What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
Life of an independent author
A process It has been a process to learn about being an author since I published my first book in July 2020. It has been at times a great and fun process. Then there are times I feel like I am playing catch up to other authors.
John Omar Woodcarver
John Omar is an artist and philosopher who took a vow of poverty as a young man. He does not believe that taking a vow of poverty will increase one's social standing but says that it can do wonders for one's social understanding. He obtained valuable knowledge from the wise people he met while hitchhiking between Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, Georgia, and other locations in the 60s and 70s. He started carving wood in 1972 to spread African culture. Many of his works feature sacred symbols from the continent. The picture at the top features a Gye Nyame, Ankh, and Sankofa. The Gye Nyame and Sankofa are popular Adinkra symbols Gye Nyame symbolizes the sole omnipotence of God. The Sankofa symbolizes learning from the past. The Ankh you may recognize as an Egyptian symbol sometimes called the Key of Life. African necklaces may not be as trendy as they were in the 1980s but they are still available from Uzuri Handcrafts. Uzuri is a Swahili word that means beauty.
The Worst Day I've Ever Had At Work
I am a railroad employee, and I'm trained as both a conductor and an engineer. For those of you that don't know, an engineer is the person who controls the train, while a conductor is the person who has to be outside taking care of all the physical work. You start your railroad career as a conductor, and eventually when you have enough experience and seniority you can become an engineer. I'm sure you can guess which job is more dangerous.
How to Become a Professional Performer
Every little kid has a dream. To be a doctor. To cure a disease. To save animals. To travel the world. To write a world-famous book.
The World’s Most Dangerous Jobs
For the majority of us, we have cosy 9–5 office jobs where the primary occupational hazards are getting a papercut or spilling hot coffee all over your desk and work. If you think your job is stressful, have you ever considered that earning a living may cost some workers their lives? Workplace fatalities and injuries remain a real risk in some industries — the International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that there are around 2.3 million workplace fatalities and 340 million injuries every year — that’s 6,300 deaths every day.
Have You Thought About Working Security?
Becoming a security officer requires many things from you. A good training program is absolutely necessary because there is a lot of things to consider when dealing with people. Whether you are watching a warehouse or working a condominium gate, in the end you will be regulating people.
Working in a Female Prison Radically Changed My Perception of Human Behavior
In 2017, I was given the opportunity to go to an Indian prison and work as a mental health volunteer for the female inmates.
In the mid-1950s I was a jumper for a milkman in Detroit--for about two years, from the age of fourteen to sixteen-years-old. I worked at it full-time in the summers, and every weekend when high school was in session.
I am one of a million faces taking care of patients. A face that won’t be remembered, especially now that I am behind an N95, another mask, goggles, and a face shield. I have a gown that goes to my knees and booties that come up just under that. I am in surgical scrubs. I am not in anything that isn’t disposable.
5 Things Restaurant Servers Should Do
I've been a restaurant server for many years. Sure, I've tried other things and worked other jobs—I even went and earned myself a university degree in English Literature, because I figured it would add credibility to my writing and editing.
What it’s Like to be BLACK in Business.
As we continue to stress the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it is getting harder to figure out when we will go from just talking about what we are going to do, to actually doing it.
The Hard Road of the Creative
Creative people are inspiring to be around. I worked in corporate offices for 19 years as I dabbled in playing music and performing comedy in my free time.