humanity

The real lives of businessmen, professionals, the everyday man, stay at home parent, healthy lifestyle influencers, and general feel good human stories.

  • Ashlee Schuler
    Published 3 days ago
    I Was Fired From (What I Thought) Was my life long carrier.

    I Was Fired From (What I Thought) Was my life long carrier.

    I was fired from (what I thought) was my life long career. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me. That sounds crazy I know, my life was turned completely upside down. I was a retail store manager for a big brand cellular company. I won’t name which one (not trying to get sued) I was fired over things that were approved.. but, suddenly unapproved. I know that being a sales manager in a retail store isn’t ambitious but I’m 24, I’ve come a long way and have been with this company for 7 years. I lost everything, my pets, my house, and even my furniture the only things I have left to my name are my car, my clothes, a few personal items, my outdoor cat, and an air mattress. Sad I know, I packed everything up into my 2016 Ford Fusion and headed to the high way after little deliberation with my wife, to move to North Carolina (this is the furthest north I’ve ever been) to live with my newly found sister in law (I found her like I was a detective). She welcomed my wife and I with open arms. Our trip was spilt into two days as nine hours was a lot for myself, my wife, and our overly stressed out, outdoor cat (the picture in this article is of him and my wife) . We stayed at a hotel in the middle of Georgia it was a nice stay for the price we paid and our cat was allowed to stay as well. It was nice, I was able to bring my computer, we had a few beers and then it was lights out. Our cat slept with us too, which was unusual as he was an outside cat. I got up in the middle of the night to grab a drink from the vending machine by this time he hasn’t tried to leave the room so I thought nothing of it, I opened the door to leave and he was out the door, before I could turn around he had vanished.. not in the distance, I didn’t see him run into the woods, he was just gone. We were mortified, needless to say we left the hotel sad and without our cat. We had officially lost the last strand to our life in Alabama. He was a Georgia cat now.. we couldn’t stay and we couldn’t find him. I have sense joined a lost and found animal Facebook page for the city we stayed in, in hopes that someone would see or find him. After being on the road for a while I was less stressed, the cat had lived outside his whole life, that’s were we found him, even tried bringing him inside. He would just scream and cry at the top of his lungs until someone let him outside. That’s were he went and that’s were he stayed. As we traveled through south and North Carolina and we neared our location, everything felt a little less tense, we were away from the toxic life in Alabama and were starting anew in North Carolina. I had been applying for jobs sense I was fired and even before that, I was ready to be done and I guess being fired was a sign that I should have been a long time ago. I now work for a website building company that allows me to be off in the weekends, gives me a decent lunch break, and I am not even called by my employer.. I’m allowed to live. It’s different than being a slave to the retail industry. I have been able to use all the schooling I have been through in this job. This has been good for me, the best thing to ever happen..
  • Jessica Lynn
    Published 6 days ago
    The Grave Setup.

    The Grave Setup.

    My entire work career I had always been in the food industry. If you have ever worked in the food industry you are well aware of the laid back environment. It is entirely different from any other work environment. The personalities are more adaptive, and the rule's aren't so black and white. When you're a server/bartender you become everybody's therapist, friend, confidant, and in general somebody they can rely on. The regular guests begin to know your work schedule better than you do, because they look forward to that third party ear.
  • Georgia Wilson
    Published 6 days ago
    3 Essential Things You Should Know About Caregiving

    3 Essential Things You Should Know About Caregiving

    Caregiving is often a misconceived job. Many people have little to no idea what it is really all about. By definition, caregiving is the activity or profession of looking after and providing care for a child, an elderly, or a sick or disabled person. Despite being a commonly used term, especially among families, many people still do not seem to understand the nature and process of caregiving. There is a lot of misconceptions surrounding this job or career.
  • Karen Lichtman
    Published 10 days ago
    I Got the Lead Role In a Baseball Movie Sequel

    I Got the Lead Role In a Baseball Movie Sequel

    Well the night's begun and you want some fun. Do you think you're gonna find it (find it)? You got to treat yourself like number one. Do you need to be reminded (need to be reminded)? --"Shout It Out Loud," Kiss.
  • Midnight Starr
    Published 15 days ago
    Jobless Blogger 8

    Jobless Blogger 8

    You've read all the blogs about how to be a great Freelancer, or the best ways to get customers to your freelancing business. You've also signed up for Fiverr and Upwork.
  • Frank Shaw
    Published 22 days ago
    In the Cooler.

    In the Cooler.

    tahCovid-19 hit like a brick shattering a pane-glass window here in my little Utah town; suddenly and destructively. I work at a grocery store where my duties are fairly expansive, but my primary responsibility is overseeing the store's online shopping: I am essentially a personal shopper and delivery driver with the title of manager. My job does see me at other tasks: creating signage for the stores digital billboard, submitting changes for the weekly ad and writing emails for deals and events. Thursdays are one of two days I'm given each week to focus on these other tasks, I have another person overseeing the orders and I focus on office tasks. Thursday March 12th started as any other Thursday.
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 26 days ago
    Another quitting corporate America update

    Another quitting corporate America update

    So in my last posts I wrote about the many options I had for quitting this life of working for someone else. I also wrote about how this life is no longer for me. I have grown up seeing my family work for corporate America so these posts are not knocking corporate America or those who work for it. These posts are just telling the truth.
  • Midnight Starr
    Published 27 days ago
    Jobless Bloger 6

    Jobless Bloger 6

    As I mentioned on previous post, I was fired from my last job during this pandemic because, as an ex-co-worker that still talk to wrote to me, that my last employer thought that I can’t multitask. I was one of two people let go from that company. The person was let go because they were always late.
  • Rosanna Teale
    Published 28 days ago
    So What Did You Do In Lock Down?

    So What Did You Do In Lock Down?

    Lock down has meant very different things to different people. Some have become dedicated couch potatoes, others have lost weight and become super fit. Some have redecorated their house and others have lavished love and attention on their garden. I had very good intentions. Really! I was going to systematically work through each room in the house until it sparkled. I was going to catch up with my gardening. Neither of those good intentions bore fruit which is a shame really. Both house and garden would have welcomed the attention and my garden used to be my pride and joy. Now the kindest way to describe it is to say it is a haven for wildlife.
  • Flossie McKnight
    Published 28 days ago
    Surviving the White Privilege Stans and Karens in the Arts

    Surviving the White Privilege Stans and Karens in the Arts

    Oh its #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and Intersectional Badassery time alright, things are changing. Bigots, their Stans and Karens are screaming their displeasure only to be met with open resistance.
  • Alicia Valdes
    Published 28 days ago
    Be different.... be you

    Be different.... be you

    Since I was a little girl I always had this dream of my own place to live. I was raised in a family with 3 siblings and 2 bedrooms, so privacy was a luxury only allowed when my family get out for country trips and I had to stay because my college.
  • Atypical Chinese @LDN
    Published 29 days ago
    10 Myths about the Chinese

    10 Myths about the Chinese

    I have been working for different top-tier companies in my industry for around 10 years, in the UK and Continental Europe. As a Chinese person, I know from my experience that fitting into a new environment is hard when you are a foreigner, especially if you are from a country that is not well-known and associated with negative stereotypes. Luckily after some adjustment time my work colleagues and I have built some very precious friendships and shared unforgettable moments.