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Nontraditional Employment for Women
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august 2017 by cluebucket
I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump – Medium
thinkin about journalism+ethics+"objectivity" of the future...

"...And I'd specifically been asked by Marketplace to maintain a personal blog as part of building my 'personal brand.'"
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @Karnythia
everything in this thread for real

"Hiring freezes don't save money. They are lucrative for government contractors though & those employees don't get the same protections."
karnythia  mikki_kendall  twitter.com  government  corruption  2017  2010s  work  breakdown  takedown  veteran  illinois  chicago  detroit  america  contractor  money  job  from twitter
january 2017 by cluebucket
You Want to be a Writer? — Medium
"My advice is to not only endure it or to develop a thick skin, but learn to love and seek rejection. Wallpaper your writing space with rejection letters."
rejection  medium.com  process  writing  advice  tip  fred_venturini  writer  job  work  reading  motivation  satisfaction  essay  2015  2010s 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Transcript | This American Life
Lisa Buscani poems.
"I said, I've been working far too hard for far too long. And he agreed, and I wanted him to fight it, and was disappointed by how light he was. Smiling, so ready to fly. I felt light, too, but it was the way you are before you catch a cold, all unfocused and buzzing. And the chill comes from inside."
lisa_buscani  this_american_life  1990s  archive  transcript  radio  text  poem  poetry  quit  quitting  breakup  job  work  chicago  love  1995 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Reconciling being creative and having a dayjob - Zulkey.com
"[O]nce, I showed her an article I had written in the Chicago Tribune about female scientists (which was my boss's line of work) and she mused, 'I wonder how you have time to write when you work here, too.' I got the message. I rarely mentioned my freelance life after that. No one in the office shared my interests or, even my temperament (the place was full of socially awkward scientists). I felt like the person I was at work was not the person I was everywhere else. I told myself that working the dayjob was just rent I had to pay for the literal and psychological space to write for myself, when I had time. When people asked me what I did for a living, I found myself saying, 'Well, I work for a medical journal but really I'm a writer.'

"I probably could have just said, 'I'm a writer' but, under those circumstances, it didn't feel true to me."

1. We need those good benefits.
2. Look hard, and you can likely find a dayjob that uses your creative skills.
3. Having a dayjob gets me out of the house.
4. When you're not counting on them to pay your bills, you can be choosy in your creative endeavors.
5. There's no shame in wanting to be comfortable.

"I'll own it: I'm a part-time artist. But if the only true cost of that choice is occasional self-doubt and fantasies of what might-have-been, I'd still say it's not such a bad gig."
claire_zulkey  zulkey.com  2015  2014  2010s  writing  job  work  office  benefit  structure  discipline  creativity  privilege  security  comfort  finance  advice  list  essay  artist  writer 
january 2015 by cluebucket
Creative ideas for turning time into money - income | Ask MetaFilter
- dog walking, DogVacay, cat sitting, house sitting
- childcare, babysitting, Nextdoor
- housecleaning
- mystery shopping
- pizza delivery, food delivery, Caviar, Postmates
- SAT prep / uni tutoring, academic editing / proofreading, CrowdSource, essayedge.com
- TESL tutoring
- church front desk
- DSP notetaking
- taskrabbit, mechanical turk, HITs Worth Turking For, Thumbtack
- selling textbooks on Amazon Marketplace (browse secondhand bookshops)
- writing & selling erotic short stories
- campus clinical studies
- Craigslist handyman
- helping people move
- part time work at a food place
- catering, bartending
- online poker, virtual currency mining, buying/reselling niche apparel & collector's items
- showing homes: show rental properties, do data entry
student  list  work  tip  job  income  zeri  ask.metafilter  2014  2010s  independence  business  money  task  gig  part-time  employment  freelance 
december 2014 by cluebucket
Amy Poehler: “Take Your Licks” : The New Yorker
"If the style of the restaurant was old-fashioned, the parenting that went on there was distinctly modern. Moms and dads would patiently recite every item on the menu to their squirming five-year-olds, as if the many flavors of ice cream represented all the unique ways they were loved."
amy_poehler  newyorker  writing  memory  summer  job  work  ice_cream  performance  teenage  life  2013  2010s 
october 2013 by cluebucket
Should I Work for Free?
"This is the most toxic line of bullshit anyone will ever feed you."
shouldiworkforfree  jessica_hische  free  work  money  design  job  yes  no  flowchart  freelance  diagram  business  advice  life  nonprofit 
march 2013 by cluebucket
Unpaid Internships Are a Rich-Girl Problem—and Also a Real Problem - Phoebe Maltz Bovy - The Atlantic
"We will only be able to successfully challenge the norm of unpaid internships if we move away from blaming the interns themselves. Female interns in particular are often taken to task for lacking marketable skills, perhaps for having studied feminist theory in college when the more feminist approach would have been engineering. But even if humanities-major jobs have always paid less, it is entirely different for them to pay nothing at all."
phoebe_maltz_bovy  theatlantic  op-ed  internship  job  work  salary  pay  rights  free  labor  gender  women  unfair  employment  madeleine_schwartz  dissent  lgreed  feminism  finance  marriage  2013  2010s  class  economics  career  industry  writing  fashion 
february 2013 by cluebucket
George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year - NYTimes.com
The students seemed really sharp, and Saunders is clearly committed to them. “With this caliber of student, you have to be really honest,” he told me. “It keeps you looking at your own process, so you don’t import any nonsense.” In an interview several years ago with Ben Marcus for The Believer, Saunders defended the time spent in an M.F.A. program by saying, “The chances of a person breaking through their own habits and sloth and limited mind to actually write something that gets out there and matters to people are slim.” But it’s a mistake, he added, to think of writing programs in terms that are “too narrowly careerist. . . . Even for those thousands of young people who don’t get something out there, the process is still a noble one — the process of trying to say something, of working through craft issues and the worldview issues and the ego issues — all of this is character-building, and, God forbid, everything we do should have concrete career results. I’ve seen time and time again the way that the process of trying to say something dignifies and improves a person.”
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It’s hard to maintain, the softness. It’s an effort. That Dubai story ends with these lines, wisdom imparted from Saunders to himself: “Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
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found a printout of this under several sweatshirts in the covers of my bed, felt lovely again
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january 2013 by cluebucket
The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com
"More and more people in this country no longer make or do anything tangible; if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary. I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter."

"The Puritans turned work into a virtue, evidently forgetting that God invented it as a punishment."
tim_kreider  nytimes  opinionator  essay  business  busy-ness  busy  job  work  energy  freedom  lazy  2012  2010s  writing  writer  obligation  nyc  thomas_pynchon  idleness  arthur_c._clarke  play 
january 2013 by cluebucket
Crushing Debt Drove Me to Kosovo — And Then to Iraq | The Billfold
"On December 31, 2004, I achieved a couple of significant milestones: I made my final student loan payment, and I had a positive net worth for the first time in my adult life. Mortars, rockets, and car bombs aside, that was pretty satisfying."
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september 2012 by cluebucket
How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter
"
1. I've identified my passion as X. I am now going to define X as fully as possible. For X to be X, it MUST include A and B. C is optional. It can't include D.
2. I've realized that I won't be happy unless I'm doing X for a living.
3. Are there any jobs that will allow me to do X as I've defined it? (Or that will let me gradually work towards a pure version of X?)
4. If not, then I need to either brainstorm other ways I could be happy (compromised X? doing X as a hobby?) or resign myself to unhappiness.
5. If so, then I need to make sure that I can live with non-X aspects of the job. (Wow! I can do full time, paid theatre, but I'd have to work with the dreaded Mr. Y!)
"
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september 2012 by cluebucket
Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital | Politics News | Rolling Stone
"Mitt Romney, it turns out, is the perfect frontman for Wall Street's greed revolution. He's not a two-bit, shifty-eyed huckster like Lloyd Blankfein. He's not a sighing, eye-rolling, arrogant jerkwad like Jamie Dimon. But Mitt believes the same things those guys believe: He's been right with them on the front lines of the financialization revolution, a decades-long campaign in which the old, simple, let's-make-stuff-and-sell-it manufacturing economy was replaced with a new, highly complex, let's-take-stuff-and-trash-it financial economy. Instead of cars and airplanes, we built swaps, CDOs and other toxic financial products. Instead of building new companies from the ground up, we took out massive bank loans and used them to acquire existing firms, liquidating every asset in sight and leaving the target companies holding the note."
...
"Not that Romney hasn't done just fine at milking the government when it suits his purposes, the most obvious instance being the incredible $1.5 billion in aid he siphoned out of the U.S. Treasury as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake – a sum greater than all federal spending for the previous seven U.S. Olympic games combined. Romney, the supposed fiscal conservative, blew through an average of $625,000 in taxpayer money per athlete – an astounding increase of 5,582 percent over the $11,000 average at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. In 1993, right as he was preparing to run for the Senate, Romney also engineered a government deal worth at least $10 million for Bain's consulting firm, when it was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy...
"But the way Romney most directly owes his success to the government is through the structure of the tax code. The entire business of leveraged buyouts wouldn't be possible without a provision in the federal code that allows companies like Bain to deduct the interest on the debt they use to acquire and loot their targets. This is the same universally beloved tax deduction you can use to write off your mortgage interest payments, so tampering with it is considered political suicide – it's been called the "third rail of tax reform." So the Romney who routinely rails against the national debt as some kind of child-killing "mortgage" is the same man who spent decades exploiting a tax deduction specifically designed for mortgage holders in order to bilk every dollar he could out of U.S. businesses before burning them to the ground."
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thinkin bout dunkin:
"In 2010, a year after the last round of Hertz layoffs, Carlyle teamed up with Bain to take $500 million out of another takeover target: the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Dunkin' had to take out a $1.25 billion loan to pay a dividend to its new private equity owners. So think of this the next time you go to Dunkin' Donuts for a cup of coffee: A small cup of joe costs about $1.69 in most outlets, which means that for years to come, Dunkin' Donuts will have to sell about 2,011,834 small coffees every month – about $3.4 million – just to meet the interest payments on the loan it took out to pay Bain and Carlyle their little one-time dividend. And that doesn't include the principal on the loan, or the additional millions in debt that Dunkin' has to pay every year to get out from under the $2.4 billion in debt it's now saddled with after having the privilege of being taken over – with borrowed money – by the firm that Romney built."
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september 2012 by cluebucket
Hilary Rosen was right. Ann Romney doesn’t speak for women in the workforce. - The Washington Post
"When Ann Romney’s husband, who faces a gender gap in some polls, uses her experience and insight as a megaphone for women’s concern over fewer paid jobs, he mistakenly assumes that all women are fungible. Which was, I take it, Rosen’s original point."
hilary_rosen  ann_romney  linda_hirshman  washingtonpost  op-ed  2012  2010s  politics  women  gaffe  stay-at-home  motherhood  work  job  economy  fallout  mitt_romney  campaign  gender  21st_century 
april 2012 by cluebucket
$20 for 10 minutes
via Heather :)

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cleveland craigslist > jobs > tv/film/video/radio jobs
$20 for 10 minutes (home)
Date: 2012-04-06, 3:56PM EDT

I'm looking to listen to the masters on 1540 AM radio to see if it is ahead of the television broadcast. I will phone you and you can put the phone next to the radio.
"
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april 2012 by cluebucket
What Ever Happened To Upward Mobility? - TIME
"A spate of new reports ... show that it's easier to climb the socioeconomic ladder in many parts of Europe than it is in the U.S. It's hard to imagine a bigger hit to the American Dream than that: you'd have an easier time getting a leg up in many parts of sclerotic, debt-ridden, class-riven old Europe than you would in the U.S.A. 'The simple truth,' says Sawhill, 'is that we have a belief system about ourselves that no longer aligns with the facts.'"
...
"In the 1970s, corporate chiefs earned about 40 times as much as their lowest-paid worker (still closer to the norm in many parts of Europe). Now they earn more than 400 times as much."
...
"[T]echnology may soon be a net job destroyer. The best hope in fighting the machines is to improve education, the factor that is more closely correlated with upward mobility than any other. Research has shown that as long as educational achievement keeps up with technological gains, more jobs are created. But in the late 1970s, that link was broken in the U.S. as educational gains slowed. That's likely an important reason that Europeans have passed the U.S. in various measures of mobility. They've been exposed to the same Malthusian forces of globalization, but they've been better at using public money to buffer them."
...
"The mythology of the American Dream has made it difficult to start a serious conversation about how to create more opportunity in our society, since many of us still believe that our mobility is the result of our elbow grease and nothing more. But there is a growing truth, seen in the numbers and in the protests that are spreading across our nation, that this isn't so. We can no longer blame the individual. We have to acknowledge that climbing the ladder often means getting some support and a boost."
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november 2011 by cluebucket

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