At the end, we were asked about some of the major and significant thing that we wanted, and I didn’t want to tell people what mine was. Somehow, saying “I want to switch into the Career Services department at work” didn’t sound…flashy. Or deep. Or even worth saying. [Read more...]
Date nights are fun, but once you start paying for your car insurance, data plans ($80 a month? Are you FREAKING kidding me), and paying off student loans, you don’t have a ton of cash for fun stuff. Like movie tickets.
There are a lot of great movies out right now, and I want to go see them. But I don’t want to pay for them.
But hey, I’m willing to compromise. That’s why I suggested to my lovely new wife that we pull out a trick from the middle school days – pay for movie tickets, but sneak in to another movie the same night! [Read more...]
…than no results at all.
I’m sorry. It’s been forever.
I’ve gotten down on myself, thinking “C’mon, Anthony. No one reads StuffGradsLike anyways.”
But people do! People like you. So I’m sorry it’s been so long.
I got married! [Read more...]
I’m in love with it. It makes me feel so good, to think about why my boss is terrible and that it’s not my fault. That, actually, might be my favorite part – deflecting the blame through criticizing and complaining. It was too hard, and I wasn’t trained well. If my boss wasn’t so demanding, I’d be more successful.
Just about everyone criticizes, condemns, and complains about stuff. Just about every day.
But we need to stop. Immediately. [Read more...]
I was at work, and had just gotten off a phone call wherein I successfully got an irritable, annoyed, angry person to laugh, joke, and be more open to buying our product. Anyone who’s ever done sales knows the magnitude of such an event.
Still, my boss, the greatest salesman who ever darkened the doors of my building, came down on me like Thor’s hammer that I didn’t sell her right then and there. He scolded me in front of my team, and had me repeat what I did wrong. [Read more...]
I don’t care where I was. Class project, kegger, birthday party. I needed to be with the cool kids. That’s where it was at. No one else was good enough, and it was a waste of time if I had to spend my time with not-as-cool kids.
I still feel the temptation now, as a working college grad. [Read more...]
I started StuffGradsLike in February 2013 after I took some career and strength assessments that all pointed me to be a coach/counselor/mentor.
That, combined with my compassion for all my fellow college graduates with no money/jobs/hopes, I started a blog about it because I’m a decent writer. [Read more...]
In college, you can turn in assignments late! If you’re late to work, you get fired.
You can skip class with relatively little consequences! If you skip work, you get fired.
In college, a lot of stuff is paid for, somehow. If you get free lunch at work, you get fired for stealing BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS TO THIEVES.
Here’s the truth about full time jobs.
1. You spend a lot of time thinking about work [Read more...]
Truth be told, I’ve never had an easy time falling asleep. Since I’m always tired from staying up late/waking up early, I drink coffee. A lot of coffee. Maybe… 4-6 cups a day now? Give or take. Plus energy drinks (which I’ve recently been drinking again).
I feel I’ve lived my life in a state of perpetual mild-exhaustion, save for those few minutes after I sip my beverage of choice and feel the jitters. I mean, they’re great – but I’m always tired. And you are too, because you’re just like me.
Well, as a guy who considers it a miracle to make it to noon without caffeine, here’s what I’ve learned on how to stop relying on caffeine to wake up and sleep better in the real world.
Getting “enough sleep” isn’t crucial. [Read more...]
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I’ve been working for a mentor of mine recently. He owns this super-awesome company that I want to work for some day. He asked me to write some articles for him, which I said I TOTALLY WOULD.
But, I didn’t.
It took me a long time to finish the article. I finally finished it and emailed it, and it was just today that I heard back from him about what he though. His response?
You didn’t turn it in on time. And I had to ask you for it.
Well, just about every excuse, every possible scenario, jammed out of my mouth when I read that – some of them very reasonable.
- I’ve been super busy – I work 50 hours a week!
- I’m planning a wedding! I don’t have time to for everything
- He should have KNOWN that, it’s HIS fault, I couldn’t do the work
- He wasn’t even PAYING me, it’s not like I HAD to turn it in
Etc. [Read more...]