Most recently published stories in Journal.
Mollie Gallagher was not having a good day. She had received the latest in a long line of rejection letters from a publisher, her hours at the library had been cut down to the bone due to budget cuts, and her credit card bill was past due…again.
Last on the List
“What the hell?” Nora squinted, gripping both sides of the open, olive colored JanSport. Her brow furrowed in disbelief. She was staring at something that her brain – the same brain that had gotten her into Princeton’s school of journalism – simply couldn’t comprehend.
Bethany Brooks: You're Fired!
Remember when you were a kid? Not a high school kid, but putting your boogers on your crush kind of kid? If only someone would have told me to enjoy life instead of telling me to stop being a kid. Being a grown up sucks. What’s even worse is my boss, Calvin Izza. Yes, thee Calvin Izza. Three feature film award winner, Calvin Izza. “I’ll make it happen”, Calvin Izza. Well, you get the point. He’s been extra uptight lately. Between struggling with my bills and needing a new car; I have no choice but to deal with it because I really want to keep this internship. One day I’ll be just like. “Bethany.” What? Did someone say something? “Bethany!” Oh, it’s Calvin. “I don’t pay you to daydream. I need you to run some errands.” He actually doesn’t pay me at all. He’s got this awful garlic scent today. He thinks the vampires on set might actually be real. Is he serious?
Marketing a Book: Keep Firing the Pucks
Expectation vs. Reality In the beginning. . . I thought, simple: I write; the publisher promotes. Well, partially, but not quite so black and white. Turns out, getting the word out is a lot more difficult than getting the words down.
Writing Your Way Out
She picked up the journal on the clearance aisle at Walmart. It was black, had dotted grids instead of lines and it was cheap. Turns out it was the best thing she’d purchase that year. It was November and things weren’t going well. I mean, she had a job and a house, and a husband and a dog…but she was miserable every day. Nothing felt right. She was on meds for anxiety and some for depression and one for ADHD. Her day began by hitting the snooze button repeatedly, it ended by sighing loudly and often using food to self soothe. She realized that she had stayed in a relationship for a long time because she had been satisfied with being chosen. Someone liked her, so why throw that away? Increasingly, they had grown apart. Everything felt forced, they argued so much. She began to wonder if this was all there was? Is this life? She had never left the county she had grown up in, and her world felt incredibly small.
Woo hoo! Quitting time. My favourite time of every workday. (except if the day also happens to be payday). That special time of day when I, Russell Putman get to flee from my dead-end job. The second my eyes see the clock turning to 4:00pm, I spin into a frantic rush to leave my toxic, energy-zapping, stale-aired work environment. I yearn never to return to this job. But for now, I settle for leaving for the day.
Three alternative hospitality H.R. M.B.Os for 2021.
Ahh, it’s that wonderful time of the year when targets are set, plans put in place and goals cascaded down through the business. Management by objectives, popularly known as M.B.Os, were developed by Peter Drucker in 1954, making the concept the same age as John Travolta or Ray Liotta, albeit a little less stylish. Nevertheless, setting M.B.Os is a proven approach to plotting out an organisation’s strategy for the year ahead. For hospitality’s H.R. practitioners, the setting of M.B.Os has arguably never been more important than looking forward into 2021, our year of recovery.
“Can I Get You Anything Else, Sir?”
“Can I get you anything else, Sir?” Every night I ask the question and receive a similar answer, ‘Just the check’, or ‘No, that’s all’ accompanied with a falsely sincere smile and a bitingly pleasant tone. I’ll retreat to the kitchen and find a nook in back stock to check my grades, pray that my electricity bill is affordable this month, or listen to the overexaggerated stories of nightly bar crawls the line cooks loudly trade. While these moments of rest in nearly twelve hour shifts are partially for my own benefit, the couple on their anniversary dinner receive some solace in my absence as well. Apparently, the general duties of my job, such as checking in and “everything alright over here folks?”, can come off as pushy. Not to mention my stained apron and disheveled ponytail after chasing down salt shakers and appetizers may put a slight damper on their evening. I suppose when you’re only eating half of a 60$ filet, simply because you can afford to, the sight of a server’s fraying black notebook and slacks with tiny holes could cause discomfort.
Five Things to do BEFORE Inviting Friends to your Facebook Page.
If you have read my article Five Things to do Before Setting up your Facebook Page and followed all of the recommendations, you are either ready to create your business page or you have completed the setup process with ease. Congratulations! Now what? Facebook will suggest you begin inviting friends to like your page, however, I am going to stop you right there with an important question.
Importance of Web Development Companies For Startups
The future has more hopes and opportunities in the IT industry and a relevant path to experiment in design and development. In order to succeed as a business in today’s world, you need to have an effective website. A customer usually searches online for the products or services they want to purchase. So if your startup does not have a website, you are missing out on hundreds of potential customers. Here we discuss a little information about the importance of web development company in Dubai for startups.
Day Dream Secrets
It will be five years today since I last stepped out of my home. The date that led to my seclusion will forever be burnt in my mind, like an anniversary but it’s no reason for me to celebrate.
The Ninety-Ninety Rule And Pareto’s Principle
90/90 — The Funny One The 90/90 rule is a tongue-in-cheek “law” of software development. It states: The first 90% of the code you write is responsible for the first 90% of development time. The last 10% of the code you write is responsible for the last 90% of development time.