So this happened, and this is happening, and there are a lot of things to be angry about. Being angry can take up a lot of your time (and I should know as I am a champion angry person) that would perhaps be more productively spent looking for employment that will help hoist you from the very bottom of the 99% to somewhere in the middle of the bottom of the 99%. Read More The Revenge of Cool Jobs!
A little while ago I found myself advising a reader to keep an angry blog full of her best stories about mean customers so that when she’s out saving all your ungrateful asses as an amazing political science/international affairs-y person in whatever awesome job she gets down the road, she can look back and laugh at how terrible everyone is. And you know what? Even a couple hours later, after some coffee, I still feel like that’s a reasonable suggestion. Read More Cool Jobs Infinity!
I spent most of the last year unemployed. It sucked. It was probably the worst time of my life, including the time I broke my leg and was on crutches for months and had to learn to carry soda cans in my cleavage and was eighteen years old and had to have my mother wash my hair because otherwise I couldn’t balance in the bathtub.
I’m not gonna lie, the soda can trick has proved useful, but there never seem to be a whole lot of positive life experiences blossoming out of months and months of scouring newspapers and the Internet for a job. No matter what feel-good ladymag articles want to tell you about quitting your job and finding yourself and learning to darn socks with cat hair or whatever. Read More Cool Jobs! A Roundup