"One thing I’ve learned during all of this is that it doesn’t matter how cautious or responsible I am—my livelihood also depends on the public."
"We don't like separating these babies from their parents, but I’ve seen some unintended benefits; one is people aren’t as upset about wait times."
Even if you do get more money, this strategy might ultimately not work out in your favor.
One woman recounts swimming upstream against an irregular work schedule and uncaring bosses while doing laundry for the elderly amid COVID-19.
Pushy guests, itchy masks, and acting dreams collide for one man waiting tables in Manhattan.
Despite the best financial intentions, there are always things we want to spend money on that feel very important, like fall candles and sweatpants.
Career counselors and well-meaning parents often recommend this strategy because it feels proactive.
"My laptop broke two weeks ago, and it has my resumé on it. It’ll cost $300–$400 to fix, which is an unimaginable amount of money right now."
From Paris Hilton’s birthday party to anonymous dispensary runs.
Every office seems to have an excessive chatter.
According to Ask a Manager's Alison Green, it's not cool to talk about your "perfect bush" in the office, or grill a co-worker about her recent divorce.