it’s cautious skepticism, not pessimism. jaylaxsun@gmail.com

If I can’t have a raise, I would like to at least die tall

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Dear Boss,

I see that you’ve scheduled a meeting for us for the first day back from the winter holidays. This just confirms everything I believe about your personality and your need for me to be constantly working. You truly are a brainwashed corporate manager.

Congratulations on that front.

Over…

A study on learned helplessness explains why workers are withdrawing at their day jobs

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I’m sitting on the couch, and my work computer chimes. I either have 15 minutes before my next meeting, or I’m 15 minutes late for a meeting that’s already started.

Either way, I don’t care enough to figure out which. If I’m early, I’ll have gotten up from my comfortable…

A translation for employers who have more than 6 seconds

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Cover letters typically begin with something like, “To whom this may concern” or “Dear Hiring Manager.

What I’m trying to say here is, I’m a respectful person who understands corporate communication etiquette. I am fluent in professional-speak and extremely comfortable with using phrases I would otherwise never use.

My time…

Jayla Sun

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