Topic: careers

10 Best Jobs For Professionals Who Enjoy A Little Mediocrity

10 Best Jobs For Professionals Who Enjoy A Little Mediocrity

A couple weeks ago, my amazing colleague wrote a defense of mediocrity. She looked at the realities of professional workers and acknowledged that not everyone can be excellent. Not everyone be at the top of the ladder. Industries don’t just survive on the movers and shakers, they’re built on the regular workers who do the job they’re assigned and then head home. So I compiled a list of jobs that pay decent rewards to those mediocre workers, who aren’t interested in having their lives completely defined by their occupations. More »

Do You Feel Lucky to Have Your Job?

Do You Feel Lucky to Have Your Job?

The basics of the employee/employer relationship should be pretty simple. An employer needs a job completed well. Employees get paid to accomplish their company’s goals. That seems like an easy business transaction, right? A company needs something; an employee provides something and therefore gets paid. So where does gratitude come in? More »

Career Envy: A Cupcake Shop Owner

Career Envy: A Cupcake Shop Owner

I don’t know if it’s my sweet tooth or the fact that I want to be Amy Sedaris when I grow up, but I’d love to own a cupcake shop. I’m not big on cooking, but I do love to bake. Actually, the only thing I bake are cupcakes. I don’t use Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker – no way. I bake them from scratch. It’s the only thing even remotely domestic about me. More »