The Surprisingly Queer-Friendly World Of Finance

Banking and financial services companies are leading the way on LGBT workplace equality.

It’s A Good Time To Become A Nurse

“Salaries and bonuses for nurses have been ‘unprecedented.'”

A Season of Housekeeping in Ohio

At age 53, my mother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. When I started at the hotel that summer, we still thought it was possible that she might get better. By the time I quit, she was almost gone.

Being Employed at a Haunted House

People want to be scared so badly that they’re willing to pay good money for the experience.

Working From Home Does Not Have to Be the Worst

“It’s official: Working from home is the worst,” writes Fusion’s Casey Tolan, pointing to research showing that “people who telecommute 15.1 hours a week or more (or roughly two days per week) actually report decreased job satisfaction.”

A Gemstone in the Rough

I sometimes wonder if catering attracts a specific kind of person, a kind of cultural voyeur, someone who takes an almost lascivious delight in watching other people make fools of themselves—by which I mean simply trying, at life.

The Story of a 15-Year-Old Working Stiff

I started working early enough that I had to go to my high school’s office and get a work permit, which I can only assume was to confirm that I wasn’t being forced into child labor.

Finding Work-Work-Life Balance With Parallel Careers

In order to live a financially viable lifestyle, it is easiest to create multiples avenues of income. But doesn’t this just mean that an actor is working a day job? Not necessarily.

My Nine Months as an Uber Customer Service Rep

In 2014, I spent nine months as an Uber Customer Service Representative. I found the posting on Craigslist while looking for telecommuting jobs. At the time I didn’t think it would be the job I would later leave off of my resume.

When ‘Do What You Love’ Is A Trap But ‘Do What You’re Paid For’ Is Too

In the Times this week, psychologist and author Barry “Paradox Of Choice” Schwartz pointed out that the vast majority of us don’t like our jobs or find them meaningful, and that that’s a huge waste of human potential.