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The New Deal at Walmart: $200,000+ a Year
Overview How does $200 grand a year sound to you? Pretty good, eh? And what if you were 21, 22, or 23 years old and you were told that you could be earning not just six figures - but those six figures - in just two years time - and it’s with one of America’s leading companies?
How to Stop Being so Busy
It's becoming harder to escape the pressures of work and decompress when you get home. In the semi-post-pandemic age, you may even work from home where no one is there to stop you from piling on task after task. Hell, anyone who might intervene probably encourages your work addiction. It's in support of the bottom line, after all. Add on social media, where everyone is productive and shiny, navigating their neuroses like pros, and suddenly-you hate yourself.
Plagiarism: What's the Harm, and Why You Should Care
Author's Note: Most of the information contained within this article has been obtained through my years of experience in academic and professional settings, with no particular source to be cited. However, I have included Wikipedia and Oxford University under the "Sources" section at the bottom, because they were used to confirm that my assertions were accurate, and because they are excellent sources for anyone looking to understand this topic more fully.
What it’s Like Being Back in a Local Writer’s Group
It’s Good To Be Back And what a great evening it was. A good turn-out, good readings, good vibes. We have set ourselves a 500 word assignment ‘I heard it on the radio’. Car radio? Kitchen radio? Iphone headset radio? Looking forward to hearing the work of our very talented and diverse authors. Is that another short story collection coming on…?! See you next meeting, Thursday 7th April, 7pm, Old Town Cafe Parsons Street Banbury - Banbury Writers’ Cafe Blog Post
Just Because Something Is Online…
As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. — U.S. Copyright Office
The beauty in graffiti's artform
Years ago graffiti was viewed as an illegal activity and condemned as malicious destruction of property. It was seen as mere vandalism by the wayward wanton youth who was a waster of time and was also a scourge on society. We never stopped to think that it was the youth trying to express themselves in the only way that they had available to them. That they found and saw beauty in the freeform of expression giving their voices an outlet and substantive value. Beauty is everywhere. One just has to look hard enough.
Time Management For Creatives
It’s a slippery thing, time. We all get the same amount, yet none of us feel we have enough of it. And what we have seems to slip through our hands.
Today's job market is one of the strangest I've ever seen. Right now I'm hearing that this is the perfect market for job seekers, but if that were true, would I be a year and a half into the job search?
5 Tips To Stand Out As A Valuable Remote Worker
We live in a challenging time, where the pandemic has become an onset of a global market crisis, as well: so many people were laid off, and some of those who still have some job positions are overridden with worry and anxiety, struggling to make ends meet and wondering how will they live if they get fired soon.
Write, Always Write (even if it doesn't feel right)!
This is part of the Vocal Social Society Self Help Guide which can be found here. <=⚡ I was recently visiting a Facebook writing group and I saw a young woman who was celebrating a successful day of writing. Her post read,
Setting Goals and Boundaries for Yourself as a Writer
Although I've had my Vocal account since 2017, I've only been writing steadily on this site since the end of last summer. Wow. It's almost been a year since I began to dedicate myself to my Vocal page; unbelievable that's it hasn't been that long (it's felt like I've been doing this since forever). If you were to look at my page, you can definitely see that my Vocal.Media adventure has been all over the place since I began writing just last summer, but boy have I had so much fun in doing it.
3 Ways Freelancing Improves The Life Of An Introverted Writer
When I told my mother that I didn't like talking to strangers and socializing, she suggested that I should become a writer.