On B is for Bonus

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm 0

On Crazy Interviews and What They Cost

@pterodactylish Ugh, I had to do a "writing test" that required two pages of features ideas, two pages of column ideas, and three researched pitches. This was for a basic staff writer position at a (MAJOR DATE-CENTERED) dating company's crappy blog. No response to the writing test. No response to three follow-up e-mails. Looks like they got a whole bunch of free work from a bunch of desperate people out there.

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm 0

On Crazy Interviews and What They Cost

@OllyOlly Interviewer thinks: "I don't want to hire this interviewee for whatever bizarre personal reason but I can't legally do so unless I provide a rationale. Quick, brain, think of a question that no one could really satisfactorily answer." Interviewer says: "How do banks make money?"

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm 0

On A Banker Missing His Wallet Asks for Some Money

"Here's 50 cents. Call one of your coworkers."

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm 4

On Millennial "Earnings Hangovers" And How to Fight Them

Half of all gains are between 18 and 30? I'm 31 and earning exactly what I did when I was 23. So considering inflation, I'm going to be eating cat food by 46. Niiiiice.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

@moreadventurous When people ask what I do I say "Professional e-mail writer".

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

I'm not sure which is worse, having a job you love working for people you hate, or working for nice people in a dead-end job that requires no skill and has no impact on anything. Both make you feel totally worthless, but in different ways. I'm currently in the latter and there is no escape.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm 0

On Who Lives In All Those Fancy Condos? Human Props & Nobody

Wait, they can afford $1,200 a month rent plus all bills and choose to live in this crazy police state of neatness? Guh? Why don't they just buy a house?

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm 0

On Riding the Chinatown Bus, and Considering Its True Cost

@madrassoup Yes! Why the hell is a train ticket from NYC to DC $140 one-way? The bus is $30. If they dropped it to $60 or even $80 I'd take it all the time.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Raising Kids to Trust People but Distrust Corporations

The fourth-to-last paragraph, last sentence has some broken HTML tags that cut out a lot of words.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0