career

Careers in the industry; from corporate to middle management, food service, media, political figures, and beyond. All workplace careers.

  • A. Sutton
    Published 2 years ago
    Circle Back

    Circle Back

    “You've heard of people calling in sick. You may have called in sick a few times yourself. But have you ever thought about calling in well?It'd go like this: You'd get the boss on the line and say, "Listen, I've been sick ever since I started working here, but today I'm well and I won't be in anymore." Call in well.”— Tom Robbins
  • Madison Ewing
    Published 2 years ago
    What It's Like to Be a Ballerina

    What It's Like to Be a Ballerina

    To be a ballerina, is in fact, a real job...
  • Rhiannon Watcher
    Published 2 years ago
    The Journey Back To Work

    The Journey Back To Work

    There is a remark I once heard years ago. I was nearly twenty years old. I had been unemployed for just over six months. Almost a year before that I had been working in a care home as a Care Assistant and I loved it but an accident led to having to take six weeks off of work and I was let go. I was also in the early stages of pregnancy and despite looking for work caught between recovering and being pregnant no one wanted to hire me so I was enrolled in a six-week course to give me extra help in finding work. Upon finding out I was pregnant one of the trainers informed me that I would find it the hardest of everyone there to find work and that it would never be easy for me. At that point in time, I did wonder if this was purely down to the fact I was pregnant at such a young age or due to my appearance at the time combined with such.
  • Gentry Bronson
    Published 2 years ago
    Are You a Fiddling Grasshopper?

    Are You a Fiddling Grasshopper?

    It’s been 546 days since I last posted a Grasshopperism and the first time I’ve posted one on Vocal. I stopped posting them because I felt it important to live what I was writing about. To not actually live what I believed seemed wrong, so I wanted to test my thoughts. When I began writing about The Fiddling Grasshopper, I very much felt as though I had recognized something in myself and in other people that was a very unique and wonderful state we could all be in. Each of the 21 Grasshopperisms I wrote and posted described what being a Fiddling Grasshopper meant and is. But I still had a lot of questions, and so I felt it very important to go out and live what I believed.
  • Carol Wilson
    Published 2 years ago
    Employment Outlook for Teachers

    Employment Outlook for Teachers

    Teachers play a vital role in shaping students' lives. They are responsible for imparting basic knowledge to kids and instilling a desire for learning in children. These educators teach different subjects such as academic, occupational, and life skills to help children make the right career choice. These educational professionals give lessons that are useful not only during school but also beyond the classroom. If you have a dream to inspire young minds and want to play a contributing role in shaping their lives, you can consider teaching as your profession. With rapid advancements in teaching methods and the need for good and qualified teachers being substantially high, this is an ideal profession for individuals who get delight in guiding others. Following list displays what different job opportunities a teacher can have and shows the roles he/she can play in the lives of students.
  • Dan Utt
    Published 2 years ago
    Is Your Boss Psycho or Supportive?

    Is Your Boss Psycho or Supportive?

    Most people don't work a job just for the money. We try to be the very best we can whether we're a doctor treating sick children or a cashier ringing up bananas at the supermarket. That said, very few of us have the luxury of not working, so despite our best efforts, we need those jobs to pay the bills and get by. But when do the scales tip? Stress at work is common, and let's face it, lots of people dislike their bosses, but when does it become a situation that forces your hand? After a two year stint at a job I really loved and believed in, after multiple HR complaints and many near implosions, after multiple trips to the ER with stress related cardiac issues and after a weight gain of more than a hundred pounds, I found myself asking these questions. My boss didn't like me from day one, but every so often, just enough to keep me moving forward and not jumping ship, she would say something kind or nice. These didn't make up for the utter nastiness and manipulation that came from her other times, but it gave that glimmer of hope that we all cling to, that maybe, one day, it will get better. Have you ever had that experience? I think we all have at some point. As a boss and business owner now, I understand that bosses can't always be your best friend, but as human beings, we have a choice as to how we treat other people. It's hard to determine whether your boss is psycho or supportive, because often they lace one with the other. Here's how to sort it all out (and how to figure out when to get the hell out)!
  • Tom Szostak
    Published 2 years ago
    I Was Not Meant to Be Here

    I Was Not Meant to Be Here

    I let out a loud sigh as I turned the key in my ignition to off. I was here. Just moments ago I was pondering the character concepts of a new story I need to jot down before I forget it, feeling that adrenaline rush of creative discovery. But now I am here. I have yet to take one step out of my car and I am already emotionally drained for the day. I move out of my car and slowly plod across the parking lot towards the place that drains my soul of joy in this world. Why am I here? I was not meant to be here. So before you tell me to quit and get another job, I have to explain that I am a creator. This is my term for all people who are creative to any degree and style; writers, painters, photographers, and the holiest of the holies—musicians. This term applies to how good, or not so good, one is at their favorite form of expression.
  • Todd Rapel
    Published 2 years ago
    That Gray Ring Around Your Shirt Collar has Nothing to do with Hygiene!

    That Gray Ring Around Your Shirt Collar has Nothing to do with Hygiene!

    Did you fall for the same hook, line and sinker growing up that I fell for?Buckle down, get good grades in high school, go to college so you can land a good job and be set for life. At the time it seemed like great advice from people that truly cared, like your parents or a mentor you trust. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they had your best interest at heart and only wanted you to succeed in life. But here's where the problem starts, there are very few people out there who truly know how to provide career counseling in the 21st Century. If you're like the ten's of thousands of recent college grads who were great listeners and followed this advice, then why are all the coffee shops employed by recent college educated professionals still looking for that dream job?
  • Robert Gregory
    Published 2 years ago
    Fuck It

    Fuck It

    Fuck it, I'm going to do it. I've never wanted to be a writer, but until I can find more dignified employment, I'll have to be. One has to earn a living somehow; and since the conventional process of prostituting oneself in private doesn't work, all that remains is to prostitute oneself in public, to the public—and I use the word in its literal, Latin sense. Prostituere means to display for sale, and that is what a writer does. He mummifies himself alive, cutting out his own heart and brain and putting them in a jar for the world to see and scrutinise. His profoundest emotions, his most radical convictions, what to the common man are the most private parts of his personality, are all on display. Compared with him, the woman who walks the street with her body for rent is a model of modesty.
  • Sandra Baker
    Published 2 years ago
    How & Where to Get Inspiration Working from Home

    How & Where to Get Inspiration Working from Home

    Staying inspired and motivated to keep working is so important when it comes to working from home — but how exactly can we keep that inspiration and motivation well full? It can be a struggle but there are a variety of ways as to how we can keep inspired.
  • Emily Adams
    Published 2 years ago
    The Absolute Best Things About Being a Writer

    The Absolute Best Things About Being a Writer

    If you wake up in the morning and think about writing, you're a writer. You don't have to be published or renowned, you just have to write. If you are a writer, you will relate to this list.
  • Ti Ana
    Published 2 years ago
    Questions I Ask When Applying for Jobs

    Questions I Ask When Applying for Jobs

    I’m currently a graduate student, almost at the end of getting my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis/Global Higher Education. No, I’m not planning on being a teacher or a faculty member; a misconception many people have when they find out I spend eight plus hours per day in the School of Education. Instead, I’m being trained to work in student affairs, education policy, and being a staff member at a university or college that doesn’t entail grading half-assed papers and teaching a class full of hungover undergrads. Nothing wrong with being a faculty member or K-12 teacher; my strengths would just be better suited elsewhere.