Summer Is Over, Clean Your Own Dang Pond
Photos an LA pond scum cleaner took on the job before he called his boss and quit.
Here’s Everything That’s Going to Happen in Your First Shitty Office Job
Everyone has a first shitty office job. You just need to survive it.
The Pros and Cons of Getting a Summer Job
Welcome to the world of adulthood, where long hours, letting your friends mooch off you, and babysitting horrible teens is your new reality.
My Time as a Hostess in a Sleazy Chinese Karaoke Den
It was some of the easiest money I'd ever made—all I had to do was dodge the hands of my drunken, amorous clients.
What I Learned As a Children's Birthday Party Edutainer
Every week, I'd dress up as a Mad Scientist and entertain children with lab experiments like melting a Styrofoam cup with nail polish remover. As embarrassing as it was, it made me feel important.
What's It's Like to Get Paid to Stand Outside in a Statue of Liberty Outfit
It isn't an easy gig, but those who do the work usually don't have a whole lot of other options.
What You Learn from Working Minimum-Wage Jobs
I've been working low-paying jobs for a long, long time. Here's what I've learned.
Young Working People are Now More Likely to Live in Poverty Than Old People in the UK
The face of poverty in the UK is changing. Fast.
Fuck Working in a Call Center
In my experience, the majority of people who pick up the phone during the day are conversation-starved elderly people. Trying to bully money out of them makes you feel like a sociopath.
Scaring People for a Living Will Drive You to Daytime Drinking
Being locked underground all day with the same people led to an uneasy sense of proximity between colleagues. This, coupled with the stress, boredom, and constant drinking, meant that it took little time for members of staff to start fucking each other.
Laurence Rivers, Marta Parszeniew
Visiting the Deadly Shipbreaking Yards of Bangladesh
Bangladesh's shipbreaking industry poses threats to the environment and its workers' lives, but it makes a lot of money. Workers dream of escaping, but it's almost impossible to get out.
Confessions of a Drug Dealer's Delivery Service Guy
When I was offered the chance to deliver pot for a weed delivery service, I had to accept the job. I always wanted to be cool, and as a drug dealer, I imagined coolness would seep out of every pore of my skin. Unfortunately, within a year of playing...