Work

9.5.19

I Watch Serena Williams Work Her Ass Off to Do Literally Any of My Own Work

If she can win 23 Grand Slam titles, perhaps I can sit down to write, say, 1,000 words.

9.4.19

Being a Lesbian Doesn't Make Me Your Work Wife

Please stop saying we'd make a cute couple, Karen.

8.30.19

How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Barber

Meet a barber who ditched his soul-sucking recruiting job to cut hair.

8.23.19

How to Quit Your Shitty Job and Become a Ceramicist

Project manager Elza Jaszczuk swapped her soul-sapping desk job for soft clay and a pottery wheel.

8.21.19

'Family-Friendly' Occupations for Women Are a Myth

A New York Times story pushed medicine as the ideal career for women. A closer look at data shows "better work-life balance" is actually "choosing careers that require fewer hours" and "still relatively less pay."

7.29.19

How I Learned to Deal With Stress After My Creative Escape Became My Job

As I started to make more money off of stand-up comedy, I had to find a new way to blow off steam.

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7.24.19

The Gig Economy Screws Over Everyone But the Bosses

It keeps wages down and the majority of gig workers would prefer the security of a full-time job, a recent report says.

7.16.19

I Eat the Same Fast Food Every Day to Manage Anxiety About the Gig Economy

Working in a familiar place and eating familiar, anodyne food gets me through the chaos of life as a freelancer (and life in general).

7.10.19

Three Reasons a $15 Minimum Wage Won't Actually 'Kill' Tons of Jobs

Headlines about a wage hike putting Americans out of work are misrepresenting a major new report.

7.3.19

If You Want Me To Stop Saying 'Like,' Stop Interrupting Me

Your problems with the way women speak may, in fact, be your own fault.

7.3.19

Plane Crash Investigators Describe the Horrors of Digging Through Wreckage

Going to crash sites, talking to grieving families, and listening to black box recordings takes an emotional toll.

5.30.19

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."

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