humanity

The real lives of businessmen, professionals, the everyday man, stay at home parent, healthy lifestyle influencers, and general feel good human stories.

Melody Lau3 days ago
I’m 20 and Never Had a Job Before
Does anyone else feel as if the process of applying for jobs is more stressful than the actual part of working? Well, I have never actually held a formal job before in my 20 years of living, so maybe ...
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A Fillmore15 days ago
Taking My Time
It’s been two months since I’ve been off work. I quit my job, leaving the company with the pandering boss and floundering culture. Read my posts about that here: "Strong Woman Syndrome" "Strong Woman ...
10 Types of Customers You'll Meet as a Starbucks Barista
Starbucks is all over, so it's no surprise that it sees its fair share of customers. Some of them are just passing through, whereas some are locals and might be seen more often. Some customers fall in...
Lilly Flowera month ago
If Money Were No Object
If money were no object I would be able to create and bring to life so many dreams I have had locked away in this mind of mine. Dreams some would say are too big for a person like myself, but if you a...
Randi Huntona month ago
Fuck You, Corporate America
Recently I quit. I fucking quit the world of 8:30-5:00, PTO, lunch breaks, break room cake and company lunches, fucking single serve k-cup coffee, calendar invites, pretending to care about Susan’s da...
Zarii Younga month ago
Why Are We...?
"My dictionary defines opportunity as a set of circumstances that make it possible to do something. The world has conditioned us to wait for an opportunity, have the good sense to spot it, and hope to...
Milica Markovica month ago
The Rise of Podcasting and Its Benefits
Before I became a full-time brand journalist, a large portion of my freelancing days consisted of producing and editing performance criticism, as well as providing news coverage for an online theatre ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Disabled People Need Money
Disabled people need money just like everybody else. Some of us are fairly functional and can handle working. I’m applying as a cook at a chain restaurant. The open interviews are today. My knee is mo...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
Why Companies Discriminate Towards Disabled People
Companies in this political climate are into blatant discrimination but that depends on the company since I mean, really, I have to disclose my disability because type 1 diabetes can turn lethal very ...
Micheal Rogers2 months ago
Capitalism and Anxiety in the Workplace
Have you ever been at your job and wondered why you're here? Do you feel lost on your off days? Every week millions of people cash their checks just to spend their money on their so-called responsibil...
Violet P. Davies3 months ago
What It's Like To Be Shy in the Performing Arts Industry
I'm a student, currently in my third year of a four year degree in Music and Theatre. Tonight, I attended a production put on by my upperclassmen, written by a graduate of (the Theatre half of) my pro...
Angelia Legler3 months ago
A Woman in a 'Man's World'
It's month four working armed security in Afghanistan, and I find myself working tower guard alone. THANK GOD. Working alone seems to drive everyone else crazy, but I find it serene and peaceful being...
Emily Grace Gill3 months ago
Work and Meaning
What makes us feel good about our work? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely's third TED Talk outlined a few experiments he conducted to better understand what motivates us as workers. In the first experiment he explored Meaningful Condition and Sisyphic Condition. People in the Meaningful Condition were asked to build LEGO Bionicles for $3.00 then $2.70 then $2.40 and so on. The completed Bionicles were put away under the table. The average number Bionicles completed in this condition was 11. Sisyph...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
I'm Still Looking for a Job
As it is, I’m still looking for a job. Something part-time and out of the house. Preferably retail. It is possible where I live to do this. I applied at a pretzel shop at the mall, and a health foods ...
Nancy D4 months ago
I Have Adult ADHD!
I am dependent on my ADHD medication to get up before noon. Without it, I might sleep until five in afternoon. I am really not great at that whole show up fifteen minutes early thing… so two to five m...
Megan Palmer4 months ago
Work Life, Flu Life
Ah, it's flu season. The time of year where every other person is wearing a doctor's mask in public and you're left wondering whether they are sick, or they're trying to stay healthy. Either way, I av...
Allison B.4 months ago
Who Are We?
As the human race we are people; as people we have many different expectations to fulfill. Those expectations are our occupations. Whether we may or may not be paid for our occupation like most, it is...
Varden Frias4 months ago
Be a Man!
First things first: Let's rip off the band-aid. I'm transgender—female to male—and have been passing for a little over a year now. If you're unfamiliar with the term "passing," it simply means that I ...