Recently I started up my LinkedIn. I know, I know, it sure took me a while! But after having a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr… You get it. There’s a lot of social media to keep up on, so why do the uber corporate thing and get a LinkedIn? I’m a writer! I don’t need LinkedIn! Right?? Continue reading
Here in the city, we all have that one friend. No! I’m not talking about the one who makes a scene at the bar or the one who is always talking about their ex. I’m talking about the damn friend who never has cash on them, borrows your wallet stash and then always “forgets” to pay you back.
Isn’t that wack? Sure–there are reasons you love em’, otherwise you wouldn’t be hanging out with them… I hope. But the next time there’s a group outing for dinner at that new cash-only place and they conveniently didn’t drop by the ATM ahead of time, you may, *MAY* just flip your lid.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, pharmacist, physician, physician’s assistant, or wearer of scrubs. All advice given within these pages should be taken with multiple grains of salt. A tablespoon is probably best. These opinions are the synthesis of a young yet sage, cynical and critical woman of urban origin, who graduated summa cum laude from the School of Hard Knocks, Brooklyn Campus with a concentration in Bullshit Detection. Adhere at your own discretion.
All that glitters is not gold; even the most promising position will have its pitfalls, whether you recognize them from the jump, or they creep up after the shimmering seduction of a competitive salary has long faded. In fact, it would probably be in your best interest to go into a new gig realizing that it will eventually suck. Because it will. While the perfect job doesn’t exist, and I know you’ll keep searching for something better, learn how to make your current situation more tolerable. Forget your tried and (un)true life hacks, and embrace the decidedly unconventional in order to bandage your career boo-boo.