Industry related topics in the realm of corporate culture, business, and the workplace.
Why More and More Young People Are Quitting Big Companies and Why It's Not Such a Bad Thing
People want to work in a place with purpose, we all want to have an impact! Unfortunately, corporate environments often care more about the numbers than they do the people. They care more about short-term gains than they do the long-term life of the company and its employees.
Let's Talk about Your Racism
Let's talk about your racism. As I submit to various magazines, I have noticed a disturbing trend in the submission guidelines. It's that hate-filled word "diversity." Such a lovely word, I think that it rolls off the tongue. But it hides hatred and bigotry. Why do you say that, Mr. Hyde?
Minimum Wage for Maximum Stress
Here in the UK, minimum wage (if over 24) is £7.50 which works out fairly similar if living in the US. On average, based on a 35 hour week, a loyal, twenty-something employee will bring home something a little south of £1000 a month. Which gets you halfway to nowhere. After rent, bills, food, travel, and the essentials like a box of hair dye because you're too poor to go to a hairdressers or a new pair of jeans because your only other pair have more holes than what anyone could consider deliberately fashionable; most of us minimum-wagers are sustaining ourselves on a particularly stressful budget. So which is more important this month? A £70 prescription for badly needed glasses or an £80 renewal fee for your passport because without it, you're technically a non-existent citizen and regrettably ID-less. This relentless stress of deciding which way is best to spend our last remaining oner is just the flour in a cake of strains that will eventually be topped with the mother of all icings. The job itself.
Let's Talk About Jobs
First off, let me give you an overview of myself so you get an idea of where I'm coming from. I am a 22 year old female living in Southern California, graduated high school in 2013 and went to a community college for two years before eventually dropping out due to stress and anxiety. I volunteer my time at the local garden maintaining the demonstration plot and helping with their monthly cooking classes, and I help out with events at a wildlife sanctuary whenever they need me. So I've got at least three years kitchen and team experience. When I'm not at the garden or sanctuary I'm at home on Discord—a chatting platform much like Skype but built for gamers. I'm a moderator—I enforce the rules and make sure nothing inappropriate is posted—for three YouTubers and am in charge of anywhere from 5–600 people at any time and over 2000 people in general. I guess you could say it's giving me communication skills. I've only been doing that for about a year and a half.
The Future of Cover Letters in Coming Years
A cover letter is often sent along with a resume to recruiters. It is a good medium for candidates to introduce themselves and convince the hiring managers as to why hiring them can be beneficial for the organization. However, there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to writing a cover letter, and not writing it won't terminate your application.
Things I've Learned As a Lifeguard
My college job, among many I've had, is being a head lifeguard. I have the responsibility to watch people swimming and make sure that they don't drown or injure themselves in anyway.
Best Jobs for Baseball Fans
Baseball is easily one of the greatest sports in the world — easily, and you can't fight me on this. It's also one of the most unique out of the rest simply because the concept behind it. And I know that baseball fans can agree with me on this.
- Top Story - October 2017
How to Eliminate Safety Concerns in the Manufacturing Industry
Workers in manufacturing industry risk their health and sometimes even life every time they step into the workplace. Even though there’s an entire science behind workplace safety and injury prevention in factories, accidents still happen daily, costing workers their health and employers their money. So, if you want to improve the safety of the working conditions in your company, here are the most important things you should pay attention to.
Unity in the Community
In a world increasingly dominated by big business, big government, and big lies, more of us are realizing that the onus is on us as individuals to create the change we want to see in our lives and on the Earth.
Misadventures in Self-Storage Management
A few years back, I got the privilege of being an onsite resident manager of a self-storage facility for five years. Looking back, parts of it were great, other parts, let's just say, I've had my fill of ever setting foot in a storage facility ever again. Let me warn you, this is nothing like you see in that cable show Storage Wars. Sit back for the ride on this chapter, because storage units and their tenants have their story to tell...
The Customer Is Not Always Right
If there is one thing I want my hypothetical children to do, it’s work in retail. Not forever, just a short sentence. Having suffered through this myself, I know that it is the most brutal character building experience short of joining the army. I strongly believe that we in the developed world should have conscripted retail service. This isn’t because I hate everyone and want the following generations to suffer. No, it’s actually because I believe that the experience creates nicer people.
10 Things I’ve Learned Working In the Beauty Industry
As an Esthetician and Sales Consultant, I’ve worked at M.A.C, Dior, Smashbox, Ulta, Nordstrom, and a couple med spas. I’ve tried countless different products and many different aesthetic treatments. I’ve learned a lot about the cosmetic industry and felt it was time to share some of these random facts with the world. Seeing as my cosmetic journey was all over the place, so will the layout of these facts, (sorry not sorry). Some of these facts pertain to the beginner beauties, some to the savvier beauties and others for the sake of make-up artists around the world! I highlighted the facts so read through the ones that catch your eye. Here we go, 10 Random Facts I learned working in the beauty industry!