I’ve written before about my obsession with Refinery29’s ‘Money Diaries’ series and I genuinely look forward to reading the latest one every Wednesday. If I’m honest, however, I only pay close attention to the ones where the writer is earning close to – but ideally less than – my own salary. Reading the financial comings-and-goings… Continue reading Can we talk about money?
It’s funny, walking away from the thing that has structured your life for about two and a half years. Even if you know, quiet and deep and sad in your bones, that you have to step back – get out or go mad – it still aches a little, saying goodbye. The name you’ve got… Continue reading We go forward, not back
Job interviews – and indeed, the whole job-hunting process – must be the most evil of all necessary evils. There’s no getting round it; it’s horrendous, and there’s no getting away from it – we all have to go through it at some point. The jury’s still out on whether interviews are actually any good… Continue reading It only takes one ‘yes’
It’s hard to write about looking for a job in 2015 without sounding a) more than a touch defeatist, and b) like a whiny “millennial” with a raging sense of entitlement. The trouble is, the whole job-seeking process – from firing off application after application, to the cold-sweat awkwardness of interviews – is the most… Continue reading Strange situation
Because you can be both, I’m told. So, I’ll cut to the chase, no faffing. This week, I got offered a job. Full-time, slightly more money than I was expecting, at a tiny company about a twenty-minute train journey away – tick, tick, tick. I didn’t mean to get the job (“well, fuck you and… Continue reading On being stupid and right