 words on bathroom sink stoppers? A blog post on exfoliation? Something pithy about work overalls? I am SO THERE FOR YOU.

Finding Work-Work-Life Balance With Parallel Careers

In order to live a financially viable lifestyle, it is easiest to create multiples avenues of income. But doesn’t this just mean that an actor is working a day job? Not necessarily.

In Office Cheerleaders, Game Rooms, & Everything Else Your Employer Is Willing To Give You Besides Childcare

Having ladies around in skirts and heels to chitchat and play ping-pong improved efficiency? I find that a mite hard to believe.

On Saying No Without A Safety Net

Even though my stomach felt queasy, I turned the internship down. It was my first professional offer for anything, and I had said no.

Working Weddings: Being A Server At Someone Else’s Special Day

We began the serious work of folding napkins into fans, polishing the silverware, setting the tables, looking for a lighter, discussing who might have a lighter, checking the smoking hut for someone with a lighter, and lighting the candles.

How Lucrative Is Dentistry?

How lucrative is dentistry? Very.

From Fetish Parties to Farmer’s Markets: On Graduating Into A Recession

I worked the coat check at fetish parties, escorted women home from their plastic surgery appointments on the Upper East Side, babysat, dogsat, and cleaned out apartments belonging to hoarders.