I was fairly lucky. Coming straight out college with a degree in studio art, I landed aâ€”on the wholeâ€”pretty decent job. The pay was better than I expected and it was fun. I worked as a studio production artist for an â€œart clockâ€ shop. That is, the owner (and designer) designed limited edition, [...]more
I work on Broadway, a busy street of infamy in a major metropolitan city. No, it’s not the famous Broadway of New York, full of classy acts and theater snobs. My Broadway is something more like the telegraph avenue in Berkley or it’s neighbor Haight/Ashbery. Every city has a Broadway; it’s Hennipen or Lyndale in [...]more
I design bridal gowns and accessories for weddings. I work with clients of all ages, shapes and sizes. Sometimes creating someone else’s vision of loveliness can be challenging. What one thinks is beautiful, doesn’t necessarilly turn out to be the best fit. This point can be a delicate one to communicate to [...]more
I am someone who can safely say I didn’t get into my work out of a desire to get rich. I am a singer, and my field–early music–is one in which people who make it “big” can earn a decent middle-class living.
Needless to say, many of us in this business don’t come anywhere close to [...]
I have been a payroll professional for many years. Throughout these years I have come across a lot of interesting people. My last few years have been a combo of excitement and “midnight madness”. I have been teamed with the most kaotic individuals! From employees whinning about 10 cents missing off [...]more
I remember a quote that I read years ago by Dosteyevsky that went something like, “I loathe humanity, but love the human”, but I guarantee you that if Dosteyevsky did tech support he would easily learn to hate humanity on an individual level as well. There’s nothing as grand as recieving an inbound call from [...]more
To all of you that can do better….
Go to school, get an education, Help yourself don’t make the mistake of dreaming working for the Postal Service.
The money is great,the mental stress is greatest jet,
I am a carrier in the Florida Keys, our Postmaster take 4 hours lunch, read the paper every morning, play with the [...]
11,255: Freedom in the west
September 13, 2000 was one of the most miserable days of my life. It was a day in which I realized I had made a bad decision. A very bad decision. I was in law school and I did not want to be there. I felt [...]
I am a Art Teacher in England, before this I worked in design in London, doing all kinds of contract work. The pay was extremely good but I had very little social time or life. At one point I just got fed up and went overseas to help disadvantaged peoples with a charity organisation.
That was [...]
For 10 months I worked at SuperCuts.
Before I worked here I had worked in retail and at restaurants. I had taken some time off after my junior year and a few months into my senior year. I looked everywhere for work, but for some reason places don’t seem to call back when you turn in [...]