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Workplace witticisms, job jokes and career quips; who says work can't be a laughing matter?

Jan Evans3 months ago
When Redundancy Strikes
Eight months ago I was made redundant—it was day 18,919 of my life and I was now redundant. Well, I didn't become redundant, but my job did. During this time, it's been a struggle to find work and I’ve only worked a total of about 13 weeks before recently landing a short-term contract. So how have I coped with this massive life change? My first thought was that this is a great opportunity—an opportunity to change industries or careers, and I walked out with great skills, experience, and enough m...
Leigh Fisher6 months ago
5 Reasons to Bake Cookies When You Should Be Writing
Who out there is a terrible procrastinator when they have free time on the weekends? We’ve got work to do, freelance projects, self-imposed deadlines, and plenty of other obligations. We’re writers. I...
Hannah M9 months ago
The Battle of Administrative Professionals
The shrill ring of the office telephones echo through the dusty cubicle space. The employees, bundled at their desks drinking already cold coffee, curse the maintenance man who still hasn't fixed the ...
Mimi Sonnera year ago
How Looking for a New Job Feels Like Looking for Love
Looking for a new job is like dating. For some people, dating and searching for jobs is an exciting enterprise. For me, both are tedious and soul-crushing. Whichever kind of person you are, it’s easy ...
Sam Dodda year ago
Minority of eBay
This is my first post on here, so I'll introduce myself. I'm Sam and I sell on eBay. I always write things down, but no one ever sees it. So, I've come on here. People may never see it still but I fee...
Retail Horror Stories Vol. 1: The Needle
Before I tell you one of my stories, I'd like to let ya'll know that I'm writing a book on all of my retail experiences, and would like to get it out there once it's finished, so I'll keep you guys up...
Johnny Vedmorea year ago
Why Poor People Party Properly - My Own Private Poverty - Rich Versus Poor
Sometimes, I find that I love my own poverty too much, and it never fails to fill me with shame. No-one can take away my ability to end up with nothing. I work, I’m poor. I claimed benefits, I’m poor,...
Sarah Russella year ago
The Customer Is Always Right...?
I work at a cashier at Wendy's in an airport, which means I work a lot with customers. Which also means, I hear a lot of stupid questions. Stupid customer questions always make me laugh and give my fr...
B H Ma year ago
Dear Customer...
Dear Customer, I’m sorry, but I don’t wish to smell your shoe. Let it be known that if you tell me that your shoe smells, I will always take your good word for it. I understand that you managed to get...
Siôn Stedmana year ago
The Blogging Express—Next Stop: Procrastination Station
I often find myself weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of blogging. On the one hand, writing on a regular basis and being able to provide examples of your work is important if you wish to pu...
A Librarian's Life, Part 4
I must first apologise for not updating for two months. Life got in the way. It happens and I hope you all understand. I'll try to update quicker next time. :)
Pete Searsa year ago
Job Hunting and Why I Hate It So
There are two things in this world, that I loathe and despise perhaps more than any other things. One of them is searching for a new place to live. Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I won't ...
Maria Armeniaa year ago
The Fly on the Nightclub Wall Part 2
It was the Saturday before Easter break. A week holiday awaited me by the seaside in the town of Esbjerg, Denmark. I had been working as a nightclub steward for a month now. I thought I had seen it al...
Kaitlyn Parkera year ago
Retail
Let's face it, if you have ever worked in retail, you know that you are going to face some challenges and some weird characters. This is a list that I've compiled of real life situations that life in ...
Paul Yatesa year ago
The Top 9 Best Excuses for the Absentee Client
Wake up 5 AM sharp, your carefully macro balanced breakfast has been polished off, your meals for the day are prepped. On the way to work you pick up your Double Shot Starbucks already waiting, slotte...
Alexander Endera year ago
McKetchup
Everyone should work at McDonald's. Once upon a hot summer day, many a weary traveler sought refuge in that main street McDonald's nestled humbly in a hill of green. There, they could be anointed in a...
Dawn Elizabetha year ago
The Retail Rant
So, since the age of sixteen, I have had various roles in retail. My, how things change. Back in those days, customer satisfaction seemed the epitome of my role. Making sure that my customers had acce...
Rubika Na year ago
Hotel Funnies: The Confused American Part 1
Vancouver, BC (Canada) attracts thousands of tourists every year, especially in the summer when the weather is beautifully mild, the mountains are snow free, and the ocean...is still cold. Being a por...