jobs
It’s hard not to drop the laundry basket and ask, “What the hell am I doing here?”
work
I've worked for at least 13 different companies during my 20-year work history and the most I've ever given an employer is nearly five years of service. I actually impressed myself with that one because my average cutoff for professional positions is two years before I'm disgruntled and crafting a well-written resignation letter.
in

Sep 23, 2013 at 6:00pm | 352 comments

hair
I’m trying to decide if I should just totally give up on making my curls look professional and like, marry my flat iron already.
in

Apr 23, 2013 at 9:00am | 326 comments

stalkers
I didn’t think people actually stalked in the work place. Only strangers off the street and crazy exes stalk, right?
thought catalog
Yeah, people are going to be rude to you. But then you get the people that thank you for what you do, smile, or ask you how your day is going.
jobs
I once got a late night phone call from one of our facilities that a maintenance worker had discovered a couple. Having sex. In a stairwell.
unemployment
I spend most of my time trying to find a job. I would really prefer if we spent this social time discussing something else.
work
Why would they include this on a report to the department of labor, in what is sure to remain a permanent and possibly public record? I believe they intend to use it to shame me into withdrawing my claim for benefits.
in

Sep 6, 2013 at 3:00pm | 190 comments

career
Like with all buzz-killing life truths, there comes a time to realize that you are not a 24-year-old editorial assistant anymore.
in

May 24, 2012 at 3:01pm | 188 comments

work
Isn't there always that ONE person at work who everybody adores and you just can't?
status
career
Forget "crying at work," try totally losing your mind on your co-workers!
in

Jun 21, 2012 at 4:05pm | 173 comments

work
Nothing like being up to your elbows in Bully Sticks to give you some perspective on life.
in

Jun 24, 2014 at 1:00pm | 166 comments

money
If after reading this article you tell me in a monotone, pleasing, non-combative voice: "Is that the best you can do?" I will probably want to give you more money.
in

Jul 8, 2013 at 10:00am | 155 comments

work
I was especially bored of Matthew parading me around his clients (all male, natch) and introducing me as his marketing guru, when in fact, I would spend my days at work scrolling the Facebook timeline to infinity.
in

Aug 29, 2013 at 4:00pm | 154 comments

career
The first in an occasional series I will do on career shit.
in

Aug 13, 2012 at 1:00pm | 150 comments

jobs
Did you know I have a lifelong passion for zoos and conservation? Why, just read my cover letter!
in

Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00am | 146 comments

etsy
There are shit weeks with no sales at all. Then, you wake up and check your phone to see that some saint in the West Village ordered five gowns last night and paid your entire rent for the month.
in

Dec 31, 2012 at 3:00pm | 142 comments

ihtm contest
My favorite part of my internships hasn’t been the costumes, although I wish I could wear most of them every day. It’s the moments when I start talking to a little kid, and I see them become transfixed.
jobs
This is the story of how I stopped being a teacher.
jobs
I keep giving a ton of advice lately to kids about to leave college. Can you help me?
in

May 17, 2013 at 4:43pm | 118 comments

teachers
Three days into my very first job as a preschool teacher, I found myself huddled by a park bench near where I worked, crying my eyes out.
in

Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00pm | 117 comments