Tagged: work

9/10/14 Reevaluating Your Unhappiness (or Your Life)

Yes. I’m back. The podcast is back.

It’s what inside that matters. But not everyone is made of trees, so there’s that.

I can explain. Hopefully, you can understand. Continue reading

2/12/13 Breaking Up with Your Job

OH HAPPY DAY!
OH~ HAPPY DAY!~~

Finally, the cat is out of the bag: Brenda is QUITTING her job for another opportunity! She talks about all the reasons for her decision, when’s the right time to leave your job, and why you can get away with this in your twenties. Hesitant to dump your employer? Then let this episode inspire you. [Intro song: Beyoncé – “Yonce”]

1/30/14 Benefits of Living at Home

Free food isn't the best part, but it's up there.
Free food isn’t the best part, but it’s up there.

After a bad day at work, Brenda discusses what she thinks is the best part about living at home after college. Then she digs into how to approach jobs, and what a Quarter-Life Crisis is like for 2nd-generation Americans like herself. [Intro song: ODESZA – “My Friends Never Die”]

11/20/13 Edward Hong

The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee
The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee

Brenda sits down with actor Edward Hong and discusses the struggles of the acting life. Edward shares the difficulty of dating in LA, how his relationship with his father helped him in acting, and his first experience starring in an indie film, Dawn of the Crescent Moon which premieres in 2014! (Sorry for audio issues and a bit of echo at the end, we had some technical difficulties!) Continue reading

11/13/13 Should I Work for Free?

Brenda talks about Super Typhoon Haiyan, global warming, and rants about people asking others to work for free. So let’s ask the question: should you ever work for free? (Hint: the answer is no, sort of.)

Extra credit link: www.shouldiworkforfree.com

10/23/13 Melly Lee

Portrait photographer Melly Lee, as photographed by...Melly Lee.
Portrait photographer Melly Lee, photographed by…Melly Lee.

Photographer Melly Lee is on the podcast! Brenda and Melly talk about their alma mater art school days, how Melly’s freelance career has grown, when to turn down jobs, why failing is good for you, and when you should just say “fuck it!” Sorry for the background noise, we recorded in a coffee shop ~*cause we’re artsy like that.*~ [Intro song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Ten Thousand Hours”] Continue reading

9/27/13 Episode 22

Brenda is back in the working world! She talks about how she got her new job, reflects on her months of unemployment, and does it all while driving during rush hour. Yay another un-edited haphazard car episode! (WARNING: terrible singing happens.)

9/11/13 Networking, Bitches!

This is, contrary to popular belief, not what networking is about.
This is, contrary to popular belief, not what networking is about.

AND WE’RE BACK! Brenda talks about lawnmowers, the misconceptions of networking, and how just being a decent human being is important. [Intro song: Earth, Wind, & Fire – “September”]

8/14/13 “I Studied a ‘Useless’ Major! Help!”

You can forget that suicide pact now, Susan. The future is bright again!
You can forget that suicide pact now, Susan. The future is bright again!

Brenda talks about how THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A USELESS MAJOR! So stop crying! Then she discusses how it’s absolutely possible to change gears in your career choices. General motivational episode! [Intro song: Dumbfoundead – “Are We There Yet”]

5/15/13 – The Postgrad Dilemma pt. 2

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This is part 2 of the jobs-after-college talk. Brenda talks about how getting a job is like dating, gives advice for new grads, and answers some fan questions. If you’re about to graduate college or change jobs, this is for you–and don’t worry, this episode’s not so depressing. [Intro song: Stevie Wonder – “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”]