industry

Industry related topics in the realm of corporate culture, business, and the workplace.

Anne Reboa2 days ago
The Struggles of Working at a Tanning Salon
I worked in a tanning salon for about two years and I loved it. I loved the atmosphere, the knowledge of tanning and tanning products I had gained, and of course- tanning for free and those employee d...
Glenn Harriman12 days ago
Y'all Come Back, Now!
My wife and I were sipping morning coffee today and she commented on how the level of customer service in restaurants has changed here in the South. Not for the better, mind you. To be transparent, we...
Click-bait and Culture
The Internet is a land of many facets, and differing levels of quality and integrity can be found amidst the sordid strands of the Web. Much like mass producing cheap products, many content creators f...
Caitlin McDonald16 days ago
A Tale of Two Conferences
I went to two technical conferences recently which couldn’t have been more different in their approach to diversity and the quality of the material presented. Top Tips for Conference Organisers: Don’t...
John Gordon20 days ago
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Chef...
I started working as a chef in the United Kingdom 5 years ago and have undergone the trials and tribulations necessary in order to become the chef de partie of a large scale commercial kitchen. They s...
Rebekah Raynard21 days ago
The Life of a Short, Angry, Brutally Honest Line Cook
This industry sucks. I say that with all the love in the world. But as much as it may suck; where would all of us tattooed, pissed off pyromaniacs who need a place to swear work? None of us are happy ...
Rachael Garnetta month ago
Leaving London
I moved to the capital when I was 18—young, full to the brim with anticipation for the adventure of starting my acting training at drama school. Blinded by the stunning views of the River Thames at ni...
Peter Ellisa month ago
My First Day in Hell #RetailTales
Like a lot of young adults, my first real job was in retail. I had a summer job a couple of years prior at my parents' workplace, but this was the first one I had applied for myself and wasn't handed ...
Sarah Phillipsa month ago
Coding, Marketing, and Why You Should Blur the Line Between the Two
Marketing in 2018 isn't what marketing was in 2005. It probably won't be what it is in 2025, either. Marketing is constantly changing. Where it was once a career based on creative skills, now it is on...
Stan Kublera month ago
Great TED Talks to Inspire Company Culture
TED Talks gather some of the greatest thinkers from around the world and explore complex issues and ideas. They distribute these actionable talks around the world for free, in hopes of inspiring its l...
Bobby M.2 months ago
Dealing with Your Part-time Job until Fame Kicks In
I like this world where everybody wants to be a somebody, as most people say. What they don't realize is how everybody is already a somebody no matter what you do; other than the bad things like cheat...
Skylar Abdeljalil2 months ago
Why Do They Call It a Blog?
There have been some weird words that have become popular as our century has worn on—I'm looking at you, twerk—but one of those that has always confounded me is blog. Who on Earth came up with that? I...
Joel Eisenberg2 months ago
Risking It All to Thrive as a Financially Successful Creative Artist
The subtitle above is deliberately phrased: “Risking It All To Thrive As A Financially Successful Creative Artist.” Am I implying that sacrifice is necessary to earn a greater than full-time income th...
Ben Moody2 months ago
Millennials—Lazy, Unfocused, Undriven Geniuses
The millennial generation has earned itself a pretty bad rap, if you ask corporate America. Actually, if you ask just about anyone in business, many have very few good things to say about us. We’re la...
Theatre: What Took Me So Long?
Imagine a world where you don't feel pressured to be anyone else. A world where you are accepted and loved. Sounds like an oasis, heaven itself, or a paradise, right? Well for me, theatre, music, and ...
SoSo Yusofi2 months ago
Chronicles of a Call Center Agent
If you’re a call center employee, you can understand the agony of being in the customer service field. We are the imaginary punching bags that customers take out their anger and frustrations on. So wh...
Christine Collins2 months ago
Marketing Psychology; Get Your Head in the Game
As a prerequisite to my upcoming articles about specific advertising platforms and techniques, first we must cover a main component of what goes into marketing. Psychology. For as long as history has ...